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Earlier this morning, French eBay seller navycaptain56 listed yet another Yema Spationaute III Aragatz, as a 10-day auction, with an opening bid of 272 Euros. Although the geometric pattern padded background used in his photos is the same as most of his previous listings, this appears to be a different watch to any included previously in earlier job lots. It's in decent used condition, but the replacement blue shark strap fitted is not an original Yema strap. I'm not sure why he's including the incongruous two-tone stainless bracelet or the Maui Jim box (only mentioned in the French part of the description). I haven't bothered uploading his photo of the latter.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223761633906



Je vends une montre chrono vintage Yema spationaute III, modèle bleu, mouvement Seiko 7A38 à quartz, pile neuve, en excellent état. 

Ce modèle est selon la publicité Yema de l'époque l'un de ceux qui aurait équipé le spationaute français Jean Louis Chrétien pour l'une de ses sorties extra-véhiculaires dans l'espace en 1988 lors d'une mission russe Aragatz et mieux encore, pourrait y avoir résisté, ce qui semble lui accorder une réelle solidité, cette performance étant gravée sur les fond des boites de ces modèles pour commémorer cet exploit jusque alors sans équivalent sur un modèle aussi accessible.

La Spationaute III bleue fût déclinée en plusieurs variantes, dès le retour de cette mission réussie, les boitiers et mécanismes étant les mêmes sur les différentes versions, seuls alors les cadrans présentaient quelques petites différences qui font aujourd'hui le bonheur (ou non!) des vrais collectionneurs de cette famille de modèles "spatiaux" à laquelle appartiennent les différentes Spationautes III. 

Cet exemplaire est livrée monté sur un bracelet en cuir bleu, et un second en acier bicolore à boucle déployante, dans une boite bleue Maui Jim.

Toutes les montres que je mets en vente sont des montres de collection, n'ayant pour la plupart, pas fait l'objet d'une révision récente, pouvant comporter quelques petites traces d'usage.

Testée sur un cycle de fonctionnement habituel, elle fonctionne normalement, toutefois, n'étant pas horloger, son fonctionnement ne saurait être garanti dans le temps. 

Elle peut être envoyée en France métro pour 7,8€. 

I sell a vintage chrono watch blue Yema spationaute III model, Seiko 7A38 quartz movement, new battery, in excellent condition. 

This model is, according to the Yema advertising of this time one of those that would have equipped the french astronaut Jean Louis Chrétien for one of his extra-vehicular space outings in 1988 during a russian Aragatz mission, and better yet, who could have resisted, which seems to give it a real solidity, this performance is engraved on the bottom of the boxes of these models to commemorate this feat until then without equivalent on a so accessible model.

From the return of this successful mission the blue Spationaute III was declined in several variants, the boxes and mechanisms being the same on the different versions, only then the dials had some small differences that make today happiness (or not!) of true collectors of this family of space models to which belong the different Spationautes III. 

All the watches I put on sold are collector ones, most of which haven't been recently revised, and that may have some small traces of use.

All the watches I put on sold are collector ones, most of which haven't been recently revised, and that may have some small traces of use. 

Tested on a normal working cycle, it works normally, however, not being watchmaker, its working can't be guaranteed in time.

It can be sent worldwide for €27,1


November 22, 2019 at 6:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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He's certainly not alone in this respect, but it amuses me how some eBay sellers constantly screw around with their eBay listings after uploading them and going live. Since I posted the details this morning, French eBay seller navycaptain56 has made a considerable number of revisions to his listing.




After all that, all I can immediately spot that he's achieved, has been to increase the opening bid price by 1 Euro, from 272 to 273 Euros - the mind truly boggles  ....


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223761633906


.... and added in the previously missing line of English text from his description:


This unit is delivered mounted on an old used blue leather strap, and a second two-tone steel with folding clasp, in a Maui Jim blue box.


Belated Edit: In fact it didn't end there. :roll: In the following week, the French eBay seller navycaptain56 went on to make another raft of revisions to his listing.




The upshot being, best I can tell from the much-revised description, was that he replaced the strap. He also further increased the opening bid price in 1 Euro increments from 273 to 275 Euros. :roll: Ultimately, with only a couple of days of the 10-day listing remaining, he replaced his entire original set of photos with these, showing the watch now fitted with the new strap:


November 22, 2019 at 9:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at September 23, 2018 at 12:38 PM

This Yema N80P896 Pseudo Plongeur, fitted with a cheap-looking Milanese mesh bracelet, was listed this afternoon by a UK eBay seller, with a fanciful Buy-it-Now price of £150 (or the option to make a much lower offer). Looking at the scratches around the bezel, I have to say that the seller's opinion of what consitutes 'very good condition' and mine are poles apart. In fact, this isn't a new listing, per se. It's actually a re-listing. The seller previously unsuccessfully listed it for 30 days as item # 323410780189. I'd just somehow overlooked posting it on here before.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253891127662


Finally, after 15 months and umpteen re-listings, that Yema N80P896 Pseudo Plongeur, fitted with a mesh bracelet, just sold for the opening bid price of £150.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323983193923


November 24, 2019 at 8:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This Yema N8 Flygraf was listed earlier this evening, by a French eBay seller, as a 10-day auction, with an opening bid price of 250 Euros. The watch is in average used condition and fitted with a replacement ZRC leather strap. The case-back has suffered the usual tool inflicted graunches and its engraving appears to have been all but obliterated. :( From comparing their photos, I suspect this is probably the same N8 Flygraf, which was listed on LeBonCoin at the end of July (see my post dated August 4, 2019 at 11:06 AM), but obviously, with no case-back serial number visible, I can't be 100% certain.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333410756736


 

Je mets en vente cet intéressant et peu fréquent chronographe quartz Yema Flygraf N8. Cette montre a été produite entre 1989 et 1994 pendant la période ou Yema faisait parti du groupe Seiko. 

