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Seiko7A38 at May 28, 2018 at 12:29 PM

Seiko7A38 at May 21, 2018 at 11:50 AM

Another well-worn 7A38-7070, fitted with a non-original generic replacement bracelet, was listed earlier this afternoon, by a French eBay seller, with a risible 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 454 Euros, or the option to make (a much lower) offer. Note also the discoloured dial and hands lume - never a good sign. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222986693841


If at first you don't succeed ....

Try halving your ridiculous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price. :lol:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222995810159



That well-worn 7A38-7070 fitted with a non-original generic replacement bracelet finally sold this afternoon - not for the 50% reduced Buy-it-Now price, either. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222995810159


As revealed by WatchCount.com's Look-up tool it sold for an offer of 180 Euros:




As confirmed by the eBay Purchase History:


June 1, 2018 at 1:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A38-7070 in average worn condition was listed earlier this evening, by a Lithuanian eBay seller as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of only £40, but a (presumably much higher) reserve price set.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302759514230


I selling vintage quartz Chronograph Seiko 7A38-7070 Sports 100. New glass, new battery. Working. Condition very good as you can see in photo. If you have any question please write to me. I will dispatch it next working day after payment. I will send it only If you have mininum 2 month account and minimum 15 feedback. I will post it only to Europe countries. Have a nice bid!


June 4, 2018 at 3:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I'd deliberately delayed posting the outcome of the above auction for a 7A38-7070, expecting the Lithuanian eBay seller would re-list it. It ended almost a week ago and he still hasn't. Bidding reached £127 after 12 bids, with the reserve price not met - so a somewhat inconclusive non-result. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302759514230

June 18, 2018 at 4:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another 7A38-7070 was listed yesterday lunchtime, by a UK eBay seller, with an absolutely ludicrous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of £695 !!  If the stupid asking price isn't enough to put you off, this watch isn't in quite such 'perfect original condition' as the seller would have you believe. The watch case appears to have been polished (it looks particularly shiny in one of the side on views) - although the seller denies this in his description. I also strongly suspect that pristine-looking bezel insert is a Yobokies repro' replacement. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263762996893


Rare Seiko Vintage Speedmaster 7a38-7070 UK next day delivery.

With original bracelet to fit an 8 inch wrist (21cm)

Perfect (original condition / not mint), Serviced, Rare Seiko. Made March 1986

40mm diameter

20mm lug width

Serviced October 2017. New battery, crystal, gaskets. Movement stripped down. Full case rebuild. The watch and bracelet is completely unpolished (small marks on bracelet). Sensitively re-lumed hands.

All functions work perfectly

For a closer look at the model.

https://youtu.be/lJ7lSk1sYB8

For history.

www.fratellowatches.com/tbt-seiko-7a38-chronograph/

Shipped from Newcastle UK. I will ship fast and secure.

Sent Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm (for domestic shipping within the UK)

International shipping will be tracked and signed for.

Collection available (if you want to collect please message me before you pay).

100% feedback. (Please contact me if you have less than 10 feedback or a low %)

If you're buying from outside the UK/EU customs charges may apply.

Returns accepted (buyer pays postage including original postage)

If returned from outside the UK/EU buyer deals with all customs fees.

Thanks for looking. Please see my other interesting watches.


June 18, 2018 at 4:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Not content with his already ludicrous Buy-it-Now price of £695, I see that yesterday, UK eBay seller seikoholics saw fit to increase it to £795 !! 


I also note with mild amusement that he's amended his description slightly, adding a link to this page of this thread. He clearly hasn't bothered reading it.  :roll:


June 21, 2018 at 12:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A38-7070 in average worn condition, fitted with a non-original replacement Seiko bracelet, was listed earlier this afternoon by US eBay seller vanman2usa, with a typically over-optimistic Buy-it-Now price of $450. Well known (or should I say notorious) for his '4U2Fix' offerings, it's no great surprise that this one has fault with the chronograph 30 minute counter. :roll: He does acknowledge, in his description, that the bracelet might not be correct for this model. Indeed, it looks very much like a Seiko p/n B1074S off a 7A28-7039 (-or 7A28-703B).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm//163111025944


RUNS EXCEPT FOR MINUTE REGISTER DID NOT MOVE SO WILL NEED REPAIR. EVERYTHING ELSE IS WORKING GOOD. SOME SCRATCHES ON CRYSTAL AND CASE. SEIKO BAND I THINK IS FROM DIFFERENT MODEL OR YEAR. March 1984. FOR REPAIRS ONLY.


