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NoDak
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Hi Paul,

Apol listed an interesting 7A today, one I've not come across yet, a 7A38 -714A:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-SEIKO-QUARTZ-CHRONOGRAPH-SPORTS-100-DAY-DATE-MENS-WATCH-7A38-714A-PVD-/110894663260

Any comments?  I'd like to hear if you've learned anything more about the -714A since it was discussed some time ago on that other forum...


June 8, 2012 at 11:28 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Nothing particular to add, really Gabe. :/

Yes - an unusual model, in that they're only infrequently seen on eBay - and seem mostly to turn up in the Far East / Australasia.

But like previous examples, that one is suffering from badly worn black chrome plating - and the hands' lume has deteriorated slightly.

Assuming the auction goes the distance, instead of being stolen by a 'back door buyer', it'll be interesting to see what that one makes.  


The best example I've personally seen to date, is still that which Ana 'thatsmytiki' from NZ found in a thrift shop in 2010 for $5NZ !! :D


Some background reading:

The thread Gabe was referring to on the UK RLT forum: http://www.thewatchforum.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=57135 entitled:

Does Anyone Know Anything About The Seiko 7A38-714A have one but cant find info on it


The original thread that Ana started on WUS (where she posted as 'IhateBarney'), which still includes all her embedded Flickr photos:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f21/help-7a38-chrono-ident-please-430092.html


An earlier thread on the old Network54 SCWF from February 2009 (the subject 7A38-714A becomes an interesting tale of its own):

http://www.network54.com/Forum/78440/thread/1235842573/1235933565/Has+anyone+seen+this+model-+7A38-714A

But that's another story. ;)


June 9, 2012 at 4:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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It took a little bit of digging to find it - but then you're lucky I enjoy that kinda stuff   ....

But here, as far as I know, is the last previous example of a 7A38-714A to sell on eBay, back in June 2011, almost 12 months ago.

It's another well worn example, as far as the vulnerable black chrome coating, fitted with a non-original perforated Neoprene strap:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370516040797

VINTAGE SEIKO QUARTZ CHRONO 7A38-714A GUIGIARO? RARE




Heres a HTF Giugiaro? Seiko quartz chronograph, 7A38-714A......41mm.

DIAL: Original dial in good condition. Arabic/English wheel. All functions work.

CRYSTAL: Original glass.

BEZEL: Chapter ring in good condition.

CASEBACK: Untouched case......55....May 1985.

MOVEMENT: Overhauled 1 week ago..... watch keeps time.

BRACELET: Custom T-bar on plastic.


It sold on 11th June 2011 for $133.50 (approx. £86.59) after 14 bids. Purchased by a member of this forum, if I'm not mistaken. ;)


June 9, 2012 at 5:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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While I'm in photo upload mode ....

Here's the photos from an eBay auction back in July 2009 of another well worn example, but on the original Seiko p/n B1356F bracelet:



I'm pretty certain I know who bought that one too - an erstwhile serious 7A38 collector, because this is a photo he sent me of it in 2010:



June 9, 2012 at 5:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The best example I've personally seen to date, is still that which Ana 'thatsmytiki' from NZ found in a thrift shop in 2010 for $3.66 !!


I may as well upload Ana's photos to this thread, for comparison - and as a better, if not pristine, example:




Although far from mint, with plenty of small scratches, Ana's 7A38-714A has suffered much less from rubbing wear of the black coating.

June 9, 2012 at 6:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's an aside that some of you may find interesting reading. It's a little piece of 'online detective work' I did a while back. 8)

It concerns that 7A38-714A posted on the old Network54 SCWF, way back in February 2009, and its ownership history ....

and how it subsequently became a franken and spawned another 7A38 franken in the process. 

