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Seiko7A38
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Seiko7A38 at August 29, 2015 at 7:42 AM

Funnily enough, only a couple of days after that listing ended, another 7A38-6040, but evidently not in such good cosmetic condition as the previous example, was listed on Yahoo Japan, with an opening bid price of 5000 Yen.



http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w124423120




(The discrepancy in image sizes is due to the first 3 being YJ hosted versus these 4 which are embedded in the description.)




Google translates the seller's Japanese title and description (badly as usual) as follows:


SEIKO Speedmaster 7A38 Quartz rare

It becomes exhibition of SEIKO Seiko Speedmaster (domestic model). The model number: 7A38-6040 in body only, accessory is not. Currently, the battery has expired. The size of the case, about 37 ~ 38mm, is a model with a calendar notation. (English, two conventions of Chinese characters) arm around, corresponding to about 17 to 19㎝. There is a child scratches on the glass surface or the whole, but it is relatively clean state. This is the original state. To your question, but I will correspond as much as possible, for us you are not familiar to watch, there are times when it Kaneru served to answer but please note. Seeing good publication photograph of, I need your help by the no claim, no return.



That Yahoo Japan auction for the 7A38-6040 ended earlier this afternoon:


http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w124423120



It sold for 27,000 Yen (equivalent to approx. $222 USD / £144 GBP) after 29 bids by 10 different bidders.


August 30, 2015 at 10:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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What might very possibly be a nice lightly used example of the JDM 7A38-6040 was listed on Yahoo Japan auctions overnight.



http://page8.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h209366972



Unforunately, due to the seller's small poor quality photos, it's not really possible to determine its true condition. :roll:



Google translates the seller's Japanese description as follows:


SEIKO chronograph Speed ​​Master 

1. Time display 

2. Calendar display (English / Japanese) 

3. Stopwatch 

4. Counter 

5. Tachymeter 

★ the world's first quartz type chronograph 

Place a tachymeter on the outer periphery of the black board 

3:00 position is 5/100 second counter, usually second hand at 6 o'clock, 9 o'clock position is the 30-minute counter. 

Although a description of the push button, 2:00 position, chronograph start / stop: 5/100 seconds for position needle modification. 

4:00 position, chronograph reset: for a normal second hand position adjustment. 

8:00 position crown is, one-stage argument: 2 Pull in for a chronograph needle position adjustment: is for the time setting. 

Notably counter function to be performed is pulled out one stage. 

5/100 sec meter, CG (s) meter, the CG minute totalizer it will be possible to move each person memory use each button. 

10:00 position, it uses at the time of the lap time measurement and chronograph needle position adjustment. 

It is the thing which had been important in storage and remove the batteries and hardly used. 

There is no conspicuous crack also watch body and windshield. 

This month, I had put the battery in the clock shop. 

★ There are manual and case. 

Please note that there may be a small abrasion in the belt. 

Belt should be adjusted to suit the thickness of the wrist.

Shipping: This is a Yu-pack or Yamato courier service.

■ Other methods. 

★ Yamato courier service postage payment on delivery. 

(Additional 57 minutes at September 28, 2015 14)

Photos will be posted later. please note that.

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September 28, 2015 at 5:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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That Yahoo Japan auction for the potentially rather nice example of a 7A38-6040 was due to end at 2:30pm this afternoon (UK time), but was extended by 10 minutes, due to late bids placed. It sold for 46,500 Yen (equivalent to approx. $387.50 USD / £255.50 GBP) after 20 bids by 7 different bidders.


http://page8.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h209366972



October 4, 2015 at 9:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This 7A38-6040 fitted with a non-original after-market bezel insert and showing some evidence of degradation of the dial and hand lume was listed on Yahoo Japan auctions earlier today. Still, with an opening bid price of only One Yen, it's sale is guaranteed.




http://page17.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/v448789993



Google translates the Japanese seller's description as follows:


