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Seiko7A38 at January 26, 2019 at 6:05 PM

As regular readers may have guessed from the lack of updates this week, I'm now posting in 'catch-up' mode, so please accept my apologies if these threads are updated slightly out of chronological order. ;)


The 5-day Italian eBay auction for that well-worn and botched 7A38-6070 ended mid-week, selling for 71 Euros after 14 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173748378010


While I remember, a somewhat belated update on that well-worn 7A38-6070, which sold back in January for 71 Euros. Turns out the buyer was erstwhile forum member 'Ketap' (Carlo). In June, he posted photos in a couple of threads on UhrForum.de. (The first photo is a crop from the second.)


From the excessive wear to the case and bezel, it's obviously the same 7A38-6070. Either he or his watchmaker has fitted a replacement movement, but with white day / day wheels, rather than the correct black backgrounds. Looks like he was unable to source the correct crown* and for want of anything closer, appears to have fitted one off a brown coated 7A38-6020. Carlo describes it as 'shabby chique' [sic] (chic). Personally, I'm inclined to agree with the first word. :P

*Seiko p/n 50M38EH1.


August 23, 2019 at 10:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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