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Forum Home > 7A38-xxxx Model Specific Area > 7A38-7070 SAA031J - Stainless 'Diver' (Silver Anodized) - includes 7A38-7075 ZFM

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Seiko7A38 at January 27, 2019 at 5:57 PM

This 7A38-7070 in average worn condition, was listed by a German eBay seller at lunchtime today, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 49 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283354845677


The above 7-day German eBay auction for a 7A38-7070 ended a few moments ago, selling for 246 Euros after 36 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283354845677


February 3, 2019 at 6:14 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This suspect looking 7A38-7070, fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet was listed earlier this evening by a Brazilian eBay seller with a Buy-it-Now price of $300. Sounds cheap perhaps ? Still probably best avoided. Check out the not so subtle re-luming of the hour and minute hands for starters. Something less obvious (and maybe I'm wrong), but the bezel looks like it's possibly off a 7A28-7040 / -7049.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183668390942



That the watch has been 'messed with' should come as no surprise. The Brazilian eBay seller denguinho is, of course, our 'old friend' and arch watch botcher, watches.br masquerading under a new ID. The format of the multi-coloured description and frequent use of the word 'impeccable' are dead giveaways. If you want to see some of their earlier efforts, check out this thread in the eBay section.


February 3, 2019 at 2:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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A rather nice, almost mint condition 7A38-7070 was listed last night by a US eBay seller, with a possibly over-ambitious Buy-it-Now price of $600. As soon as I saw the seller's photos and scan read the description, I immediately got that Déjà Vu feeling. This watch has of course featured earlier in thread, in some detail, starting when it first appeared in this FS advert on SCWF Trading Post in March 2017. I'm not going to bother with any quotes (partial or otherwise). If you want to read the prior sales history, it's all there, about halfway down page 2.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233127812840


This watch is all original, complete with full bracelet, and works perfectly including the day/date & chronograph.

There are a few small marks: a pressure spot on the bezel insert, a rub mark near the clasp, and a mark on the case back. The caseback has remnants of the original protective sticker/film which may be rubbed off if desired.

With the exception of those small marks, this watch is as pictured in excellent condition.

Everything on this watch is original and has never been refinished, modified, etc.

Please free feel to ask any questions and of course to make an offer.

USA buyers only at this time please.


February 10, 2019 at 6:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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From one extreme to the other. :roll: This well-worn 7A38-7070, in dire need of some TLC, missing its crown (remnant of broken stem) and with manky lume and stated chronograph issues, was listed earlier this afternoon by a UK eBay seller, as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of £99.99.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323690463893


SEIKO 7A38-7070. 1986

THE WATCH IS WORKING, KEEPING GREAT TIME, DAY DATE CHANGES AFTER MIDNIGHT

CHRONOGRAPH NOT WORKING

ORIGINAL BRACELET FITS 8" WRIST. VERY GOOD NOT FLOPPY.

WATCH CASE AND BRACELET ARE ORIGINAL FINISH, NOT POLISHED

NO CROWN OR STEM, STEM IS BROKEN, PART STILL LEFT IN

NICE RARE WATCH FOR RESTORATION, SELLING AS IS SPARES OR REPAIR

POSTS UK ONLY.


February 11, 2019 at 12:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The US eBay seller re-listed that almost mint 7A38-7070, subject of my penultimate post, late last night, with the Buy-it-Now price reduced from $600 to $525, but now with the 'Make Offer' option removed.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233131485542


February 13, 2019 at 11:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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That almost mint 7A38-7070 remains unsold. The US eBay seller re-listed it again, late last night, with the Buy-it-Now price further reduced to $475 and still no 'Make Offer' option.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233137139213


February 18, 2019 at 3:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The 7-day UK eBay auction for a well-worn 7A38-7070, in need of some TLC, ended at lunchtime today, selling for £133 after only 4 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323690463893


February 18, 2019 at 3:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The almost mint 7A38-7070 listed by a US eBay seller sold about 15 minutes ago, for the reduced Buy-it-Now price of $475. I'm just rather surprised that it actually hung around that long before someone snapped it up. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm//233137139213


February 18, 2019 at 4:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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