Thank you for viewing. On the description of the check, I will tender. ■ · Seiko Speedmaster Chronograph Quartz 7A38-6040 with day of the week Date ■ size crown except a diameter of about 37mm ■ belt buckle might be because it does not know the state at the time of genuine belt width of about 18mm new belt is a little beauty . There is a distortion Deki force is applied of people the wrong way removed for buckle. There is no problem to stop use and. It does not take after you fit in the arm. ■ overhaul history is unknown per operation goods battery replaced. ■ OH-winning auction purchase. ■ payment method thank you within three days after the bank transfer the end of the auction. ■ I hope in postage successful bidder cash on delivery. ■ There is no accessory. It is an exhibition of body only. It is a popular Speedmaster even state of the commodity now. Design would say. Because it is old watches, but attrition dirt small scratch in appearance. In the vintage I think that it is goods that can use still is. Luminous of deterioration is seen for dial-needle. It might not be the way and will not darkened a little think about the age. Part of the non-luminous is beautiful. All for the needle of the chronograph has been running. Just because of us amateur, I do not know how to adjust such as the position to stop the needle. Long needle other than the minute hand, hour hand will stop back to 38 seconds Atari Pressing the reset. It may not even be able to answer the detailed questions. It might be better of the more detailed regard buckles and needles. The exact day difference because it becomes the old one, the accuracy of the guarantee, there is no guarantee of each operation. Nervous person please refrain from the tender. I liked to buy at the auction, but I will exhibit for not used at all. We are moving vigorously. Cherish we ask those who can use it. The more questions you may not be able to answer. Since it is essentially secondhand goods no claim no return, please.

February 14, 2016 at 1:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The Yahoo Japan auction listing for that less than ideal condition 7A38-6040 ended a few minutes ago. The auction finish time was automatically extended by 5 minutes due to a late bid. It sold for 25,700 Yen (approx. $228 / £158.40) after 34 bids by 12 bidders.


http://page17.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/v448789993


February 21, 2016 at 7:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

lanang
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Posts edited by Admin: Please note the 7A38-6040 pictured below is fitted with a 7A38-6000 NOS bezel (hence the blue insert).


Originally posted by lanang on January 26, 2016 at 4:34 AM


my finding, little gem :D



my new findings
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so much 7As to collect so thinning flat wallet :roll:

April 10, 2016 at 9:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This well wabi'd example of a JDM 7A38-6040 appeared on eBay overnight, listed by re-seller lonto4271_6h4dgvu (a.k.a. l_h_m_m on Yahoo Japan). I didn't see the watch when it was on Yahoo Japan - otherwise I would have posted about it here. Nor was I able to find it in a quick search on closed auctions, but knowing his modus operandi, it's fairly safe to assume that's where it originated.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/152156731424



 Welcome to my auction :)

[ WATCH DETAILS ] 

Product : Vintage SEIKO Quartz Chronograph Speed master 7A38-6040 

Movement. & Movement No : Quartz Battery. Cal.7A38 

Case Serial Number : 495573 

Material of Case : ST Steel 

Dial Color : Black 

Case Size : 37mm (with out crown) 

The length of the belt : 18cm

Band Material Types : ST.Steel 

Working condition : Perfectly working. In new battery. 

Condition of Case : A little bit of scratch

Condition of Case back : A little bit of scratch

Condition of Dial :No scratches

Condition of Hands :No scratches

Condition of Crown :A Very little bit of scratch

Condition of Glass :A Very little bit of scratch

Condition of Band : A little bit of scratch. Damage to buckle. 

Please look at the pictures for more detail. 

Manufacturer Warranty :NO.

Instruction Manual :NO.

SEIKO Gray box.(Not Original Box) 

100% Genuine Seiko. 

I'm sorry. Bid early termination won't be accepted.

[ International Buyers – Caution ] 

Watch at your destination of tariff does not send to the country of prohibited goods. 

[ Payment ] 

PayPal only.

