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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

Seiko7A38
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This 7A38-6070, showing plenty of wear to the black chrome coating of both bezel thumbgrips and case and fitted with a generic rubber strap, was listed earlier this afternoon, by an Italian eBay seller, with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 350 Euros, or the option to make an offer. Whereas the sub-dials don't appear to be too badly faded, note the once red graduation marks of the minute ring have typically been sun-bleached to a very pale yellow.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323999708111


Seiko 7A38-6070 Quartz Chronograph sports 150. Cronografo Seiko usato funzionante. La cassa misura circa 42mm corona esclusa e presenta segni d usura. Il vetro presenta graffi. Il cinturino di gomma è generico senza logo. Formula visto e piaciuto. Spedizione tracciabile con Poste italiane solo in Europa. Per ulteriori informazioni, chiarimenti foto o video contantattatemi.


December 2, 2019 at 11:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Being a fairly rare variant, I thought that 7A38-6070 might have sold rather quicker (against a best offer, rather than for the Buy-it-Now price), but after nearly three weeks, it was still there unsold. :/ This morning, the Italian eBay seller ended the listing as item no longer available. Presumably sold off eBay against a 'back door' offer. I'm not sure of the significance of the light blue header bar, compared to the orange background, usually seen when eBay listings are ended in this manner.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323999708111



December 22, 2019 at 7:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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