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Seiko7A38 at May 4, 2020 at 10:40 AM

This Yema N81X26, still fitted with the original Yema tan leather strap, was listed in the early hours of this morning, by a US eBay seller, as a 5-day auction, with an opening bid price of $295, or the option to make an offer. In case readers don't recognise the eBay ID, it belongs to forum member 'PHK' (a.k.a. Paul in Vegas). 8) The wrist shot he's included among his listing photos is one that he'd posted in the WRUW thread back in October 2017.


Paul's (PHK) Yema N81X26 sold earlier this evening for an undisclosed best offer.

May 4, 2020 at 3:17 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at March 2, 2020 at 11:25 AM

This supposedly NOS Yema N80P896 Psuedo Plongeur was listed late yesterday evening, by a US eBay seller, with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $275, with the option to make a lower, more sensible offer. Apart from looking generally shop-soiled, with light scuffs on the bezel and a grubby inner strap, the watch has been ruined, by some incompetent ham-fisted botcher, who has inflicted some nasty toolmark scratches on the case-back.

Checking my eBay watching page, I see that supposedly NOS Yema N80P896 Pseudo Plongeur sold in the early hours of this morning.

Not for the Hawaiian eBay seller's 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $275, but as revealed by the alternative 'true selling price' link, for a more realistic offer of $180:

Checking the eBay Purchase History shows that was almost the only offer made.

May 10, 2020 at 3:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This morning, a US eBay seller listed this Shimauchi Ltd. V906 movement, with a Buy-it-Now price of $99.99, or the option to make an offer. He's trying to pass it off as 'NOS' - his perverse logic being that that he removed it from an allegedly NOS Kamatz. It's NOT NOS - not by any stretch of the imagination - in fact, it's distinctly used, having been removed from a 30-year-old Kamatz 517000 - and indeed is still fitted with that watch's 'Reverse Panda' dial, hands and Tachymeter ring. :roll:


Here is brand new NOS Japanese Movement. 

This Movement came out of NOS “Kamatz” French watch. 

This Particular Movement caliber is Shimauchi V906 which is EXACT SAME REPLACEMENT of SEIKO 7A38 MOVEMENT. 

The movement is Quartz Chronograph. 

This movement has Day/Date @3 o’clock side. 

The stem/crown of the watch is on 8 o’clock side. 

The movement has 3 chrono eyes on 9, 6 and 3 o’clock positions. 

This movement has 15 jewels. 

This high grade quartz chrono movement comes with Dial/Hands and Crown. Also it has new battery. 

Dear Customers, here is the best information I can provide for this Item. You will receive exactly the same item which You see on the pictures, please read full description carefully and review photos before purchasing. This item is NOT REFUNDABLE. Any questions please feel free and ask, I will be more than happy to help. All pictures and descriptions are matching with this item. 

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Here's what the complete Kamatz 517000 would have once looked like:

And this is how GENUINE NOS Shimauchi Ltd. V906 movements come supplied:

May 14, 2020 at 2:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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That supposedly 'NOS' Kamatz 517000 / Shimauchi V906 movement sold at the weekend. Not for the $99.99 Buy-it-Now price, but against a best offer.

Unfortunately, thanks to eBay's further deliberate obfuscation of best offer selling prices, as explained in this thread - (which I updated on Friday), I'm currently unable to determine what price it actually sold for.

May 18, 2020 at 7:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This Yema Spationaute III in decent used condition, was advertised on TZ-UK's Sales Corner, this morning, with an asking price of £300 GBP. It's shown fitted with a canvas strap, but comes supplied fitted with the original Yema navy shark strap.

May 29, 2020 at 7:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This Kamatz 517000 in average / well worn condition was listed last weekend by a US eBay seller as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of $31 and the option to make an offer. I deliberately didn't post about it here before today, so as not to attract any more unwanted attention. ;)

RARE COLLECTIBLE MEN'S FRANCE WATCH "KAMATZ" Leather Band Made In FRANCE. Condition is Pre-owned. Shipped with USPS First Class Package.

It might not have looked anything special, but I wanted it badly. This is one of the slightly scarcer variants with the all black dial. Despite having collected these for over 10 years, I still didn't actually have one in my collection. I had some mildly annoying competition from another bidder, but sniped it to easily win the auction, earlier this morning, for $75 after 13 bids. :)

May 31, 2020 at 4:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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