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Seiko7A38 at April 25, 2015 at 3:43 PM

The re-listed auction by the French eBay seller, for the 7A38-6000 on a Tropic dive strap (now also supplied with a non-original Seiko bracelet) ended about 10 minutes ago. This time around it sold for a rather more realistic 117 Euros (approx. £83.83) after 8 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301599527031


Yesterday I spotted a 7A38-6000 listed on eBay France, fitted with black aftermarket bezel insert and a non-original Seiko bracelet ....




One which looked all too familiar. Although I can't verify the case-back serial number, I suspect this is yet another case of Déjà Vu.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221822662465



Chrono Seiko vintage 7A38. En très bon état pour son âge fonctionnement sans reproche mouvement seiko quartz. C'est le modèle medium : 36-37 mm hors couronne livraison gratuite pour la France metropolitaine.


Belated edit: Sold a little over 24 hours later, against a Best Offer - presumably for a small profit (and less the Tropic dive strap).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221822662465

July 11, 2015 at 5:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This stupidly speculatively over-priced (particularly for the well worn condition) 7A38-6000 was listed on eBay, an hour ago, by an Italian seller. As many of the photos are very similar, I've only bothered posting half of them (in the interests of page loading times).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272074870120



For sale my SEIKO Chronograph model 7A38 6000 SPORTS 100.

It is a vintage used watch from 80's, almost collectable a rare called "Blue Panda" for the colour of the dial.

It has all its original parts from the factory: silver dial with dark blue chronograph subdials, stainless steel case, original stainless steel bracelet, original Hardlex crystal.

All is in very good conditions for its age: normal signs of use for a 30 years old watch; only the blue bezel insert has several signs but it is still good.

This watch was unused for many years, I putted a new battery and all works perfectly: time, day-date and chronograph; all chronograph buttons work fine too. 

Please note that bezel doesn't rotate: I think it just needs to be cleaned after so many years (I don't want to risk to ruin it forcing). 

Unfortunately box and papers were lost during the years. 

It is a dive watch but 100m waterproof is no more guaranteed after 30 years. 

Is is guaranteed 100% original and as described. 

This is a private sale with no warranty at all; so no return, but I am sure the buyer will be happy with this watch. 

Shipping Worldwide.


December 12, 2015 at 12:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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In certain circumstances, some people might might have difficulty finding the right choice of words, when commenting on a new eBay auction listing. :/ Not me. :P As regular readers will know, I've a fairly cynical nature - and tend to write it exactly how I see it.


Nine days ago, a new member joined this forum and immediately posted enthusiastically about his newly acquired 7A38-6000, not here, but in a separate thread in the 7Axx General Discussion area: Sharing this time piece with everyone ~ Seiko 7A38 6000

His post included one rather poorly executed wrist shot:




I refrained from commenting at the time, but the watch didn't look any great shakes to me. The bezel insert is clearly a cheap black after-market replacement and the fitting of a naff 'James Bond' NATO strap is such a cliché and shows total lack of imagination. :roll:


Not a great surprise then, when just over a week later the watch appears on eBay, ludicrously over-priced, with the same lacklustre 'wrist shot' photo as the primary image:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161920342273


 

Up for sale one my favorite watches of all time, panda dial Seiko 7A38-6000

The dial looks new

New strap installed

Everything works as it should be. 

Don't expect a new watch because it's a vintage piece.

No fake here only genuine! 

Good lunch and happy bidding !!

• SORRY No International bidding


It's plainly obvious to me that this person joined the forum purely with the sole intention of promoting his forthcoming eBay listing.

@ InArea51. Don't worry - us international bidders aren't exactly heart-broken. Personally I doubt you'll get any domestic bids ! :lol:


December 18, 2015 at 4:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Yesterday the two previous (grossly over-priced) eBay listings were joined by a third rather nicer example of a 7A38-6000, listed by a Spanish seller. It's ostensibly NOS, but marred by a couple of rather nasty scratches on the case-back, inflicted by some ham-fisted butcher in their efforts to replace the battery.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181965205751

 

Up for sale is a stunning Blue Panda dial Seiko 7A38-6000.. It has never been worn (liquidation from Jewelry store) However it does have some scratches and one quite deep and long as indicated in the photos apart from that it is in perfect condition... All is original Dial, bezel and strap G1157. All is in working condition. However as all vintage watches it does not come with warranty. 

I do ship world wide 20EUR EUROPE 40EUR WORLD . I may consider serious offers before auction end (as someone may want before Christmas). If you have any questions or need more pics dont hesitate to ask.


