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by Seiko7A38
Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: eBay, LeBonCoin, Mercado Libre, Yahoo Japan, etc.
Topic: Heads Up on yet another 7A38 Franken(s) - Part 3 !!
Replies: 25
Views: 7367

Re: Heads Up on yet another 7A38 Franken(s) - Part 3 !!

I'd habitually added the listing to my eBay watching page. Unfortunately this meant that the Italian eBay seller was able to send me an unsolicited offer to purchase it for a 'reduced' figure of 175 Euros. Naturally, instead of declining his offer outright, I responded with a suitably appropriate co...
by Seiko7A38
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: eBay, LeBonCoin, Mercado Libre, Yahoo Japan, etc.
Topic: Heads Up on yet another 7A38 Franken(s) - Part 3 !!
Replies: 25
Views: 7367

Re: Heads Up on yet another 7A38 Franken(s) - Part 3 !!

This subtle franken based on a two-tone 7A38-7060 first appeared earlier this morning just after 8:35 am, listed by an Italian eBay seller as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of 21 Euros. The seller seemed to have had second thoughts and ended the listing approx. 40 minutes later, because o...
by Seiko7A38
Sun Jan 23, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: eBay, LeBonCoin, Mercado Libre, Yahoo Japan, etc.
Topic: Rookie of the Year award for Greed and Stupidity ....
Replies: 59
Views: 3091

Re: Rookie of the Year award for Greed and Stupidity ....

Speaking of MM's other random (non-7Axx) offerings, he has literally dozens of other (s) crap non-working Seiko watches listed among his current total of 80 . This sentence from yesterday's post, WRT scrap metal is appropriate in a few cases. Entrepreneurship or little better than scrap metal dealin...
by Seiko7A38
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: eBay, LeBonCoin, Mercado Libre, Yahoo Japan, etc.
Topic: Rookie of the Year award for Greed and Stupidity ....
Replies: 59
Views: 3091

Re: Rookie of the Year award for Greed and Stupidity ....

MM also obliged by confirming another of my earlier predictions (see partial quote below), by listing this non-working 7A28-7049. In his usual lazy manner, he's done absolutely nothing with it, not even making any attempt to clean the previous owner's accumulated DNA off the watch case. Yours, if yo...
by Seiko7A38
Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: eBay, LeBonCoin, Mercado Libre, Yahoo Japan, etc.
Topic: Rookie of the Year award for Greed and Stupidity ....
Replies: 59
Views: 3091

Re: Rookie of the Year award for Greed and Stupidity ....

My previous jibe was deliberately intended to provoke a reaction from MM and predictably he responded by listing a few more Seikos overnight, which now brings his current unsold tally to 80 . Amongst them was this 7A38-7000 in no better than average worn condition, which I'd already forecasted last ...
by Seiko7A38
Sat Jan 22, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: eBay, LeBonCoin, Mercado Libre, Yahoo Japan, etc.
Topic: Rookie of the Year award for Greed and Stupidity ....
Replies: 59
Views: 3091

Re: Rookie of the Year award for Greed and Stupidity ....

Meanwhile as far as watches (and particularly Seiko 7Axx's) go, MM seems to be keeping his head down. For the time being, he's reverted to the safety of his regular stock in trade, i.e. cheap tat junk jewellery (not all 'vintage costume' either). He seems fairly indiscriminate. Over the last few day...
by Seiko7A38
Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: eBay, LeBonCoin, Mercado Libre, Yahoo Japan, etc.
Topic: Everything sells eventually, it seems ....
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Re: Everything sells eventually, it seems ....

Yesterday I reached the maximum limit of 400 items on my eBay watching page. :roll: Not surprising really, given that I try to add everything Seiko 7A38 (and related) to it and some of the unrealistic prices asked by sellers, which dictate that they're never likely to sell in a month of Sundays. Ins...
by Seiko7A38
Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: 7A38-xxxx Model Specific Area
Topic: 7A38-7020 SAA009J bezel manufacturing variations
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: 7A38-7020 SAA009J bezel manufacturing variations

In fact, I had briefly mentioned this apparent anomaly in a post in another thread in this forum section, last year: Not the first genuinely NOS stainless 7A38-7020 (as opposed to so many other lesser examples) I've seen over the years. One that I specifically remember was posted on SCWF , by Spanis...
by Seiko7A38
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: 7A38-xxxx Model Specific Area
Topic: 7A38-7020 SAA009J bezel manufacturing variations
Replies: 1
Views: 34

7A38-7020 SAA009J bezel manufacturing variations

Clearly the most familiar feature of the stainless 7A38-7020 SAA009J (and the US equivalent 7A38-7029 SAA013J) is its 12-sided bezel with dummy rivets, which somehow managed to earn it that irksome 'Royal Oak' misnomer 'nickname. :x The bezel's part number is 8233809. rsz_p1800078-crop.jpg According...
by Seiko7A38
Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: eBay, LeBonCoin, Mercado Libre, Yahoo Japan, etc.
Topic: Rookie of the Year award for Greed and Stupidity ....
Replies: 59
Views: 3091

Re: Rookie of the Year award for Greed and Stupidity ....

