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Seiko7A38
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Seiko7A38 at October 14, 2018 at 5:00 AM

The French eBay seller ended the above erronious listing for a stainless 7A38-7260 in the early hours of this morning, because there was an error (or two) in the listing. Probably the best thing he could have done in the circumstances. :lol:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292767245660




It's back again - re-listed earlier this evening.  

But still with the same incorrect model number in the listing title. 4/10 for effort. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292771629175

October 14, 2018 at 3:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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In the early hours of this morning, the French eBay seller of that 7A38-7260 revised their re-listing, correcting the erroneous model number in the title.




Having finally got that right, they then saw fit to increase their opening bid price from the previous 49 Euros to 89 Euros. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292771629175

October 15, 2018 at 12:28 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The indecisive French eBay seller continued to revise the re-listing throughout the week, including reducing the opening bid price - in stages, eventually back to their original 49 Euros. :roll:



The 7-day auction ended a few moments ago, with the 7A38-7260 finally selling for 65 Euros after 6 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292771629175

October 21, 2018 at 1:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Yesterday evening, around teatime, a German eBay seller (I'll refrain from making a joke about 'Hermann') listed a stainless 7A38-7260, which appears (best as one can tell from the poor photos) to be fitted with an unidentified non-original stainless bracelet. He first listed it as one of a 'job lot' of 3 watches, which also included a Seiko 5 (7S26) Auto and an early Seiko LCD chrono' (0634), as a 10-day auction with an opening bid price of 75 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163362058119



A couple of hours later, he realized the error in that strategy and ended the listing.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163362058119


He subsequently re-listed it on its own, again as a 10-day auction, with the opening bid price reduced to 50 Euros. Unfortunately, he hasn't bothered taking any more photos and has simply uploaded the single image of the 7A38-7260 from the previous 'job lot' listing. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163362348725



Seiko Chronograph

Deckelbeschriftung: Seiko Stainless Steel

Water Resistant

Japan J

703720

7A38-7260 A6

gebraucht und Mangels Batterie ungeprüft.

Die Uhr wurden getragen und zeigt Nutzungspuren.

Bilder sind Bestandteil der Beschreibung

Sie erwerben hier einen Artikel der von Privat an Privat verkauft wird.

Eine Garantie, Gewährleistung sowie eine Rücknahme sind ausgeschlossen.

Please ask for international charges.


November 9, 2018 at 8:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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During the course of the 10-day auction, Hermann the German eBay seller made a number of revisions to his listing for that stainless 7A38-7260.




However, it wasn't until late on Saturday afternoon, a day before the listing was due to end, that he finally got around to adding some more photos - 10 of them. They all had a slightly blue-ish tinge. :roll:



Turns out that the non-original bracelet fitted (which you couldn't see in his original photo) was a Seiko p/n B1424S, which although not really suited to this particular application, always makes a handy substitute replacement for the 7A38-701X range. Had it been in better condition, I might have pursued it further myself. The 10-day auction ended yesterday evening, selling for 74.99 Euros after 9 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163362348725


November 19, 2018 at 5:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The well-worn stainless 7A38-7260, which was first listed over a month ago, by a rather indecisive French eBay seller (see bottom of the previous page and later updates at top of this one) is back on eBay again. :roll: Listed yesterday evening, by another French seller (presumably the unfortunate buyer) as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 1 Euro. Apparently the chrono' doesn't work. :(


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264054973854


Montre Seiko.

Quelques rayures d'usages.

La montre fonctionne mais visiblement pas le chronographe.

À revoir.

Date à 3 h

Diamètre: 39mm.


November 23, 2018 at 7:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above 7-day auction listing, for a well-worn stainless 7A38-7260 with chrono' faults, by the French eBay re-seller, ended a few moments ago. This time around, it sold for 76 Euros after 22 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264054973854

November 29, 2018 at 1:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Bob Brown
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If the watch is working shouldn't the chrono too, given that it's powered by the same battery?

November 29, 2018 at 5:55 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Not necessarily Bob - indeed not at all so. There may be only one battery (and one circuit board controlling everything), but there are 4 separate stepper motors with individual gear trains, driving the various functions. The only hands which are mechanically connected by gears are the hour and minute and the small constant seconds hand on the six o'clock sub-dial.


So in a badly neglected watch, there's potential for any number of faults to arise: electrical, electronic and mechanical. You may for example encounter partial chronograph functionality, where say either the 30 minute counter or sweep second hand don't work. Or a fully working chronograph when the time doesn't work - or other permutations. These faults can be due to any number of factors, including dirty (rusted) switch contacts, stuck pushers, bent setting levers, faulty coils or damaged rotors, old sticky oil in the jewels, battery acid damage, even something as simple a loose screw in the anti-magnetic back-plate causing bad connectivity / earthing, etc., etc..


The statement in the French seller's description was a bit vague:

La montre fonctionne mais visiblement pas le chronographe. À revoir.

There may be some other idiomatic meaning, but that translates literally as: 

The watch works but obviously not the chronograph. To review.

He should more correctly have written: The time function of the watch works ....


November 30, 2018 at 3:45 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This stainless 7A38-7260 in evidently fairly decent cosmetic condition, but suffering from a recalcitrant sweep second hand was listed yesterday afternoon by a UK eBay seller as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of £39 or the option of a reasonable Buy-it-Now for £139. Incidentally, it's 96xxxx case-back serial number (indicating June 1989 manufacture) makes this a late production example.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254102467296


Seiko 7a38 7260 mens quartz chronograph.

Sought after model. All functions work correctly except for the sweep second hand which is fixed at the 12 position ( never bothered me and doesn't affect anything else).

From my own collection, selling to concentrate on other particular Seiko models.

Comes on a near to original black leather band ( these were originally supplied this way)

In excellent condition but has obvious marks and scratches commensurate with its age.

Posted first class Royal Mail tracked and signed for. Securely packaged.

UK only


January 31, 2019 at 5:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The UK eBay seller of the above stainless 7A38-7260 ended his 7-day auction listing, a day early, on Tuesday afternoon - as item no longer available. At the time, bidding had stalled @ £46, so I can't say I blame him. :( Makes me feel kinda guilty for having been the one to place the opening bid (which 'killed' the Buy-it-Now option). Perhaps he received a 'back door' offer. Who knows ? :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254102467296



February 8, 2019 at 11:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This stainless 7A38-7260 in average worn condition was listed a couple of days ago, by an Italian eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with a sensible opening bid price of 119 Euros (or the option to make an offer). Pity about the couple of little dings on both sides of the watch case. They couldn't be in a worse position, for anyone intent on re-finishing the case and still retaining the elliptical shape.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254154614252


Orologio vintage SEIKO ref. 7A38 - 7260, perfettamente funzionante. Movimento Seiko al quarzo rigorosamente "made in japan", ottimamente rifinito e ben costruito per durare una vita. Bellissimo, ottime condizioni. Tutto ORIGINALE, vetro minerale. L'orologio si presenta nell'insieme molto ben conservato e tutto funzionante in tutte le sue funzioni di tempo e cronometria, batteria nuova.


March 9, 2019 at 5:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above 7-day Italian eBay auction for a stainless 7A38-7260 ended a few moments ago, selling for 127 Euros after 6 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/254154614252


March 14, 2019 at 1:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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