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Seiko7A38 at March 20, 2019 at 4:03 AM

Well, if nothing else, you've certainly got to give him 10/10 for persistence. :roll:

Earlier today, the deluded would-be YJ seller sukippa99jp re-listed his well-worn 7A38-6050 once again, as a 'New' 3-day auction listing. Indeed the 10 photos are all new; the watch is now fitted with a black 2-piece NATO strap, in place of the previous olive green one. Unfortunately, he's elected to stick with his laughably over-ambitious opening bid price of 38,800 Yen.




http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n334404651


So it continues, with him re-listing his laughably over-priced well-worn 7A38-6050 every few days - once again this week. :roll: Earlier today, his listing was joined on Yahoo Japan by another, listed as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 15,000 Yen. Although this example is typically described as 'Junk' (and currently a non-runner), assuming it needs no more than battery replacement and cleaning, is potentially in better condition.




http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/o310066003




Google translates the first part of the formatted Japanese description as follows:


Rare SEIKO Chronograph 7A38-6050 watch


I really can't be bothered with the remainder. It comprises all the usual caveats. :roll:


March 29, 2019 at 11:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Another very familiar-looking 7A38-6050, fitted with a black leather 'Racing' strap, was listed late last night, by a US eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of $100. If I'm correct in my assumption, this particular watch has featured in this thread a few times before, starting on page 1. It first appeared on eBay in April 2012, listed by a Koren eBay seller. That auction ended early, when it was 'back doored', by the self-appointed 'Watchking1', Chuck 'Skip' Laws, who fitted it with a mesh bracelet and re-sold it for a fat profit in July 2012, much to my disgust.


It was purchased by the current US eBay seller mc_kashio, but, as you can see if you pick up the story again on page 3 of this thread, it transpired he had bought a second 7A38-6050 off eBay Germany. He unsuccessfully attempted to sell them as a job lot pair at the end of May 2015. He then sold one of them, which had suffered a damaged sub-dial mounting spigot, separately in June 2015. He never listed the other one again until last night. I believe the original serial number of this watch was 550699. The other one (he sold) was originally 550600. I'm assuming at some point he swapped either their cases or case-backs. When he last listed this watch in May 2015 (as part of the job lot pair), it had case-back s/n 550600. I can't be 100% sure, because Jay has decided to obscure the serial number in this latest listing, but I'd hazard a guess, from the slipped tool marks, it's still 550600. ;)


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264263577169


Original Seiko first quartz chronograph with day/date windows, 1/20" measurement. Very good shape with some wear/scratched as shown. Fully functioning, band not original.

Offered as-is and described with no reserve. Please ask questions within 24 hours of auction end. Thank you.


April 1, 2019 at 12:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The 7-day Yahoo Japan auction for a 'Junk' 7A38-6050 'head only' ended a few moments ago, selling for ¥26,000 Yen after 13 bids, equivalent to approx. $232.75 USD / £178.50 GBP. The auction finishing time was automatically extended by 10 minutes, due to late bids placed. As often seems to be the case lately, going by the 5-digit feedback number of the encrypted winning bidder, I suspect it was won by an international buyer, using one of the proxy bidding services.


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/o310066003



April 5, 2019 at 9:28 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The 7-day US eBay auction for a 7A38-6050, in average worn condition, fitted with a 'Racing' leather strap, ended late yesterday evening, selling for $265 after 10 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264263577169


April 8, 2019 at 12:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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