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Seiko7A38 at March 12, 2020 at 4:03 AM

This gold-tone 7A38-7000 in average worn condition was listed yesterday morning, by a UK eBay seller, as a 3-day auction, with an opening bid price of £100 and the option to make an offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264663440366


The above quoted 3-day UK eBay auction for a gold-tone 7A38-7000, in average worn condition, ended a few moments ago, selling for £117 after 3 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264663440366

And I'm pleased to announce that the winning bidder was ....


March 14, 2020 at 6:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Elizabeth at May 16, 2019 at 3:56 PM

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum but was wondering if you could give me a helping hand. My grandad owns a 7A38-7000 gold watch which my mum bought him a few years ago, so it has a lot of sentimental value. It's meant to be beyond repair (according to my mum it got water inside it and is completely rusted, I am yet to take it in to assess the damage) and I am looking to either get it fixed or buy him a new one. Can you help me keep an eye out for one please. I contacted Seiko about it here in the UK and they wanted around £165 just to look at it. If you see one anywhere can you let me know as I have found a few on a German website but they are all rather tarnished. Thanks in advance for the help.


Elizabeth.


March 14, 2020 at 6:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This well-worn gold-tone 7A38-7000, fitted with a leather strap in place of original bracelet, was listed earlier this evening, by a German eBay seller, as a 5-day auction, with an opening bid price of 1 Euro. I suspect there may initially have been either a Buy-it-Now price, or option to make an offer, but by the time I spotted it, someone had already placed a bid.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114153108686

 


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March 18, 2020 at 5:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 5-day German eBay auction for a well-worn gold-tone 7A38-7000, fitted with a leather strap, ended a few moments ago, selling for 83 Euros after 38 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114153108686


March 23, 2020 at 3:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This far from rare or unique gold-tone 7A38-7000, in average worn condition, was listed in the early hours of this morning, by a US eBay seller, with a very reasonable Buy-it-Now price of $84.99, with the option to make an offer. FWIW, it was being offered to overseas buyers through eBay's dysfunctional GSP programme, which had that actually worked, would potentially have added approx. $50 in charges.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254556936245


Working Watch with new battery. Good preowned condition but may contain some scratches and scuffs. Look at all the pictures carefully. Please ask any question you have. I will gladly answer them. We have a 7 day return policy on all items. Items will be refunded but shipping will be the responsibility of the buyer unless items are grossly misrepresented.


Not surprisingly it sold quickly, earlier this morning for the $84.99 Buy-it-Now price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254556936245


April 1, 2020 at 3:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rowan
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May 1984 Paul. Hopefully it's a good buy. :/

April 1, 2020 at 3:45 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Congratulations on finding your birth year / birth month watch, Rowan.

I think you probably did rather well there, for the price you paid for it.

April 1, 2020 at 5:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rowan
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Thanks! It's my first eBay acquisition. :) Let's see how much work it needs when it arrives. :/

April 1, 2020 at 7:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Well you're clearly going to need to replace that scratched crystal. That will improve the look of the watch no end. The correct original Seiko crystal is p/n 325W20GN00. There are a couple of sellers listing genuine original NOS Seiko crystals on eBay:


http://www.ebay.com/itm/325W20GN00-GENUINE-ORIGINAL-CRYSTAL-GLASS-SEIKO-QUARTZ-CHRONO-C-BACK-7A38-7000-/293071311267

http://www.ebay.it/itm/325W20GN00-GENUINE-ORIGINAL-CRYSTAL-GLASS-SEIKO-QUARTZ-CHRONO-C-BACK-7A38-7000-/133316271836


But if you think that's too expensive, you could always fit a cheap generic instead. The crystal measures 32.5mm Ø x approx. 1.5mm thick. You can buy such generic crystals from a number of eBay sellers. But beware, because what they're probably trying to sell you is a Cousins p/n F150CMH325, for 10x the actual cost price ! ;)

I've used both the Cousins '99p cheapie' and the slightly more expensive (tougher, but harder to fit) Sternkreuz p/n MSM325 as replacements in my 7A38-7000's

April 1, 2020 at 7:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rowan
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Thanks for the info! Checking replacement crystals now. :)
April 1, 2020 at 10:28 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rowan
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Got the original Seiko crystal to replace the one that comes with the watch when it comes in. I'm going to check if I can live with hands it comes with as it looks a bit worn out. However, if I choose to replace it, can I use part #: 12BH0MAM & 12BH0MAH instead of 12BH0MGM & 12BH0MGH?

