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Seiko7A38
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You may remember this item, which I included in the January Auction News #1 article: http://www.seiko7a38.com/news.htm


Nicest 7A38 find the month? Perhaps this N.O.S. boxed with tags 7A38-6010: http://www.ebay.com/itm/140688143544




Sold for a strong $361 (approx. £228.50) after 24 bids - the auction finishing at 4:00am (UK time) on the morning of 31st January, he says yawning. Perhaps the nicest yet ? I'll let you know when it arrives.


Well, I certainly hadn't forgotten it - and whereas I'm not the most patient person at the best of times, this wait was somewhat taxing. :mad:

February 25, 2012 at 6:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I paid the seller immediately, by PayPal on that same morning of 31st January - including $37 for Priority Mail shipment. :o

Thanks to the eBay seller's tardiness / incompetence, It didn't even leave the United States until after the 13th February ! :mad:




Needless to say, I had been tracking it like a sidewinder missile, and yesterday, in advance of ParcelFarce's letter arriving, advising me of the Customs clearance charges, I phoned their Bristol depot, paid the dreaded 20% VAT, and this time only £8.00 fee, and thanks to a sympathetic customer service person, managed to wangle a 'free' (normally chargeable) Saturday morning delivery. :)

February 25, 2012 at 7:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Told you this was going to be painfully slow. :P




February 25, 2012 at 7:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Worth the cost, and the painfully long wait for it to arrive ? :/

I'm not sure yet. I'll reserve judgement until I've removed that pristine case-back, put a new battery in it and got it running again ....

February 25, 2012 at 8:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The unmarked case-back was screwed on murder tight - I suspect it had never been taken off before. However, it easily succumbed to my usual trick of giving it a quick squirt of aerosol freezer, before applying the Jaxa-copy 3-prong case-back removal tool. The sight which greeted my eyes was a perfectly clean movement, fitted with a Maxell SR936SW - presumably the original battery, which when I tried to test it, was as flat as the proverbial pancake, but thankfully showed absolutely no evidence of leakage:



It lives again. :D



Please excuse the Q&D photos. :P


I'll take some much better lint-free ones later, and update the thread in the 7A38-xxxx Model Specific Area -

http://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forums/topics/show/7203395-7a38-6010-saa040j-black-chrome-g-p-small-diver-



February 25, 2012 at 8:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

7ARCool ©
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Well worth the torturously slow wait, a fine example to add to your collection Paul.

A good price and to find one as minty is very fortunate. I would have bid higher if I could have.

Was destined to sit amongst you're other minters I think.   8)

February 25, 2012 at 10:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Very, Very nice Paul.


Simon

February 25, 2012 at 11:46 AM Flag Quote & Reply

woody
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hi paul thats very nice what good con its in as well .

January 10, 2013 at 7:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

lanang
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superb example sir :D

July 12, 2013 at 8:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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