La montre est en dans un état correct. Commençons par le boitier acier. Il comporte de légères traces de vie, mais il est vraiment dans un bon état. Visibles sur les photos des griffures, rayures sont présentes sur le fond de boite, traces typiques liées à l'ouverture du boitier (visibles sur les photos). Peu ou pas de traces sur le remontoir ni sur les boutons poussoirs. À préciser des griffures sur la corne haute gauche.

Côté mécanique je ne connais pas la date de dernière révision, ni celle du dernier changement de pile. mais la montre fonctionne, ainsi que toutes les fonctions du chronomètre. À noter le réglage rapide du jour. Couronne visée, et deux positions de réglage, une pour l'heure et une pour le jour comme je viens de le mentionner. Il s'agit d'un mouvement quartz d'origine Seiko 7A38. 

Aucun choc sur la lunette, toutes les dents sont là. Visuellement les couleurs ont connu une très légère décoloration mais elle est en super état. 

Le cadran est lui aussi super propre et les aiguilles "blanchies" sont dans la version "cream lume", aussi disponible en vert. Moi je préfère cette version. 

Le verre n'est pas fendu mais affiche quelques rayures (visibles en photo). 

Une montre originale pour un prix raisonnable, idéale pour les passionné(e)s de la marque Yema. 

Boitier acier - All stainless steel case. 

Comme souvent sur les montres anciennes, l’étanchéité n'est pas garantie ! 

Dimensions : diamètre 42,80 mm hors couronne, corne à corne 49,30 mm, entre cornes 22 mm. 

Bracelet générique en cuir ZRC. 

La montre sera vendue en l'état, les photos font parti de la description. J'essaye d'être le plus précis possible dans la description.

N'HÉSITEZ PAS À FAIRE UNE OFFRE DIRECTE ! 

Livraison Colissimo avec signature valeur déclarée France uniquement, règlement Paypal uniquement. Pas de retour. Pas de négociation possible sur l'envoi de la montre. Elle sera envoyée en colis, bien protégée et pas dans une enveloppe !

International bidders please contact me before bidding, thank you. 

N'hésitez pas à regarder mes autres objets en vente.


November 24, 2019 at 1:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at August 20, 2019 at 4:47 AM

This well worn Yema Spationaute III, with less than desirable yellow lume, fitted with a NATO strap*, was listed yesterday evening, by a Belgian eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 300 Euros, or the option to buy it-Now for 360 Euros, for anyone daft (or desperate) enough. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273971817769


Having unsuccessfully re-listed it a number of times since August, without reducing his opening bid price, early this morning, the would-be Belgian eBay seller ended his latest re-listing - as item no longer available.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274020575817



November 26, 2019 at 3:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at November 27, 2018 at 10:56 AM

My googling sessions also served to provide a stark reminder. That is, if there's something you're looking for, to fill a 'gap' in a collection, you should never stop searching. As I wrote earlier, I've got plenty of Kamatz 517000's and a few 518000 'Oscar Bravo's. But something that has still managed to elude me is the 519000 'Tango Charlie' version. I've only ever seen the one NOS example (albeit long 'after the fact'). It was sold on eBay, by the Dutch seller vacheron_nl (a.k.a. Global Watch Straps) in June 2009 for the opening bid price of $29.99. I hadn't even heard of Kamatz at the time. :roll:



It's basically the same watch as the 518000 'Oscar Bravo', but fitted with a different bezel and dial ring. I did ask a question in a thread over on pprune, to see if any pilots might know exactly what the rotating bezel was actually intended to calculate, but no-one managed to come up with an answer. It ain't pretty - that's for sure. That doesn't make it any less desirable to the obsessive collector like myself.

I would have bought it in a heartbeat, had I seen it at the time.


Another year had passed and I was still searching for that elusive Kamatz 519000 'Tango Charlie'. One finally popped up in my eBay saved search notifications last week. It was listed by a US eBay seller (a pawnbroker, in Omaha, Nebraska of all places) as a Buy-it-Now for $99, with the option to make an offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143447793777


VERY COOL VINTAGE WATCH - SECOND HAND NO MOVING - KEEPS TIME SOLD AS/ IS.


It wasn't in the best of cosmetic condition, missing quite a lot of the bezel inlay paint (easily re-touched with a 000 paintbrush) and (ill) fitted with a generic replacement two-tone bracelet. But it was something I'd been searching for, for a very long time. Unfortunately the US eBay seller was another of those narrow-minded CONUS only merchants. Thankfully I was again able to call on the excellent forwarding services of Paul (PHK) in Las Vegas, who posted it on to me earlier this week. It arrived in this morning's post. Pretty it ain't - but it's a start and it's got possibilities. :)


November 30, 2019 at 5:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Since my previous post, this morning, I've made a start - on fettling it. Here's a slightly different wrist shot to the one I just posted in the WRUW thread.



November 30, 2019 at 9:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Good catch!

December 2, 2019 at 10:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at March 24, 2019 at 12:16 AM

This dressy Yema N81W43, in average worn condition, with some obvious rubbing wear to the gold plating, was listed yesterday evening by an Albanian eBay seller, as a 5-day auction with a highly over-optimistic opening bid price of $199.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192867710704


I'd long since lost count of the number of times the would-be Albanian eBay seller had re-listed that Yema N81W43 since March. The current automatic rolling 30-day re-listing had run since May 20th. At lunchtime today, the seller (who'd changed his eBay user ID a few days after listing it) ended it as item no longer available. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192922412387



December 5, 2019 at 10:03 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Spoke too soon - it's back again, re-listed a day later - exactly the same as before.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193243884044


December 6, 2019 at 9:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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