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This gunmetal / gold two-tone 7A38-6090, sales code SAA134J, the rarest of the 7A38-6090 variants was listed a few days ago by an Italian speaking Dutch eBay seller. It's a non-runner, with what possibly appears to be a short bracelet, but priced to sell accordingly, with a Buy-it-Now price of 59 Euros, or option to make an offer.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392221649442 


I'm only going to bother copying and pasting the English language portion of the seller's (mostly Italian) description:


2. CARATTERISTICHE: DETAILS : - YEAR : Around may-1987’. - CASE SIZE : 36 mm - BETWEEN LUGS : 16mm. - WORKING: need service - CRYSTAL : 75% good - DIAL : good - DATE DISPLAY : yes - DATE QUICK SET : yes - DAY DISPLAY : yes - DAY QUICK SET : yes - CASE : 90% good – BRACELET: original.


January 26, 2019 at 9:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above gunmetal / gold two-tone 7A38-6090 sold this morning, but for rather less than the seller's not unreasonable 59 Euros Buy-it-Now asking price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392221649442

WatchCount.com's Look-up tool reveals it actually sold for a much lower sole offer of only 30 Euros. 




I must admit, I had thought about putting in an offer myself. In hindsight, particularly in view of the giveaway price the seller let it go for, indeed I definitely should have. If nothing else, it might have yielded a couple of bracelet adjustment links for my own ongoing restoration project. Oh well.


January 27, 2019 at 5:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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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



March 9, 2019 at 4:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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