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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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Well perhaps the gaudy two-tone gunmetal and gold plated 7A38-6090 SAA134J isn't quite as 'rare' as I'd first imagined. :/ Another example (now the 4th I've seen from memory), this one in average worn condition, was listed earlier this evening by a French eBay seller, with a laughably over-optimistic 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 300 Euros, or the option to make a much lower more realistic offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143191164013


Rare et Authentique Seiko SQ100 Chronograph 7A38-6090

Année 1988

Montre en très bon état cosmétique et en très bon état de marche.

La pile est neuve

Diamètre 38 mm

Boitier Acier , fond de boite vissé

Mouvement Quartz , Calibre C500

Chronographe 1/10 eme sec

Etanche 100 m

Bracelet Acier d'origine

Les photos font partie de la description

Envoi en colissimo recommandé le lendemain du règlement


March 28, 2019 at 3:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This stainless 7A38-6090, fitted with what has to be said, is a rather ugly looking generic stainless replacement bracelet, was listed earlier this evening by Italian eBay seller contintasca as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of 150 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233182765275


Up for auction is a Seiko 7A38-6090 Quartz Chronograph from 1988.

The 7A28/7A38/7A48 models by Seiko were the world's first analogue quartz chronographs. With 15 jewels and 4 independent fully metal drive trains they are utterly serviceable and rightfully regarded as among the best and sturdiest quartz movements ever made.

This watch has been stripped down and serviced with Moebius synthetic oils and works as it should.

The chrono pushers, which tend to get sticky over the years, have been disassembled, cleaned and lubricated with silicon grease

The chronograph works properly and resets well

Clean dial, hands and markers

The bracelet is not original to this watch and will fit a wrist up to about 22cm

New original case back gasket

New original crown gasket

New domed mineral crystal

New battery

Perfect calendar function and quickset, day disk in French and English

Please refer to the photos, they are an integral part of the description.

Any questions welcome. Check out my other auctions.


March 29, 2019 at 3:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Much to my surprise, the gunmetal / gold two-tone 7A38-6090, listed by the French eBay seller a couple of days ago, sold earlier this afternoon, rather quicker than I'd expected. It didn't sell for the 300 Euros Buy-it-Now price either, but again a rather higher figure than I might have expected one of these to achieve.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143191164013

WatchCount.com's Look-up tool reveals it actually sold for a best offer of 250 Euros.


March 31, 2019 at 12:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Ha ! :lol: I thought that was too good to be true. It's back on eBay again this evening - re-listed a couple of hours ago. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143198677139


April 2, 2019 at 3:42 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The stainless 7A38-6090, fitted with an ugly looking generic stainless replacement bracelet, listed at the end of March, by Italian eBay seller contintasca had failed to attract any bids. He re-listed it as another 7-day auction, with the opening bid price reduced from 150 Euros to a more realistic 120 Euros. The re-listed auction ended yesterday evening, with the 7A38-6090 selling for that reduced opening bid price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233190014842


April 13, 2019 at 3:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at March 9, 2019 at 4:57 AM

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 !! 

May 5, 2019 at 9:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at April 2, 2019 at 3:42 PM

Ha ! :lol: I thought that was too good to be true. It's back on eBay again this evening - re-listed a couple of hours ago. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143198677139



I hadn't bothered posting an update, but French eBay seller titonline had ended that re-listing as allegedly being no longer available. It's a ploy regularly used by devious eBay sellers when they're having difficulty selling a watch.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143198677139



Needless to say he re-listed it 2 minutes later at the same ridiculous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 300 Euros. Checking my eBay watching page, I noticed that it had sold (again) yesterday evening. This time, it transpires, for rather less than his 300 Euros Buy-it-Now price !


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143235632046

WatchCount.com's Look-Up tool reveals it sold for a best offer of 120 Euros. :lol:



Less than half the figure (250 Euros) it was supposed to have sold for last time !


