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This stainless 7A38-7000 in decent average worn condition was listed earlier today by a US ebay seller, with a Buy-it-Now price of $250. It's being offered through eBay's GSP programme.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302450778890


Stainless steel Seiko chronograph Tachymeter, stamped back case 7A38-7000 and serial # 301027. Brand new crystal. The case measures approximate 42 mm lug to lug and 40 mm wide not include pushers. We clean case and band and supply new cell and is keeping excellent time. Please email us if you have any questions. Sorry the dial is in excellent condition but my pictures are not good all the time they show fog. I do my best.

International Bidders welcome~ not Gift, low value, etc. All custom and duties is your responsibility

Thank you


September 13, 2017 at 12:10 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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No great surprise, given the reasonable asking price ....

The above stainless 7A38-7000 sold yesterday evening for the full $250 Buy-it-Now price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302450778890


As confirmed by eBay's Purchase History: http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBidsLogin&item=302450778890


September 15, 2017 at 5:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The Australian eBay seller who listed a very tatty 'head only' gold-tone 7A38-7000 last week also listed a stainless 7A38-7000 - again a 'head only' at the same time. The difference being that whereas he started the auction for the gold-tone @ $0.90 Au, he priced the stainless one rather more optimistically, with an opening bid price of $250 Au.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263258725180


This is one of two Seiko's 7A38-7000 that I have listed today. This stainless one seems to be functioning as it should. Both day and date move on at the appropriate time. When I press the top right button the chrono kicks in as it should with the 1/10s dial whirling and the sweep hand ticking away and the thirty minute dial counting off as it should. When I press it again all hands stop. I then pull the winding crown fully out and all hands spin to reset to zero correctly. I assume the bottom right button is for a light ? (if so, not working) it doesent seem to do anything else. Whilst the crown is pulled fully out the watch has the hack feature and totally stops showing this on the bottom seconds dial. The crystal is badly scratched so I guess it will need replacing unless you can polish it. The case is pretty tidy, no major dings or marks and the movement is actually keeping good time.


The 7-Day auction ended this morning, not surprisingly, without any bids being placed. The seller re-listed it soon afterwards, with the same opening bid price of $250 Au. But then he ended that re-listing half an hour later, allegedly because of an error in the listing. I suspect the error was in the pricing. :P


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263269976121


October 19, 2017 at 9:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at August 7, 2017 at 1:37 PM

The above US eBay auction for a stainless 7A38-7000 'head only' parts or repair watch ended in the early hours of this morning, selling for the opening bid price of $79.97.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292201716784



I've just been going through my eBay watching page, deleting some of the items which had been re-listed, when I noticed that other 'head only' parts or repair stainless 7A38-7000, which had been re-listed ad nauseam by the US eBay seller had sold (once again) a couple of days ago. Let's hope it stays sold this time. :roll:


October 19, 2017 at 10:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Not intended as any kind of a plug, but it would be remiss of me not to mention this tidy example of a stainless 7A38-7000 listed at the weekend by a US eBay seller. Forum member Don(watch) is currently thinning his collection to raise funds for a new arrival. At the weekend, he listed half a dozen 7A38's on eBay, including this watch, which has featured earlier in this thread. Like myself, Don has a few of this model, so he can afford to let one go. Though I suspect he may have to reduce his current Buy-it-Now asking price of $525 to make a sale.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172954547343


This is the "Famous 7000" SEIKO 7A38-7000 -----All original condition showing very little use----7.5 inch plus band----All functions work correctly-----a couple of links near the buckle show a slight distortion at certain angles of reflection, hard to notice.


October 31, 2017 at 6:39 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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After about a week, Don added a wrist shot of the same watch, possibly a library image (not one I remember him posting in the WRUW thead) making that the primary listing image.




His 7A38-7000 sold in the early hours of this morning, not for his over-optimistic Buy-it-Now price of $525 ....


