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Yahoo Japan Auctions - Watching Watches

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Something Thian wrote, in another thread got me thinking ....

Yeh, outrageously priced now! I no longer scour the Japan Yahoo auctions...prices have risen too much for my liking!

.... but that was before the watch trend hit Japan again and all watches went up in price!!!!

So I decided to keep an eye on the Yahoo Japan Auctions site, myself, to see what came up in the way of 7A38's.

Not much so far (of more anon). But today, I ran a search on 7A28. OMG !!! Talk about quality merchandise - and rare models.

Some with prices to match, too. :( If you don't want to be tempted - these are current listings .... Look away now !! :blink:

83' セイコー スピードマスター 7A28/ジウジアーロ デジボーグ

http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e80281997

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80's セイコー7A28 クロノグラフ/スピードマスター ジウジアーロ

http://page9.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k114378109

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★ジウジアーロ★スピードマスター★7A28とA828-400Aを2本で!!★

http://page10.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m65335337

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SEIKO スピードマスター 7A28黒文字盤 美品 検:ジウジアーロ

http://page2.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/b96598454

kenichi721jp-img600x450-12389353510pe7du

【セイコースピードマスタージウジアーロ7A28-6000非対称】極上

http://page15.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/t110750739

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continued ....

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continued ....

【セイコースピードマスタージウジアーロ7A28-7000エイリアン】

http://page19.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/x71110817

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スピードマスター 7A28 白文字盤 美品 検:ジウジアーロ

http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/117128928

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*セイコースピードマスター7A28クロノグラフ!!*ジウジアーロ

http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r51699864

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世界初クオーツクロノグラフセイコースピードマスター7A28搭載

http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g71434672

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SEIKOスピードマスター7A28回転モデルジウジアーロデジボーグ

http://page9.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k106961138

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Glad I'm only collecting 7A38's .... but if I was collecting 7A28's, I could certainly be tempted by a couple of those. :wub:

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So I decided to keep an eye on the Yahoo Japan Auctions site, myself, to see what came up in the way of 7A38's.

Not much so far (of more anon) ....

There was a nice used Seiko 7A38-7289 Duo-Tone Stainless with Gold plated trim / white face with Roman numerals ....

(the same model offered fairly frequently on eBay in the States)

.... a week or so ago, and I thought I'd saved the URL - but hadn't. :blush:

All that's currently listed in the way of 7A38's is this rather nice Stainless / black-faced 7A38-7270:

SEIKO スピードマスター 7A38 黒文字盤美品 検:ジウジアーロ

http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r54049057

kenichi721jp-img600x450-1238935055enaymy

Currently at a very reasonable ¥5,800 Yen (approx. £40 Sterling ) with 2 days of the auction still to go. :)

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OMG !!! Talk about quality merchandise - and rare models.

The main thing I noticed is that virtually all the 7Axx watches currently on offer appear to be in really nice condition. :)

Not like some of the rubbish that is advertised on eBay (worldwide). :(

However, there was one 'anomoly' I came across in my quick searches on Yahoo Japan (on 7A28 and 7A38):

セイコー 非対称 7T62 クロノ/ジウジアーロ SUS 7A28 7A38

http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n70736908

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A bit of an odd-looking Seiko 7T62, which included both 7A28 and 7A38 in the auction title, for some reason. :rolleyes:

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Hold on tho... we dont really want links to live auctions that we are bidding on either... we went over that last year.

P.S. I hope I haven't p*ssed anybody off (who may have been planning to bid on any of the above Yahoo Japan auctions). ;)

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For those of you who haven't already thought about bidding on Yahoo Japan Auctions, this 'little' tutorial comes in handy:

http://www.ffmusic.info/yjtutorial.html

The other way, of course, is to get a Japanese buddy / pen pal to bid on items for you (as I have done in the past). ;)

Daisuke, my Japanese contact and I have a certain other common interest: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mickey/daisuke/

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hahaha! careful! it is very addictive! I used to spend hours cruising the auction and spent tons picking up many watches.....

Those models you posted I have seen alot...the Giugiaro ones are really outlandishly high...$500 by the end of the bidding....or so.....

Don't forget, you pay for the shiipping to your residence to (based on distance from the seller but under $10 usually. For those who use 3rd party sourcing companies, they charge 15% or more...

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I have looked at yahoo auctions before, didnt spot many bargains though.. :(

So have I - but for (specific Japanese) Ferrari P4-related automobilia.

No, you missed my point, which was:

OMG !!! Talk about quality merchandise - and rare models.