Payment must be received within 7 Days of the close of transaction. 

If there is a problem with the goods, you can depending on the return if within 14 days from arrival.

In that case, the purchaser, please pay the mailing cost. 

[ Shipping ] 

Worldwide. All area - $20.00 Only. Combination Shipping cost No charge. 

International EMS Global Express from Japan.

The processing time for international shipment is generally 7-14 business days to most other countries.

Shipment will be made after the payment is confirmed. Shipping the next day of payment !


July 6, 2016 at 3:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above eBay auction for a well-wabi'd 7A38-6040 ended in the early hours of this morning, selling for $163.50 (approx. £125.87) after 23 bids. If I'm not mistaken, the encrypted winning bidder ID 1***b (921) belongs to UK collector Bob Barkell.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152156731424


July 13, 2016 at 2:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This JDM 7A38-6040 which appears to be in decent cosmetic condition was listed overnight on Yahoo Japan auctions overnight, with an opening bid price of 5000 Yen.



http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w149707143



Google translates the Japanese seller's description roughly as follows:

 

Thank you very much for looking.

Here is a 1980's Seiko "Speedmaster" watch.

In diver type with a rotating bezel, it seems whether a rare type with Japan and the day of the week.

Currently, chronograph, we have normal operation, including such as the quick change of the day, day of the week.

Band is comes with a genuine Speedmaster logo bracelet.

Scratch because of aging, attrition, rust, there is also the risk of sudden malfunction for the old quartz watch.

No claim, I will wait for the tender of the person who can acknowledge no return.


August 29, 2016 at 3:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above Yahoo Japan auction for a JDM 7A38-6040 ended earlier this afternoon, selling for a very reasonable 21,000 Yen (equivalent to $203.43 USD /  £153.29 GBP) after 15 bids.


http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w149707143



September 1, 2016 at 12:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This average worn condition 7A38-6040 'Head Only' with discoloured dial and hands lume, was listed on Yahoo Japan auctions yesterday, as a one-day auction, with a possibly optimistic opening bid price of 10,000 Yen. Currently 3 hours remaining ....




http://page2.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/b225572161



Google translates the seller's Japanese description as follows:

 

Description of item

Chronograph watch in the 1980s model of Seiko.

RAF like machine that luxury chronograph 7A38, which is delivered to (Royal Air Force) are mounted, it seems to be the model that has received overwhelming support from mania! 

This watch is in acquaintance of adjustment goods, is a clock that had stopped for a while, but seems to have replaced the recent battery, is what was handed as it is. Such as the purchase time and use the environment because I do not owned is unknown. It has confirmed the following operation. 

Chronograph action has been. When you press the button in the upper right corner of the minute hand is start moving, short needle of between 3 o'clock and high-speed rotation. Short needle will advance one graduation of the 9 o'clock position every time one minute elapses. Date, can be switched in the day of the week. 

It will be more than. 

By the 80s of goods, secondhand goods becomes. I hope in a no claim, no return. 

Since the band is none, thank you to prepare by the successful bidder. Lug width 18mm. 

◯ please be sure to read the case of a bid ◯ (revised September 1, 2016)


Followed by shipping details and the customary list of caveats ....


September 20, 2016 at 5:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above Yahoo Japan one-day auction for a 7A38-6040 'Head Only' just ended. The scheduled finishing time was extended by 10 minutes due to late bids placed. It sold for 12,388 Yen (equivalent to $121.63 USD / £93.85 GBP) after 3 bids.


http://page2.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/b225572161



September 20, 2016 at 8:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This average worn condition JDM 7A38-6040 was listed on Yahoo Japan yesterday, buy 'Store' seller QuickDo, as a 2-day listing with an opening bid price of 13,889 Yen (8% Japanese Sales Tax will need to be added to final bid price).



http://page22.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l364016930




Google translates the Japanese seller's pastel pink hued formatted description as follows. Apologies for text running off page. :roll:



September 24, 2016 at 4:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above 2-day Yahoo Japan auction for a JDM 7A38-6040 just ended a few moments ago, selling for 29,000 Yen (+ 8% Tax) making a total of 31,320 Yen (equivalent to $310 USD / £239 GBP) after 9 bids.


http://page22.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l364016930



September 25, 2016 at 10:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Under other circumstances, I might have posted this in another forum section, at the bottom of the forum home page ....

