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Konkordski
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Back off topic, it looks kinda similar to this full-logic N945 movement I've got an eye out for. Seems to have appeared in every usual suspect brand (Pulsar, Lorus, Yema, Alba...) except Seiko themselves. Love the Radiant below, yet another sub-brand?


July 24, 2013 at 4:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I shouldn't encourage you in this continued posting. Lawrence - but I will make one more last exception, then 'thassit'. 


If you look at the dial part numbering on that RADIANT between the 7, 8 and 5, 4 o'clock batons, it reads: JAPAN N945 and - 6??L ??

Although the second set of numbers is illegible, exactly the same format / placement as Seiko. Safe to assume they manufactured it.


Yeh. N945's. :roll: Seen plently of Yema N945's in my time. This period advert, which IIRC dates from 1992, is full of the darned things:




To my eyes they just look all wrong with that inverted tri-compax layout.  Perhaps that's why Seiko used them in their 'other' brands.


July 24, 2013 at 5:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Konkordski
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Haha, I was going to investigate these and make a new thread but didn't think they were worth it... They all seem to be independent Shiojiri designs that ended up in Seiko and Citizen brands, so really on the fringes of interest for Seiko-philes ;) These complex multi-function chronos are often listed as not working so safe to say below normal Seiko standards.

Back to 7T32's...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORIENT-Quartz-Chronograph-TA03-000-Alarm-Man-Mens-Watch-Water-Resist-Stainless-/321171235399


July 25, 2013 at 3:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Konkordski
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This looks like a genuine third-party implementation of the 7T32, although the Italian company behind Breil distributes Seiko there, so still Seiko-related ;)

http://www.ebay.it/itm/Breil-cronografo-/321182005930

August 9, 2013 at 7:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Konkordski
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Now found a Radiant 7T32, not sure how they relate to Seiko other than being a Spanish brand like Racer :/



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August 9, 2013 at 10:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Konkordski
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...and another, plus a Racer (pronounced "Ra-Sir").  Spain is definitely the place to find these :)


August 9, 2013 at 11:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Konkordski
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After a treasure-packed few weeks not seen much of note this week :P


"USED WITH NORMA SCRATHES" :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MENS-QUARTZ-SEIKO-LASSALE-ALARM-CHRONOGRAP-VERY-RARE-/200953700864



August 17, 2013 at 3:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Actually, Lawrence, that particular Lassale 7T32 model isn't rare or unusual at all - they often pop up on eBay in the States. They're a favourite stock-in-trade of eBay dealer Worldwideweb66. He's bought and sold many. I borrowed one of his photos for this thread:

http://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forums/topics/show/7614141-jean-lassale-thalassa-quartz-chronograph-the-missing-7axx

Here's the same white dial version in a period Seiko Lassale advert which I also included in my opening post of that thread:




Nice how this seller has managed to capture the Lassale logo on the hour hand though. :)


August 17, 2013 at 4:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Konkordski
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Funky octagonal Pulsar Y182 in the US: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pulsar-Chronograph-50m-/121166123804



August 27, 2013 at 2:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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O.K., so maybe this one's not so rare. Unusual to see one as NOS, boxed with tags though, and certainly Funky in a retro' kind of way.

Spotted this Seiko 7T32 'Monaco' - model 7T32-5A00 SDWA04P offered FS on ForumaMontres a month or so ago:


http://forumamontres.forumactif.com/t149259-vends-baisse-de-prix-seiko-chronograph-sq100-quartz


August 27, 2013 at 3:29 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Another slightly unusual shaped case for a 7T32 - or whatever it was Racer / Orient Watch Co. called them. In Guatemala of all places.


http://ciudaddeguatemala.olx.com.gt/racer-cronografo-elegante-y-deportivo-iid-517705759



The R (for Racer) logo on the strap is a nice touch. Though why didn't the designer align 'Racer Chrongraph' with the date window ?


August 28, 2013 at 1:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Here's an unusual-looking Seiko 7T32, for a change - listed on eBay Germany not long ago. Not one I've ever seen before. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171116123516



Very elaborate bezel and unusual strap attachment - sort of reminiscent of the 7T59 Masterpieces.

It's listed as simply 'Seiko Quartz Chronograph SQ100' with no mention of the 7T32-xxxx model number. So I've asked the question. ;)


August 29, 2013 at 12:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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With hindsight, perhaps they're not that rare. :/ Here's another variation on the same ornate watch case - but a two-tone version.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200957396808



This seller has titled his listing as merely Seiko Uhr. :roll:

Description similar to the previous example, simply reads: Seiko Uhr Quartz chronograph SQ100 gebraucht mit blauem Lederband


August 29, 2013 at 1:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Konkordski
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Alba "Epsilon" Titanium Y182. Ends up looking like a typical generic 90s sports watch though :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-SEIKO-ALBA-Y182-7D20-AO-EPSILON-TITANIUM-ALARM-CHRONOG-V-V-RARE-/290969362712



August 31, 2013 at 3:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Konkordski
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First I've noticed but I see there's another already on the 'bay


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310745320493



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281160148669



September 13, 2013 at 11:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Sorry, Lawrence - they may be slightly unusual, but  Mickey Mouse 7T32's are anything but rare. :P

I first spotted them while perusing 7T32's back in 2009. There are always plenty of them on eBay.

Here's a couple of photos I saved from an eBay listing, way back in June 2009. The white dialed version is Seiko model # 7T32-7E90:



I must admit I did actually consider buying one for a while. :roll: It was the clever positioning of the sub-dial hands that intrigued me. 


September 15, 2013 at 12:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's another Seiko 7T32 with an unusual shaped case, a 7T32-5A10 - more photos here in a fairly recent thread on UhrForum.de:


September 15, 2013 at 12:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Konkordski
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Racer 7T32's aren't that rare (in Spain) but this is only the second with a Team Collection logo'd dial I've seen.

Shame about the generic 90's sports case/bracelet.  Still worth £40 if it wasn't pick up only in North-East Spain. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RELOJ-RACER-/221285036358



September 18, 2013 at 5:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Here's an unusual Yema 7T32 (or should I say Y182) listed on LebonCoin.fr:


http://www.leboncoin.fr/montres_bijoux/538636113.htm?ca=1_s

MONTRE Homme chic et discrète marque YEMA



Unusual in that this one isn't in their normal typically early 90's hideous Tag-inspired stying - in fact as per the title, it's almost discreet.


September 21, 2013 at 4:33 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Orient 7T32's are anything but rare, but it's unusual to see them with the Orient 'Lions Rampant' crest on the dial and case-back.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm//321222460881

Orient Chronograph Watch - Parts or Repair




Orient Chronograph Watch - Parts or Repair - not working, wristwatch band isn't original and it's not in the best condition, some scratches.


Unfortunately, as the Portuguese seller states, this one has seen better days. :/


October 9, 2013 at 12:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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