 

An earlier thread on the old Network54 SCWF from February 2009 (the subject 7A38-714A becomes an interesting tale of its own):

http://www.network54.com/Forum/78440/thread/1235842573/1235933565/Has+anyone+seen+this+model-+7A38-714A

But that's another story. ;)


Has anyone seen this model? 7A38-714A

February 28 2009 at 9:36 AM


I just picked this up on ebay and I was wondering if anyone else has this model. I have never seen this one on the forum.

It has a very cool gray / black dial. Is it a somewhat rare model?


The 4 original photos from that post have long since disappeared, but before they did, I'd already right-clicked and saved them. 



The watch's black chrome plating is almost completely worn away, and it possibly shows some evidence of having been polished.

In fact, it's typical of the sort of thing you'd expect coming from the workbench of someone like José 'Watchcooking' Sotto. Right ?

Note the white-stitched black leather strap, fitted with screws; that it still (then) had its original 713L dial, and serial number 560390.


Not everybody leaves feedback against every eBay transaction for different reasons, so it's not always possible to prove a case 100%.

 

ULTRA RARE VINTAGE SEIKO QUARTZ CHRONO, 7A38-714A (#360005389182)

Buyer: chrispil10 Seller: Watchcooking 05-Jan-08 04:24

 

From other feedback, he appeared to be off-loading his collection a year later, the 7A38-714A presumably bought by Total_Time22


SEIKO VERY RARE VINTAGE QUARTZ CHRONO, 7A38-714A, ORIG (#330313426894)

Buyer: pmounce Seller: total_time22 29-Mar-09 21:01


So, by early April 2009, the ex-Watchcooking 7A38-714A had changed hands four times, ending up with US collector Mike Mounce.


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This piece of the jigsaw puzzle is slightly  .... but most definitely related. 


In the middle of May 2009, a very rare (much rarer than the 7A38-714A) JDM 7A38-7110 was listed by a US eBay seller:

Seiko Chronograph 7A38-7110 Watch for Repair (#390051442261)



Apart from missing crystal and main hands, there was some damage to the lume pips - clearly visible in the seller's second photo.


Buyer: pmounce Seller: altezahun 25-May-09 17:33 - as you can see from feedback left, the watch was purchased by Mike Mounce.


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In the last week of August 2009, a FS advert appeared on the old Network54 SCWF Trading Post (SCTP):

http://www.network54.com/Forum/170229/message/1251070051/FS-+Vintage+Seiko+7a38+Chronograph+%2485


FS: Vintage Seiko 7a38 Chronograph $85                                                                       Mike (Login mmounce)

August 23 2009 at 4:27 PM

 

Selling a black dial 7a38-714A quartz chrono for parts or repair.

The 7A38 15 jewel quartz movement is running great with new battery and Kanji/English day wheel.

All functions working correctly, but service history is unknown.

Crystal is very nice. The dial has some blemishes when you look at it close.

I'm asking $85 includes shipping in the US.

International add $7 for International first Class airmail.

Paypal please (no fees) and remember to remove the NOSPAM from my email address. Thanks for looking.

 



The single photo shows the watch now fitted with the all-black (grey subs) 711L dial (and presumably movement) of the 7A38-7110.

Note dink in bezel lip @ 6 o’clock as per SCWF poster RichOinSF's photo; the same white-stitched black leather strap fixed by screws,

and that the damage to the lume pips at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock exactly matches that of the 7A38-7110 from the second eBay listing photo. 


It went unsold, and according to my records* was subsequently offered on eBay in September 2009 (photos saved 27/09/2009).

In the meantime Mike had changed the strap .... but God only knows where he got that horrible dog-eared looking thing from. :roll:


Vintage Seiko 7A38 Quartz Chronograph (#320416101654)




If you invert the photo, zoom in and squint hard, you'll find the serial number matches the 7A38-714A from the SCWF thread - 560390.


*Not sure; perhaps it's an eBay glitch, but feedback shows: Seller: pmounce  Buyer: zenodass44  29-Aug-09 01:01 – sold for $80.00.


The other half of the equation ? .... and spawned another 7A38 franken in the process.


