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This 7A38-6010, in average worn condition, with the usual levels of wear to the black chrome plating, was listed yesterday evening by an Italian eBay seller, as a 10-day auction, with an opening bid price of 29 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222865591422


Rare Seiko Chronograph Sports 100 movimento al Quartz modello 7A38-6010 -AO funzionante cronometro azzeramento perfetto condizioni buone appena revisionato pila nuova vetro perfetto cassa acciaio Pvd nero laminato Gold bracciale acciaio pvd nero ormai vissuto presenta carenza colore parliamo di orologio anni 80 ma ancora in condizioni discreta.


March 4, 2018 at 3:45 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 10-day Italian eBay auction for a 7A38-6010, in average worn condition, ended a few moments ago, selling for 189 Euros after 33 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222865591422


March 13, 2018 at 4:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Funnily enough, at the weekend I ran my couple of searches on WatchUseek, to see if there was anything I might have missed. Seems I had: there was a thread asking for 'Help Identifying' information about the 7A38-6010, posted a couple of months earlier, that I'd somehow previously overlooked. :/


http://forums.watchuseek.com/f21/help-identifying-4616063.html


 

The seller starts his post with the sentence:

Thinking to try this on for sale forum or eBay and just wondering if any Seiko experts can help with any info about model etc..


So reading between the lines, he was looking for some idea of a valuation. ;)

I replied, pointing him in the direction of this forum thread. Where else really ? :P

Indeed, that example which sold earlier this evening should give him a pretty good idea, as his 7A38-6010 looks to be in a very similar average worn condition. Perhaps we'll see it up for sale on eBay soon. :/


March 13, 2018 at 4:35 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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To bring this topic right up to date, here's a rather beaten-up looking 7A38-6010 'head only', listed late this afternoon by long-time US eBay seller (and frequent purveyor of over-priced junk) vanman2usa. Favourite expression ? 4U2Fix.  He's asking $200 as a Buy-it-Now (or best offer) for this one, and it's allegedly working, so maybe it won't hang around quite so long as some of his other unsold stock (and I'm talking in excess of 5 years in a few cases). :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162943921913


7A38-6010. Everything is working. Rotating bezel is worn and crystal scratched. Lug tips have wear. For repair or parts only.


March 13, 2018 at 5:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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US eBay seller vanman2usa's well worn 'Head Only' 7A38-6010 finally sold this afternoon - about 5 minutes ago. Not for his 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $200, but still rather more than I'd have expected it to sell for.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152988258018


WatchCount.com's Look-up tool reveals it sold for a best offer of $150:



As confirmed by the eBay Purchase History:


April 20, 2018 at 9:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A38-6010, in average worn condition - and with possible issues with the chronograph function (see condition), was listed in the early hours of this morning by a US eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of $10.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222941729863


Here is Seiko's signature entry into a revolutionary event in timekeeping history___ THEIR FIRST ANALOG QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH. This example is a one owner watch and was purchased new in the mid 1980's by a retiring Air Force pilot just entering the aerospace industry in California, and has been in his widow's jewelry box for years. It has not been serviced recently, but has a fresh new battery and is keeping good time. The bright finish engine turned movement is signed "Seiko Japan 7A38A Fifteen 15 Jewels". The Dial is signed "Seiko Quartz Chronograph Sports 100 Japan 7A38 -60 ILT" with their Suwa Logo at the bottom right. All original including the black chrome coated bracelet, the bi-directional two tone bezel, the dial, the hands, the pushers, etc......please view the photos as they are a part of the description, read the seller's comments as to the condition, and be sure to check out the listing above for all the important and distinctive features (note that the crown is at 8 o'clock) now selling "as is" with NO RESERVE and FREE SHIPPING to the U.S. and Canada, worldwide shipping at $25 to most countries. Thank You Very Much.


April 24, 2018 at 3:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 7-day US eBay auction for a 7A38-6010 ended in the early hours of this morning, selling for $128 after 32 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222941729863


May 1, 2018 at 1:48 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at May 1, 2018 at 1:48 PM

The above 7-day US eBay auction for a 7A38-6010 ended in the early hours of this morning, selling for $128 after 32 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222941729863



I was the lucky one. ;) Gotta say, the seller shipped it fast and secured it nicely.

I wrote to him before bidding about the chrono issue, he said he couldn't get it to work. However, this was one of those situations where the watch arrived and turned out perfectly functional. ;) None of the hands had reset to 0, but with the crown in the 1st position everything could be set right with the pushers (perhaps the previous owner didn't know about this functionality).

The sad part was that the bezel seemed to be glued in. Luckily, I've managed to get it to move and it seems just to be dirt, is all (gotta apply some warm water with mild soap). I really love the pristine condition of the dial! Also, no rub offs on the golden coating (except the bracelet clasp). The only tough marks are top lugs which have rubbed off black coating, the bracelet is rather well worn and the crystal has one deep scratch. Other than that, perfect! :D

I think the purchase was well worth it. I'd recommend this seller. ;)


May 26, 2018 at 6:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Thank you for your post. In future, please kindly refrain from quoting the previous immediately preceding post. It's completely unnecessary. See this thread.


If you are considering replacing the scratched crystal at some point, you might want to read this recent thread on SCWF. ;)


May 27, 2018 at 10:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A38-6010, which appears to be in decent well-cared for condition, with minimal wear to the black chrome coating, was listed at the weekend by a UK eBay seller as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of £45. I've personally only just spotted it due the the lack of '7A38' in the title or description. :roll: Pity about the short bracelet though. :(


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253666768481


Belonged to my late French Father, in working condition, for small wrist [17cm], water resistant, St.Steel, 36 mm round face. New battery fitted recently.