The main thing I noticed is that virtually all the 7Axx watches currently on offer appear to be in really nice condition. :)

Not like some of the rubbish that is advertised on eBay (worldwide). :(

Agreed - You're not likely to find bargains on Yahoo Japan Auctions, but the quality of watches on offer (which I looked at) seems far better than (some of the junk) offered on eBay.

PS - Don't worry Thian ....

I'm not going to start collecting 7A28's - even though I was really taken by those white-faced 7A28-7010's. :wub: Promise !! ;)

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I have looked at yahoo auctions before, didnt spot many bargains though.. :(

well, of course it depends what you look for, but in general starting bids have risen since the watch trend here continues....more people are scouring the watches and sellers know this and raise the bid prices......

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A bit of an odd-looking Seiko 7T62, which included both 7A28 and 7A38 in the auction title, for some reason.

You do know why though, yeah?

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I have looked at yahoo auctions before, didnt spot many bargains though.. :(

So have I - but for (specific Japanese) Ferrari P4-related automobilia.

No, you missed my point, which was:

OMG !!! Talk about quality merchandise - and rare models.

The main thing I noticed is that virtually all the 7Axx watches currently on offer appear to be in really nice condition. :)

Not like some of the rubbish that is advertised on eBay (worldwide). :(

Agreed - You're not likely to find bargains on Yahoo Japan Auctions, but the quality of watches on offer (which I looked at) seems far better than (some of the junk) offered on eBay.

PS - Don't worry Thian ....

I'm not going to start collecting 7A28's - even though I was really taken by those white-faced 7A28-7010's. :wub: Promise !! ;)

haha! bid away! and good luck if you do! Yes, usually the condition of many watches are in great condition because most Japanese buy them for a bit of time and then stick them in a drawer. They do like things new, so those older watches remain very unused. The photos are many times poor, so you cannot really judge the condition. Japanese are good at detail and will pick out every small fault , usually, for the seller. Some sellers have no idea how to take decent shots and use the cellphone camera and then post.....

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Its just a way to get your item to show up more on searches...

For example if you have multiple key words in your title then you get more people seeing it,....

Ebay clamped down on it but it still happens, its called key word spamming ......

If your selling say a LED Trafalgar watch, you might list it with a title that includes ''LED LCD Pulsar digital' you then 'get' the people who are looking for LCDs and Pulsars .....

The same applies in your example.

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All that's currently listed in the way of 7A38's is this rather nice Stainless / black-faced 7A38-7270:

SEIKO スピードマスター 7A38 黒文字盤美品 検:ジウジアーロ

http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r54049057

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Currently at a very reasonable ¥5,800 Yen (approx. £40 Sterling ) with 2 days of the auction still to go. :)

And I was watching it, too. ;) The auction has just ended a couple of minutes ago.

Final bid price was ¥21,500 Yen, which equates to a very respectable £146.40 Sterling. :)

I might almost have been tempted to have a punt at it myself, particularly at that price ....

.... except I've already got two of the exact same 7A38-7270 stainless / black face variant. :rolleyes:

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And I was watching it, too. ;) The auction has just ended a couple of minutes ago.

Final bid price was ¥21,500 Yen, which equates to a very respectable £146.40 Sterling. :)

The bid history itself is quite interesting. :huh:

See: http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/show...t?aID=r54049057

My own favoured modus operandi (on eBay) is a last minute 'killer' bid in the last 10 seconds of the auction.

Manually, usually, rather than using one of the proprietary sniping tools. I enjoy the adrenalin rush it gives.

However, on Yahoo Japan things are slightly different. It's all a little more 'gentlemanly' on there.

I'd heard about this 'little tweak' of theirs before. If someone makes a 'last-minute' killer bid in the last 3 minutes -

as happened in this case (Â¥20,500 Yen by xpy*****), the auction is automatically extended by a further 5 minutes. :)

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And I was watching it, too. ;) The auction has just ended a couple of minutes ago.

Final bid price was ¥21,500 Yen, which equates to a very respectable £146.40 Sterling. :)

The bid history itself is quite interesting. :huh:

See: http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/show...t?aID=r54049057

My own favoured modus operandi (on eBay) is a last minute 'killer' bid in the last 10 seconds of the auction.

Manually, usually, rather than using one of the proprietary sniping tools. I enjoy the adrenalin rush it gives.

However, on Yahoo Japan things are slightly different. It's all a little more 'gentlemanly' on there.