May 7, 2019 at 2:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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How did I start my first post at the top of this page ? :roll:

This gunmetal / gold two-tone 7A38-6090, sales code SAA134J, the rarest of the 7A38-6090 variants ....


It looks like I may need to retract that statement, because another one was listed yesterday evening, by a French eBay seller as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 1 Euro.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254241347551


Vintage quartz watch.

On the dial is written: SEIKO QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH SQ100

JAPAN 7A38 6080

On the bottom is engraved: 7A38 - 6090 A4 SEIKO

BASE METAL ST.STEEL BACK WATER RESISTANT 10 BAR

7N2338 JAPAN D

On the movement is engraved: Seiko time corp 15 jewels UNADJUSTED

7A38 SEIKO Japan.

Watch in working condition.

New battery changed recently.

Chronograph start ok.

Pause ok.

Raz ok.

Functional chronograph.

Date / time change ok.

State dial/ hands: very good condition.

Impurities are visible.

Note that the button at 4 o'clock resetting is slightly depressed.

It does, however, ensure its function.

Used object having already been worn with imperfections of use as marks on the glass and the case that are present but not handicapping.

Dimensions: Case: 36.5 mm Horned horns: 42 mm Between horns: 14 mm

Length of the bracelet without case : 16 cm

Size that can fit small and medium wrists.

Before bidding and to avoid any misunderstandings, please refer to the photos that serve as a description.

Sending neat international colissimo with tracking number against signature and insurance.

The transporter's name: The Colissimo International Post.

The cost of the shipping will be updated depending of your country.

NO RETURN BACK ACCEPT .

Payments accepted:

Paypal, transfer, check.

The sale will be canceled if the payment is not made within 24 hours after the end of the auction and without valid reason on your part.

Profiles less than 5 reviews contact me directly before bidding otherwise the sale will be canceled.

If the conditions of the sale do not suit you, I suggest you do not participate.

Feel free to ask a question before bidding.


(I've not bothered copying and pasting the French version which follows).


May 24, 2019 at 4:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above 7-day French eBay auction for a gunmetal two-tone 7A38-6090, ended yesterday evening, selling for 107.55 Euros after 16 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254241347551


May 31, 2019 at 3:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This stainless 7A38-6090, in average worn condition, which appears to be missing a bracelet link pin, was listed earlier this evening, by a French eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 1 Euro.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303223182638


Montre seiko quartz chronomètre SQ 100 7A38 6090 A4. État : Occasion

Fonctionne parfaitement manque un maillon au bracelet.


July 13, 2019 at 12:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 7-day French eBay auction for a stainless 7A38-6090, missing a bracelet link pin, ended a few moments ago, selling for 94 Euros after 24 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303223182638


July 20, 2019 at 12:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This supposedly 'perfect' two-tone 7A38-6090 was listed earlier this afternoon, by an Italian eBay seller, with a Buy-it-Now price of 135 Euros and currently no option to make an offer. Job to tell its cosmetic condition from the two small-ish photos.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303336399690



COME DA TITOLO VENDO BELLISSIMO SEIKO RARO DA TROVARE 7A38-6090 PREZZO VERAMENTE BASSO TUTTO ORIGINALE E PERFETTAMENTE FUNZIONANTE.

NON SI FORNISCE NE SCATOLA NE DOCUMENTI

SPEDISCO CON RACCOMANDATA CON RICEVUTA DI RITORNO.


October 26, 2019 at 11:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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At lunchtime today, without ending the above Buy-it-Now listing (or adding any better photos), the Italian eBay seller listed that two-tone 7A38-6090 again, in parallel, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 79 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303337555345


October 27, 2019 at 10:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above 7-day Italian eBay auction for a two-tone 7A38-6090 ended a couple of days ago, at Sunday lunchtime, selling for the opening bid price of 79 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303337555345

November 5, 2019 at 5:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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