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Seiko7A38
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Listings for 'Tige Remontoir' (Winding Stem) turning up in their eBay Searches ?


Currently, if you search eBay worldwide on Seiko 7A38 (including title and description), as I frequently do ....

17 of the 35 results returned are listings by this bloody french woman Elisabeth Baudechon !! :o For these damned things !!! :mad:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150915942283

tige remontoir winding stem 401 seiko .....



For which she would have you pay 4.50 Euros + 4.40 Euros postage - for Qty 1!!!! :o


If you need a crown stem for any Seiko 7Axx (they all need to be cut / trimmed to the correct length, regardless, to suit the watch case).

Do yourself a favour. Ignore the frog and her multiple rip-off eBay listings. The Seiko part number for the crown stem is 0354728.

You can order them from Cousins UK under their p/n SEI354728 for £3.10 + VAT for a pack of 3 ! 


October 3, 2012 at 5:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Vanman2usa's constantly re-gurgitated eBay (multiple) re-istings for his over-priced badly-photographed 4U2FIX 7A38 crap ??

I know we've probably mentioned them somewhere before, but I swear it's got to be 3 years since I first saw them on eBay ! :o


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160899828083

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160897006490

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160899824275


There really ought to be a 'Statute of Limitations' for sh!te like this. :mad:

October 13, 2012 at 8:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Speaking of Vanman2USA's 7A38 listings, as I was some 6 months ago - they're back once again - or at least 2 of them are, so far:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161009855581




http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161009857035



Just checked my records and it's now over 4 years since I first saw him listing these on eBay !! :lol:

Manic re-listing US eBay seller 'Mad Martina' martinachertok's got nothing on Van the Man yet ! :roll:


April 17, 2013 at 1:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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In fact, his other third 7A38 is about to come to an end in a couple of days - and somebody had actually made him an offer on it !!! :lol:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160994814993



In case you're wondering - I don't have room to keep crap like this on my eBay watching page - I just did a search on his other items.


I suppose I'd better add a belated post-script onto this one, as a matter of (dis)interest. The more-than-generous offer on this piece of '4U2FIX' junk was $20, presumably made in the vain hope of taking it out of never-ending circulation - was declined by Van2ManUSA.


http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBidsLogin&_trksid=p2047675.l2564&rt=nc&item=160994814993

April 17, 2013 at 2:05 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Speaking of Vanman2USA's 7A38 listings, as I was some 6 months ago - they're back once again - or at least 2 of them are, so far ....


Going back into the deep dark mists of time, I seemed to remember there were once 4 such '4U2FIX' 7A38's listed by VanMan2USA.

I was beginning to wonder if he'd actually eventually managed to sell one of them and I'd missed the momentous occasion.  

But No.  As soon as I saw this 7A38-7180 yesterday, it all came flooding back. His photos haven't changed in 4 years of re-listing:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161024742129



In fact, it seems this one has been re-listed (ad nauseam) for much longer than the 4 years that I cited having witnessed myself.

Scroll to the very bottom of the listing and you'll see where there have been amendments made to it, in the past .... Incredibly .... 


On Jul-02-07 at 12:05:43 PDT, seller added the following inf....

On Mar-27-08 at 02:59:01 PDT, seller added the following information:

On Nov-08-08 at 10:09:07 PST, seller added the following information:


His other 3: the 7A38-7070, 7A38-7280 and 7A38-7060 have similar amendments made in April / May 2009, much as I'd remembered:


On Apr-18-09 at 00:18:27 PDT, seller added the following information:

On Apr-11-09 at 00:21:28 PDT, seller added the following information:

On May-02-09 at 00:21:16 PDT, seller added the following information:


May 12, 2013 at 8:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Speaking of Vanman2USA's 7A38 listings, as I was some 6 months ago - they're back once again ....


Looks like Vanman2USA has started re-listing them on a regular basis. :roll:



May 25, 2013 at 1:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Seiko7A38 at October 3, 2012 at 5:54 AM

Listings for 'Tige Remontoir' (Winding Stem) turning up in their eBay Searches ?


Currently, if you search eBay worldwide on Seiko 7A38 (including title and description), as I frequently do ....

17 of the 35 results returned are listings by this bloody french woman Elisabeth Baudechon !! :o For these damned things !!! :mad:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150915942283

tige remontoir winding stem 401 seiko .....



