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aeroengineer
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donwatch at January 23, 2019 at 7:29 PM

Nice " Catch" aeroengineer!

Thank you!

Btw, where can I find more information about this model? I believe there is only one production variant (same hands, colors and etc). But what about production dates and is there any chance to find the date by serial number? Mine for instance has # 5301XX. How many were produced ever?

Thank you!

 

January 24, 2019 at 4:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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May I suggest you might want to try reading through the preceding 6 pages ? :P

And this thread, which would have told you, from its 53xxxx prefix serial number, that your example was manufactured in March 1985.


There was another 7A48-7050 Fishing Master listed on Yahoo Japan last weekend, which I hadn't managed to find time to post about before. It was a 7-day auction listing with an opening bid price of 1000 Yen.




http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h374298854



Google translates the relevant part of the seller's formatted description as follows:



So perhaps not in quite such good condition as some of the previous examples documented in this thread. The 7-day auction ended early this afternoon (UK time) with the 7A48-7050 Fishing Master selling for ¥46,603 Yen after 34 bids. That's equivalent to approx. $425.40 USD / £322.60 GBP.


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h374298854



January 27, 2019 at 4:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This 7A48-7050 Fishing Master in average worn condition, fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet was listed earlier this evening, by Italian eBay seller cmax-28762 as a 10-day auction, with an opening bid price of 99.90 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132948641781


Rare Seiko Quartz riferimento 7A48-7050/AO batteria nuova funzionante cassa acciaio ghiera girevole bidirezionale buona condizione estetica normali segni del tempo suo bracciale acciaio con chiusura logata corredato di Scatola epoca.


February 10, 2019 at 5:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above 10-day Italian eBay auction for a 7A48-7050 Fishing Master, fitted with a non-original bracelet, ended earlier this week, selling for 309.60 Euros after 17 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132948641781

February 23, 2019 at 5:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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There was another 7A48-7050 Fishing Master listed on Yahoo Japan in the last week of February, by a 'Store' seller, as a 3-day auction, with an opening bid price of 40,000 Yen (+ 8% Japanese Sales Tax), making 43,200. I'd intended to post it at the time I took the screen prints and saved the photos, but simply ran out of time.




http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h381730362



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



Anyway, transpires it made no difference that I was late posting about it. It didn't sell first time around and has been re-listed with the same YJ item number.


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h381730362


March 2, 2019 at 9:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above re-listed Yahoo Japan auction for a 7A48-7050 Fishing Master ended a few moments ago, selling for the opening bid price of ¥40,000 Yen + 8% Japanese Sales Tax, making ¥43,200 Yen, equivalent to approx. $386.20 USD / £292.60 GBP. Judging by the high feedback number of the encrypted winning bidder ID, it was purchased by an international buyer, using one of the proxy bidding services.


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h381730362



March 4, 2019 at 7:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at January 8, 2019 at 7:19 AM

This 7A48-7050 Fishing Master was listed in the early hours of yesterday morning, by a US eBay seller, with an absolutely ridiculous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $1275 (equivalent to £1002 GBP).


My first thoughts on seeing the eBay listing, before I’d even looked at this thread were: Oh Yeah – another would-be profiteering re-seller out to make a fast buck. Seems I wasn't too far out in my initial summation.  The next thing that struck me while flicking through the photos, was that the bracelet looked a bit short (distinctly lacking in adjustment links) – as if it might struggle to fit a 7” wrist, yet oddly the seller made no mention of its length in his description, despite giving all the other dimensions. I didn’t have to read back very far through this thread to find it. Just scroll back up to my penultimate post. This is the same 7A48-7050 Fishing Master, case-back serial # 570059, which sold on Yahoo Japan in mid-December for ¥56,000 - equivalent to $493.93 USD / £392.36 GBP. OK, so he's cleaned it and fitted a new battery.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173727241123


I can't say I'd been watching it closely (if at all), other than having added it to my eBay watching page, but it appears the greedy would-be profiteering US re-seller of that ex-Yahoo Japan 7A48-7050 Fishing Master had made a considerable number of revisions to his listing since January.



One of the first things he'd done was to edit his photo of the case-back, deliberately obscuring the serial number:




Presumably in a somewhat belated attempt to hide the fact that it was the same watch, case-back s/n 570059, which had sold on Yahoo Japan in December last year for a fraction of his initial asking price.




