NOS 7A38-7040 SAA019J listed on eBay Italy

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NOS 7A38-7040 SAA019J listed on eBay Italy

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This 'NOS' condition 7A38-7040 SAA019J was listed by an Italian eBay seller yesterday evening, as a 10-day auction with a possibly over-optimistic opening bid of 450 Euros. I must say, it makes a refreshing change for an Italian seller not to be claiming this is a 'Giugiaro design'. Instead, he's cleverly implied it. Although the watch still has a JWCII inspection sticker and the case-back protection film is largely intact, it's probably best described as 'shop-soiled'. It doesn't take any more than a cursory examination of the seller's photos to see that the dark grey PVD coating is far from perfect. There are quite a few small chips around the bezel rim and another on the bracelet.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raro-Orologi ... 3782864702

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Nuovo, mai usato (collezionista, condizioni 100% NOS – New Old Stock, never used, never sold) condizioni perfette con cartellino, cinturino originale e protezione plastica fondello intatta (no imballo originale). Funzionate con pila. Raro modello degli anni '80 " Giugiaro Style" ricercato dai collezionisti. Condizioni come da foto “visto e piaciuto” (funzionante al momento della consegna, è un orologio vintage da collezione per cui non si garantisce la prestazione nel lungo periodo).

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Re: NOS 7A38-7040 SAA019J listed on eBay Italy

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So is it worth 450 Euros in this condition ? Difficult to say, in today's climate of inflated 7A38 prices. There have been a few NOS examples of 7A38-7040 SAA019J listed on eBay in recent years - mostly in Italy. Unfortunately I haven't kept a record of them, apart from my own example, which is in better cosmetic condition, with minimal loss of PVD coating. It was listed as a Buy-it-Now for 400 Euros at the end of April 2018. I first offered 300 Euros; the seller countered with 350 Euros and a deal was done. Here's most of the eBay listing photos:

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Re: NOS 7A38-7040 SAA019J listed on eBay Italy

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The 10-day Italian eBay auction for that NOS 7A38-7040 ended yesterday evening, with a single bid placed in the closing seconds, selling for the opening bid price of 450 Euros.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353782864702

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Re: NOS 7A38-7040 SAA019J listed on eBay Italy

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So after all it was 450. That was in nice condition.

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