December 18, 2015 at 5:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I'd been watching the above auction listing with interest - possibly considering making another bid in the closing stages. But by late yesterday evening, thanks to the efforts of two protagonists (g***n and d***k) who were embroiled in a 'tit-for-tat' bidding war, the bid price had already been pushed to over 270 Euros - after only three days (or at least that's where it was the last time I looked). :roll:


There was always a danger that this listing would not run the full distance. The clue being the sentence in the seller's description:

'I may consider serious offers before auction end', which is in direct contravention of eBay T's & C's viz. Listing Practices and Avoiding eBay fees. Presumably either someone made such an offer and either the seller reported his own listing or some other disgruntled party did. Not I, incidentally. :P Anyway, this morning there's no trace of the listing. :/ It's been completely removed. :(


Edit: Out of curiousity, I messaged the eBay seller and asked what had happened. He just replied:

Hi, Unfortunately I put something in the ad that I shouldn't have and someone reported to eBay. I will be re-listing it later today ....


December 20, 2015 at 3:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's that 7A38-6000 again - re-listed a couple of hours ago, while I was out:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181968107817

Listing, photos and description look pretty much the same* as the previous one, but without the (eBay) offending sentence. 


*Belated edit: Something I'd failed to notice previously was that the seller appears to have added another photo to the re-listing ....

One with much bolder arrows, indicating the damage inflicted on the case-back - showing that it extends onto one of the lugs. :(


December 20, 2015 at 4:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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An interesting if somewhat mildly amusing situation has arisen - there are now currently FOUR 7A38-6000's listed on eBay ! :o

Unfortunately because they're listed on different eBay geographies and eBay's allegedly Worldwide search doesn't work :roll: ....

The only way I can display them as a pictorial summary (and with the correct currencies) is by cutting and pasting, like this:


The 'new' listing, which appeared on eBay @ 9:00am (UK  time), should be familiar to anyone who's been following this thread ....

It is of course the same 7A38-6000 documented on the previous page, re-listed a number of times between March and July this year.


December 28, 2015 at 9:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at June 17, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Seiko7A38 at April 21, 2015 at 5:06 PM

In case anybody who may have been watching the latest re-listing for that grossly over-priced 7A38-6000, had failed to notice ....

Australian eBay seller marcspix ended it early, in the early hours of yesterday morning - allegedly because it was no longer available.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301592982281




Given the way it 'disappeared' before (when previously priced @ $850 Au), I suspect that's not the last we've seen of it. 



Just as I predicted - it's back on eBay - albeit two months later, re-listed once again, still asking $1250 Au.  


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301664592768 - ended early (after one day) and replaced with http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301665291425



So without further ado, here's the latest re-listing, reduced back to the original (March 2015) Buy-it-Now asking price of $850 Au:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301835230153

Amusing to note, in the circumstances, that the seller has omitted the words VERY RARE from his listing title, this time around. 


December 28, 2015 at 10:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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That eBay auction for the NOS ('New with defects') 7A38-6000 ended yesterday evening. To say this was one of the most unorthodox eBay auctions I have been party to would be a minor understatement. :roll: Shenanigans with the bidding were rife. I wish I'd had the foresight to take screen prints of the bidding history as it unfolded. Unfortunately I didn't (not in the first week or so of the 10-day auction), so I'll do my best to describe what happened, from memory.


In the first couple of days, it was quickly bid up to 450 Euros. I hope he won't mind me writing, but Don PM'd me, saying that he thought 'something fishy was going on'. At the time, he was involved in a 'tit-for-tat' bidding war with a bidder d***k (612) who I later established was the German / Italian eBay re-seller Akarides (who has been mentioned elsewhere in a couple of threads). He seemed intent on pushing the bid price through the roof at the time. Don retracted his bids on 22nd December. I followed suit soon after, in sympathy.


Another forum member pointed out that the bidder 9***7 (26) had 100% bidding activity with the seller - which frequently indicates a shill bidder. This unknown bidder later pushed the high bid price back up 455 Euros at one point (with a 475 Euros maximum bid). 


Then on the morning of 29th December, the remaining protagonists (who'd all bid well over 400 Euros) all retracted their bids ! :o

See: http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=181968107817 (the bidding history doesn't show half the story !)

Thus by Midday on 29th December - and indeed so it remained until yesterday lunchtime, with 6 hours left to run (when I took this screen print) the auction was back to where it had started 10 days previously - virtually a level playing field.