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172954547343



But as shown by WatchCount.com's look-up tool against a best offer for $450:




As confirmed by the eBay Offer / Purchase History:

November 15, 2017 at 10:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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It is interesting what WatchCount does not show.  The last offer was for $ 425.00 and I counter offered $ 450.00 and buyer waited a day to accept.  :roll:

November 15, 2017 at 11:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Hardly worth mentioning really. :roll: If anything, this post probably more rightfully belongs in James' old Bottom of the 7Axx Barrel thread in the eBay section. 

This scabby 'head only' remnant of a stainless 7A38-7000, that has clearly been messed about with, was listed this morning (admittedly as a 'parts watch') by an Indian eBay seller, with a wishful Buy-it-Now price of $49.99. :(


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253297334842



Up for sale here vintage Japan Made all steel all original Seiko Chronograph Quartz Men watch in absolute not working condition for parts. STEM CROWN ARE MISSING. All three pushers are present. One sub second hand is missing. All hands are original. Crystal is original. Back could close as it should. Movement needs repair. Watch has wear sign or scratches everywhere because it is a preowned vintage watch. Good luck


Good Luck indeed. Unless you can see yourself recovering $50 of usable parts (which I can't honestly), my advice, to use the immortal words of the Bard ....


December 6, 2017 at 8:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Looks like somebody thought they could salvage $50 worth of parts from that mess of a 7A38-7000. It sold a couple of days ago for the $49.99 Buy-it-Now price. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253297334842

December 16, 2017 at 12:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Looks like someone snapped up a comparative bargain buy late last night, in the form of a decent condition stainless 7A38-7000. The only faults I could see in the seller's photos were a couple of light scratches on the crystal and the odd slightly distorted bracelet link. It was listed in the early hours of this morning (for 10 days), by a US eBay seller, with an opening bid price $100 and a Buy-it-Now price of only $150. Needless to say the listing wasn't live for very long, before someone hit the Buy-it-Now button. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182996563859


Please view photos, there is a scratch by 70 65 as shown in photo, ALSO by the small dial between 15 30 as shown in photo, that's all I can see, normal wear, for age of watches, if you need more information please email me.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182996563859


WatchCount.com's Look-up tool shows that the listing was only live for 5 minutes, during which time it received 7 views.




Details confirmed in the eBay Bid / Purchase History:



January 5, 2018 at 8:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This next example, fitted with a leather strap in place of the bracelet, will take a little longer to shift - at least 5 days, anyway. :P It was listed this morning by a Spanish eBay seller as a 5-day auction with an opening bid price of 200 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282798214697


Reloj de pulsera para caballero de la casa SEIKO 7A38-7000 VINTAGE CHRONOGRAPH CALENDARIO QUARTZ JAPAN

Diámetro : 40mm sin contar La Corona

Funciona perfectamente y está en perfecto estado y lo vendo tal como se ve en fotos y cualquier pregunta no dudes de preguntar antes de pujar no aceptó ningún voto negativo, por eso hay que preguntar Antes de pujar.Esto es todo y el pago mediante en Paypal o cuenta bancaria. Suerte en la puja.


January 5, 2018 at 8:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Meanwhile, this stainless 7A38-7000, fitted with a non-original, but nicely matching Seiko SQ bracelet, was listed on the SCWF Trading Post yesterday, by regular seller Mike Mounce, with an asking price of $350.


http://www.thewatchsite.com/8-seiko-citizen-trading-post/304881.html

FS SOLD: Vintage Seiko 7A38-7000 Quartz Chronograph $350




Edit: Looks like it was SOLD not long after I took my screen print.


Belated Edit: It seems that whoever bought that 7A38-7000 off Mike Mounce (presumably through WatchUseek, rather than the SCWF Trading Post) wasn't too enamoured with it. Because he listed it for sale on WUS a couple of weeks later:


http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/4617281.html

FS: Seiko 7A38-7000 Chronograph


January 7, 2018 at 5:46 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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That 5-day Spanish eBay auction listing, for a 7A38-7000 fitted with a leather strap ended this morning, selling for 217.50 Euros after 4 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282798214697


