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Seiko7A38 at April 1, 2020 at 2:17 AM

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Seiko7A38 at October 16, 2018 at 6:23 AM

This allegedly 'NOS' (but pretty obviously used) stainless 7A38-6090 was listed yesterday evening by an Italian eBay seller, with a typically wildly over-optimistic 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 750 Euros. The seller falsely claims condition to be - “Never worn, only exposure!!” (whatever the latter part is supposed to mean). Although it appears to be in fairly decent well-cared for cosmetic condition, this watch has clearly been worn quite a lot. You've only got to look at the JWC inspection sticker on the case-back, which is virtually devoid of printing and discoloured by sweat, to figure out that much. The close-up head on view also shows DNA evidence between the bracelet links on the 12 o'clock side. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192690874329


The Italian eBay would-be seller of that supposedly 'NOS' stainless 7A38-6090 had re-listed it at least 5 times (as 30 days listings) since mid-October last year, without making any reduction in price. Earlier this week, he ended the latest re-listing early, because of an error. (It's not the first time he's done that.) One can only assume that the error(s) were in his description of its condition and the pricing. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192816921289




With apologies for the double quote, which I normally actively discourage, but it'll save you scrolling back up the page. I hadn't previously bothered adding another update, but Italian eBay seller 43rosso had continued to re-list his ludicrously over-priced secondhand stainless 7A38-6090, sticking to the same format and pricing.

Checking my eBay watching page, I noticed that the latest re-listing had ended in the early hours of this morning, presumably finally having been sold.

WatchCount.com's Look-up tool shows it sold for a best offer of 400 Euros:


Given the true used condition of the watch, that's somewhat excessive, but as many new first time buyers appear willing to pay silly prices for average examples of just about any 7A38 lately, plus the listing had over 30 watchers, it seemed an almost plausible result. So I thought I ought to post it. But as I refreshed the screen ....

I saw it's back again this afternoon, re-listed for the nth time !! 


With humble apologies for the triple mega-quote. I'd wrongly assumed this post would have appeared at the top of the next page, so was using the Quote & Reply function to carry forward the relevant history. :roll: What the heck, it can stay as is. :P


I'm not sure whether this is an April Fool's joke, but that much-re-listed allegedly NOS stainless 7A38-6090, first listed by the Italian eBay seller back in October 2018, appears to have sold again, early this morning.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192907852455

Not for the ludicrous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 750 Euros, but as revealed by the alternative 'true selling price' link for a best offer of 500 Euros.


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemVersion&item=192907852455


Even if it was a genuinely NOS example (rather than used), I'd still opine that figure is rather implausible. So let's wait and see if it stays sold, this time. Otherwise, I'll be doing a quadruple quote at the top of the next page. :lol:



With apologies for the multiple quote - it's just to carry over the prior history from the previous page. That this much-re-listed allegedly 'NOS' stainless 7A38-6090 had supposedly sold on 1st April was not lost on me. It's back again. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193415804511

April 9, 2020 at 1:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This gunmetal two-tone 7A38-6090 in average worn condition, but with a scratched domed crystal and short bracelet, was listed yesterday evening by a UK eBay seller, as a 5-day auction, with an over-optimistic opening bid price of £220, or the option to make a lower more realistic offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233573321278

 

Rare 1988 Seiko 7a38-6090 Chronograph In Full Working Condition. Condition is Used. Dispatched with Royal Mail special delivery .

In lovely condition for a 32 year piece with just some mild scratches in places and there’s one on the crystal . All functions work including the test function . Has the original bracelet but very small fitting perhaps 6 and a half inches max. I was using it on a Casio rubber strap due to its weird small lug size .

Pictures are part of the listing so please be sure you want the watch and read all before bidding or buying as I’ve had some right idiots lately on my auctions .

U.K. post only , next day special delivery . Please only bid if you have 100% feedback 20 plus feedback . Please note it comes unboxed and the stand is not part of the sale. Please pay within 24 hours . If you have any questions I’m always happy to help . Please look at my other listings and upcoming ones due to selling of some of my collection of rare Seikos.

 

The seller has also posted zoomed-in versions of the first 4 photos (fitted with its original bracelet) on Instagram, presumably in an effort to promote the eBay listing.



In fact, this gunmetal two-tone 7A38-6090 has been mentioned once before, back on page 3 of this thread, although the poster / eBay seller alan776600 didn't post any photos of it (other than using one as his avatar) ....



April 29, 2020 at 5:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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alan776600 at September 17, 2016 at 11:35 AM

Hi Paul, do you know if its possible to still get links for the gunmetal strap model? The one I have is far too small.

I have just purchased the gunmetal version of the 7A38-6090 but can't wear it as it's missing adjustment links. :(

Also been trying to find a bracelet or strap with 14mm lug to 20mm with but finding it impossible. Many thanks Alan.