He also made 7 changes to his original ludicrious 'pie-in-the-sky Buy-it-Now asking price of $1275, the last of which, a week ago, reduced it to 'only' $800. It appears to have finally sold this afternoon, for that somewhat reduced Buy-it-Now price of $800 but still netting him a nice little profit of $300, for doing precious little.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173727241123

This was the only confirmation of the sale I could find using WatchCount.com



April 3, 2019 at 1:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This decent looking example of the 7A48-7050 Fishing Master was listed on Yahoo Japan earlier today, by a 'Store' seller, as a 6-day auction with an opening bid price of 1 Yen. Pity about the short (17cm) bracelet. Otherwise I could almost have been tempted to have a serious punt at this one myself. :/




http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c729299435



Google translates the first 2 sections of the formatted description as follows:



It continues at some length with the shipping terms and all the usual caveats ....


April 15, 2019 at 9:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above 6-day Yahoo Japan auction for a 7A48-7050 Fishing Master, by a 'Store' seller ended yesterday afternoon, with bidding at ¥61,000 Yen after 52 bids. Adding the 8% Japanese sales tax brings the actual total selling price to ¥65,880 Yen, equivalent to approx. $588.65 USD / £453 GBP. At the risk of repeating myself: As often seems to be the case lately, the high 5-digit feedback number of the encrypted winning bidder points to the auction having been won by an international buyer, using one of the proxy bidding services.


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c729299435



April 22, 2019 at 2:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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With the ever-increasing levels of activity on eBay and all the various other online auction / sales platforms I try to monitor, I probably don't run searches on Yahoo Japan as often as I should. So there's a chance that I may sometimes miss the odd auction, particularly if it's one of shorter duration. To preclude this, I'll usually run a 'Closed search' on all the Seiko 7Axx flavours, towards the end of the month, to see if there's anything I've missed.


It transpires there was another 7A48-7050 Fishing Master listed on Yahoo Japan, just before the last one I posted details of. It was a 3-day low start auction (1 Yen opening bid price), which ran from 12th -14th April. Not the best of examples, but still worth a mention, albeit a couple of weeks post facto. :roll:




http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g342650513

SEIKO/セイコー/7A48-7050/クロノグラフ/電池交換済み




FWIW, Google translates the lengthy Japanese description as follows:


About dealings

Recently, the mischievous bid which can not get in touch after a successful bid is increasing.

If the bidder's evaluation is judged to be a fraudulent bid, such as in the case of "new" or "one with many bad evaluations", "bid cancellation" "deletion of successful bidder convenience" will be processed.

[Others]

Please contact me by dealings Navi for mail non-delivery accident prevention.

No matter what the reason is, we can not accept returns or exchanges of products by customer convenience.

● Please read the details of the exhibition to the end, carefully consider and consider bidding.

◆ Please bid only for those who can judge the condition by the image.

The thing of a photograph becomes all

brand name SEIKO / SEIKO / 7A48-7050 / chronograph / battery exchange

state There is a fine scratch dirt which is a used article. There are scratches and dirt on the windshield and belt. Please refrain from purchasing if you are concerned. It is a good product if you think about the age appropriate thing. It becomes a working item. It becomes battery replacement 4/12. Please judge the other by the photograph.

After accepting that it is a second-hand product, I need your help by a no claim and a no return.

Please confirm the above contents and bid for understanding on your bid.

Shipping: Cash on delivery

· It will be personal storage, so please refrain from bidding nervous one.

-You may not be able to answer any questions because there is no professional knowledge.-

Please judge the condition and shape from the photos.

Notes

■ Please be sure to confirm the photo, and consider the tender. About the product, the notes and photos are all.

Since it is impossible to tell about the state of goods 100%, please refrain from the person who is nervous about the state bid.

I do not know the details, only those who understand please bid it.

・ Auction is a transaction that can not confirm the condition of the actual item.

Please take a look at the image carefully to make a decision, and bid carefully after carefully considering.

● Because it is for personal storage,

please do not hesitate if you are looking for a product that is as clean as a specialty store or if you are nervous.

Since the image will be all, please judge after viewing the posted image, please bid. Photos are everything.