April 15, 2020 at 3:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rowan. I haven't been able to check and verify the hand part numbers you've cited, because Seiko Oz's database appears to be down at the moment. However, I did find the two eBay listings that I assume you've looked at. As you can see the eBay seller states they are for 7A38-7240/7260/726A, may fit others. The handset used on these models will definitely also fit your gold-tone 7A38-7000. However, they are subtly different. They have thin gold-plated strips either side of the black painted areas. I've PM'd you a photo which shows this. I think the hour hand may also be slightly shorter. If the degraded lume in your watch's original hands bothers you, you could always have them re-lumed.

April 15, 2020 at 4:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rowan
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Thanks for the tip as usual! I'll check the condition and decide from there. :)

April 15, 2020 at 4:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rowan
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So I got the watch last weekend and cosmetically, I'm ok with it. Gold plating was a bit worn out in some places and I bought an original Seiko crystal to replace the scratched one but generally it is fine for a 35 year old watch.

The only problem I have is that the chronograph isn't working (my fault as I was too keen on getting the watch, I didn't ask the seller). 2 and 4 o'clock buttons are clicky, but the 4 o'clock one isn't. I'll take it to my watchmaker once we can leave the house and see if he can fix it and maybe have it re-lumed afterwards.


April 27, 2020 at 3:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at January 4, 2020 at 4:46 AM

Seiko7A38 at June 8, 2019 at 2:58 PM

Someone's having a laugh. :roll:

Earlier this evening, a French eBay seller listed this gold-tone 7A38-7000, with a ridiculous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 499 Euros (and currently no option to make an offer).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333226761857


Please excuse the partial quote, but it is relevant. That French eBay seller did have the last laugh (if not at my expense). If you read my subsequent follow-up post on the previous page, then you'll already know he succeeded in selling that gold-tone 7A38-7000, albeit a couple of months later, for a quite exceptional 449 Euros.


Late yesterday evening, the same French eBay seller fab.m listed another. This example isn't in anything like as good condition as the previous one he sold, but he's still asking a disproportionately ludicrous 349 Euros as a Buy-it-Now (again, without the option to make an offer). Probably double what it's worth in real world terms. Let's see if he manages to pull it off a second time.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333464840042


Well, it may have taken him 4 months, but it seems that French eBay seller fab.m has indeed managed to pull it off for a second time. His gold-tone 7A38-7000, in no better than average worn condition, sold in the early hours of this morning for that 349 Euros Buy-it-Now price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333464840042


May 2, 2020 at 4:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This non-running gold-tone 7A38-7000 was listed 'for parts or repair' by an Italian eBay seller, late this afternoon, as a 5-day auction, with an opening bid price of 1 Euro. The debris floating about between the dial surface and the crystal doesn't bode well, for any potential bidder thinking that this might be an easy fix.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383540529006


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May 10, 2020 at 1:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 5-day Italian eBay auction for a non-running gold-tone 7A38-7000 ended a few moments ago, selling for 69 Euros after 22 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383540529006


May 15, 2020 at 11:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at August 20, 2019 at 3:13 PM

Why Carlo feels he has to the right to monopolize and profit from every gold-tone 7A30-7000 on eBay Germany is beyond me. Perhaps he should consider changing his eBay ID from Silversurfer to Goldfinger.



Early this morning, German eBay re-seller silversurfer365 (a.k.a Carlo, Carsten 'Ketap', whatever) pulled his regular stunt of ending his current batch of re-listings for various 7Axx's as allegedly being no longer available. He does this so often (to bring his re-listings to the top of search results as 'newly listed'), it's got to the point where I only bother watching one of them (instead of the full dozen or so), just so I know when he's done it again - rather than clutter up my eBay watching page with his over-priced offerings.


He's just listed (or possibly re-listed) another gold-tone 7A38-7000 (see my partial quote). It's in pretty good cosmetic condition, apart from having an engraved clasp. I'm not sure whether I've posted about this example in this thread before. Anyway, it's typically stupidly over-priced (more than usual), with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 309 Euros. Sure to be ended in due course, as allegedly no longer available and re-listed for some time to come. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274368333212


 

Habe noch andere 7A38 eingestellt.

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...volle Funktion der Uhrzeit und Chronographenzeiger mit Selbsttest und Justage. Knackige Drücker. Das Stahlband ist kaum getragen und hat 22 Glieder, also 19 cm Bandlänge, das Schliesenblech ist graviert mit einem Namen. Das Glas ist sauber und hat keine grossen Kratzer nur etwas Swirls.

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May 17, 2020 at 7:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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