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Seiko7A38
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Ignore what I wrote a while back, about not posting any more links to 7A48-7050 Fishing Masters on Yahoo Japan. :roll:

I still find myself drawn to these lovely looking watches, even though I'm not exactly a fan of moonphase nor a fisherman.

Still gently kicking myself for not having bought that almost mint example, which sold on YJ in April last year for 44,800 Yen (+Tax).


Here's another fairly tidy-looking example that was listed on Monday with an opening bid price of 1000 Yen. Strangely, althought the seller includes 'store' in their user ID, they're not actually a YJ Store seller, so this item won't be subject to 8% Japanese Sales Tax. Note it's being sold with a flat battery; the bezel doesn't rotate and it has a sticky pusher. Both of which could likely be easily rectified with a strip and clean. The other minus point, for me is the wrist size of 180mm - just about 7". Otherwise I might well have considered having a punt at it myself.



http://page6.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f205002545



Google translates the relevant section of the Japanese seller's lengthy description as follows:


February 15, 2017 at 7:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above Yahoo Japan auction for a 7A48-7050 Fishing Master ended about half an hour ago, selling for ¥37,500 Yen (equivalent to approx. $332.40 USD / £267.80 GBP) after 51 bids.


http://page6.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f205002545



February 19, 2017 at 7:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Seiko7A38 at February 15, 2017 at 8:59 AM

Or maybe we will find out - if it eventually actually sells  - because it's back on eBay again, re-listed yesterday for another 30 days. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252771285402



That re-listing for the 7A48-7050 Fishing Master by the Japanese eBay seller ended this morning. Looks like it sold as a Buy-it-Now (rather than against a Best Offer) for the reduced price of $400. Still seems a lot of money for a non-runner. :/


February 20, 2017 at 10:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Thanks to a friend in Japan, I can now say that it was me that landed that big fish.




its going to need a jolly good clean and some TLC - probably a full movement service (I've not worked on a 7A48 for ages!!).




But, most importantly the bracelet fits me comfortably. Yay!!!


February 27, 2017 at 10:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Anybody else fancy hooking themselves a 7A48-7050 Fishing Master ? 

Here's another example that was listed on Yahoo Japan auctions yesterday.




http://page22.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l383313417



Google translates the Japanese seller's formatted description as follows:


March 15, 2017 at 8:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above Yahoo Japan auction for a 7A48-7050 Fishing Master ended earlier today, selling for ¥ 46,500 Yen (equivalent to approx. $413 USD / £334.25 GBP) after 31 bids. Going by the high feedback number of the encrypted winning bidder ID, I'd suspect it was won by an international buyer using one of the proxy bidding services.


http://page22.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l383313417



March 20, 2017 at 3:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seacreechur
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Hi 7a38,

I was the lucky winning bidder for the Fishing Master. It will be shipped to Sir Alan for a full service.

Thanks,

Seacreechur

March 21, 2017 at 10:14 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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In case anybody else was wondering about the rust visible under the bezel flange of his recently acquired 7A48-7050 Fishing Master (as I was), here's Simon's subsequent post in a WRUW thread on WristSushi.



March 25, 2017 at 12:42 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Here's a current eBay auction for a 7A48-7050 Fishing Master. It was listed a couple of days ago by a Spanish seller, with an opening bid price of $0.99 and no reserve.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112367526513



SEIKO 7a48-7050 CHRONOGRAPH MOONPHASE VINTAGE QUARTZ.

All functions works 100 %. Good condition. Used has signs of use, please see pictures.

Sold as is. No returns. Thanks for your interest.


Note the watch has been fitted with a non-original JDM SPEEDMASTER clasp, in place of the correct SEIKO logo'd original ....

See Simon's photo in the previous post (and previous examples in this thread).


April 13, 2017 at 5:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above Spanish eBay auction for a 7A48-7050 Fishing Master ended last night, selling for $382 after 23 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112367526513


April 17, 2017 at 4:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Looks like I'm still in 'catch up' mode. :roll: I've just run a worldwide eBay search on 'Seiko 7A48' and somewhat belatedly spotted this listing for a 7A48-7050 Fishing Master listed last week, by an Australian eBay seller, as a 7-day auction with a wishful opening bid price of $600 Au. First thing that caught my eye was the primary image which is watermarked in the style of a Japanese YJ 'Store' seller. This is of course another pretty obvious case of Déjà Vu. The Australian seller has been lazy or stupid enough to re-use all 8 photos from the Yahoo Japan listing, where he bought the watch, back in September 2016.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222696137827



A Very Rare Seiko Fishing Master 7A48-7050

This is a very seldom seen or auctioned watch, which has had a new battery installed by a watch shop lately It runs as it should - with all 3 hands zeroing correctly. This watch is used but presents well and has the correct bracelet /band for this watch.