Other Watch Forums Sales Corner (Where to comment on 7Axx FS adverts on other watch forums.)

But as this particular 7A38-6040, which appeared in a FS advert on WatchUseek yesterday, has already recently been discussed in this 7A38-xxxx model specific thread and the seller's current asking price of $600 is nothing short of blatant profiteering, here goes ....


http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-seiko-7a38-6040-speedmaster-3680658.html




In case you don't recognise it, just scroll back up the page to my post of September 1st.


The above Yahoo Japan auction for a JDM 7A38-6040 ended earlier this afternoon, selling for a very reasonable 21,000 Yen (equivalent to $203.43 USD /  £153.29 GBP) after 15 bids.


http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w149707143


Needless to say, the case-back serial number 495033 matches.



October 19, 2016 at 12:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This JDM 7A38-6040 fitted with a short-ish non-original stainless bracelet was listed on Yahoo Japan auctions earlier today, with an opening bid price of 1000 Yen.



http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w155129256



Google translates the Japanese seller's formatted description as follows:



October 27, 2016 at 8:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Looks like I'd forgotten to post the result for that last Yahoo Japan auction for a JDM 7A38-6040. So here it is, albeit a week late.

Sold for 24,600 Yen (equivalent to approx. $235.30 USD / £190 GBP) after 27 bids.


http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w155129256



November 7, 2016 at 4:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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When I first saw this JDM 7A38-6040 listed by a US eBay seller, offered through the GSP program, yesterday evening, with the primary image showing it fitted with a rubber Dive strap, it briefly threw me for a moment. But in fact, this is just another case of  Déjà Vu - the case-back serial number 495033 being the dead giveaway. It is of course, the very same 7A38-6040 that was offered for sale on WatchUseek in October (for the vastly inflated price of $600) that previously sold on Yahoo Japan, at the beginning of September for 21,000 Yen (equivalent to a mere $203.43).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252624063242



Hello, for sale is a "rare as hen's teeth" Seiko 7A38-6040 Speedmaster from 1984. This is the rare version with the Day/Date function, unlike the 7A28, which has no date. This vintage piece is all original; dial, bezel, hands, crystal, case and bracelet. It is in exceptional condition. Mechanically in excellent condition, cosmetic condition commensurate with age. All chronograph functions as they should and hands reset to zero. A new battery was installed October 2016. It measures 36mm in diameter with 18mm lugs, You will be hard pressed to find a nicer example. Will include a natural rubber strap as well. Keeps exceptional time.


November 7, 2016 at 5:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Ironically, the eBay seller also has it listed FS on WatchUseek, where he bought it, a little over a fortnight ago:roll:


http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-seiko-7a38-6040-speedmaster-3737554.html




(The photos are the same as he used in the eBay listing).


November 8, 2016 at 5:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I was idly googling this lunchtime, as you do, when I spotted a new-ish Japanese blog article on the 7A38-6040 SJS038.

It's new to me, anyway. Although the heading shows today's date, best I can tell, it was published on 10th August this year.


http://watch-monster.com/articles/Olf8D




It's in Japanese, of course, but Google does a pretty good job of translating the article for once.

Apparently the author, Mizora, found it in a thrift shop, while sheltering from the rain. Wait for it ....


 


Yup - that tag says 7,900 Yen - equivalent to a mere $75 Bucks or £60 Quid at today's exchange rates ! :o


Here's a few of the photos from the article (there are more besides). Looks to be a pretty near mint example.


November 8, 2016 at 9:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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