January 10, 2018 at 12:46 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This stainless 7A38-7000 in decent cosmetic condition was listed in the early hours of this morning, by a US eBay seller, with an over-optimistic Buy-it-Now price of $450. It's being offered through eBay's GSP program (a completely pointless exercise for a Seiko), which if you could buy it would potentially add another $145 to the asking price. If I'm not mistaken, the seller is 'Pelican Pete', one of the leading lights of the old Network54 SCWF.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202210994606



Seiko 7A38 - 7000 40mm case. Fully working, all hands return to 0 and no wear to button mechanisms. A lovely example of this model of watch. Great condition for its 34 years or more on this planet. Original Stainless steel strap with matte black centers. Original crystal, original black face, and hands. Sad to see this go, but downsizing my large collection of wrist watches. This watch has such an amazing reassuring click to its buttons that no rival has.


Edit: The seller has already reduced his Buy-it-Now price from $450 to $400.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202210994606


January 31, 2018 at 3:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above stainless 7A38-7000 sold rather quicker than expected, later yesterday evening, but not for the reduced $400 Buy-it-Now price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202210994606



But as revealed by WatchCount.com's Look-up tool against an offer for $275.




As confirmed by the eBay Purchase History:


Belated Edit: No excuses on my part. I'd simply failed to notice the case-back serial number of this 7A38-7000 sold by pelicanpete62. It's 3N0293. If that fails to ring any bells, it's the same 7A38-7000 which Don sold in mid-November for $450. See my posts higher up this page. Don has since kindly confirmed that he sold the watch to Pete. That they both used red backgrounds in their listing photos was just a coincidence. What probably threw me a curved ball was that although Pete initially asked $450 as a Buy-it-Now (same as he paid Don), he let it go very quickly, much cheaper against a best offer of $275. 


What becomes significant about this is who bought it from him - a nasty greedy profiteering re-seller of the worst kind. See my post at the bottom of this page.


February 1, 2018 at 12:54 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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There was another 7A38-7000 offered for sale, by regular seller 'RoverGuy78' on WatchUseek last week, that I hadn't spotted before, which also had an asking price of $400. It's sold, but I'm not sure what It may have actually gone for.


http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-4623863.html

FS: Vintage Seiko 7A38-7000 Chronograph - SOLD



February 1, 2018 at 12:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Hardly worth mentioning really, apart from the benefit of our Italian readers, most of whom I'm sure have already seen it. This stainless 7A38-7000, fitted with one of those horrible 'one-size-fits-all' hair-pulling expanding bracelets was listed earlier this afternoon by an Italian eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 200 Euros. Unfortunately, the short-sighted seller is unwilling to ship outside Italy. Probably just as well, really, as he doesn't accept PayPal - offering only credit cards as a means of payment. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253409114196


Come da titolo inserzione vendo questo bellissimo orologio da polso vintage firmato Seiko, modello 7A38 7000 A5 assolutamente originale. Il modello presenta caratteristiche Quartz Chronograph Tachymeter, water resistant e made in Japan, qualità impeccabile. Usato ma in buone condizioni generali, testato e perfettamente funzionante in tutto e per tutto con batteria nuova di zecca appena sostituita. L'orologio è stato ritrovato in un comò di una vecchia abitazione nel mio paese. Vedi comunque attentamente tutte le foto! Vera occasione per amatori e collezionisti del genere.

La spedizione avverrà per mezzo di posta raccomandata di Poste Italiane (sicura al 100% e tracciabile online) al costo di € 10 (spedizione + imballaggio).

Per il metodo di pagamento preferisco "altro" (pp), tuttavia vi contatterò io ad asta conclusa.

Sono disponibile per ogni vostra eventuale domanda, nonchè offerta o proposta privata per concludere anche prima che scada l'asta.

SPEDIZIONE SOLO IN ITALIA! I SHIP ONLY TO ITALY!

Buona asta a tutti!


