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donwatch at February 9, 2019 at 1:11 PM

I bid ---but knew you wanted it :)  I didn't want to drive up the price,  Sold for what I think was an OK number  ;)


Don. Thanks for not bidding against me. ;) You may not have driven up the price - that was already taken care of by the shill bidder who regularly (and exclusively) bids on this Italian seller's auctions. But then another bona fide bidder sniped @ 240 Euros. So I guess it wasn’t too bad a price. :/ Checking my records, I paid 131 Euros for my previous example back in August 2009. This one’s in better cosmetic condition, but not certainly not as mint as it might have appeared in the seller's photos. It arrived this morning, doing the two-second two-step (low battery indicator), so I’m even less impressed by this Italian eBay seller.


February 15, 2019 at 7:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Having bought that German magazine Seiko advert for the 7A28-7120 SAA044J last year, I'd already been planning this photo before the watch even arrived. 



Today's weather is overcast and it really needed more light to compose a decent shot. This is the best of a few attempts (hand held). If you zoom in on the actual watch, you'll see I'd set the day / date to MIT / 2, same as the image in the advert. The watch may have come from an Italian eBay seller, but like most other examples seen, it has an English / German day wheel.


Here's a slightly different wrist shot to the one I posted earlier in the WRUW thread.




It better shows some of the light scuffing to the laquered bezel. Fortunately I have a NOS bezel in my spares stock (which I'd considered fitting to my previous lesser condition example). Much of a pain as they are to fit (due to the risk of marking the case coating), this one will be receiving it in due course.


February 16, 2019 at 7:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Having recently acquired the above very nice example, it's not as if I really needed another. But I do hate missing a 'bargain'. Yesterday evening, a German eBay seller listed a decent looking titanium 7A38-7120, with a very reasonable Buy-it-Now price of 135 Euros - and also the option to make an offer. The listing was only live for 20 minutes, during which time it received a mere 13 views. So it was long gone by the time I got home and checked my eBay notifications.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264254731322

Seiko 7A38-7120 Titanium Chronograph Sports 100, Aug. 1986, Serviced



Seiko 7A38-7120 Titanium Chronograph Sports 100, von August 1986

Getragener Zustand mit normalen Tragespuren/Kratzern an Gehäuse / Boden / Lünette und Armband.

Original Seiko Edelstahlarmband passend zur Uhr mit einer Innenlänge von 19 cm

Service nach Seiko Serviceplan frisch gemacht. (Reinigung des Werkes und Ölen an den relevanten Stellen mit Moebius Quarzöl 9000)

Zifferblatt, Zeiger und Lume sind als neuwertig zu bezeichnen. (Nichts ausgeblichen oder zerkratzt)

Drücker funktionieren sehr gut. (Knackiger Drückpunkt)

Glas neuwertig ohne Kratzer und Batterie natürlich neu.

Alle funktionen der Uhr arbeiten einwandfrei. (Datum-Wochentagstellung, Uhrzeit, Chronograph inkl. Reset auf 12 Uhr alle Zeiger)

Großer Reset (Drücker unten rechts 2 Sek.) natürlich auch mit einer Zeigerdrehung der großen,-kleinen Sekunde und kl. Minute auf 12 Uhr.

Ohne Seiko Box.

Bitte bedenken Sie, dass es sich um eine gebrauchte Uhr handelt, welche nicht auf Wasserdichtheit getestet wurde.

Auch bedenken Sie bitte, dass es keine neue Uhr ist und über die viele Jahre getragen wurde (nicht von mir) welches sich auf den

allgemeinen Zustand auswirkt d.h. Kratzer an diversen stellen Gehäuse (auch Goldabrieb), Boden, Lünette, Armband (auch stretch an diesem)

Versendet wird ausschließlich mit DHL als Paket mit Sendungsverfolgung.

Kein Versand and DHL Packstation.

Da es sich hierbei um eine private Auktion handelt, übernehme ich keine Garantie und Gewährleistung. Ein Umtausch ist nicht möglich.


Thing is, it sold for less than the seller's very reasonable Buy-it-Now price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264254731322


WatchCount.com's Look-up tool reveals it actually sold for an offer of 120 Euros !



The eBay Purchase History shows the canny buyer made the seller three offers in under a minute, before being accepted. 