Well, Mike's still got it. 




Zoom in on the 7A38-7110, on the far right of this photo, and you'll see that it's actually fitted with a 713L dial from a 7A38-714A. ;)

June 10, 2012 at 11:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

NoDak
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Ladies and Gentlemen, your resident watch detective, Paul.

June 10, 2012 at 10:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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All part of the service, Gabe. 


Anyway, as you've kinda done me a service, by inadvertantly starting off this thread, I'm going to take advantage. 

I'll subsequently be giving it a slightly enhanced topic title, to yours, and moving it to the 7A38-xxxx Model Specific section ....

where it can serve as our forum's reference topic. So I may as well add in the details of the current eBay listing you quoted:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110894663260

RARE SEIKO QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH SPORTS 100 DAY/DATE MEN'S WATCH 7A38-714A, PVD




YOU ARE BIDDING ON A RARE AND COLLECTIBLE SEIKO QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH SPORTS 1OO

DAY/DATE MEN'S WATCH IN PVD-COATED CASE.. BLACK DIAL.. 7A28-701A 

 

COMES WITH THE SEIKO PVD-COATED BRACELET, READY TO WEAR!

ACTUAL PHOTOS OF THE WATCH ARE PROVIDED.

 



 


WATCH DESCRIPTION

 

PRE-OWNED AND RARE SEIKO QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH SPORTS 100 DAY/DATE MEN'S WATCH 7A28-701A

PVD COATED CASE MEASURING APPROXIMATELY 40MMX42MM, WITHOUT CROWN AND FROM LUG TO LUG, FADINGS

BLACK DIAL

ORIGINAL HANDS WITH WHITE SECONDS

ORIGINAL CROWN AND PUSHERS

QUICKSET DAY/DATE AT 3 O'CLOCK

ORIGINAL BUFFED CRYSTAL

INNER TACHYMETER BEZEL

SEIKO 7A38 QUARTZ MOVEMENT, KEEPS CORRECT TIME; CHRONOGRAPH FUNCTIONS CORRECTLY, STARTS/STOPS/RESETS

STAINLESS STEEL BACK CASE 7A28-701A SERIAL NO. 550325 (MAY 1985), SCRATCHES

SEIKO PVD-COATED BRACELET, WILL FIT A 7.5 INCH WRIST APPROX.. FADINGS

NO BOX/PAPERS BUT GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC OR YOUR MONEY BACK!

 

The auction ended on 13th June 2012 at $197.50 (approx. £127) after 23 bids. The listing received 975 views over the 7 day period.

June 13, 2012 at 7:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Specifications and Buyers Guide: 7A38-714A SAA049J


Size: 40.0mm diameter (excluding crown and pushers) x 10.5mm deep.

Case and bracelet are common to the 7A38-7140. There is no separate bezel - it is an integral part of the watch case.

Case material: Stainless steel (nominally 'Base Metal') – matt black chrome coated finish all over (apart from case-back). 

 

Dial: Part # is 7A38713LXB19. Seiko's database shows it as ‘BLACK’, although it is predominantly Dark Grey (with white printing).

A matt black lower dial ring which surrounds the bottom (constant seconds) subdial carries the lume pips and minute marks.

Dial markings: SEIKO (printed), QUARTZ Chronograph SPORTS 100. Bottom of dial ring: JAPAN 7A38 713L T Suwa symbol.

Day and Date wheels: White lettering on black background. Second languages seen include: Arabic, French and German.

Hands: Main handset is White (with lume) and Black centres. Sub-dial hands are all White.

Seiko crystal p/n: 310W62GN00 - 31.0mm Ø x 1.6mm thick  - can use Sternkreuz p/n MSM310 or Cousins p/n F150CMH310.

Double Wave case-back, stamped: SEIKO, BASE METAL ST. STEEL BACK, WATER RESISTANT, 7A38-714A [A0] JAPAN A


Seiko bracelet p/n: B1356F – Underside of first joining links are stamped B1356. Finish is matt black chrome all over.