In fact I'd already seen it myself, earlier in the week, where the seller had listed it, on the two Italian free classified sites, Subito.it and Kijiji.it, using the same photos and description, with an asking price of 200 Euros:


http://www.subito.it/abbigliamento-accessori/orologio-seiko-quartz-7a38-7000-chronograph-japan-trento-237808666.htm

http://www.kijiji.it/annunci/orologi/trento-annunci-brentonico/orologio-seiko-quartz-7a38-chronograph-tachymeter-japan/122288712


I just couldn't be arsed to write it up before. :P


February 4, 2018 at 12:08 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Speaking of narrow-minded 'parochial' eBay sellers ....

This stainless 7A38-7000, which appears to be quite a nice example was listed earlier this evening, by a German eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 125 Euros. Unlike some, who steadfastly refuse to ship 'Ausland', this German seller will ship to European Union countries. Well, most of them, except they've excluded United Kingdom*. I didn't think we'd quite Brexit'd yet. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401488143360


*Nope it's not just us Brits. :( Seems she doesn't like lots of other nationalities, including the Belgians (understandable) and the Italians, plus scores of other countries not in the EU. :roll:



February 4, 2018 at 3:54 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above 7-day German eBay auction for a stainless 7A38-7000 ended a few moments ago, selling for 237  Euros after 18 bids. It has to be said, that given its apparent condition, one might have expected it to do rather better, were it not for the narrow-mindedness of the German eBay seller. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401488143360


February 11, 2018 at 2:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Sometimes, in my effort to keep these threads updated with the latest eBay listings and their sales results, I occasionally miss things. I simply don't have time to check the case-back serial number of every watch, to see if it's ever been sold before, however recently that might have been - particularly in a thread like this, 6 or 7 pages long. Then there are the odd occasions when such inadvertent omissions turn out to be actually quite significant. In which case, as I'm about to do, I'll go back and update the relevant post with a 'Belated Edit'.


Apart from numerous PM's from forum members, I also quite regulary receive questions, usually asking for advice, from people who aren't members (and have no intention of joining or contributing to the forum). Depending how busy I am, I usually try my best to help them. I must admit, I gave the person who messaged me late yesterday evening a hard time. I'd already spent a long day at the keyboard and was tired. Plus what he drew to my attention angered me intensely. So here's a public apology Mark. I'm sure you won't mind me publishing your message. ;)




As soon as clicked on Mark's link, I saw red  - and the air turned blue ! 


http://chronocentric.com/forums/chronotrader/index.cgi?page=1;id=84615

FS: Vintage Seiko 7a38-7000 Day-Date Quartz Chronograph


First check the case-back serial number  in the last photo - 3N0293.


Yes it's our 'old friend', NewOldStock, up to his old tricks again, but not advertising on SCWF Trading Post and WatchUseek as he habitually does (with umpteen bumps), but trying to extract a fat profit by offering it to a wealthier clientele on Chonocentric.com's ChronoTrader Forum. 


He's asking $650 :o - and according to Mark, might be willing to accept $550. 

But hang on a minute .... let's just take a look at this watch's prior selling history.


This 7A38-7000, case-back serial number 3N0293 first appeared on page 2 of this thread, back in February 2014, when it was purchased by forum member Don from a female UK eBay seller.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141193828512




Don paid £227.22 which at today's exchange rate equates to $314 US.


As you can see from my posts higher up this page, Don first listed it on eBay at the end of October last year with a somewhat optimistic Buy-it-Now price of $525. He declined offers of $255, $375 and countered the last offer of $425 with $450. It was purchased by PelicanPete62.


Pete put it up for sale on 31st January, initially with a Buy-it-Now of $450 (the same price he'd paid Don), but quickly reduced that to $400 and in less than a day - 1st February, had sold it, for only $275 against a best offer. :/


It was purchased by 'NewOldStock', using the eBay ID learn2forget - a username that he regularly uses to buy watches off eBay for resale on forums. If you were to check out that eBay ID, you'd find little or no evidence of him dealing in watches (especially with the other junk he has for sale). He rarely (if ever) leaves feedback for sellers he buys the watches from, leaving no trail.


So having paid only $275 for the watch himself, other than taking a set of very cleverly lit photos (especially when compared to Pete's set, which by comparison didn't do the watch any favours), what is his justification for asking $650

Other than sheer greed that is ? 


February 12, 2018 at 8:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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