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Seiko7A38 at September 5, 2018 at 11:20 AM

It's hard to believe it been almost exactly a year since I last saw a 7A38-6050 listed on Yahoo Japan auctions. So, it's nice in a way, that it's an 'old friend' that gives me cause to update this thread. :) This familiar example, fitted with a non-original Citizen bracelet, was listed earlier today as a 4-day auction, with an opening bid price of 45,000 Yen.



http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d306741484


I'll admit I didn't instantly recognise the watch head, but the Citizen bracelet and the Japanese seller's user ID jin_sigp210 immediately rang a bell. This same 7A38-6050 case-back s/n 540225 featured heavily on the first page of this thread, between February and December 2012, when it was initially listed as a 'head only', (and re-listed ad nauseam) then fitted with a rubber 'tyre tread' strap and most latterly that Citizen bracelet.


I have a feeling the seller will meet with more success this time around. ;)



Famous last words. :roll: Talk about giving someone's listing the 'kiss of death'.

Despite my rosy prediction (and other lesser 7A38's selling on Yahoo Japan for considerably higher prices), that 7A38-6050 has failed to attract a bid - and still remains unsold, more than 2 months later. :( The YJ seller has continued to re-list it (retaining the same YJ item number) for 4 or 5 days at a time (not continuously), but evidently hasn't yet considered further reducing his opening bid price. :/


He now has some competition. Earlier today, another 7A38-6050 was listed on Yahoo Japan, as a 3-day auction, with a much lower opening bid price of 25,000 Yen. It already has a bidder. This one's fitted with a rubber 'Dive' strap. Apart from the scratched crystal, there's not much to choose between their overall condition. If anything, this newer one appears to have less rubbing wear to the black chrome coating on the bezel thumb grips.



http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l483472189



Google translates the Japanese seller's description as follows:


Seiko's quartz chronograph (Cal.7A38-6050) is

I purchased it quite a long time ago (1980s?) And started using it again for several years

The battery ran out and I replaced again this November.

(Product Details)

Case size 42 mm

Case material SS (stainless steel)

Dial color Black (black)

Model number 7 A 38 - 6050

Movement quartz

accessory is not available

(Remarks)

Since there are conspicuous scratches on the glass, those who are concerned please refrain.

In addition, the belt is not the original one, we are exchanging.

I will assume shipping by Yupakuto.


November 11, 2018 at 7:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 3-day Yahoo Japan auction for a 7A38-6050, fitted with a rubber 'Dive' Strap, ended earlier in the week (I'm in 'catch-up' mode at present). It sold for a very reasonable ¥36,600 Yen after 6 bids. That's equivalent to approx. $324.35 USD / £252.50 GBP. Judging by the high 5-digit feedback number of the winning bidder ID, it was purchased by an international buyer, using one of the proxy bidding services.


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l483472189



November 16, 2018 at 10:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Presumably in response to that result, long-term would-be YJ seller jin_sigp210 has since reduced his opening bid price slightly, from 45,000 Yen to 42,000 Yen.


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d306741484



November 16, 2018 at 10:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Once again, the latest 4-day re-listing for his 7A38-6050, by would-be YJ seller jin_sigp210 ended, about 10 minutes ago, with no bids placed - still unsold. :(


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d306741484



November 18, 2018 at 7:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Excuse the slightly belated update. After yet another 5-day re-listing, the above 7A38-6050, fitted with a non-original Citizen bracelet finally sold last weekend for the reduced ¥42,000 Yen opening bid price. That's equivalent to approx. $370 USD / £290 GBP. Anyway, I think I can be forgiven for being a week late posting the result. After all, it's been over 6½ years since it was first listed on Yahoo Japan (see page 1 of this thread). Ironic that it ended up selling for his original 2012 Buy-it-Now price too. :roll:


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d306741484



December 2, 2018 at 5:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 'Junk' 7A38-6050, fitted with a Citizen Promaster nylon strap was listed on Yahoo Japan earlier today as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 1 Yen. Compared to the two previous examples, this one typically suffers from fading of the red dial printing, chrono' hands and minute marker ring.



https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/v613168945



Google translates the Japanese seller's title and description as follows:


I SEIKO / Seiko Quartz / 7A38-6050 / Chronograph / Speedmaster / Junk

It becomes SEIKO chronograph (7A38-6050). I purchased it about 30 years ago and used it. Because the genuine belt was damaged, the belt of CITIZEN - PROMASTER is installed. The battery has just been replaced on December 31st. The function as a watch is not a problem, but the second hand of CG 5/100 does not move. Overall scratches are many old things so it will be treated as junk. After confirming the image, thank you for considering only those who were convinced. Any questions please ask a question. The item will be watch body and manual. I hope in a no claim no return.

Shipping will be Kuroneko Yamato Takkyubin Compact

Shipping fee will be cash on delivery only.


January 5, 2019 at 10:39 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 7-day Yahoo Japan auction for a 'Junk' 7A38-6050, fitted with a Citizen Promaster nylon strap ended this afternoon, selling for ¥19,000 Yen after 43 bids. That's equivalent to approx. $175 USD / £136.30 GBP. The auction finishing time was automatically extended by 10 minutes, due to a late placed bid. Looking at the high feedback number of the encrypted winning bidder ID, I think it's safe to assume it was purchased by an international buyer, using one of the proxy bidding services.


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/v613168945



January 12, 2019 at 5:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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