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Seiko7A38 at May 14, 2016 at 5:18 AM

The most recent re-listing by would-be UK eBay seller ukgar_h8gyqxufw ended about 10 minutes ago, once again with the watch going unsold - despite his having further reduced the Buy-it-Now price from £560 to £520.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152078296728


As yet, Goofbid's eBay Best Offer History tool doesn't show any offers were made against this re-listing, so the seller probably would have done well to have accepted that offer of £500 against the previous re-listing. But then he's not in any rush to sell. :roll:


Edit: Re-listed again for the 4th time, for another 10 days, later this afternoon - with the Buy-it-Now price further reduced to £500.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152090465360


Checking my eBay watching page this morning, I noticed that the most recent (10-day) re-listing by seller ukgar_h8gyqxufw had been ended early (after only 3 days or so) yesterday evening, because the item was no longer available.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152090465360



Goofbid's eBay Best Offer History tool shows that one (new) offer of £400 had been made against the listing before it was ended.




One might presume that someone had made the seller an offer outside eBay, but it's anybody's guess as to how much. :/


May 18, 2016 at 5:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at May 14, 2016 at 5:40 AM

Meanwhile, here's another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 that was listed on eBay a couple of days ago.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162066669942


Seiko Gen 1 RAF MoD Pilot Navigator Chronograph Watch Excellent Condition. First Year of Issue - 1984. With Grey Nato Strap. The embossed markings are 6645-99 7683056 1205/84. Works perfectly - all functions and timing. Some marks on casing consistent with age and upper bar is slightly bent - see picture. The glass has been replaced. Looks excellent from normal viewing distance. I am selling as we can't afford to keep. Will be sent by insured and registered post.



That 7-day eBay auction for a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 finished a few moments ago. Up until mid-afternoon (last time I'd looked at it) bidding had stalled at £420, but then things started to pick up about half an hour ago, as two earlier bidders started to slug it out.

It finally made a very respectable £603 after 12 bids, as the last second snipers joined in.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162066669942


May 21, 2016 at 2:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Noticed this morning that this thread has now exceeded 30,000 views. :o So I guess I ought to keep it going a little while longer. :P


Here's another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen 1 that was listed on eBay yesterday morning, by a UK seller, with an opening bid price of £99 (and no reserve). Bidding is currently @ £177, but it's sure to go a lot higher by 6 days time, as they always do.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152107493221


For sale is my raf issued watch it was serviced by Seiko in 2014 they replaced the glass and battery etc. it is 1989 issue and is in great condition for its age and just a few marks as you would expect for a watch that would probably have seen action in the first gulf war. it keeps good time and comes with a new grey nato strap and of course the little care certificate from Seiko. thanks for looking and check my feedback on my watches I have recently sold.


May 30, 2016 at 5:39 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Indeed, no sooner than I'd written that previous post, bidding had already jumped from £177 to £311, where it hovered for a couple of days; then by late yesterday evening to £511. The auction ended a few moments ago, with a shoot-out between two last-second snipers, selling for a hefty £671.57 after 23 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152107493221


June 5, 2016 at 5:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Looks like we're experiencing another brief haitus between eBay appearances. Don't worry another will be along very soon. :P

Meanwhile this 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 came up in one of my saved searches on LiveAuctioneers.com, yesterday evening:


http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/46064296_seiko-a-gentlemans-raf-issue-gen-1-chronograph-wrist


It's Lot # 371 of Fellows watch auction on 27th June.



Potential bidders should read the rest of the description carefully - and remember that 20% commission needs to be added:


Movement is currently functioning. The chronograph counts one minute, but the hour counter has not been tested due to time constraints.

Movement has scratches, marks and tarnishing commensurate with general wear visible when viewed under a 4x loupe.

Dial appears to have noticeable marks and scratches. Hands show noticeable marks and tarnishing.

Glass has some scratches and marks when viewed under a 4x loupe.

Case shows scratches, marks and dints. Case back shows heavy scratches and the bottom chronograph pusher becomes completely detached. Crown has light scratches and marking.

Strap appears to be in good condition with minor marks and creasing.

Buckle shows marks and scratches when viewed under a 4x loupe.

This lot does not come with box or papers.

Fellows do not guarantee the working order or accuracy of any lots sold.

Due to opening of the case back we recommend this watch is re-sealed by an authorised technician to ensure any stated water resistance is retained. Please see the Important Notices for Purchasers in our catalogue and online for any additional considerations that may affect this lot.

If you should have further queries regarding this lot, please do not hesitate to contact the Watch Department on 0121 212 5506 or at [email protected]


That said, going by recent eBay selling prices, it'll probably still make the estimate, detached pusher or not. :roll:


June 17, 2016 at 4:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Achtung Englanders !  Germany calling .... Germany calling ....


This unusually pristine looking example of a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed this afternoon by a German eBay seller, with a typically German sense of humour (see second part of the edited description). Normally I don't bother posting the listing photos, but see for yourselves. Very tidy, with none of the usual 'alleged signs of combat' dings / wabi. Opening bid is only One Euro and no reserve.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322178794167



Biete einen Gen. 1 RAF-issued Seiko chronograph NSN 6645-99-7683056 SERIAL # 5151/88 (15-jewel, quartz 7A28 Seiko Cal.) an.

Der Flieger-Chrono ist in den Jahren 1984 bis 1990 als Dienstuhr der Royal Air Force Piloten und Navigatoren „geflogen“. Das angebotene Exemplar stammt, wie aus seiner Seriennummer zu ersehen, aus dem Jahr 1988. 

