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Seiko7A38 at April 30, 2018 at 12:33 PM

This gold-tone 7A38-7000 was listed earlier this afternoon by a German eBay seller, as a 3-day auction with an opening bid price of 1 Euro. The listing, as writ, is erroniously titled '7A38-7280', possibly the result of him cloning another listing using eBay's 'Sell one like this' feature. From the single photo, it's unmistakably a 7A38-7000 - and from what you can see of it looks to be a decent example.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282946020100


The above German eBay auction for a gold-tone 7A38-7000 ended earlier this afternoon (about half an hour ago), selling for 118.88 Euros after 17 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282946020100


May 3, 2018 at 11:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Well, I'm not sure why that sale may have fallen through, but earlier this afternoon, the German eBay seller re-listed their gold-tone 7A38-7000 - once again as a 3-day auction with an opening bid price of 1 Euro. However, this time, the listing is correctly titled and they've added a slightly better photo to the previous one.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282952075767



The brief description remains the same ....


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

Seiko7A38
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The above re-listed German eBay auction for a gold-tone 7A38-7000 ended a few moments ago, this time around selling for only 75 Euros after 15 bids - despite the corrected listing title and marginally better photo. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282952075767

May 7, 2018 at 10:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Door to door for 75 Euro and a bath in Corega Tabs.

May 8, 2018 at 8:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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And presumably this is the same gold-tone 7A38-7000 back on eBay Germany, a little over a month later, hoping to make a quick profit, eh, Carlo ? ;)


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273304105524


Der Seikoklassiker: guter Zustand, volle Funktion der Uhr und des Chronographen. Neue Batterie und langes Band gut für circa 22 cm Armumfang.. Breite der Uhr circa 42mm. Für Angebote bin ich offen.

Versand nur D und Umland.


June 18, 2018 at 10:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

ketap
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For profit I better sell one of my 7A38 :) New Glass, Repair the clasp, cleaning and oiling for 30 Euro or a little more is not profit, it love to the 7As. OK?

June 23, 2018 at 5:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Carlo's 7-day eBay auction ended 5 minutes ago, with the gold-tone 7A38-7000 selling for 122 Euros after 7 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273304105524


June 24, 2018 at 2:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at April 5, 2018 at 4:16 AM

I suppose I should mention that (after a brief respite) Italian eBay seller degirpelle has re-listed his gold-tone 7A38-7000 once again. This watch first appeared for sale on the Italian free classifieds site Subito.it, almost a year ago - see my quotes at the top of this page. For this latest re-listing he's used another composite image of 3 new photos - none of which clearly show the apparent ding on the right hand side of the watch case. The Buy-it-Now price of 160 Euros is up 10 Euros from his previous most recently ended re-listing: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173149937010


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173253427730


It's back again - re-listed earlier this evening for the nth time !  


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173380414154


June 25, 2018 at 5:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This gold-tone 7A38-7000, fitted with a lizard strap in place of the original bracelet, was listed in the early hours of this morning by a US eBay seller, with a possibly over-optimistic Buy-it-Now price of $124.50.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273345724418



Estate found, this watch is in excellent vintage condition, has a beautiful dial and runs. The case is 40mm in diameter, has 20mm lug spacing. The crystal is excellent and the lizard strap is in new old stock condition. To ensure your satisfaction I had a jeweler install a fresh battery. Note, there is a very light, almost scratch like engraving on the case back; I believe that it could easily be polished out. Check my feedback and bid with confidence.

Winner pays $7.00 shipping.

Thanks for looking and good luck.


July 9, 2018 at 2:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Just going through my eBay watching list, I noticed the US seller of that gold-tone 7A38-7000, on a non-original lizard strap, had ended the listing a couple of days ago, due to an error. Your guess is a good as mine. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273345724418



July 14, 2018 at 3:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This well-worn gold-tone 7A38-7000 with a stated chrongraph reset fault was listed yesterday evening by a German eBay seller. Given the condition, the would-be seller's 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 99 Euros (with a hefty 40 Euros shipping charge on top) are something of a joke. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253754288989


Angeboten wird ein Seiko Chronograph, Quartzwerk Ref. 7A38-7000, in gut erhaltenem Zustand, Uhrwerk funktioniert teilweise, Uhrzeit läuft einwandfrei, Datum und Wochentag schalten normal, Drücker rechts unten funktioniert nicht, hat an dieser Stelle Rost, benötigt revision, Glas hat Kratzer, deshalb für Bastler.

