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Seiko7A38
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Seiko7A38 at July 23, 2019 at 12:03 PM

Anybody fancy a fugly frog watch ?

This Kamatz 517000 with the patriotic Tricoleur sub-dials was listed late yesterday evening, by a US eBay seller. It appears to be in very good little worn condition, still fitted with its original Poljot (albeit cardboard consistency) leather strap. Also, for a refreshing change, this example isn't suffering from the all-too-common butchered case-back that blights so many others. It's sensibly priced with a Buy-it-Now price of $125 (or the option to make an offer). Unfortunately there's potentially another $58.65 in GSP charges payable on top. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233293957233


That Kamatz 517000, carried forward from the bottom of the previous page, listed by a US eBay seller earlier this week sold yesterday afternoon, against a best offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233293957233

http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBidsLogin&item=233293957233


Unfortunately that annoying eBay API feed 'glitch' means WatchCount.com look-up tools still can't provide any clue as to what price it may actually have been sold for.


July 27, 2019 at 3:47 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I suppose I should mention this here, if only for the benefit of anyone who might be looking for a spare pusher, for a Yema N8 Flygraf or even a Spationaute III. 


This empty Yema N8 Flygraf watch case was listed yesterday afternoon, by a French eBay seller as a 7-day auction, with a somewhat over-optimistic opening bid price of 50 Euros, or the option to make a lower, more sensible offer. It's missing the screw-down crown (and the pin and tube strap fixings). It's difficult to discern conclusively, from the seller's photos, but from the reflections, it appears to be fitted with a crystal, albeit one that's been poorly buffed. It's also suffering from a typically butchered case-back. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173981566366


Très beau et ancien boitier Yema flygraf en excellent état possède tout ses poussoirs sauf la couronne pour projet de restauration ou pièces lunette règle a calcul et boussole !! WR 100M


August 1, 2019 at 8:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at July 4, 2019 at 4:01 AM

Seiko7A38 at June 8, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Is it really worth bothering to mention (yet again) ?  Early this morning, deluded would-be French eBay seller rosangui78 ended his latest re-listing for his grossly over-priced Yema Spationaute III, now fitted with a NATO strap, as allegedly being no longer available.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223526655000


Needless to say, it was back on eBay again this afternoon, re-listed yet again - the 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price reduced to 'only' 760 Euros. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223545207256



Just for the record ....

The following day after he'd re-listed it for the nth time, deluded would-be French eBay seller rosangui78 reduced his 'pie-in-the-sky Buy-it-Now price from 760 Euros down to 'only' 699 Euros. Presumably there were still no takers. Yesterday evening he ended that latest re-listing, once again as allegedly item no longer available. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223545207256



With apologies. once again, for the double quote carried forward from the previous page. I'd overlooked to post an update on the long-running saga of deluded French eBay seller rosangui78 and his grossly over-priced Yema Spationaute III. He did of course re-list it yet again, as I'd expected - on 23rd July. This time he's reduced his 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price down from 699 Euros to 'only' 610 Euros. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223598266247


August 4, 2019 at 6:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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With one thing and another, I'd also omitted to mention this Yema N8 Flygraf (title mis-spelled as 'FLYGRAPH') that was listed on LeBonCoin at the end of last month. It's in average worn condition, fitted with a non-original replacement leather strap and has a typically butchered, almost obliterated case-back. There's no price stated, just 'Make reasonable offer', which will probably annoy forum member Le Croisé as much as it does me.



https://www.leboncoin.fr/montres_bijoux/1651724182.htm/



August 4, 2019 at 6:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Speaking of stupidly over-priced Yema Spationaute III's, this example was listed on LeBonCoin earlier this week with a ludicrous asking price of 900 Euros !! It's no better than average worn condition. Ludicrous pricing aside, the replacement blue 'mock croc' strap, with deployant clasp, that's fitted may be branded Yema, but it's the later lower case logo, so likely off some much more recent model.



https://www.leboncoin.fr/montres_bijoux/1654352546.htm/



August 4, 2019 at 6:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This Yema Spationaute III was listed yesterday evening by a French eBay seller, with a typically over-optimistic 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 500 Euros, or the option to make a lower more sensible offer. At first glance, it may look attractive in the seller's photos, but a lot of that is down to the non-original strap fitted. Price apart, I'd advise caution. Note the 4 o'clock pusher is sticking out much further than it should and is likely to soon come adrift. The seller eludes to this in his description. If you study his last photo of the case-back, all three pushers appear to be suffering from sweat induced electrolytic corrosion. There are also some nasty slipped tool inflicted gouges in the case-back. Oh, and about that strap - in his description the seller falsely states it's 'an original shark' - which of course it isn't. As can be seen in his own photos, it's actually an Italian Morellato strap in alligator 'mock croc'. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143346193035