For which she would have you pay 4.50 Euros + 4.40 Euros postage - for Qty 1!!!! :o


If you need a crown stem for any Seiko 7Axx (they all need to be cut / trimmed to the correct length, regardless, to suit the watch case).

Do yourself a favour. Ignore the frog and her multiple rip-off eBay listings. The Seiko part number for the crown stem is 0354728.

You can order them from Cousins UK under their p/n SEI354728 for £3.10 + VAT for a pack of 3 ! 



Got a bit of a shock this morning. :(

After the obligatory first cup of coffee and ciggy, fired up the PC and came to run my first manual 'Worldwide' search of the day -

on 'Seiko 7A38', (included in title and description) from ebay.co.uk.

In recent weeks that search has been returning on average 90 results daily. This morning it returned only 60 !! :o


Bearing in mind the problems we've been seeing lately: eBay searches returning fewer results lately ? ....

My immediate thought was that eBay have been frigging around with the 'Worldwide' search parameters again.

Indeed it seems they have. It took me a little while to figure out exactly which results were missing from my search.

What appears to be missing is that bloody Frenchwoman's Tige Remontoir (stems) - 23 of which include 7A38 in the description.

They're still there, but only if you search on eBay France: elizabeth9679 Seiko Tige Remontoir. Well I for one won't miss them ! :lol:


March 5, 2014 at 4:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Incredibly, some 5 years after he first listed them (and then relisted them ad nauseam ad infinitum) ....

US Bay seller vanman2usa has finally seen fit to add some better photos to his one of his Seiko 7A38 eBay listings. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161033674430


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemRevisionDetails&item=161033674430




It's still stupidly over-priced @ $275, but at least people have started taking an interest, and making offers. :roll:


Presumably, just for Posterity's sake, he's left the original photos embedded in the description. 


April 17, 2014 at 12:14 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Has anybody else, besides myself, noticed how much more crap they're having to filter out of their ebay search results lately ? :mad:


Another eBay seller whose multiple re-listing activities getting on my nerves is watchprouk.


He started listing these over-priced aftermarket replacement crystals a while back:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271232220358

QUALITY REPLACEMENT GLASS crystal "MADE IN GERMANY" FOR YOUR SEIKO 7A38

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281129659993

QUALITY REPLACEMENT GLASS crystal "MADE IN GERMANY" SEIKO 7A28 SOME 7A38 7A48


But now they're spreading ....


http://www.ebay.de/itm/281437683236

Qualität Ersatz Glas Kristall "Hergestellt in Deutschland" Für Ihre Seiko 7a38

http://www.ebay.de/itm/271604654578

Qualität Ersatz Glas Kristall "Hergestellt in Deutschland" Seiko 7a28 Some 7A38


http://www.ebay.fr/itm/271604654700

REMPLACEMENT DE VERRE QUALITÉ cristal "MADE IN GERMANY" POUR VOTRE SEIKO 7A38

http://www.ebay.fr/itm/271604654668

Verre de Montre Cristal de Rechange "Fabriqué en Allemagne SEIKO 7A28 7A38 7A48


http://www.ebay.es/itm/271604654619

Calidad Reemplazo Vidrio Cristal "Hecho en Alemania" Para Su Seiko 7a38

http://www.ebay.es/itm/271604654682

Calidad Reemplazo Vidrio Cristal "Hecho en Alemania" Seiko 7a28 Some 7a38 7a48


What he's obviously doing is (re)listing them across different eBay sites (.de Germany, .fr France, .es Spain - so far) to compensate for eBay's lack of proper worldwide visibility - thereby increasing his potential sales (to those people too lazy to order Strernkreuz crystals from Cousins for less than half the price). But assuming he has multiple quantities of the different sizes available, there's absolutely nothing wrong with his entrepreneurism, in principle. Just more crap to wade through when searching eBay - and ignore.


September 21, 2014 at 5:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The problem is that other less savvy eBay sellers are jumping on the bandwagon. :roll:

I first saw this tired-looking two tone 7A38-7190 listed on eBay Germany at the beginning of this week:


http://www.ebay.de/itm/390932443333


The would-be seller Haluwe (real name Hans Ege) has set it up with a typically over-optimistic Buy-it-Now price of 125 Euros. :lol:

If this were listed instead as an auction, such a tired-looking example would probably struggle to make 50 Euros - on a good day. :roll:

But he had theoreticically set it up with Worldwide visibility - because it came up in my saved favourite eBay searches on Tuesday.