Please note that we may not be able to answer your questions as we do not have specialized knowledge.

※ If there is a large number of bad evaluations for trouble prevention, even if a bid is made, they may be deleted!

● Please bid only for those who can receive money within one week from the successful bid.

★ Please keep in mind that we have not conducted any transactions other than the contents of the exhibition details (payment method, shipping details).

Please bid only for those who can be convinced by the details.

● I can not reserve ★ I will be canceled if you can not contact you within 48 hours from the first contact from here after a successful bid, but I am really sorry.


It sold for ¥36,000 Yen after 23 bids, equivalent to £249.20 GBP / $321.90 USD.


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g342650513


April 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Due to work and other distractions, I've fallen a little behind with my posting over the last week or so. I'd meant to write these up last weekend, but they dropped down my priority list. For anyone who might be interested, there are currently a couple of 7A48-7050 Fishing Masters listed on eBay.


The first was actually listed at the end of May, by a Japanese eBay seller, with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $799 and currently no option to make an offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113766303562


■Cosmetic condition

※We sell the Used item.Please check on the photos for detailed condition of the product.

Hands: There is no noticeable damage.

Case: There is a some scratches. (B. rubbing and scratch. usual feeling of use.) There is a scratch on the bezel.

Diameter: approx 42mm excluding crown.

Glass: There is no noticeable damage.

Band: There is a some scratches. (B. rubbing and scratch. usual feeling of use.)

Band Size: About 185mm(7.28 inch)

Dial: There is discoloration due to sunburn near the edge of the four dials.

Check The 9th 10th photos.

■Performance Condition

Calendar It works as it should be. Quick set works as it should be.

Day difference(Time Grapher). There is almost no time lag due to quartz.

Motions In working condition.

The operation of the chronograph and the split button are normal.

The split function is also normal. The moon phase part is also working.

The rotation of the bezel is also good.

The internal bezel also rotates.

Battery replaced 05/2019

■Accessories - None

If you have any question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you find any issue with this transaction, please contact me BEFORE giving a negative or neutral feedback and opening case . I will try my best to resolve the issue.

I have examined the item(s) and included my observations as accurate as I could in the description above. Please note that some descriptions may be based on my own opinion. Please read it carefully and understand the condition of the item(s) before bidding.

Thank you for visiting.


The second, which isn't in such good condition and is fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet, was listed by a Thai eBay seller, last Sunday, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of $310. There are now only 2 days of the auction left to run (not 5 as shown on my screen print) and bidding is currently @ $345.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312638983918



ITEM : VINTAGE RARE SEIKO FISHING MASTER MOON PHASE, NO RESERVE PRICE

MODULE : NUMBER 7A48-7050 JAPAN A

CONDITION : IT'S IN OVERALL GOOD CONDITION. CRYSTAL AND CASE HAVE SOME SCRATCHES. EVERY FUNCTION WORKS GREAT. PLEASE LOOK AT PICTURES FOR MORE DETAILS.

SIZE : LUG TO LUG IS 1 3/4 INCHES.

BRACELET : NEW GENUINE SEIKO STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET.

PAYMENT : PAYPAL ONLY. DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT MY OTHER ITEMS AND AT 'bangkokjunkman'.

SHIPPING : EMS SHIPPING FOR US$45 WORLDWIDE. FREE SHIPPING IN THAILAND ONLY.

PLEASE ASK IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION.

NOTE : I CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE OF THE LOST OR DAMAGE OF THE ITEM AFTER IT LEAVES THAILAND AIRPORT.

CUSTOMS AND DUTIES OF YOUR COUNTRY ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

NOTE FOR FEEDBACK : PLEASE GIVE ME A POSITIVE FEEDBACK AFTER YOU'VE RECEIVED THE ITEM, SO I CAN BE SURE THAT YOU'RE HAPPY WITH IT. I WILL ALSO GIVE ONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

THANKS FOR CHECKING OUT MY ITEM. HAPPY BIDDING!


June 7, 2019 at 9:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above 7-day auction for a 7A48-7050 Fishing Master, fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet, listed last weekend by a Thai eBay seller, ended earlier this evening, selling for $345 after 4 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312638983918


June 9, 2019 at 1:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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