Whether that's $40 for the two links (as shown in his photos) or a Single Link (per the listing title) is anybody's guess. :? I've known for some time that MM has been closely following this thread, by some of his knee-jerk reactions to my posts. So you can imagine my amusement to see that he'd rev...
by Seiko7A38
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: eBay, LeBonCoin, Mercado Libre, Yahoo Japan, etc.
Topic: Rookie of the Year award for Greed and Stupidity ....
Replies: 59
Views: 3091

Re: Rookie of the Year award for Greed and Stupidity ....

I had another hearty chuckle to myself at MM's expense this morning. :lol: I see that overnight he's listed a couple of 7A48 bracelet adjustment links, with a pre-discounted Buy-it-Now price of $40: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Single-Link-genuine-seiko-7a48-bracelet-two-tone-spots-100-chronog...
by Seiko7A38
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: 7A38-xxxx Model Specific Area
Topic: SAAF issued 7A38-7070 rocks up on Gumtree Australia !
Replies: 10
Views: 1991

Re: SAAF issued 7A38-7070 rocks up on Gumtree Australia !

Spurred on by the recent couple of appearances of SAAF issued 7A38-7070's, I've been doing a bit more research. I ran across this thread on Omega Forums: A place for SAAF's (South African Air Force pilot's watch thread) . It's not new ... Apologies if I appear to have dropped the ball on this one. ...
by Seiko7A38
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Seiko General Discussion Area - Contemporary Chrono's
Topic: Close Calls and Double Takes - Return of the Clones
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

Re: Close Calls and Double Takes - Return of the Clones

This is a bit of a late call - nearly 2 years after the fact. Had I seen it at the time, I most certainly would have posted it in the old forum's Close Calls and Double Takes thread . The reason I'm belatedly posting this now will hopefully become apparent. Although I'm a member, I don't browse Omeg...
by Seiko7A38
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: eBay, LeBonCoin, Mercado Libre, Yahoo Japan, etc.
Topic: Devious eBay sellers - Who do they think they're fooling ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: Devious eBay sellers - Who do they think they're fooling ?

It may have taken him over 6 ½ months, umpteen re-listings and no less that FIVE different eBay ID's, but it looks like devious UK eBay seller 'saf' (or whatever his name is), eventually found himself a mug punter buyer for his stainless 7A38-7020, (fitted with the wrong case-back off a two-tone 7A3...
by Seiko7A38
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: 7Txx General Discussion Area
Topic: 7T32-F039 SDW258 Two-Tone Panda incoming ....
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: 7T32-F039 SDW258 Two-Tone Panda incoming ....

I left the watch as a 'head only' overnight, in case anything untoward happened and I might need to delve into its internals again, but everything was fine; it didn't miss a beat, so I reassembled it with the bracelet this morning. rsz_p1800071.jpg The bracelet is plenty big enough for my 7 ½ "...
by Seiko7A38
Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: 7Txx General Discussion Area
Topic: 7T32-F039 SDW258 Two-Tone Panda incoming ....
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: 7T32-F039 SDW258 Two-Tone Panda incoming ....

The battery needed replacing. I'd already noted from Hannam's photo of the case-back, it appeared to be refreshingly free of any tool marks or scratches. Did that indicate it had never been unscrewed in 20 years ? Evidently so. It was rather tight. Once opened, I was gobsmacked to find it was still ...
by Seiko7A38
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: 7Txx General Discussion Area
Topic: 7T32-F039 SDW258 Two-Tone Panda incoming ....
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: 7T32-F039 SDW258 Two-Tone Panda incoming ....

The package containing my long-awaited 7T32-F039, my first (and so far only) watch purchase of 2022 finally arrived at lunchtime today. Initial impressions, at least of its cosmetic condition are favourable. Not only does the watch appear virtually new and unworn, but it came as a complete full set ...
by Seiko7A38
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: eBay, LeBonCoin, Mercado Libre, Yahoo Japan, etc.
Topic: Yet another profiteering (UK) eBay seller to avoid !!
Replies: 18
Views: 2120

Re: Yet another profiteering (UK) eBay seller to avoid !!

Presumably these other five two-tone 7A38's will duly appear listed on eBay UK by hollizaak007 , at some point in the not too distant future, with their prices similarly extortionately marked up. :roll: Looks like he's decided to brazen it out. :roll: Here's the first of the two-tone 7A38-728A's, t...
by Seiko7A38
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: eBay, LeBonCoin, Mercado Libre, Yahoo Japan, etc.
Topic: Yet another profiteering (UK) eBay seller to avoid !!
Replies: 18
Views: 2120

Re: Yet another profiteering (UK) eBay seller to avoid !!

Sooner than I thought. :roll: I don't even need to insert a partial quote, because the damning evidence of profiteering UK eBay re-seller hollizaak007 's unashamed utter greed is shown immediately above. At lunchtime today, he listed that exact same two-tone 7A38-6080, with a typically extortionatel...
by Seiko7A38
Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: eBay, LeBonCoin, Mercado Libre, Yahoo Japan, etc.
Topic: Rookie of the Year award for Greed and Stupidity ....
Replies: 59
Views: 3091

Re: Rookie of the Year award for Greed and Stupidity ....

I must have got MM rattled. :lol: Last night he failed to win a US eBay auction for yet another knackered 7A48-7000, that he might otherwise have added to his stash . It sold for $122.50. It was fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet and a non-runner to boot, so would have been right up his...