Obviously not satisfied with that, this incompetent twat has gone on to re-list it in parallel on eBay France, eBay Spain and eBay UK.


http://www.ebay.de/itm/390932443333

Vintage Seiko Herrenchronograph 80 er Jahre

http://www.ebay.fr/itm/381000958348

Vintage Seiko Homme Rono Graph 80 Il Années

http://www.ebay.es/itm/381001051767

Vintage Seiko Hombre Rono Graph 80 De Años

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390935591272

Vintage Seiko Men's Rono Graph 80 ER Years


September 21, 2014 at 5:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I note that this multi-location bombing German eBay seller Haluwe has now listed his tired-looking 7A38-7190 a 5th time - in Italy. :roll:


http://www.ebay.it/itm/381004873084


There was I under the misapprehension that the Italian word for Chronograph was Cronografo. What a klutz. 


September 23, 2014 at 5:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

fmc000
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I wonder what he meant with that title, totally meaningless in Italian.

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My Seiko chronos: SPV002 - SDX008J1 - SFA005J1 - PSZ006P1

September 24, 2014 at 5:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Fabio. If you look at the titles of his other four previous listings, they're just as bad - even the original German one, where he's rolled the words Herren and Chronograph together. You'll often see the abbreviation 'HAU' used on eBay Germany - standing for 'Herren Armband Uhr' (Man's wrist watch), but never like he's written it. He's still well within the maximum number of characters limit too. :roll:

September 24, 2014 at 7:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Tell you what, compared to Elisabeth Baudechon's multiple listings for tige remontoirs (crown stems), that started off this rant ....


Lately I'm getting REALLY p!ssed off, constantly seeing these multiple re-listings for click balls by czech seller jaroslav_ondras coming up in my eBay notifications from saved favourite searches on Seiko 7A38. :mad:


This was my eBay notification from 2nd January:



9 of the 15 new listings were for variations on his damned click ball (re)listings !! :mad:


Here's what he currently has listed, with Seiko 7A38 included in either the title or description - 20 in total, FFS !! 


You really want to know what I think ? @ Jaroslav - I think you're a complete and utter waste of bandwidth.  That's being polite.


You see although I've not got what you'd call a large collection of Seiko Divers, per se. But it's probably safe to claim that I own the largest collection of Seiko 7A38's in the world. A fair proportion of them have rotating bezels. How many times have I needed to replace a click ball ? Never. In fact I've only had to free up stuck click balls in two watches - a beater 7A38-7080 resto' project and an Orient J39001-70. All it took was a drop of WD-40 and a few prods with a suitable diameter probe to fix both of them. Nuff said.


January 4, 2017 at 2:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

thiswristisonfire
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I didn't realise that these were all from the same seller for some reason, which means that the "Exclude seller" option (click any of the "see all" under categories) is going to tidy things up a lot here.



January 4, 2017 at 5:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at April 17, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Incredibly, some 5 years after he first listed them (and then relisted them ad nauseam ad infinitum) ....

US Bay seller vanman2usa has finally seen fit to add some better photos to his one of his Seiko 7A38 eBay listings. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161033674430


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemRevisionDetails&item=161033674430




It's still stupidly over-priced @ $275, but at least people have started taking an interest, and making offers. :roll:


Presumably, just for Posterity's sake, he's left the original photos embedded in the description. 



It's funny how you get used to seeing stuff - and ignoring it. :roll:

US eBay seller Vanman2usa's listing for his gold tone 7A38-7280 has been automatically re-listed every 30 days - and, needless to say, stoically remained unsold. He had however made numerous revisions to the listing over the years:


He'd even recently uploaded some new almost half-decent photos:



Although the first three, of dubious quality, from May 2013 were still there:



This was, it goes without saying, no shadow of a doubt, the longest running eBay listing for a Seiko 7A38. It was coming up to its 5 year anniversary, in ten days time, on May 25th. I'd already sussed this and was looking forward to publicly congratulating Vanman2usa on his continued incompetence.

However, earlier today, without so much as a by your leave, he unceremoniously ended the listing as 'no longer available'.




But of course, it's really still available. He re-listed it again soon afterwards:


Note the Buy-it-Now price has crept back up to $299. :roll:

So here's to yet another 5 years on eBay, eh Van Man ? :P

May 15, 2018 at 1:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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Paul, from what I see of his 440 items for sale, they look like what a watchmaker would drop in a bucket by his repair bench for future parts.  :lol:   

May 15, 2018 at 5:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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