June 4, 2018 at 3:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another 7A38-6010 in rather more worn condition was listed a couple of days ago by an aptly named French-Speaking Belgian eBay seller, as a 3-day auction with a rather optimistic opening bid price of 200 Euros. The two auctions end within half an hour of each other, tomorrow, Sunday evening. I can see this one going unsold and being re-listed.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223009378891


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June 9, 2018 at 3:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I was correct in my prediction about the Belgian eBay seller's 7A38-6010 - his 3-day auction ended half an hour ago with no bids placed. The previous 10-day auction, for a rather nicer example, by the UK eBay seller ended a few moments ago, selling for £145 after 18 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253666768481


June 10, 2018 at 2:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A38-6010 in average worn condition, was listed late yesterday evening by a US eBay seller, with a laughably optimistic 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $350 - and currently no option to make an offer. It's being offered through eBay's dysfunctional GSP programme, which potentially adds another $125 to the price - for anyone daft enough to contemplate paying it. According to the seller's description it has an abnormally short bracelet - counting the number of links confirms that. :(


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253707313147



UP FOR SALE IS A SEIKO 7A38-6010 CHRONOGRAPH DAY -DATE PVD WATCH . THIS WATCH IS A RARE SIEKO CHRONOGRAPH DAY DATE RUNNNING. THIS IS A VINTAGE WATCH HAS WEAR ON THE PVD COATING AND HAS SOME LIGHT SCRATCHES ON CRYSTAL . THIS WATCH WILL FIT 5 1/2 TO 6 INCH WRIST. FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTION IF ANY.


June 24, 2018 at 3:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at June 9, 2018 at 3:48 AM

Another 7A38-6010 in rather more worn condition was listed a couple of days ago by an aptly named French-Speaking Belgian eBay seller, as a 3-day auction with a rather optimistic opening bid price of 200 Euros. The two auctions end within half an hour of each other, tomorrow, Sunday evening. I can see this one going unsold and being re-listed.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223009378891


Turns out I was right about it going unsold (both first and second times around). :P After another fortnight's interval, the Froggy  seller re-listed it again last week, as a 5-day auction, again with the same 200 Euros opening bid price. That auction ended at lunchtime today. This time it sold, for the opening bid price.

July 10, 2018 at 8:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A38-6010 in lightly worn condition (which incidentally is neither a 'JDM' model, nor 'Speedmaster' branded and is most commonly found in the USA) was listed this morning by a Canadian eBay seller, as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of C $0.99 and no reserve. At the time of writing, bidding is @ C $100.


As you can see below, I've only bothered to upload the seller's primary image. The reason being is that the other six (albeit in a reduced size) are embedded in an earlier post of mine on the previous page. ;)


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253760989973


Condition

The watch is in great shape! The case is beautiful. All black coating on the watch is intact. There is some chipping on the side of the bracelet, again not on the watch itself.

The dial and hands are excellent! The chronograph functions all work as they should. The day and date work as they should. The bezel turns very tightly. The crystal is original, with minor swirls and scratches. The bracelet will fit a 8” wrist on the biggest setting. I don’t know when the battery was last changed.

Specifications

Brand: Seiko

Model: 7A38-6010

Material: Stainless steel, coated

Diameter: 36mm (excluding crown)

Lug width: 18mm

Crown: Non Screw down

Bezel: Bi-directional

Crystal: Hardlex

Caliber: Quartz 7A38

Water resistance: 100m

Box & papers: None


This is of course yet another instance of Déjà Vu. This same 7A38-6010 was first advertised for sale (presumably by the same person) on WatchUseek last August, with a ludicrous asking price of $700 (US). Oh what the heck, here follows a quote of my earlier post, to save you flicking back over the page ....


July 19, 2018 at 3:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at August 21, 2017 at 1:54 PM

This 7A38-6010 was listed FS on WatchuSeek a day or so ago, by Canadian re-seller Morethan1 (who is also a member of this forum) with a laughably over-optimistic asking price of $700 US !!  Even NOS or best condition / mint examples of this model struggle to achieve half that ! :roll:


http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/4514673.html  FS: Seiko 7A38-6010 Speedmaster Gold & PVD



As the seller has gone to the trouble of photoshopping out the case-back serial number, I strongly suspect that indicates this watch is one that has sold fairly recently. You can see for yourselves what the preceding 3 examples on Yahoo Japan and eBay went for - considerably less than $350 - let alone $700 !! :roll:


The incorrect inclusion of Speedmaster in his title reminded me - whatever happened to his similarly over-priced 7A38-6030 ? :|

Answer: Withdrawn (after 2 bumps with reductions to 'only' $400). I think I can confidently predict the same outcome for this one. ;)



O.K. So I was slightly wrong in my prediction: in that it wasn't actually 'withdrawn' per se - but it obviously didn't sell either. Not even after a dozen or more 'Bumps' and a reduction to 'only' $550 last November. Let's see what it makes in the 'Real World', eh ? :P

July 19, 2018 at 3:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The 7-day Canadian eBay auction for a 7A38-6010, in better than average used condition, ended a few moments ago, selling for $308 Canadian after 11 bids. Incidentally, that's equivalent to $236.11 US, somewhat more realistic and rather less than half this would-be profiteering reseller's recently 'reduced' (joke) asking price of $550 (on WatchUseek). :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253760989973

July 26, 2018 at 4:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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