Seiko 7A38 - by the numbers



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You arrived here, and searched on 7A38-702A. I am sorry you didn't find the answer. :( But I think I know why you were looking. ;)

All I can say, is that if you are considering bidding on it, look very closely at the auction photo - and particularly the sub-dial hands.

April 18, 2012 at 5:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The 7A38-702A which I was referring to above, a couple of weeks ago,  was in an auction on Kaplans today, 3rd March 2012:

SEIKO, Sports 100, "Tachymeter", Cal 7A38, Serial no. 491204, Case no. 7A38-702A, chronograph, men´s wristwatch, 38,5 mm, bicolour, quartz, hardlex crystal, day date, integrated original bracelet, folding clasp, approx 1994, case (not complete).

The opening bid price was 900 Swedish Krona. It went unsold, and has now been moved to their shop with a B-I-N of 1080Kr.

The case and bracelet look very good, but note that in the description it states 'not complete'.

If you look closely at the dial, you will see traces of battery acid deposits. The centres of the sub-dial hands are tarnished too.

Both of which point to this watch possibly having suffered from a leaking old battery in the past. Caveat Emptor / Köparen akta Herrar.

May 3, 2012 at 3:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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