March 26, 2019 at 3:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Surprisingly, that same titanium 7A38-7120 is back on eBay again, re-listed about 10 minutes ago, by the German eBay seller. The re-listing details are pretty much the same as before, except the Buy-it-Now price has crept up slightly from the previous 135 to 150 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264258492301



There's an interesting little addition to the description, which might help explain:

*** Wegen Spaßbieter "simone00simone" noch einmal ***

The 'canny buyer' shown in the eBay Purchase History of the previous listing (in encrypted abbreviated form as i***n (194) was evidently the Italian eBay profiteering re-seller simone00simone (who currently has the same feedback number of 194).


Strange that he should renege on the transaction after securing the watch for such a good price. :/ I can guess what some of you may be thinking; hang on a minute, didn't you recently buy your titanium 7A38-7120 from Simone ? Indeed I did - and the first thing that occured to be was that it was quite possibly the same titanium 7A38-7120 that was 'back doored' off eBay Germany in September last year (see the previous page). I've studied both sets of photos - plus naturally the watch in the metal and am reasonably convinced it isn't, but knowing his usual modus operandi, it still leaves a nasty taste. 


March 28, 2019 at 7:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Well, that didn't last long. :roll: Presumably 'back-doored' by someone Simone. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264258492301



March 28, 2019 at 1:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at April 19, 2018 at 8:49 AM

This titanium 7A38-7120 was listed this morning by a Spanish eBay seller. Once again, a highly over-optimistic 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 320 Euros - with the option to make an offer, but with an equally ludicrous shipping cost of 65 Euros ! :o It appears to be in decent average used condition, with the usual scuffs to the lacquered bezel and some loss of gold plating from the bracelet link ornaments. The seller has included a 9th photo of a Seiko user manual (for the 7Txx series), which clearly doesn't belong to this watch. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273167564420


The above quoted titatium (sic) 7A38-7120, which had been re-listed by the Spanish eBay seller since April last year, finally appears to have sold in the early hours of this morning, for the 320 Euros Buy-it-Now price - at least as best I can tell.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273167564420

The eBay Purchase History shows a number of mostly expired offers dating back to last September.


This WatchCount.com search result confirms it sold as a Buy-it-Now for 320 Euros.



April 7, 2019 at 1:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I've been away from my home PC for the first three days of this week, thus I'm now posting in catch-up mode. So my apologies if these threads get updated in anything other than correct chronological order. Indeed, I nearly missed spotting a couple of eBay listings, because they were created and ended while I was 'out of the office'. This was one of them. On Tuesday morning, Italian eBay seller simone00simone listed another titanium 7A38-7120 as a Buy-it-Now for 275 Euros. It appeared to be in no better than average worn condition. Note the SQ clasp has been re-brushed. This is of course the very same titanium 7A38-7120, case-back s/n 685160, which he evidently subsequently 'back-doored' off eBay Germany, presumably for 150 Euros or less, at the end of March.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113712802592

Seiko 7A38-7120 vintage quartz



Seiko 7A38-7120 vintage in excellent condition and fully functional in all its parts, change chronograph reset date and buttons all perfect.

Contact me for any information, I do not accept for any reason the return. Any customs fees are the buyer's responsibility.


As I say, I was out on Tuesday, and by the time I got home late that evening, it had already sold earlier in the afternoon for the 275 Euros Buy-it-Now price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113712802592


April 11, 2019 at 1:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This titanium 7A38-7120, in well-cared for used condition, was listed at lunchtime today, by a French eBay seller, with a possibly over-optimistic Buy-it-Now price of 299 Euros and currently no option to make an offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333201718002


Seiko 7A38 7120 Titanium Sports 100 Chronograph Vintage de 1985 avec bracelet d'origine en parfait état, fonctionne parfaitement, la pile à été remplacée il y a environ 1 mois, vendue sans boîte comme sur les photos.

Europe shipping 15 euros.

May 18, 2019 at 9:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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My apologies once again to the French eBay seller for my scepticism. His almost mint condition titanium 7A38-7120 sold for his full 299 Euros Buy-it-Now price earlier this evening.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333201718002

As confirmed by the eBay Purchase History:

May 20, 2019 at 3:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another titanium 7A38-7120, in not quite such good cosmetic condition as the previous example, typically suffering from a scratched laquered bezel, was listed yesterday evening, by a German eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 1 Euro.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143260193700


Artikel: Seltene Seiko Quarz Chronograph Sports 100 Titanium Herrenuhr 7A38-7120 -

Titan & Goldauflage - Original Seiko Armband - Japan.