June 22, 2018 at 11:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I had a pretty good idea this next 7A38-7070 might be appearing on eBay anytime soon, because the seller had already given it a couple of shall we say less than subtle plugs, in response to WTB threads on TZ-UK, earlier in the week. Bit naughty really, because he was well short of the mandatory minimum post count (250) to advertise it on TZ-UK's Sales Corner. His penulitimate post included:


I have the legendary 7a38-7070 "Speedmaster" chrono in a solid 8/10 condition. Will be more than £400 most probably...


and this photo:



I'd traded a couple of PM's with the seller (coincidentally also named Simon) on TZ-UK and it was myself who him pointed in the direction of Simon Wilkinson. See description - plus I suspect a couple of the photos were supplied by Simon. ;)


The UK seller listed it on eBay yesterday evening, as a 10-day auction, with an opening bid price of £395. I've already told him I think that may be just a tad over-optimistic. That said, it is a good clean well-cared for example, honestly described, which has had the benefit of a minor service / once over by Simon 'Sir Alan'. Note it's also current running with an accuracy of 0.08 seconds per day. Not bad.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263773201242


This is a great example of an iconic watch.

I have had this watch from new, bought when I was at art college many years ago. It's been languishing in a drawer for a long time and I hadn't realised that they have become very sought after. This movement the first analogue chronograph model ever made! It measures down to 1/20th/sec!

Please see the following links for more information:

https://youtu.be/7vnYSMstmmk

https://www.fratellowatches.com/tbt-seiko-7a38-chronograph/

After doing some research I was referred to a Seiko expert who luckily lives reasonably close to me. He has given it a minor service which included a thorough clean and a slight regulation. It now runs at +0.08 secs/day! See photographs.

I have deliberately not tried to "restore" this watch because it really doesn't need it. It's probably the most straightforward and genuine example you will see for a long time.

The battery is new. Please see image of the inside of the case. Clean as a whistle.

Pushers work freely and smoothly, as new. Chrono hands zero correctly.

There are minor signs of wear all over the watch including the odd minor mark on the bezel insert. The bezel turns well but is slightly tight in one area, needs a new gasket at some point I'm told. A small job.

I'm *told* there is a very slight mark on the crystal at about the 5 o'clock. Sometimes I think I can see it, sometimes not... Mostly not!

Bracelet should fit up to an 8in wrist. No spare links unfortunately. No box.

Would prefer to deal face to face. I'll send to PayPal verified addresses only.

***EU bidders please read***

I *may* ship abroad but only within the EU *and under certain circumstances*. Message me to discuss.

I will cancel any bids from people with short histories or excessive negative feedback.


June 23, 2018 at 6:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Checking my eBay watching page, I noticed that earlier this afternoon, would-be profiteering UK eBay re-seller gandiva1111 ended his listing for the ex-eBay France 7A38-7070 (fitted with a Yobokies repro' bezel insert and clasp extender -see bottom of the previous page for full story), because of an error in the listing. Presumably the error was in the pricing. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153040556164



Edit: Apparently not - because it was back on eBay re-listed, just over an hour later, looking exactly the same as before. :roll: Needless to say, there's still no mention of the Yobokies repro' bezel insert, nor the clasp extender fitted. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153073768690

June 24, 2018 at 11:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A38-7070 was listed yesterday evening by an Italian eBay seller, as a 7-day auction with an uncharacteristically low opening bid price of only 0.01 (Euro) cent. Apart from attracting bidders, there's clearly another reason for that. The watch may have a decent case, bracelet, dial and hands, but from the seller's photos, it has clearly suffered from a major battery leak at some point. Check out the last couple, showing the staining inside the case-back. If you zoom in on the movement back-plate, the 'ears' of the battery positive plate are gone (eaten away), hence the addition of a battery 'retainer' / earthing tab. There's also some evidence of corrosion on the centre seconds bridge plate, which might explain: ....but the thin arrow is blocked). Probably a great restoration project for somebody, but they'd be wise not to rule out the need for a complete movement strip and re-build. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263790214525