The stage was set for a last minute snipe-fest. I wasn't sure what to do - or even whether to bother bidding, in the circumstances. :/

As I'll sometimes do, if I don't know where I'll be at auction end, I'd set up an automated Auctionsniper snipe bid on Day #1. But it was only for a maximum bid of just below 350 Euros. Of course, bidding had way surpassed that figure a couple of times - even within the first 48 hours and I'd duly received (but ignored) the warning messages from Auctionsniper. I thought about increasing the maximum bid, but then decided 'Soddit' and just let it ride - having already seen what some people were apparently prepared to bid.


There were 7 'snipe' bids placed in the last 10 seconds. Three were by d***k (613) - Akarides, who oddly only bid up to a maximum of 301 Euros this time around. To my amazement, my half-hearted pre-arranged Auctionsniper bid won the auction for 306 Euros. :)


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181968107817

December 31, 2015 at 6:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Amusing to see a little run on these things on eBay. Yet another 7A38-6000 was listed yesterday afternoon, by a US seller. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301841578350





From the photos it appears to be in average used condition, with plenty of light scratching, but with a half-decent bezel insert and on the original p/n G1157S bracelet - all as borne out by the seller's description; the bulk of which is embedded in the item specifics.




ITEM: SEIKO 7A38 - 6000 (A0) CHRONOGRAPH SPORT'S 100.

Serial #: 4N1502.  SATISFACTION IS 100% GUARANTEED.

Please feel free to email me. Will do straight paypal price negotiable includes cost shipping.


January 7, 2016 at 5:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at December 12, 2015 at 12:22 PM

This stupidly speculatively over-priced (particularly for the well worn condition) 7A38-6000 was listed on eBay, an hour ago, by an Italian seller.


That well-worn 7A38-6000 first listed by the Italian eBay seller in mid-December, was re-listed 4 times (on a weekly basis), the original ridiculous 550 Euros Buy-it-Now asking price coming down in stages, first to 450, then 350 Euros. I think the current re-listing was due to end sometime today anyway, but earlier this afternoon, someone appears to have made the seller a Best Offer before it did.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272099890434


According to Goofbid's eBay Best Offer History tool, the offer accepted by the seller was for 299.50 Euros. 


January 10, 2016 at 12:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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That US eBay auction listing for a used 7A38-6000 ended yesterday afternoon, selling for $273.99 (approx. £189.70) after 5 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301841578350

January 14, 2016 at 4:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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A little over a week later, it's back on eBay again - re-listed. Note the revised description:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301854578848




ITEM: SEIKO 7A38 - 6000 (A0) CHRONOGRAPH SPORT'S 100 

Serial #: 4N1502. SATISFACTION IS 100% GUARANTEED

Watch Condition: I sold this watch on eBay few weeks ago but was returned. The previous winner said the Minute Chrono was not working. Watch is in working condition, bezel moves around but not as smoothly when it was new, normal wear and tear, scratches, original strap. The minute chrono does not work according to the previous auction winner. However, when running test/reset of chrono, the minute chrono dial does rotate and reset without issue.

Please feel free to email me. Will do straight paypal price negotiable includes cost shipping. 

Returns are accepted ONLY if the item was not the item described in the auction.


Presumably as the seller accepted the return, the item was not the item (as) described in the previous auction listing. :/


January 23, 2016 at 9:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The re-listed auction for that 7A38-6000 ended yesterday evening, this time around selling for $235.50 (approx. £166) after 5 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301854578848


January 30, 2016 at 6:03 AM Flag Quote & Reply

martimarti
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Hey Paul,


I just pulled the trigger on the 7a38-6000 that was the the aussie seller (the one originally listed for 1250 AU and later reduced to 850 AU). Been wanting one of these pandas for a while. This one seemed to be in excellent condition. I made an offer of 750 AU and he accepted (which comes to around $530 plus shipping). Seems pricey still, but this has been a holy grail watch for me for while. The bracelet on this model looks awesome too. I just purchased an alligator strap for this watch and I'll be keeping the original metal bracelet in the safe. Looking to build my collection now.