Seiko Chronograph Quartz, used condition, Movement working partly, needs to be revisioned, Time and Chronograph is working, Pusher at bottom right is not working, because of this it is sold for Parts.

Gehäusedurchmesser ohne Krone / Diameter without crown: 38mm

Gehäusehöhe / Thickness: 10mm

Kein Versand nach Frankreich, no shipping to France, Pas de livraison en France!

Lieferumfang: Seiko Chronograph Quartz 7A38-7000.

Privatauktion, wichtger Hinweis: Der Markenname ist Eigentum des Rechtsinhabers und wird von mir nur verwendet, weil er Bestandteil des Produktes ist und die Qualität kennzeichnet. Ich habe alle Angaben nach bestem Gewissen gemacht, aber da es sich hier um einen privaten Verkauf handelt, verzichten Sie durch Ihr Bieten auf jegliche Gewährleistung oder Rücknahme oder Umtausch. Sie kaufen diesen Artikel so wie es ist. Wenn sie damit nicht einverstanden sind, bieten Sie bitte nicht.


July 21, 2018 at 5:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm finding it increasingly difficult to follow items on my eBay watching page. :( The new format is too cluttered and doesn't present the item information as clearly as it used to. Don't get me started on all the  ing sometimes completely random re-directs on ended items either !!


So I make no apologies if I occasionally miss adding an update to one of these threads, or if as in this case, I'm a few days late. I'd previously missed this one. :roll:


The German eBay seller's listing for a 'spares or repair' gold-tone 7A38-7000 ended last week (early in the morning of the 25th):


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253754288989


WatchCount.com's Look-up tool reveals it sold for an offer of 70 Euros:




As confirmed by the eBay Purchase History:

July 31, 2018 at 4:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I can't remember exactly when I first mentioned this particular gold-tone 7A38-7000 in this thread, but the quotes at the top of page 6 would indicate it was around April 2017. Yes would-be Italian seller degirpelle's much re-listed example is back on eBay once again, as of earlier this afternoon. This re-listing is slightly different to most of the previous listings, in that instead of the usual collage, there are 4 separate decent quality photos. The first two clearly show the hefty ding in the right hand side of the watch case. Other than that unfortunate flaw, it does appear to be a decent example, but with an over-optimistic opening bid price of 139 Euros .... no chance ! :(


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173456389995


Cronografo Seiko Vintage dorato 7A38-7000, funziona perfettamente, tutti i tasti sono funzionanti, azzeramento perfetto, sono presenti alcuni graffi sul vetro e sulla cassa. Sostituita batteria. Bracciale originale.


August 7, 2018 at 12:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This well worn gold-tone 7A38-7000 was listed late yesterday evening, by a US eBay seller as a 5-day auction, with an opening bid price of $99.99 Given the poor cosmetic condition, current lack of popularity of this model, I'd say that's probably a bit optimistic. In deference to our respected forum member 8) who hails from that city, I'll refrain from making any comments about Las Vegas / Bling or Pawn shops. ;) Besides, this one's more like Thrift shop material.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273395023474


Used Vintage SEIKO QUARTZ 7A38-7000 Chronograph Watch! Watch is working but has not been tested for accuracy. As you can see by the pictures the band shows discoloration. The crystal has scratches especially on the outer end of the glass. Glass is recommended to be replaced. Over all it’s in good conditions for its age. Selling as is due it being used. Look at all the images for a better description of the watch. Please look at my other listings for more vintage watches. Happy biddings !!!


