Seiko 7A38 - by the numbers

Subtitle

Forums

Post Reply
Forum Home > 7A38-xxxx Model Specific Area > 7A38-6000 SAA039J - Stainless small size 'Diver / Panda'

Seiko7A38
Site Owner
Posts: 10569

They seem to just keep on coming lately. :o Here's another well-worn 7A38-6000, fitted with a NATO strap, that was listed earlier this evening, about an hour ago, by an Italian eBay seller, as a 10-day auction, with an opening bid of 50 Euros. Note the damage to a couple of the pusher cups - indicating that they may have been free'd off by using pliers. :(


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253553074585


Bellissimo cronografo al quarzo Seiko Spots100 funzionante ed in buone condizioni di conservazione.

Batteria appena sostituita.


April 10, 2018 at 1:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
Site Owner
Posts: 10569

Seiko7A38 at April 3, 2018 at 5:26 PM

This well-worn 7A38-6000, evidently in need of some TLC, was listed earlier this evening by a UK eBay seller, as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of £99, but a reserve price set. Sounds familiar ? :| Well, as soon as I saw the seller's first photo (the rest are of shall we politely say of 'somewhat variable quality'), I instantly got that feeling of Déjà Vu. It's not too long ago since it last put in an albeit very brief appearance. Just scroll back up the page to my posts of February 18th this year.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292509931095


The above 7-day auction for a well-worn 7A38-6000, by UK seller 4596mark ended yesterday evening, with bidding at £204 after 15 bids, but still with the reserve price not met. Given the apparent less-than-lovely condition of the watch (in his poor quality photos), I think it's safe to assume that the would-be seller's expectations are a tad unrealistic. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292509931095


He re-listed it almost as soon as that listing ended - just 10 or so seconds later:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292518833354



There have been no revisions made to the listing whatsoever, that I can see, and the description ends with the same ironic statement:

The watch also has a reasonable reserve as advised by someone with knowledge of these watches, as I would rather keep it than give it away.

So one assumes his 'reasonable' reserve price remains the same as before. :roll:


For anybody who might be considering bidding on it, this time around, I strongly recommend they read my comments on the previous page, concerning the now damaged sweep second hand. I did message the seller last week, making a tongue-in-cheek enquiry about it. Here's the dubious reply I received from him:




April 11, 2018 at 10:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
Site Owner
Posts: 10569

If you were one of the bidders on that re-listed auction, you were clearly wasting your time, because this incompetent Irish eBay seller had clearly once again set his expectations (and the reserve price) way too high. :roll:  


Checking the listing's revision history reveals he'd changed the reserve price twice over the last couple of days - presumably (one hopes) reducing it. 



That 7-day auction re-listing was scheduled to end at 21:12 this evening UK time. The bidding appeared to have had stalled at £142 (after 8 bids) 2 days ago - with the reserve not met. So just after 7:00pm, with the bid price still the same and just over 2 hours of the auction to run, the seller ended the listing early, because of an error - presumably in the twice reduced reserve price. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292518833354



So here it is back once again, re-listed for the second time this month ....


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292527556409


April 17, 2018 at 3:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
Site Owner
Posts: 10569

That 10-day Italian eBay auction for a well-worn 7A38-6000 on a NATO strap (see my earlier post at the top of this page) ended a couple of minutes ago, selling for a surprisingly high 253 Euros after 46 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253553074585

April 20, 2018 at 12:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
Site Owner
Posts: 10569

The latest re-listed 7-day auction for a not so lovely 7A38-6000, by UK eBay seller 4596mark ended a few moments ago, with the reserve price actually met this time, selling for £230 after 9 bids. Hopefully that'll be the last we see of that one. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292527556409

April 24, 2018 at 2:09 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
Site Owner
Posts: 10569

This 7A38-6000, in average worn condition, fitted with a tired looking non-original replacement Seiko bracelet, was listed yesterday evening by a UK eBay seller as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of £1. By 10:00am this morning, it had already been bid to £119. Not sure why the seller has started his listing title with 'Now'. :/ Perhaps he edited a previous listing (possibly for a 6138), which might explain the gaff in the description.