I'm also getting my seiko 7a28 7049 serviced at the moment (listed in the picture). I found a new bezel insert from a guy named Harold NG (he's based out of hong kong. I also found an original crystal from Seiko for this model. The watch maker (Spencer based out of Colorado) will also service the chrono as it's currently not working. 


cheers


David 

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January 31, 2016 at 7:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Hello David and welcome to the forum. Thanks for sharing your purchase of this 7A38-6000 with us. :)

I'd already picked up that it had been sold overnight, against a Best Offer, from checking my eBay watching page.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301858504707


I didn't expect this Aussie eBay seller would let it go cheaply after all this time, but it's good to see it's found a new home at last.


Although you've kindly told us how much you paid for it ($750 Au), just out of interest I still ran the Goofbid eBay Best Offer History tool to see what other rejected offers had been made against the various re-listings over the last 30 days:




Compared to some 'lowball' offers made (and rejected) you may have overpaid for it - but that's always a buyer's perogative (I've done it a good few times myself over the years). As long as it meets your expectations and you're happy with it - that's all that matters. ;)


February 1, 2016 at 5:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

martimarti
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Yep - I was aware of this forum before I pulled the trigger. I'm also in the process of securing an NOS bezel for it - which will surely add value to the watch. I'll put brown leather nato on the watch and store away the origincal bracelet and new bezel (assuming I swing it around - currently negotiating for a decent price on an NOS) will be stored away. In case I change my mind about the watch hopefully with an NOS bezel, I won't lose too much. But I highly doubt I flip it. 

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February 1, 2016 at 7:29 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at December 18, 2015 at 4:13 AM

In certain circumstances, some people might might have difficulty finding the right choice of words, when commenting on a new eBay auction listing. :/ Not me. :P As regular readers will know, I've a fairly cynical nature - and tend to write it exactly how I see it.


Nine days ago, a new member joined this forum and immediately posted enthusiastically about his newly acquired 7A38-6000, not here, but in a separate thread in the 7Axx General Discussion area: Sharing this time piece with everyone ~ Seiko 7A38 6000

His post included one rather poorly executed wrist shot:


• SORRY No International bidding


It's plainly obvious to me that this person joined the forum purely with the sole intention of promoting his forthcoming eBay listing.

@ InArea51. Don't worry - us international bidders aren't exactly heart-broken. Personally I doubt you'll get any domestic bids ! :lol:



As I suspected, there weren't any bids (on the original eBay listing) even at the opening bid price of $299, let alone $850. :roll:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161920342273


It was subequently re-listed twice with Buy-it-Now prices varying between $350 and $550:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161924693065 and http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161927480924


I can't say I was taking much notice of it, as there were other far better condition examples of 7A38-6000 on eBay at the time.

In fact I hadn't even noticed the most recent re-listing had dropped off the bottom of my eBay watching page earlier this week:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161957540772


According to Goofbid's eBay Best Offer History tool, the offer accepted was for $300 (against a Buy-it-Now price of $450).




What I found highly amusing, is that this narrow-minded parochial US eBay seller, who at the time he made his original eBay listing, wouldn't ship internationally, on the same day he managed to sell this watch, changed his user ID to Worldglobebusiness


http://contact.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ReturnUserIdHistory&requested=worldglobebusiness



February 7, 2016 at 8:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This well worn 7A38-6000, ideally in need of a replacement bezel and certainly in dire need of it's bracelet cleaning, was listed on eBay a couple hours ago by an Italian eBay seller. Needless to say - typically speculatively over-priced for the condition. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131744042595



Seiko sports 100 Chronograph quartz ref. 7a38 6000 panda tutto originale funziona 100% orologio molto raro . Seiko sports 100 quartz ref. 7a38 6000 panda . all original working good 100% very rare Watch . shipping international 14 euros.


Going by the seller's third photo, it certainly isn't all original. The bracelet clasp (which appears to be in comparatively new condition) is the wrong style. That's one's got 5 pairs of adjustment holes, whereas the correct original would be the longer Seiko SQ stamped 7-hole clasp. There's also one odd adjustment link (held in with bent wire?) that clearly doesn't belong to the G1157S bracelet.


March 5, 2016 at 11:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Needless to say, that tatty looking 7A38-6000 listed by the Italian eBay seller went unsold at those stupid asking prices. :roll:

It's since been relisted a couple of times. The current (re)listing has about 4 hours left to run:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131753270868

The seller has made a number of revisions to this listing over the last couple of days:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemRevisionDetails&item=131753270868



 

The (three) new photos are probably worse than the previous set and certainly don't do the watch any favours. The bracelet has now been fitted with an SQ logo'd clasp, but it's still not the correct type - having only 5 pairs of adjustment holes instead of 7. :roll:


March 18, 2016 at 7:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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