August 8, 2018 at 1:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I don't know whether it was intentional, or just coincidence, but in the new improved latest set of photos of his much re-listed gold-tone 7A38-7000, Italian eBay seller degirpelle had the day / date set to FRI 17 - today's date. It seems to have done the trick, because dare I say it .... it finally appears  to have sold earlier this afternoon, for the opening bid price of 139 Euros ! 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173456389995


August 17, 2018 at 11:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Spoke too soon !  


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173477530369


August 17, 2018 at 12:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at August 8, 2018 at 1:04 PM

This well worn gold-tone 7A38-7000 was listed late yesterday evening, by a US eBay seller as a 5-day auction, with an opening bid price of $99.99 Given the poor cosmetic condition, current lack of popularity of this model, I'd say that's probably a bit optimistic. In deference to our respected forum member 8) who hails from that city, I'll refrain from making any comments about Las Vegas / Bling or Pawn shops. ;) Besides, this one's more like Thrift shop material.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273395023474


I must admit I hadn't been following that well-worn gold-tone 7A38-7000 closely (if at all, if I'm honest) - other than adding the subsequent re-listing to my watching page. Scrolling through it this afternoon, I noticed it had sold in the early hours of this morning - as a Buy-it-Now, for a somewhat reduced price of $69.99.


August 26, 2018 at 11:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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It's a damned shame how some of these unloved gold-tones can end end up. :( I spotted this mess of a 7A38-7000 currently listed as 'spares or repairs' by a UK eBay seller, as a 3-day auction, with an opening bid price of £0.99 pence. Apart from just 'ticking', there are all sorts of things wrong with it. The battered case has had its lug boxes filed out (badly), to facilitate fitment of a cheap leather strap. The original case-back has been replaced with a blank smaller diameter 'snap-in' type. The way the non-original crown protrudes, it's probably safe to assume it's got the wrong stem fitted too. The Tachymeter ring is mis-aligned, meaning somebody's (obviously) had the movement out. Question is, it it worth saving for just the dial / movement ? :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263945240466



Today's auction is for a vintage Seiko Quartz Chronograph with a gold plated case. The second hand does tick, but I have not been able to get it fully working.. Therefore this watch is being sold as spares or repairs...

These items are in used condition showing some wear and tear etc (See Photos)...

The bidding will start at 99p with no reserve, so is priced to sell...


September 20, 2018 at 5:14 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 3-day UK eBay auction for that basket case of a gold-tone 7A38-7000 ended late yesterday evening, selling for £27 after 11 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263945240466


September 22, 2018 at 4:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This gold-tone 7A38-7000, in decent used condition, was listed earlier this evening by an Italian eBay seller, as a 7-Day auction, with an opening bid price of 1 Euro, but a reserve price set. As I've said before, I've never understood the point of this strategy. The seller is just wasting bidders' time, because his reserve is likely to be set well north of 100 Euros. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232942185955



Up for auction is a Seiko 7A38-7000 Gold Plated Quartz Chronograph from 1983. The 7A28/7A38/7A48 models by Seiko were the world's first analogue quartz chronographs. With 15 jewels and 4 independent fully metal drive trains they are utterly serviceable and rightfully regarded as among the best and sturdiest quartz movements ever made.

With 40mm across the 7000 is one of the biggest 7A38 models and has a quite bold, striking case design.

This watch has been stripped down and serviced with Moebius synthetic oils and works as it should. A regularly worn gold plated watch would show inevitably more signs of wear than a steel case watch, but this one is really quite nice and fresh, no abrasions or scratches, intact gold plating and just some light desk-diving swirls.

Dial, hands, markers and tachy ring are mint

The chronograph pushers are smooth and have a nice crisp pressure point

The hand are still luminous and glow in the dark

The chronograph works properly and resets exactly to zero

The original bracelet is in excellent condition and will fit a wrist up to about 19,5cm

The crystal is still the original one and has no scratches

Perfect calendar function and quickset, day disk in German and English

New original case back gasket

New original crown gasket

New battery

Please refer to the photos, they are an integral part of the description. Any questions welcome.

Check out my other auctions.

I ship worldwide by registered mail and combine shipping.


September 26, 2018 at 3:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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