Tapers from 21mm wide at the shoulder to 16mm. Fixing by Pin and Tube (Seiko p/n's 81603449 and 81180169).

Clasp is 'standard' in Black Chrome finish - 16mm x 35mm long, with 7 adjustment holes, stamped SEIKO SQ.


Production variances: None seen.

Production dates: Examples seen have serial numbers beginning 55xxxx and 56xxxx. (May and June 1985).

Geography: Although nominally a world-wide export model, they seem mostly to turn up in the Far East / Australasia.

Buyers Tips: Black Chrome PVD coating is relatively soft and prone to rubbing wear.

Price Guide: $100 - $300 dependent upon condition.

Rarity Factor: 4/5 - Very Hard To Find (in good condition).

June 13, 2012 at 1:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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RARE SEIKO QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH SPORTS 100 DAY/DATE MEN'S WATCH 7A38-714A, PVD

The auction ended on 13th June 2012 at $197.50 (approx. £127) after 23 bids. The listing received 975 views over the 7 day period.

I had a feeling that 7A38-714A would re-surface again on eBay fairly quickly, because I recognised the winning bidder's eBay ID. 8)

Just over a week later, on the morning of Saturday June 22nd, it was listed on eBay by the German dealer / re-seller 'sonntagsuhr':

Vintage SEIKO Chronograph Sports 100 7A38-714A 1/10sec 15J Quartz ....




Vintage SEIKO Chronograph 1/10sec Day Date 7A38-714A (basis 7A28)

7A28 is The World's 1st Quartz Analog Chronograph

Mai 1985. Made in Japan. Day in German and English. 

ZUSTAND: Guter Zustand mit Gebrauchsspuren, das Mineralglas ohne Kratzer

Technisch: Einwandfrei 

Werk: Seiko 7A38 Quarz, 15 jewels, keine Kunststoffteile

Mineralglas

Abmessungen (X x Y): 40mm ohne Krone x 40mm

Armband: Original

Umfang (innen gemessen): 19cm

Versicherter Versand mit DHL am Tag des Geldeingangs oder spätestens am nächsten

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Movement: Seiko 7A38 Quartz, 15 jewels, no plastic parts

Hardlex Mineral Crystal

Condition: very good with little signs of wear, the glass without scretches

Size (X x Y): 40mm excl. the crown x 40mm

Bracelet: Original

For wrists up to 19cm

Shipping to worldwide


The seller has included a total of 17 photos embedded in his listing description, but ....





I only needed to see that first cropped image to recognise it as exactly the same watch. If there's any doubt, its serial number matches.
Whatever makes this German eBay (re)seller think it's worth 249 Euros, when he paid $197.50 for it just over a week ago ?? 

Footnote: On 16th July, the seller ended the listing early: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/itm/320931889999
This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available. Presumably he accepted a (lower) offer outside eBay. :/
June 23, 2012 at 7:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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As you've probably gathered, from the lack of posts in the last 6 months, 7A38-714A's don't often crop up on eBay - in any condition.

José 'Watchcooking' Sotto listed another very well-worn example fitted with a non-original rubber strap at the end of December 2012:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370720022054

VINTAGE SEIKO SPEEDMASTER? QUARTZ CHRONO 7A38-714A MAY '85




The auction ended a few minutes ago, at $66.10 (approx. £41.22) after 11 bids. The listing received 727 views over the 7 day period.


I expect to see it re-listed back on eBay in a couple of weeks time. The auction was won by the US-based eBay re-seller Total_Time22.