Vendo bellissimo e raro orologio-cronografo marca SEIKO modello CHRONOGRAPH SPORTS 100 DAY-DATE con numero di referenza 7A38-7070 AO funzionante completamente e perfettamente-l unica cosa che lancetta piu sottile come da foto e rimasta bloccata,diversamente il crono parte e resetta correttamente ed il giorno e la data cambiano come si deve,ed e per questo che viene venduto cosi com e-da pulire,revisionare o come pezzi di ricambio-AS IT IS-TO CLEAN,SERVICE OR FOR SPARE PIECES(working all good but the thin arow is blocked).La cassa misura 40 mm e da ansa ad ansa per il verticale misura 42,5 mm.La cassa e tutta in acciaio massiccio in condizioni molto belle con presente qualche normale lieve segno del tempo come da foto.Il quadrante originale color nero con i tre contatori a V-molto bello e molto pulito come da foto.Ha una carica a quartz JAPAN calibro 7A38A e monta 15 rubini-carica e tiene il tempo molto bene.Il suo vetro presenta normali lievi segni di usura del tempo come da foto.Il fondello e in acciaio massiccio con la chiusura a vite con presente qualche normale segno di usura come da foto,ed il suo bracciale e originale SEIKO e veste un polso normale-largo.La corona e sua originale.Il orologio si trova in bellissime condizioni ed e ancora piu bello che nelle foto,carica e tiene il tempo molto bene.La sua ghiera e fissa e misura circa 40 mm.Viene venduto da come descritto e da come presentato nelle foto-senza scatola e garanzia,ma se avete qualche domanda non esitate a chiedere e non dimenticate di guardare le mie altre inserzioni.Grazie!Auguro buon asta a tutti e che vinca il MIGLIORE!!!


July 2, 2018 at 12:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Checking my eBay watching page, I noticed the auction listing for a 7A38-7070, by UK eBay seller crazybillgates, which he'd re-listed a couple of days ago, at the same over-optimistic opening bid price of £395, had subsequently been ended early, yesterday evening, because the item was no longer available.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263792312872



So it's probably safe to assume it's been sold off eBay for a lower offer. ;)


Edit: Indeed it was, to an Australian buyer, for £350, as subsequently disclosed by the seller in a thread on TZ-UK.


July 5, 2018 at 6:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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That (ex-eBay France) 7A38-7070 fitted with a Yobokies repro' bezel insert and a clasp extender, re-listed by would-be profiteering UK re-seller gandiva1111 sold earlier this afternoon, but not for his 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of £450.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153073768690



As revealed by WatchCount.com's Look-up tool it sold for a best offer of £350.




As confirmed by the eBay Purchase History:

July 7, 2018 at 12:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The 7-day auction by an Italian eBay seller, for a 7A38-7070 showing (internal) evidence of battery acid damage, ended yesterday afternoon selling for 149 Euros after 43 bids. Given the otherwise decent overall condition, it should make a very reasonable restoration project for somebody. That said, I wouldn't be surprised to see it reappear on eBay, in due course, offered by a certain re-seller, claiming it had been 'fully serviced'. Pity you can't see who the winning bidder is, because it was one of those private listing - bidder identity protected auctions. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263790214525


July 9, 2018 at 4:39 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at June 21, 2018 at 12:07 AM

Not content with his already ludicrous Buy-it-Now price of £695, I see that yesterday, UK eBay seller seikoholics saw fit to increase it to £795 !! 


I also note with mild amusement that he's amended his description slightly, adding a link to this page of this thread. He clearly hasn't bothered reading it.  :roll:



When I see greedy eBay sellers, like that idiot seikoholics, listing 7A38's with absolutely ludicrous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now prices, after an initial sarcastic post or two (as I've already made in this case), I just tend to ignore them and let them get on with it. As it transpired, that wasn't the last revision he made to his listing.



I wasn't watching it that closely, but I'd suspect that the last 3 changes he made to the Buy-it-Now price were reductions back to the original £695, then down to £595 and most recently £495. Yesterday morning he ended the listing. Presumably the 'error' was in his pricing strategy ! :lol:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263762996893


Yesterday evening, he re-listed it as a 7-day low-start no reserve auction with an opening bid price of  £0.99.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263803844040


At the time of writing, by mid-morning today, the bidding is already over £200, so there's obviously a lot of interest. Before everyone gets too carried away, may I take this opportunity to remind you what I wrote previously:


Originally posted by myself on: June 18, 2018 at 9:52 AM


If the stupid asking price isn't enough to put you off, this watch isn't in quite such 'perfect original condition' as the seller would have you believe. The watch case appears to have been polished (it looks particularly shiny in one of the side on views) - although the seller denies this in his description. I also strongly suspect that pristine-looking bezel insert is a Yobokies repro' replacement. 