Very remiss of me to not have remembered straight away. Apologies Alan. ;)


April 29, 2020 at 5:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Alan has since withdrawn his eBay listing for a gunmetal two-tone 7A38-6090 as allegedly no longer available - presumable sold elsewhere (i.e. via Instagram).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233573321278


April 29, 2020 at 10:39 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Knackered used dial for a stainless two-tone 7A38-6090 (SAA116J) anybody ?

This was listed earlier this afternoon by a German eBay seller as a 3-day auction, with an opening bid price of 29.90 Euros. Note: the seller is quoting the dial part number suffix (in full it's 6080XS24) rather than the model / case number suffix (-6090). He's also claiming it is new, with light storage marks, which is horse sh!t - as can clearly be seen by anyone but a blind man, from the rubbing marks around the perimeter of the lower plate. Incidentally, these 6080 dials have an unfortunate propensity to spontaneously split into two separate plates, but from the state of the rivet hole adjacent to 4 o'clock, this one looks like it's had some help. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392784762475


 

Originales Zifferblatt, Marke Seiko Chronograph SQ 100

Die Zifferblätter sind neu, mit leichten Lagerspuren.


May 2, 2020 at 10:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I suppose I ought to add a belated update to my previous post. :roll: Not surprisingly, that 7A38-6090 608O dial went unsold. The German eBay seller re-listed it as another 3-day auction, with the opening bid price reduced to 19.90 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392786984785


To no great surprise, no bids were forthcoming, the second time around, either.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392786984785


May 15, 2020 at 10:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Earlier this afternoon, a Spanish seller listed this well-worn two-tone gunmetal 7A38-6090 head only, as a 3-day auction, with an opening bid price of 49.99 Euros. It's a non-runner, for spares or repair - with an unspecified fault. However, zooming in on the larger photo of the movement, there appears to be evidence of battery acid corrosion around the back-plate retaining screw, which also locates the negative battery terminal. Indeed, the fingers of the positive battery plate look like they may have been scraped of sulphate deposits. So it's probably going to need at least a new PCB. The seller also appears to be blocking bids from the UK. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254597569215

 

PLEASE, TAKE NOTE: DUE RESTRICTIONS: I ONLY SHIPPING WITH POSTAL EXPRESS OR PRIVATE CARRIER!!!! COMBINED SHIPPING ARE WELCOME!! 

For sale, this nice SEIKO Watch chronograph watch from early 80s.

Externally and internally seems in nice order, but doesn´t lights up and not runs. It´s stopped. For parts-spares-repairs. 

Thanks for see my items.


May 15, 2020 at 11:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Well somebody thought it was worth a punt (at least on the second time around). 

The re-listed 3-day Spanish eBay auction for that well-worn gunmetal two-tone 7A38-6090 head only repair project ended a few moments ago, selling for the opening bid price of 49.99 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264739547222

May 25, 2020 at 11:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Even if you are flogging a dead horse. :roll:

In case anybody's interested (or cares) that German eBay seller has since re-listed his two-part 7A38-6090 dial once again - the opening bid price now further reduced to 'only' 9.90 Euros. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392811467351


May 25, 2020 at 11:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Finally, that 7A38-6090 608O dial, re-listed by the German eBay seller for the third time, sold earlier this afternoon, for the reduced opening bid price of 9.90 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392811467351


May 27, 2020 at 11:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This gunmetal two-tone 7A38-6090 in average well-worn condition, with a scratched domed crystal and short bracelet was listed late yesterday evening, by a Moroccan eBay seller, with a frankly ridiculous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $455 (US), with the option to make a much lower more realistic offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313112354769



Dear buyers, I am offering a gorgeous piece from my collection! 

Seiko Quartz Chronograph SQ100 Men's Watch 7A38-6090 Vintage Wristwatch Day/date 

Description

- Good Working & Perfect Condition!! 

- Brand Name: Seiko 

- Condition: Pre-owned 

- Movement Type: Quartz 

- Gender: Mens 

- Case Material: Stainless Steel 

- Band Material: Stainless Steel 

- Case Diameter Excluding Crown: about 37mm 

- Band Length Including Watch: about 16cm 

Papers: Not Included 

Terms & Conditions 

- Please view all photos along with reading this description. If there is anything I need to clarify, feel free to ask questions. 

- Dear Customers, you will receive exactly the same item which you see on the pictures, not similar or other. For any questions please contact us !! 

PAYMENT POLICY

- I accept paypal only please. 

- In case of any problem or question,please feel free to contact me and I will do everything I can to make you be satisfied. 

Shipping policy 

- I do ship worldwide by Registered mail With tracking number! Shipping time takes up to 21 business days. 