Authentique Yema Spationaute 3 , mission Aragatz

Numéro de série 2 451 / N8 OP 76

Dans sa boite d'origine Yema / pas de papiers

Le boitier est en très bon état , une marque sur le fond de boite

Le verre comporte 2 ou 3 rayures peu profondes ( n'apparait pas sur les photos )

Le bracelet est un requin d'origine , encore en bon état , patiné par le temps

Fonctionnement ok heure , date , chrono

Pile neuve + etanchéité faite

A noter : le poussoir bas droite fonctionne mais si on tire dessus il sort de son logement

Les photos font partie de la description

Envoi en colissimo recommandé le lendemain du payement


August 4, 2019 at 6:14 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Le Croisé
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With one thing and another, I'd also omitted to mention this Yema N8 Flygraf (title mis-spelled as 'FLYGRAPH') that was listed on LeBonCoin at the end of last month. It's in average worn condition, fitted with a non-original replacement leather strap and has a typically butchered, almost obliterated case-back. There's no price stated, just 'Make reasonable offer', which will probably annoy forum member Le Croisé as much as it does me.


It totally did! :lol:

You forgot to mention the second hand of the chrono standing somewhere around the middle of the dial. I bet the reset does not work!


About this one posted on LBC: https://www.leboncoin.fr/montres_bijoux/1641929861.htm/

Now the seller pretends have received offers at 1,100€ but still waits to consider "the many other offers", ahahah.

I should propose to sell him my SII for half this price so he can make an huge profit. :D

August 8, 2019 at 10:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at August 1, 2019 at 8:41 AM

This empty Yema N8 Flygraf watch case was listed yesterday afternoon, by a French eBay seller as a 7-day auction, with a somewhat over-optimistic opening bid price of 50 Euros, or the option to make a lower, more sensible offer. It's missing the screw-down crown (and the pin and tube strap fixings). It's difficult to discern conclusively, from the seller's photos, but from the reflections, it appears to be fitted with a crystal, albeit one that's been poorly buffed. It's also suffering from a typically butchered case-back. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173981566366


That empty Yema N8 Flygraf watch case went unsold first time around. The French eBay seller re-listed it for another 7 days, with the opening bid price reduced to 38.50 Euros. Last time I looked at it, earlier this afternoon, there still weren't any bids placed, but it had gained 10 watchers. One of them must have wanted it, because somebody nailed it twice in the closing minute of the auction.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173988476817

August 13, 2019 at 11:29 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This Kamatz 518000 'Oscar Bravo' in "GOOD PRE OWNED CONDITION" was listed late yesterday evening, by a US eBay seller, who clearly has no idea of the true value of these things, with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $599.99  - or the option to make a much lower, more realistic offer. It's being offered through eBay's GSP programme, which potentially adds a further $193.50 in charges to the ludicrous $600 asking price, for anybody foolish enough to contemplate paying it.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163817216404


Although the asking price is totally off the wall, their descripton as 'good pre-owned condition' is on the mark. If you study the photos, the bezel is typically missing the black inlay paint from a few places: notably '40', '45' and '75', plus a few of the log scale graduation marks. Easy enough to touch in, with a small paintbrush. It's still fitted with it's original Poljot (cardboard consistency) leather strap. However what is missing from the listing is a photo of the case-back. The Kamatz 51x000's have very shallow removal notches, so it's not unusual to see their highly polished case-backs ruined by clumsily inflicted slipped tool marks. So I've messaged the eBay seller asking them to provide one. :P


August 14, 2019 at 8:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at June 5, 2019 at 12:21 PM

Another Yema Spationaute III, fitted with a random (Festina) stainless bracelet, was listed later this morning by another French eBay seller, as a 10-day auction with a possibly over-optimistic opening bid price of 199 Euros. The seller describes it as being 'in very good condition'. It's generally in much better overall condition than the previous example - apart from its case-back, which has not only been similarly graunched, but all the engraving has been obliterated. Major problem with this one is that it's missing the top L.H. pusher. It's all very well plugging the hole, but where are you going to find a replacement ? :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223541531508


That Yema Spationaute III, fitted with a non-original stainless bracelet and missing the top L.H. pusher went unsold first time around. The French eBay seller reduced the opening bid price to 175 Euros and re-listed it 4 times. The latest 10-day auction re-listing ended yesterday evening, with it finally selling for 185 Euros after 4 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223612923140

No great surprise (to me, at least), the winning bidder, who shows as m***_ (84) in encrypted abbreviated form, is the same person who won the eBay auction for the empty Yema N8 Flygraf case a couple of days ago. So he already has a donor for the missing pusher. Well done that enterprising eBayer. ;)


August 16, 2019 at 4:47 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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