It comes as seen and has no box nor book included.

Please view scans for a better idea of it's condition and any questions please ask me

Pick up allowed and being a super hard too get model I will post this watch as registered sign for local within Oz and to international countries.

Please check before bidding if you are located in a country other than USA - England - New Zealand and Some Asian countries


To save you reading back through the thread to find it (and me re-uploading the other 7 photos), here's a quote of my post from the previous page ....


November 1, 2017 at 9:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Seiko7A38 at September 21, 2016 at 5:33 AM

Not the best of examples, compared to some we've seen on Yahoo Japan earlier this year, this average worn condition 7A48-7050 Fishing Master was listed yesterday by a 'Store' seller. Opening bid price is only 1 Yen, but it has a short bracelet. If you click on the link be prepared to scroll through a load of garish adverts - I've filtered out the relevant parts of the listing below.



http://page17.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/v472551897



Google translates the formatted Japanese description as follows.




Followed by the result of that auction ....

November 1, 2017 at 9:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Seiko7A38 at September 27, 2016 at 11:16 AM

That most recent Yahoo Japan auction for a 7A48-7050 Fishing Master ended a few minutes ago - the finishing time was automatically extended by 10 minutes, due to late bids placed. It sold for 33,500 Yen + 8% Japanese Sales Tax, making a total of 36,180 Yen (equivalent to $360.50 USD / £277.17 GBP). Comparatively cheap for one of these nowadays, but then it wasn't in the best condition, plus there was that issue of the short bracelet (16.5cm = 6½"). From the high feedback number of the winning bidder ID, I suspect it may have gone to an overseas buyer, using one of the proxy bidding services.


http://page17.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/v472551897




Note it previously sold (on YJ) for the Yen equivalent of $360 US. The Australian re-seller's opening bid price of $600 Au equates to $460 US, so given that he will have had to pay commision to the proxy bidding service, plus shipping, plus tax on import, it's not unreasonable. Hardly what you'd call profiteering. That said, the fact that he's re-used the YJ photos rather than take his own set won't help the sale. :roll:

November 1, 2017 at 9:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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That Australian eBay auction for the 7A48-7050 Fishing Master was scheduled to end early this morning (around 6:00am UK time). Checking my eBay watching page I see the seller ended the listing early yesterday, because of an error.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222696137827




The obvious error being his re-use of the previous Yahoo Japan Store seller's photos. :roll: Or maybe it was sold off eBay against a 'back door' offer. Your guess is as good as mine. :/


November 4, 2017 at 5:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Here's an average worn condition 7A48-7050 Fishing Master that was listed on Yahoo Japan earlier today. The seller describes it in less than glowing terms as 'immovable junk' and their primary image is a photo of the watch taken upside down on a stand, which probably won't help the sale. :roll: It's listed as a 3-day auction, with an opening bid price of 49,890 Yen. According to the blurb (which I haven't bothered copying), that figure (and presumably any higher bids) includes 8% Japanese sales tax. The seller appears to be a store, but doesn't have YJ 'Store Seller' status for some reason. :/




http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/275477493




Google translates the relevant parts of the Japanese seller's description (those pertaining to the watch) as follows:


[Product name, manufacturer (brand) name]

SEIKO Moonface Silver Color Chronograph Watch Ref.7A48-7050 Quartz Mens Junk Item

【Part number, model number, notation size】

Ref. 7A48 - 7050

Case: about 4 cm

Arms around: about 17 cm

Belt width: about 2.5 cm (maximum value)

Management number: 1129

【About products】

Face part is scratched on the glass surface, case is scratched small scratches can be seen.

There are small scratches, rubbing scratches on the belt part.

It is a stylish design with a chronograph attached to the moon face.

Small scratches, rubbing scratches are seen and there is a feeling of use.

This item is currently exhibited for immovable junk.

Maintenance by the customer himself after it makes a successful bid please.

We do not measure day difference etc.

Please confirm the image carefully and make a successful bid.