- All additional payments such as tax, are the buyers responsibility.

 - I ship only to the approved address that Registered in PayPal. 

handling time: 1-2 Business day.


June 11, 2020 at 4:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This stainless 7A38-6090, in need of some attention and repair, was listed earlier this afternoon by a French eBay seller, as a 5-day auction, with an opening bid price of 90 Euros. Translating the seller's description, it sounds like the 30 minute counter isn't working. He's also including, free of charge, a gold-tone Yema N71X33 (to use as a spares donor). He states this has the same movement, which isn't strictly true, as it's powered by C.G.H.'s Shimauchi V905 movement - the equivalent of a 7A28. It also appears that someone has painted the dimples in the bezel.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293619449371



Montre Seiko Chronograph SQ100 7A38-6090 Vintage. État : Occasion. Verre Neuf. Pile Neuve. Diamètre 38mm. Heure, Chrono, Jour Date, Fonctionne. Sous compteur des Minutes bloqué, à revoir. Montre d’occasion vintage qui fonctionne mais Nécessite certainement une révision générale. Vient avec son bracelet Métal d’Origine. Pas de boîte, pas de papier. Je donne avec une Montre Yema incomplète avec le même mouvement. Emballage soigné.


June 19, 2020 at 9:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 5-day French eBay auction for a stainless 7A38-6090 in need of some attention (which included a gold-tone Yema N71X33) ended a few minutes ago, selling for the 90 Euros opening bid price after 2 bids (by the same person).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293619449371


June 24, 2020 at 9:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Yesterday evening, in yet another instance of Déjà Vu (actually a double case, of more anon*), would-be profiteering Canadian eBay seller vintage_wheel_time (a.k.a. banned ex-forum member 'thierry') listed the same stainless 7A38-6090, case-back serial # 7O6210, as a 7-day auction, with a highly optimistic opening bid price of $250 CAD.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153991937139

 

(eBay listing photos and description removed, after yet another complaint by the whingeing would-be profiteering canuck re-seller, claiming alleged infringement of his intellectual (joke) property rights for his standard template description, the bulk of which has been copied from other sources, including this website !!).


*He's also listed the Yema N71X33 which came with it in the job lot, for the same asking price of $250 CAD. I'll write it up in the Yema N7's and N8's spotted thread, presently, after I've had a cup of coffee and a ciggy.


July 3, 2020 at 4:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above [much redacted] 7-day eBay auction, by the Canadian 'secondhand car salesman', vintage_wheel_time for a warmed over stainless 7A38-6090 ended a few minutes ago, selling for the opening bid price of $250 CAD, after 2 bids (both placed by the sole bidder).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153991937139


July 9, 2020 at 3:08 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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No great surprise, the same stainless 7A38-6090 rocked up here on Instagram earlier today, posted by eclecticcollectorwatches (Andy G.).



Instantly recognisable by the mis-aligned 1/10s chrono' hand, which is well off its marks, that profiteering Canadian eBay re-seller 'thierry' made no attempt to rectify.


July 16, 2020 at 2:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at June 11, 2020 at 4:51 AM

This gunmetal two-tone 7A38-6090 in average well-worn condition, with a scratched domed crystal and short bracelet was listed late yesterday evening, by a Moroccan eBay seller, with a frankly ridiculous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $455 (US), with the option to make a much lower more realistic offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313112354769


Over the last two months, the Moroccan eBay seller had revised his listing for that gunmetal two-tone 7A38-6090 a few times, including twice reducing the original ridiculous Buy-it-Now price of $455, down to 'only' $299.



I would have thought that he still had some way to go, before finding a buyer, but to my surprise, it sold earlier this evening, for the reduced Buy-it-Now price of $299.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313112354769


August 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This rather well-worn empty watch case and bracelet, from a stainless 7A38-6090 was listed early this morning by an Australian eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of $0.99 Au. I'm not 100% certain, but from the seller's photos, the case appears to be cracked above the 2 o'clock pusher. :(


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303675675345



SEIKO WATCH Case 7A38-6090 - FOR PARTS OR REPAIR 

The condition of the watch is pretty clear from the photos so I will assume the buyer knows that they are buying. 

Please don't ask "will X movement fit in this?" I don't really know.


September 5, 2020 at 10:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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FWIW (not a lot evidently), the 7-day Australian eBay auction for a well-worn empty watch case and bracelet from a stainless 7A38-6090 ended this morning, selling for $6.50 Au. after 2 bids. Incidentally, I did message the seller (Adrian of VTA) asking whether the watch case was cracked above the 2 o'clock pusher (as it appeared in a couple of the photos), which he confirmed, saying it would need laser welding.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303675675345


September 12, 2020 at 10:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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