I'd heard about this 'little tweak' of theirs before. If someone makes a 'last-minute' killer bid in the last 3 minutes -

as happened in this case (Â¥20,500 Yen by xpy*****), the auction is automatically extended by a further 5 minutes. :)

Well, don't forget you would have to add shipping costs to the final winning bid, assuming a friend here won the bid for you. Shipping the item to your friend and then the cost to ship to you.

Also, you have to read the fine print about last minute bids. Usually the auction is extended 5 minutes more if another bid comes in at the last minute, but depends on what the seller notates....I have gotten into a bidding war several times, and the wife (who does the bidding for me) asks me if I want to go higher! if the watch is really worth paying more as the bids escalate!!! haha!

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All that's currently listed (on Yahoo Japan) in the way of 7A38's is this rather nice Stainless / black-faced 7A38-7270 ....

Final bid price was ¥21,500 Yen, which equates to a very respectable £146.40 Sterling. :)

I might almost have been tempted to have a punt at it myself, particularly at that price ....

.... except I've already got two of the exact same 7A38-7270 stainless / black face variant. :rolleyes:

Funnily enough, José from the Philippines has just listed another identical 7A38-7270 on eBay - today.

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It's in typical used / refurbished condition, starting at his usual $0.99 opening bid price ....

So it will be interesting to see how much this one goes for, in a week's time, by way of comparison. :)

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All that's currently listed (on Yahoo Japan) in the way of 7A38's is this rather nice Stainless / black-faced 7A38-7270 ....

Final bid price was ¥21,500 Yen, which equates to a very respectable £146.40 Sterling. :)

I might almost have been tempted to have a punt at it myself, particularly at that price ....

.... except I've already got two of the exact same 7A38-7270 stainless / black face variant. :rolleyes:

Funnily enough, José from the Philippines has just listed another identical 7A38-7270 on eBay - today.

IMG_6794.jpg

It's in typical used / refurbished condition, starting at his usual $0.99 opening bid price ....

So it will be interesting to see how much this one goes for, in a week's time, by way of comparison. :)

HOOKED on them 7A38s! hahaha! They are a fine watch and I usually choose it over the 7A28s I have because of the day/date.

.....and no, I'm not selling it.........yet hahahahaha!

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HOOKED on them 7A38s! hahaha!

Who ? :huh: Me ?? :huh: :unsure: :blush:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

.....and no, I'm not selling it.........yet hahahahaha!

Whenever you're ready, Thian .... Just drop me a line. ;)

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Funnily enough, José from the Philippines has just listed another identical 7A38-7270 on eBay - today.

IMG_6794.jpg

It's in typical used / refurbished condition, starting at his usual $0.99 opening bid price ....

So it will be interesting to see how much this one goes for, in a week's time, by way of comparison. :)

That auction ended early this morning, with final the bidding reaching $125.33 US (approx. £84.66 Sterling).

Again, not a bad price bearing in mind the 'used and refurbished' condition of the watch. :)

Not such a 'VERY RARE' 7A38, as José described it - but obviously a desireable model. ;)

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All that's currently listed in the way of 7A38's is this rather nice Stainless / black-faced 7A38-7270:

SEIKO スピードマスター 7A38 黒文字盤美品 検:ジウジアーロ

http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r54049057

And the strange thing is, that there hasn't been another 7A38 listed on Yahoo Japan, since that one - a month ago. :(

Yet eBay has recently been almost awash with the things - especially in the last couple of weeks ! :blink:

I just happened to have a quick looksee on Yahoo Japan, this evening, and this thing(s) came up in a search on '7a28':

http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/117787822

1984 SEIKO フィールドマスター/ジウジアーロ 7A28 ビンテージ

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It obviously ISN'T a 7A28 - but can anybody please shed any light on what it actually is ? :huh:

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.... that there hasn't been another 7A38 listed on Yahoo Japan, since that one - a month ago. :(

That strange anomoly held true for most of May and June too - but yet again there were plenty of 7A28's on Yahoo Japan.

That was, until this cropped up last week:

http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n77897996

★80年代セイコー7A38スピードマスターOH済み!ジウジアーロ

cheche00-img600x450-12458624869etd3x1228

.... a very rare 7A38-7110 in almost mint condition - but the bracelet has had a few links removed.

Opening bid was a hefty ¥21,500 Yen - approximately £133 Sterling; and whereas I might have been tempted at that price ....

.... after 10 bids, it's now at ¥39,500 Yen - approximately £248 Sterling, with only an hour or so before the auction ends. :blink:

Much as I'd like to add one of these to my growing 7A38 collection .... I don't want one that badly. :(

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