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Seiko7A38
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Something new and a bit special (to me) to start the page. I'm just trying on my latest incoming Orient J39701-70 with the (1985) Indianapolis 500 dial branding, which finally arrived yesterday. Apart from being in NOS condition, and having that logo, it's the first J39x01-70 I've discovered that actually has a pure matt black dial. 



February 26, 2020 at 6:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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From one end of the cosmetic appearance scale to the other. :P I cobbled this grey dialed J39001-70 'beater' together yesterday, from an assortment of parts watches. I didn't have enough links to make up the proper SA160 bracelet, so for the time being, I've used the ubiquitous 20mm 'Feiko', fitted with an ORIENT logo'd clasp.



February 27, 2020 at 5:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Wearing my 7A38-701A SAA003J, which I just finished fettling this morning. :)


March 6, 2020 at 8:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's a Q&D wrist shot of my recently acquired almost NOS JDM 7A38-6050 SJS058, now fitted with a notched Fluco 22mm silicone strap, in place of the original Seiko p/n GK54A leather strap, which was beginning to disintegrate. :(




Hopefully, I've managed to clean all the literally bloody thumbprints off it. :roll:


March 8, 2020 at 6:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Astroke67
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Today with my "new" 7a38-7260 :D


Due to the nCov restriction (I'm from Italy) I can't change glass and watch strap :/

March 12, 2020 at 12:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I've been messing about with my three blingy 7A38-6109 SAA114J's this afternoon, swapping parts around between them. This is my first example (actually my second purchase), which I've now owned over 10 years, since February 2010. All I've done to this one, so far, is to fit an additional bracelet adjustment link (which I robbed from my recently acquired 7A38-6109 sample case / bracelet). It now has 4 (removable) adjustment links per side, which gives a better fit on my 7½" wrist - so much more comfortable; slightly loose, instead of pinching, as before. :)



March 24, 2020 at 11:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Better late than never, here are a couple of wrist shots, taken earlier today of my other two blingy 7A38-6109 SAA114J's. This one still needs some more work. :/



The one below is a 'motorized' sample case build, which I finished this morning. :)


March 26, 2020 at 12:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Wearing my 'second string' stainless 7A38-7000 SAA007J this morning. First time in a good while. It had started losing big time, until it reached the point where it finally ground to a halt. :( Recently back from a movement service by Simon (Sir Alan) ....


 

.....and, calibrated by him, now accurate to +0.13 seconds / day. :)

 


March 27, 2020 at 6:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This morning I'm trying on my most recently acquired Yema Spationaute III. 




There's a reason (of more anon). ;)


March 28, 2020 at 6:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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