There's no mention whatsoever of the bracelet in the seller's description, but I've since done a bit of digging. The 'ears' of the end pieces are stamped B1687.E, indicating it's a Seiko p/n B1687S (or possibly J suffix). These cheap folded link bracelets were used on a variety of Seiko '5' auto models (7009 or 7S26 caliber) from the 70's to the 90's. These particular Seiko 5's are 19mm lug width fitting, whereas of course the 7A38-6000 (original bracelet p/n G1157S) is 18mm. Zoom in on the 6 o'clock side of the bracelet in the first photo and you can see where the end piece has been roughly filed down to fit. Also, if you study the photo of the case-back, you can make out the impression left by the much bigger 'ear' of the G1157S's end piece, on the bottom R.H. lug. Whether this knackered bracelet has been with the watch long term, or recently cobbled together is anyone's guess. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173457031989



For sale is a Seiko 6138-6000 from November 1984 with Arabic-English day wheel.

The watch is in good used condition with new seals and battery.

As far as I can tell, the case has never been polished.

All functions work, all hands move.

This is a private sale, hence no warranty or returns!


August 8, 2018 at 8:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

a1topdog
Member
Posts: 23

I exchanged messages a few days ago with the seller of the one just listed on eBay and he wanted EUR300 for it (approx GBP267). Not for me at that price. Be interesting to see what it makes on eBay. 

August 8, 2018 at 4:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
Site Owner
Posts: 10569

Well it looks like the UK eBay seller got what he was looking for - and then some. :roll: The 7-day auction for the 7A38-6000 on a stretched non-original bracelet ended a few moments ago, selling for an astonishing (given the less than ideal condition) £336.99 after 18 bids !! :o


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173457031989


August 14, 2018 at 2:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

a1topdog
Member
Posts: 23

I'd want an original bracelet on the watch for that money

August 14, 2018 at 6:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
Site Owner
Posts: 10569

Yeah - I have a problem reconciling that selling price with the condition. The World's gone mad. A couple of years ago you could have picked up a decent example on the original bracelet for that kind of money. Speaking of decent examples of the 7A38-6000, I'd forgotten to mention this one, posted by Filipino watch collector Ditoy_Eagle in his recent collection update thread on SCWF.



It's not quite as pristine as it might seem at first glance. The lugs appear to have been re-finished and the brushing pattern on the bottom R.H. lug is wrong. :( Here's another photo of it that Ditoy posted in a previous thread on SCWF:



August 15, 2018 at 4:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
Site Owner
Posts: 10569

This well-worn 7A38-6000, fitted with a non-original two-tone generic replacement bracelet, was listed yesterday evening, by a Venezuelan eBay seller, as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of $179.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253844987548


Seiko 7A38 600L SPORTS 100 Chronograph Vintage Quartz Tachymeter VERY RARE

View seller's other items

Very Limited Quantities !!

Really Tough to find!!

NOTE: forget not qualify after receiving the product

Worldwide shipping through FedEx or DHL. Estimated arrival time of 7-14 working days

Not sent to: brazil, portugal, russia, israel, ecuador

Any tax that is generated upon arrival in your country runs through the buyer

(in Venezuela is necessary to give a phone number either as a prerequisite for delivery if like your name and address)

We invite you to ask any questions

Important Information:

Payment: PAYPAL ONLY ACCEPTED !!

within 5 days after purchase ..

Important: This operating from VENEZUELA (South America)


September 2, 2018 at 8:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
Site Owner
Posts: 10569

The above 7-day auction by a Venezualan eBay seller, for a well worn 7A38-6000, fitted with a non-original two-tone bracelet, ended late yesterday evening, selling for $181.50 after just 2 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253844987548


September 9, 2018 at 4:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

You must login to post.