July 9, 2018 at 5:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 7-day auction for a somewhat less than original 7A38-7070, by UK eBay seller seikoholics ended a few moments ago, selling for £401 after 39  bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263803844040


July 15, 2018 at 3:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I actually missed posting about another 7A38-7070 which came up for sale last week, but then perhaps I could be forgiven for missing it at the time, because the FS advert was effective only 'live' for about 15 minutes before it was snapped up by an eager punter. It was posted last Tuesday morning, on TZ-UK's Sales Corner @ 8:06am (UK time), by 'KevKojak' (who also happens to be a member of this forum). By 8:20am, another TZ-UK member, going by the name of 'Deeez Nuuutz' had posted 'Yes please' in reply !


http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?429817

Seiko 7A38-7070. Very early 1984 model!



Personally, I wouldn't have considered it any kind of a bargain catch @ £275. Apart from the non-original bracelet, the dial and hands lume looks degraded - and if I'm not mistaken, that bezel insert with a grauch at '37' is a Yobokies repro' item, rather than the original. Still you pays your money and takes your choice. :roll:


July 16, 2018 at 3:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at June 18, 2018 at 4:43 AM

I'd deliberately delayed posting the outcome of the above auction for a 7A38-7070, expecting the Lithuanian eBay seller would re-list it. It ended almost a week ago and he still hasn't. Bidding reached £127 after 12 bids, with the reserve price not met - so a somewhat inconclusive non-result. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302759514230


The Lithuanian eBay seller eventually decided to re-list his 7A38-7070 earlier this afternoon. As before it's a 7-day auction, but this time with a more realistic opening bid price of £180 - and no reserve set. Apart from his sponge foam carrier (from which I initially recognised it as being the same watch / seller), almost everything else is new: all the photos are different (though honestly no great improvement on the previous set) and it looks like he's copied part of his new description from UK eBay seller seikoholics' listing (see higher up this page).


All functions work perfectly

For a closer look at the model.

https://youtu.be/lJ7lSk1sYB8

For history:

http://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forums/topics/show/13409965?page=8

www.fratellowatches.com/tbt-seiko-7a38-chronograph/

Shipped from Lithuania: cheap, safety, registrate and fast.

100% feedback. (Please contact me if you have less than 10 feedback or a low %)

I will dispatch it only to Europe countries!!!

Returns Not accepted

Have a nice bid!

Thanks for looking. Please see my other interesting watches.


July 16, 2018 at 4:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 7-day auction for a 7A38-7070, re-listed by a Lithuanian eBay seller, ended a few moments ago, selling for £190 after 3 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302807172352

July 23, 2018 at 8:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Higher up this page, on 22nd June this year, I posted details of an eBay listing by US seller vanman2usa, of '4U2Fix' notoriety, for a 7A38-7070 fitted with the wrong bracelet - and a risible 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $450. I won't bother quoting from it, because if you didn't read it before and wish to do so, you can easily scroll back up the page.


That 30-day listing ended on 22nd July. Needless to say it went unsold. He's just re-listed it, earlier this afternoon - with a subtle difference. Seems he's managed to find the original bracelet - albeit with a few splashes of paint on it and loose hinge pins. I was amused to spot that he'd lazily re-used two of his previous listing's photos - the movement shot of course, still showing the incorrect B1074 bracelet fitted. Oh - and the price has now gone up to $495. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153131522768



RUNNING ON TIME. ALL REGISTERS ARE NOW WORKING AND RESET TO ZERO. SELFTEST WORKS. I ALSO FOUND THE ORIGINAL BAND BUT HAS PAINT MARKS ON CLASP AND SOME LINKS. A FEW OF THE LINK PINS ARE STICKING OUT SO WILL NEED SOME REPAIR. march 1984. PLEASE VIEW ALL PICS BEFORE BUYING. SOME SCRATCHES ON CRYSTAL AND CASE. FOR REPAIRS ONLY.


August 8, 2018 at 1:42 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A38-7070, in average worn condition, was listed this morning by a German eBay seller, as a low start 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 1 Euro.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263887660268


Verkaufe hier eine wirklich gut erhaltene Herrenarmbanduhr von SEIKO vom Typ Quartz Chronograph Sports 100. Die Uhr stammt ca. aus Mitte der 80‘er Jahre, ist voll funktionsfähigen und besitzt für ihr Alter wenige Gebrauchsspuren, da nur sporadisch getragen. Es sind keine Ersatzglieder für das ca. 20cm Umfang lange Armband vorhanden. Für Fragen oder ergänzende Bilder stehe ich gerne zur Verfügung. Da Privatverkauf keine Garantie, Rücknahme oder Gewährleistung.


August 19, 2018 at 11:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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