Those who are worried about scratches on outer boxes, those who are more nervous, those who are looking for completed goods should withhold a bid.

【accessories】

[Condition rank · commodity condition] * our shop assessment standard reference reference please.

Face part: BC rank degree

Belt part: B degree rank

Please confirm the image carefully and make a successful bid.

The more nervous one, those who ask for the finished item should withhold a bid.


November 12, 2017 at 7:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I'd watched that 7A48-7050 Fishing Master go unsold and be re-listed at least twice - and then forgot about it. :roll: Looks like it finally sold a couple of days ago, for the ¥49,890 Yen opening bid price. That's equivalent to approx. $448.60 / £337.20 GBP. Going by the extremely high feedback number of the encrypted winning ID (51520), I'd suspect it was purchased by an international buyer using one of the proxy bidding services. 


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/275477493



November 23, 2017 at 11:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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There was another 7A48-7050 Fishing Master listed on Yahoo Japan auctions recently - at the beginning of this month. I'd taken screen prints at the time, with the intention of posting and then albeit temporarily allowed it to slip through the floorboards without mention. So better late than never. This one wasn't quite in such good cosmetic condition as some previous examples documented here, which possibly explains the lower selling price achieved.




http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k282914491




Google translates the Japanese seller's somewhat vague description as follows:


※ Please be sure to read ※

Battery exhaust operation is unconfirmed, please tender after consideration.

«Commodity condition»

condition: secondhand goods

Image. Reference. On, your bid please.

* Exhibited goods may have dirt and scratches, and other difficulties.

※ Products are shot with a digital camera. The color and state may differ from the actual one.

* Currently attached items are listed. If there is an uncertain point such as the missing item of accessories, please confirm before checking, questions before bidding.

* Since it is not possible to describe all functions and states, please consider photographs and product comments as reference level.

* If there is doubt about the photograph and the product comment, we will give priority to the photograph which is the actual thing. If you have a little anxiety or doubt, please ask a question.

* Since I think that there are individual differences in the manner of feeling of state, you understand that it is "second - hand goods", please refrain from the bidding of the more nervous one.

* As much as possible to avoid mailing accident etc We will pack it, but it becomes basic simple packing, in some cases packing only of air packing regardless of the shape / weight of goods (here too we will pack with mailing accidents how many) We are happy if you can understand beforehand, so if you can understand in advance, those who wish to avoid packing only uneasy, air packing please refrain from your tender.

* It is sending out by two carriers in relation to size and weight, or shipping by a shipping company other than designation. In that case we will contact you in advance so we appreciated your understanding.

* Please note that we may not be able to respond at all to claims concerning items stated beforehand in the contents of this item description.


It sold, comparatively cheaply for only ¥22,100 Yen after 38 bids, equivalent to approx. $194.84 USD / £145.67 GBP


December 12, 2017 at 4:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Seiko7A38 at November 4, 2017 at 5:59 AM

That Australian eBay auction for the 7A48-7050 Fishing Master was scheduled to end early this morning (around 6:00am UK time). Checking my eBay watching page I see the seller ended the listing early yesterday, because of an error.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222696137827




The obvious error being his re-use of the previous Yahoo Japan Store seller's photos. :roll: Or maybe it was sold off eBay against a 'back door' offer. Your guess is as good as mine. :/



It's back again, re-listed in the early hours of this morning. The would-be Aussie seller hasn't corrected any of his previous errors - still re-using the same photos from the Yahoo Japan listing where he bought it - and the same pie-in-the-sky $600 Au opening bid price. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222766368497


December 23, 2017 at 10:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Just scrolling through my eBay watching page, to see what might have sold (or not) over the last couple of days. No great surprise, the Australian would-be seller of that 7A48-7050 Fishing Master withdrew it again. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222766368497



Hopefully that'll be the last we've seen of it, but somehow I doubt it. 


January 1, 2018 at 6:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This 7A48-7050 Fishing Master in average worn condition, badly fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet, was listed a couple of days ago, by a Turkish eBay seller, as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of $149.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273042090320


White dialed Seiko 7A48-7050 quartz chronograph. Also known as the Fishingmater.All functions working correctly. Hands and dial are perfect and all functions are working perfect. Moonphase Function cycles as intended.

İmpossible to find in excellent condition like this Exemple.

Not strictly true - witness the several better preceding examples in this thread.


January 28, 2018 at 3:46 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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