Maße: ca. 36 mm (Durchmesser) / ca. 21 cm (Länge Armband mit Uhr).

Zustand: die Uhr läuft gut, neue Batterie, guter Zustand, oberflächliche Kratzer, siehe Bilder!!!

Achtung: die Farbe auf den Bildern kann von der tatsächlichen Farbe etwas abweichen!!!

Die Bilder sind ein Teil der Beschreibung!

Die Zahlung sollte innerhalb von 5 Tagen nach Auktionsende erfolgen.

Das ist ein Privatverkauf, daher ist der Umtausch oder die Rückgabe ausgeschlossen. Der Versand erfolgt nach Zahlungseingang!

NUR VERSICHERTER VERSAND mit SENDUNGSNUMMER!


May 21, 2019 at 2:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 7-day German eBay auction for a titanium 7A38-7120 ended a few moments ago, selling for a remarkably low Euros after 13 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143260193700


May 27, 2019 at 1:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This titanium 7A38-7120, which appears to be in decent average worn condition, apart from the typically scratched lacquered bezel, was listed earlier this evening by a 'James Bond' keyword spamming Italian eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 1 Euro.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254257722036


OROLOGIO SEIKO 7A38-7120 CRONOGRAFO VINTAGE

SEIKO QUARTZ CRONOGRAPH TITANIUM SPORTS 100

INTROVABILE IN QUESTE CONDIZIONI

QUESTO È IL MODELLO PIÙ RICERCATO FRA I SEIKO

È IL PIÙ BELLO IN ASSOLUTO

È STATO IL PRIMO CRONOGRAFO PRODOTTO A LIVELLO MONDIALE

MOLTO SIMILE AL SEIKO 7A28 JAMES BOND

CASSA MISURA 37 MM SENZA CONTARE LA CORONA

QUADRANTE PARTICOLARISSIMO BASTA GUARDARE NEL CONTATORE DI DESTRA DOVE TROVIAMO DAY DATE

SPETTACOLO!

VETRO PERFETTO

INDICI BEN VISIBILI SOPRARILIEVO

MOVIMENTO QUARTZ

ORARIO PRECISO

CRONOGRAFO FUNZIONA IN TUTTO E AZZERA PERFETTAMENTE VEDI FOTO

FONDELLO SERRATO A VITE

WATER RESISTANT

BRACCIALE ORIGINALE COMPLETO DI TUTTE LE MAGLIE, HO UN POLSO DA 20 CM E HO DOVUTO STRINGERE IL BRACCIALE DALLA DEPLOYANT

CONDIZIONI ESTETICHE COME DA FOTO

BELLISSIMO!

BUONA ASTA!

PARTE DA 1 EURO

SPEDIZIONE TRACCIABILE

PAGAMENTO SICURO

OMEGA ZENITH LONGINES EBERHARD EBEL RADO SEIKO CITIZEN LORENZ SEIKO ROLEX PORSCHE BULOVA SILBERSTEIN SWATCH SECTOR BREIL CASIO BAUME MERCIER PRYNGEPS MORELLATO LOTUS FERRARI LANCO DOLCE GABBANA SQUALE ORIENT CARTIER GUCCI WYLER VETTA PULSAR LORUS VAGARY TISSOT LOCMAN NAUTICA


The 'James Bond' keyword spamming in the title being the tip of the iceberg. :roll:


June 8, 2019 at 2:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 7-day Italian eBay auction for a titanium 7A38-7120, in average condition, ended a few moments ago, selling for 152.99 Euros after 45 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254257722036

June 15, 2019 at 2:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another titanium 7A38-7120, in rather more well-worn condition, was listed in the early hours of this morning, by Filipino eBay seller badingski, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of $9.99. Has to be said, that unlike many of his previous offerings, from years gone by, this watch actually appears to be completely original and unmolested. Pity about the short bracelet. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303182549845


June 17, 2019 at 5:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The 7-day eBay auction for a titanium 7A38-7120 by Filipino seller badingkski ended in the early hours of this morning, selling for a low-ish $82 after 25 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303182549845


June 24, 2019 at 3:03 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This titanium 7A38-7120, in average worn condition, was listed a couple of days ago, by a French eBay seller, with a Buy-it-Now price of 149 Euros, and currently no option to make an offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254344440718


Seiko Quartz Titanium Sports Chronograph 100 - 7A38 7120 - Japan J. Condition: Used

Departure, stop, raz chronograph ok.

