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Seiko7A38
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Seiko7A38 at June 24, 2018 at 3:55 AM

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


The US eBay seller of that 7A38-6010, with the abnormally short bracelet, ended their original listing early, at the end of June. Presumably the error was in the highly over-optimistic pricing. :roll:


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


They unsuccessfully re-listed it August, with the Buy-it-Now price reduced to $275 (item # 263872216830) and again earlier this month. It finally sold yesterday evening, but not for the reduced $275 Buy-it-Now price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263929011047

WatchCount.com's Look-up tool reveals it finally sold for an offer of $200.



As confirmed by the eBay Purchase History:


Presumably the buyer has girly sized wrists or a good supply of adjustment links.


September 23, 2018 at 4:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This well-worn non-running 7A38-6010 was listed very late yesterday evening by a Dutch eBay seller, with a Buy-it-Now price of £99 or the option to make an offer. It's only remarkable for one thing - the condition of the SQ clasp. It's so much better than the rest of the watch, showing virtually no wear. It's obviously a replacement - in the correct finish and style, but evidently off something else. Note the inner part of the Z fold is stamped 'Z', whereas it should be stamped 'G' (from the bracelet's assembly part number G1157F). ;)


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202488165476

November 1, 2018 at 7:29 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Another 7A38-6010, in average worn condition, was listed earlier this evening, by an Italian eBay seller, with a typically Italianate over-optimistic Buy-it-Now price of 380 Euros. I dunno about the seller's claim of  'ottime condizioni'. :roll: One of the first things I noticed, while flicking through his photos, was the horribly butchered case-back. :(


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183516109246


Orologio di marca Seiko

Si presenta in ottime condizioni, il movimento funziona e funziona benissimo. Non ha alcun difetto, funzionante in ogni sua parte anche la cronografia. Il cinturino al 98% conserva il suo colore originale. Originale in ogni sua parte

Dimensioni circa 39

Movimento Seiko 7a38

Carica al quarzo

Vetro in minerale

Quadrante originale Seiko

Cinturino originale Seiko

Per qualsiasi domanda contattatemi, non sono responsabile per ritardi della spedizione internazionale.


November 2, 2018 at 3:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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That well-worn, non-running 7A38-6010, listed by the Dutch eBay seller, two weeks ago, sold earlier in the week - but not for the £99 Buy-it-Now price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202488165476


WatchCount.com's Look-up tool reveals it sold for a best offer of £80.


November 16, 2018 at 10:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The Italian eBay seller of that supposedly 'ottime condizioni' 7A38-6010 re-listed it a couple of times, most recently reducing their 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price from 380 down to 350 Euros. :roll: Earlier this week, they apparently saw reason and re-listed it as a 10-day auction with an opening bid price of 1 Euro.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183592495527


December 20, 2018 at 6:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above 10-day Italian eBay auction for a 7A38-6010 ended this morning, with bidding @ 191 Euros after 30 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183592495527


Typically, the auction appears to have been shilled, in the best Italian tradition. :roll: If you check the bidding history, not only does the Zero-feedback winning bidder show 100% activity with the seller, but so also do two other bidders, both with a feedback rating of 1. The highest bid by what appears to be a genuine bidder was 160 Euros. No great surprise, it was back on eBay again this afternoon, this time re-listed as a 7-day auction.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183608565677


December 28, 2018 at 11:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

JimSclavunos
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I had my eye on that one, but now knowing the auction was shilled I won't touch it. 

December 29, 2018 at 7:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Yes Jim, shill bidding is unfortunately almost endemic on Italian eBay auctions. :roll:

Here's another 7A38-6010, fitted with a plastic 'Tropic' strap, in place of the original bracelet, listed by another regular Italian re-seller cmax-28762 yesterday evening, as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of 99.90 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132903004080


Rare Seiko Quartz Cronograph Sports 100 7A38-6010/AO movimento al Quartz funzionante batteria nuova condizioni estetica buona ghiera girevole bidirezionale dual tone nero Gold cassa acciaio pvd nera tasti Gold fondello a vite cinturino in gomma tipo tropic ormai vintage corredato di Scatola epoca.


December 30, 2018 at 3:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The re-listed 7-day Italian eBay auction for a 7A38-6010 ended a few moments ago, selling for a slightly more realistic 162 Euros after 11 bids. A couple of the suspected shill bidders (with feedback ratings of 0 and 1) from the previous auction made a couple of bids early on. Coincidentally, the winning bidder, who sniped it with 6 seconds to go, also now has 100% activity with the seller. So let's hope it was a genuine sale this time. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183608565677


January 4, 2019 at 8:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The other 7-day Italian eBay auction, for the 7A38-6010 fitted with a 'Tropic' strap, ended yesterday evening, sellling for 176 Euros after 13 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132903004080


January 6, 2019 at 6:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This very nice, if not quite mint example of a 7A38-6010 was tantalisingly listed by a Canadian eBay seller, in the early hours of Tuesday morning of this week. It was originally set up as a 5-day auction with an opening bid price of $199.99 (US), or the option of a Buy-it-Now price for $299.99 - which given the apparently excellent condition was frankly way too low in today's marketplace.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254088016777




This is a RARE find beautiful complete set of Stainless Steel Pvd black Seiko 7A38-6010 men's chronograph with boxes and paper all in very NICE condition . 100% original factory Seiko japan made . All signed Seiko including : dial (original mint black ), case ( near mint, black PVD on stainless steel and gold bezel, pusher and , slightly wear only found on the back side the band edges, may not able to see on pictures due to only on oneside and last few links. other part of the case are mint ), movement ( mint tested working checked by our watch maker, ). it come with a photo copy of the manual and original warranty booklet. selling cheap!!!

Everything in the picture come with it. very collectiable timepiece don't miss!!!

This watch keeps good time, no visible lost or gain in 1 hr test period. You need to set by yourself with the manual provided.

The watch size is 37mm without crown, 43.5mm lug to lug.

Due to all my watches are from collectors and mostly vintage timepieces over 20 years, sometimes have been sitting for a long time, only 1hr testing is not enought to find out how well the watch truely preform, therefore a minor cleaning by watch maker is always a good idea.

Don't miss it !!!!

CHECK my feedbacks for numerous satisfied customers and my other auctions here!

Please note Shipping charges are the same regardless of value of the item. The post office do not distinguish between a cheap item Vs Expensive item. PLEASE READ shipping costs section at bottom, I do have combined shipping , i only charge one shipping as many as items you buy at one time, I will refund the extra if it's buy it now.


It actually lasted 4 hours, during which time it received 22 views, before the seller pulled it because of an error in the listing. Presumably the error was in his pricing.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm//254088016777



I suspect it was probably sold off eBay for an undisclosed 'back door' offer. :/


January 26, 2019 at 10:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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By comparison, there was another 7A38-6010, in average worn condition, listed by a US eBay seller, in the early hours of Monday morning, with an over-optimistic Buy-it-Now price of $425, or the option to make a more realistic lower offer. It's being offered to international buyers through eBay's dysfunctional GSP programme, which potentially adds another $137.50 in charges. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273666472671

         


Ultra Rare Seiko 7a38-6010. Condition is Pre-owned.

Up for sale today is my extremely rare/hard to find Seiko 7a38-6010 Chronograph. It is in very good condition considering it’s age. I just had the battery and seal replaced. All functions work properly. Please review pictures for condition as they are part of the description.

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January 26, 2019 at 10:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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