January 6, 2013 at 4:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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As predicted, but rather later than I anticipated, this watch indeed re-appeared, offered by Total_Time22 at the end of February 2013:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330881114879

SEIKO VERY RARE VINTAGE QUARTZ CHRONO, 7A38-714A, ORIGINAL, VG




FOR AUCTION, A VERY RARE AND VERY DESIREABLE VINTAGE SEIKO MEN'S EARLY QUARTZ CHRONGRAPH, MODEL 7A38-714A A VERY RARE MODEL IN AN ORIGINAL, UNTOUCHED STATE. THIS IS A BLACK, PVD COATED VERSION. THE BLACK COATING IS STILL IN DECENT CONDITION WITH WEAR ON THE EDGES. THE ORIGINAL AND UNTOUCHED BLACK AND GRAY DIAL IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITHOUT ANY NOTICEABLE STAIN OR FADE. THE DIAL FEATURES A DAY-DATE DISPLAY AT 3 O'CLOCK. THE ORIGINAL GLASS CRYSTAL IS SCRATCH FREE. THE BLACK AND WHITE HANDS ARE ORIGINALS, AND ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH A LIGHT TINT TO THE LUME. THE BLACK COATED STAINLESS STEEL CROWN IS THE ORIGINAL IN GOOD CONDITION. THE ORIGINAL AND UNTOUCHED CASE IS IN GOOD CONDITION WITH ONLY LIGHT SCRATCHES. THE ORIGINAL STAINLESS STEEL BACK PLATE IS IN VERY GOOD WITH A COUPLE LIGHT SCRATCHES. ALL MARKINGS ARE CLEAR AND COMPLETE. THE WATCH HAS A NEW BLACK RUBBER STRAP WITH STAINLESS STEEL CLASP THAT HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO FIT THIS WATCH. IT WILL FIT UP TO AN 8" WRIST. THE WATCH WAS SERVICED JUST 7 WEEKS AGO AND IS RUNNING GREAT. THE 7A38 VINTAGE QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH MOVEMENT IS RUNNING STRONG AND VERY ACCURATELY. ALL HANDS RETURN TO ZERO, AND ALL FUNCTIONS ARE WORKING AS THEY SHOULD. MANUFACTURED IN MAY OF 1985. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF AN EARLY "7A" CHRONO, EVERY COLLECTOR OF SEIKO WATCHES SHOULD HAVE ONE! IT IS A MEN'S LARGE SIZED WATCH (41 mm not including crown X 42 mm lug to lug). PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS. THANK YOU FOR LOOKING!!


Despite Total_Time22's exaggerated description of its condition and a change of strap, his photos (6 of 12 above) told a truer story.

It sold quickly as a Buy-it-Now for $79.99 a few minutes after being listed (which is probably how I'd missed noticing it before now).

March 10, 2013 at 11:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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NoDak at June 8, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Hi Paul,

Apol listed an interesting 7A today, one I've not come across yet, a 7A38 -714A:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-SEIKO-QUARTZ-CHRONOGRAPH-SPORTS-100-DAY-DATE-MENS-WATCH-7A38-714A-PVD-/110894663260

Any comments?  I'd like to hear if you've learned anything more about the -714A since it was discussed some time ago on that other forum...


Hi All, Its Ana from NZ here! (Ihatebarney / thatsmytiki) Have been contemplating selling my seiko 7A38-714A and thought I would google a bit of info to see where / what I should ask and stumbled upon this forum thread. Nice to see my watch is appreciated. :)

March 10, 2013 at 6:46 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Kia Ora and Welcome aboard, Ana. 


Glad you found us. Yours is still the best example of a 7A38-714A in captivity.  Trouble is, we all know what you paid for it. 

March 10, 2013 at 7:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at March 10, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Kia Ora and Welcome aboard, Ana. 


Glad you found us. Yours is still the best example of a 7A38-714A in captivity.  Trouble is, we all know what you paid for it. 