Pressing the button at 4 o'clock is necessary when resetting the chronograph.

Change day / date / time ok.

Dimensions: 37 mm without buttons, Horned horns: 41 mm,Between horns: 17 mm

Bracelet length: 16 cm without case.

Used object having already been worn with some imperfections of use that are present as marks on the glass, the case and the bracelet.

impurities are present at the level of the bracelet.

Movement in working condition.

Before bidding and to avoid any misunderstandings, please refer to the photos that serve as a description.

Payments accepted: Paypal, transfer.

No return accepted I am not a professional.

Impulsive bidder I advise you not to participate in this sale.

Please do not participate in this sale if you are in bad faith or if you can not read this description.

Profiles less than 5 reviews contact me directly before dencherir otherwise the sale will be canceled.

The sale will be canceled if the payment is not made within 48 hours after the end of the auction and without valid reason on your part.

The shipping cost will be updated according to the final destination.

So before paying please please contact me so that I can update shipping costs.

Europe: 15 euros

Asia, Malaysia: 20 euros

World: 25 euros

The transporter's name: The Colissimo International Post.

If the terms of the sale do not suit you I suggest you do not participate.


Note the displaced centre seconds finger tension spring in the movement shot. Not the first time I've seen this classic self-inflicted fault by this less than savvy seller. :roll:


August 31, 2019 at 5:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This titanium 7A38-7120, in rather better condition, complete with box and papers, was listed earlier this evening by a German eBay seller, as a 10-day auction, with a possibly over-optimistic opening bid price of 200 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293212663877


Ich biete hier eine SEIKO ANALOG QUARZUHR mit Chronograph an. 7A38.

Bei der Uhr handelt es sich um ein Erbstück. Es ist die Originalverpackung, die Bedienungsanleitung, sowie die Rechnung aus dem Jahr 1988 über 998,00 DM vorhanden.

Die Uhr wurde bei einem Juwelier überprüft und am 16.08.2019 mit einer neuen Batterie versehen. (Quittung wird mitgeliefert.)

Die Uhr befindet sich in einem absolut tadellosen Zustand. Die einzigen Gebrauchsspuren sind an der Schließe des Armbandes zu finden. Für das Armband werden noch Ersatzglieder mitgeliefert.

Technische Daten:

1. Zeitanzeige: Stunde, Minute, Sekunde

2. Stoppuhrfunktion: Minuten, Sekunden und 5/100 Sekunden bis zu 30 Minuten.

3. Zählerfunktion: Drei verschiedene Zählwerke stehen zur Verfügung.

4. Anzeige für den Batteriewechsel: Wenn die Batterielebensdauer sich dem Ende nähert, bewegt sich der Sekundenzeiger nur noch im Abstand von zwei Sekunden weiter.

5. Wasserdichtigkeit: Auf dem Gehäuseboden ist die Beschriftung "Water Resistent" versehen. Die Uhr wurde bis zu einem Druck von 3 atü getestet.

6. Batterie: Verwenden Sie eine Miniaturbatterie vom Typ UCAR 394 oder Maxell SR936SW.

7. Seriennummer: 7N8511

Der Versand erfolgt nach Zahlungseingang, eine persönliche Abholung in Berlin / Pankow ist ebenfalls möglich.

Dies ist eine Privatauktion.


September 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

gk2121

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Hello everyone, 7A38 newbie here!  I am on the lookout for a good condition 7A38-7120.  Is there anywhere other than ebay that yall suggest searching?  This doesn't seem like the most popular model and theres only 1 on ebay but it doesn't look the best condtion.  

September 28, 2019 at 2:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Actually Greg, there are currently 2 listed on eBay: one in France and the other one (above, in rather better condition) in Germany. It went unsold first time around and had been re-listed for another 10 days at the same opening bid price of 200 Euros:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293240467455


September 28, 2019 at 4:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

gk2121

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Ah thank you for the heads up!  I saw the one from France but didn't see the German one.  Guess I need to start searching 'titan' and not just titanium!

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like he ships to the USA.  I sent him a message to make sure that is the case.

September 28, 2019 at 7:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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