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This well-worn 7A38-701A, fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet, was listed yesterday evening, by an Italian eBay seller, as a 5-day auction with a laughably over-optimistic opening bid price of 450 Euros. 


As far as the 'Alarm' goes, the bells are already ringing out a warning. Check out the date - halfway through the change-over @ 5:38 !! :o


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202789512795


Seiko Men's 7A38-701A Chronograph Alarm Watch Black Dial very Rare to find. in perfect working conditions, glass in good conditions, case have just small sign of use as in photos. Case diameter is 37mm.

• Asta parte da solo 450 € / bid start 450 €

• Spedizione in Italia 10 euro / Shipping in European Union 20 euro

• Shipping in USA 25 €

• For shipping outside or Island (Canary island .....) please contact me before you bid it


September 30, 2019 at 12:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This well-worn 7A38-701A, fitted with a non-original replacement Seiko bracelet, was listed earlier this evening, by a German eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 1 Euro. Not the best of examples; the dial batons and smaller hour marks have been re-lumed. The suitably well-worn stainless bracelet is a Seiko p/n C163, presumably off some 1970's digital. I'm sure it will sell, regardless.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113945714580


Seiko 7A38-701A Quartz Chronograph. Zustand: Gebraucht, siehe Fotos.

Datum in deutsch/englisch schaltet sauber.

Drücker gehen butterweich und Chronograph nullt perfekt. War letztes Jahr bei einem Seikospezialisten vom Uhrforum beim Service, Glas ist neu.

Band ist leider nicht das Originale, aber ein ähnliches von Seiko aus der Zeit.

Laut Seriennummer ist die 7A38 vom Oktober '83.

Versand mit DHL Paket bis 2 kg.


November 1, 2019 at 4:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I can't say that I'd been watching it that closely, but the last time I'd looked at the above German eBay auction for a well-worn 7A38-701A, fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet, the bidding had reached somewhere around 25 Euros. Yesterday afternoon, the German eBay seller ended the listing early, cancelling all 5 bids in the process (checking the bidding history, the high bidder's maximum bid was 50 Euros). Presumably sold off eBay for a back door offer. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113945714580


November 5, 2019 at 6:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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When I wrote above: 'I'm sure it will sell, regardless', I was alluding to the previous example, in similar condition, at the top of the page, that was listed by an Italian eBay seller at the end of September. Needless to say, it went unsold. The Italian eBay seller did re-list it once, as another 5-day auction, with the opening bid price reduced to 400 Euros. The outcome was predictably the same - unsold again. He hasn't re-listed it since.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202793668023

November 5, 2019 at 6:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another well-worn 7A38-701A, fitted with an incorrect replacement Seiko bracelet (a p/n Z167) was listed yesterday evening, by a Swiss eBay seller, as a 10-day auction with an opening bid price of $1. As clearly stated by the seller in his description, it's also fitted with the wrong case-back off a gold-tone 7A38-728A. Which begs the question why the seller went to the trouble of obscuring the serial number. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153721429243


Rare Vintage Seiko 7a38-701A

Beautiful cross-hatched dial (a real eyecatcher)

Time, Chrono, Reset all working perfect

See picture for details and condition

>>>Wrong Caseback. From a 7a38-728A (fits perfect)

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Will add more Seiko Vintage pieces, soon.

Thanks

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November 12, 2019 at 11:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 10-day Swiss eBay auction for a well-worn 7A38-701A, fitted not only with an incorrect replacement Seiko bracelet, but also the wrong case-back, ended yesterday evening, selling for $255 after 36 bids - a surprisingly high figure, given the overall condition.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153721429243


November 22, 2019 at 4:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I didn't think for one moment that would have been the last we'd seen of it. :roll:

Yesterday evening, deluded would-be Italian eBay seller infbou7 re-listed his well worn 7A38-701A, fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet, as a 5-day auction with the same over-optimistic opening bid price of 400 Euros. See my post at the top of this page and follow-up dated November 5, 2019. He's re-used the same set of photos from his original listing and still has 'Alarm' in the title. :lol:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202840743618


December 3, 2019 at 3:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This well-worn non-running 7A38-701A was listed yesterday evening by an Italian eBay seller as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of only 12 Euros, or the option to make an offer. Whereas it could be broken up for parts - the bracelet appears to be a half-decent original p/n Z1118S, it's mostly complete, so also eminently restorable.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293360475450


Vintage Seiko 7A38 -701A non funzionante. Non so dirvi quale sia il problema, vendo uso ricambi.


Note that it's missing the dial minute ring, which has been replaced by a random black plastic / nylon spacer, to fill the gap. It reminded me of the 7A38-701A that was cited as an example, a few years ago in the 3 W's thread. Obviously not the same watch, but I'm wondering if this watch's minute ring suffered the same fate.


December 4, 2019 at 3:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 7-day Italian eBay auction, for a non-running well-worn 7A38-701A ended yesterday evening, selling for an unexpectedly low 66 Euros after 17 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293360475450

December 11, 2019 at 2:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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