I know re amount paid. Silly me for letting that info out. Never had an intention to sell but I decided that I will end up on hoarders if I am not careful ;) . I have quite a few watches and am cutting a few loose so that I will actually wear the ones I have left and let someone else enjoy . Was going to give to my husband but he doesnt like it (philistine)

March 11, 2013 at 1:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another 7A38-714A, refreshingly for a change, on it's full-length original bracelet, was listed on eBay in Italy in the last week of March.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271178987955

SEIKO CHRONO 7A38-714A




RARO SEIKO 7A38-714A FUNZIONANTE,BRACCIALE ORIGINALE DI GRANDE MISURA,QUALCHE GRAFFIETTO SUL VETRO SOSTITUIBILE CON POCHI EURO.-------BUON ASTA A TUTTI--------


The dial and hands lume looked fresher than most examples seen on eBay previously. There was some rubbing wear to the vulnerable black chrome coating, though it was difficult to gauge the full extent / overall condition in the seller's photos, which were all 'close-ups'.


The auction ended a few minutes ago, with it selling for $166 Euros (approx. £140.38) after 4 bids.

March 31, 2013 at 1:52 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another well-worn example of a 7A38-714A, once again bereft of its original bracelet, turned up on eBay in the Philippines in mid-May.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310668941701

COLLECTORS SEIKO 7A38 714A BLACK GUIGIARO SPEEDMASTER MENS #560124 WATCH $1


 


Dial: Sporty Seiko Black dial, signed Seiko Quartz Chronograph Sports100 Japan, radium hour and minute hands, great looking multi color tone sub dial for the chronograph function, hands and indices are in good condition, dial is in good original condition. 

Movement: High grade Seiko cal. 7A38 quartz powered movement with day date and chronograph function, has just been cleaned and serviced ($50 value at no cost to you), runs strong and keeps accurate time. 

Case: High Grade Seiko case, measures 40 mm. with crown, 40 mm. lug to lug. Case with some black chrome plate wear otherwise is in good condition for its age. 

Serial Numbered: # 560124 

Bracelet: New plush aftermarket leather band. 

Crystal: Mineral crystal in good condition. 

Crown: Seiko crown and pushers in good condition. 

Overall: Watch is in good overall condition.


The auction ended a few moments ago, selling for $105.15 (approx. £69.20) after 15 bids and something of a last-second shoot-out. 


Though why anybody - let alone the winning bidder, whose eBay ID I recognise, particularly given his own past experience of buying from this same watch-botching Filipino eBay seller, would want to snipe a piece of junk like this totally escapes me for the moment. :/

Incidentally the auction received 342 views over the 7 day listing period.


May 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another 7A38-714A with well worn black chrome coating was listed overnight by SF-based profiteering eBay re-seller Worldwideweb66:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141060705346




Although the overall (worn) condition of this watch bears a resemblence to that sold by apol_of_your_eyes and subsequently re-sold by sonntagsuhr last year, I don't think it's the same 7A38-714A. Knowing Worldwideweb's normal 'snatch and grab' / fast turnaround modus operandi, I suspect it was previously listed on eBay in the States fairly recently - possibly within the last week or so.

I didn't see it myself, but have since done a quick retrospective search on eBay and not managed to find it (yet).

If anybody else saw it, please feel free to post a link to the previous listing. ;)


September 15, 2013 at 3:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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That eBay auction of Worldwideweb66's ended overnight, with the 7A38-714A selling for $137.50 (approx.  £86) after 41 bids - a price commensurate with the fairly well-worn condition. The listing received 506 views over the 7-day period.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141060705346

September 22, 2013 at 6:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Hard to believe, when its rather more colourful cousin, the yellow-dialed 7A38-7140 has made so many appearances in the same period, but it's been well over a year since I last saw a black chrome coated 7A38-714A on eBay. This example was listed yesterday evening, with a minor typo in the title. I suspect the Italian seller may have mis-read the case-back model number.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151538559480


Difficult to gauge the true condition from the seller's two slightly grainy photos, it appears to be in pretty good condition (compared to some examples previously documented in this thread) with relatively little wear to the black chrome coating, mostly on the bezel.


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