Ich habe die Uhr von einem Sammler erworben, bei dem sie längere Zeit (mit selbstverständlich vorsorglich entnommener Batterie) ein Vitrinen - Dasein geführt hat, und sie mit einer neuen Batterie wieder zum Leben erweckt. 

Sie funktioniert einwandfrei (Start-Stopfunktionen inklusive) und mit der ihrem Quartz Kaliber eigenen Genauigkeit. Ich habe sie mit einem olivgrünen „NATO STRAP“ versehen, ein graues käme seinem Original wohl näher, ist aber im Bedarfsfall für geringes Geld zu haben. 

Eine Beschreibung erspare ich mir, sie würde zu umfangreich. Im Internet gibt es unzählige Verweise auf die Uhr, ihre Technik, Verwendung, Geschichte etc. etc. 

Ihren Zustand würde ich als sehr gut bezeichnen. Vielleicht dass die beigefügten Bilder das ein wenig belegen können. 

Als Privatanbieter bekanntlich keine Gewährleitung möglich. Sollten sich Probleme ergeben, von denen ich nicht ausgehe, kann über Rückgabe verhandelt werden.

 

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and…………..for any prospective bidders from the “island”: I don’t know why, how and when the “SEIKO” decided for its trip to the ”continent”, but could imagine it is even suffering from homesickness meanwhile. So why not give it a chance for a happy return? No problem from here so far, won’t keep travelers. Give it a try, and, if questions arise, feel free to ask! 

By visiting YOUR “watch forums”, there has been such a lot of amazing “Pow-Wow” around the item, that there is obviously no need for me “to carry coals to Newcastle”.  

Regards from the continent!


July 2, 2016 at 3:05 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I thought that one might attract a fair bit of attention - even without me posting about it this thread.

Bidding is already at 700 Euros (approx. £596), afrer 84 bids, with three days of the auction still to run.

There has been some suspicious bidding (57 bids placed by one bidder) and the current high bidder has stacked bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322178794167

July 6, 2016 at 5:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

PHK
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20 hours to go. 88 bids…$896.87. And you are right Paul, the bidding does not pass the smell test! :|

Myself, I'm feeling pretty good about my 7A28-7120 RAF Gen 1… purchased for way below market value in 2006.


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Paul in Vegas.  8)

July 8, 2016 at 2:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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Paul, you could have two. This one is in very good condition----cost average them    ;)   

July 8, 2016 at 4:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

PHK
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Right!…Thanks Don…" cost average them"… Just what I need to hear, another way to rationalize a prohibitively expensive purchase! :)

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July 8, 2016 at 5:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I remember being offered a tidy example of 7A28-7120 back in May 2009 (when I was only just getting started collecting 7A38's).

The seller (who worked at Seiko UK) also had a NOS 7A38-7180 and 7A38-7190 for sale. Needless to say I plumped for those.

Passed on the RAF Gen. 1 - one, because I didn't have the cash to buy all three - and had no intention of collecting (any) 7A28's.

If I remember correctly, the asking price on the 7A28-7120 was £240 or thereabouts. The NOS 7A38's cost me £125 apiece.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. :roll:


July 9, 2016 at 3:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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That German eBay auction for a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 ended a couple of minutes ago - sniped in the last two seconds.

It finally sold for 931 Euros (approx. £792.68) after 97 bids. That's $1,027.31 for the benefit of our US membership. ;)


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322178794167


July 9, 2016 at 11:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The recent temporary dearth of new eBay listings for 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1's has prompted a couple of WTB adverts on SCWF and MWR. The latter was met with this response from a presumed UK dealer in military watches, Mr. H.


http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showthread.php?75153-WTB-Seiko-7a28-RAF-Gen-1-or-2#post259420



(The three watches on the left of the photo are 7T27-7A20 RAF / RN Gen. 2's).


No mention of prices in that thread, but a couple of days later, he followed up with a separate FS post:


http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showthread.php?75224-WTS-Seiko-Gen-1-RAF-7A28-Chronograph



That particular tidy-looking example is now sold - but there's obviously plently more left for anybody who's still looking for one. ;)


July 28, 2016 at 4:39 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Just scouting around the forums, I spotted another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 which sold on WatchuSeek two weeks ago.


http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-seiko-7a28-7120-raf-gen1-3382458.html




From what the seller wrote in his description:

This is a catch and release for me. Picked this up earlier this year from a gentleman in the UK ....

It's quite likely that he purchased off eBay from a UK seller. I had a quick glance back through the two previous pages, but didn't immediately spot a match for the issue number. But then again, it didn't show as a purchase in his (linked) eBay feedback. :/


July 29, 2016 at 4:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Nearly missed this one. :roll:

Listed by a UK eBay seller last Friday lunchtime, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of £400, currently bid to £450.

From the very brief title and description, the seller obviously thinks that these things sell themselves. He's probably right. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191933858789


One of the first batch of Gen 1s (1984) in excellent condition, all functions working perfectly.

You know the rest happy bidding, these watches speak for themselves.

Complete with new NATO strap and battery.


August 4, 2016 at 3:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above eBay auction for a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 ended yesterday lunchtime, with bidding jumping from the previous day's £460 to £657.57 in the final 10 seconds, as the snipe bids came in.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191933858789


August 6, 2016 at 3:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This typically average worn condition 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed on eBay yesterday evening with a low start opening bid of only £0.99 and no reserve. After a little over an hour, it had already been bid to a hefty £492. Go figure. I guess it'll hover around there till next Sunday.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191966447839


Seiko 7A28-7120 RAF Generation One watch

Completely refurbished with all seals, watch glass and battery replaced two years ago - unworn since

The Small Print

This watch is in excellent working order and great condition, but it bears the marks of being worn for over 20 years

The photographs accurately reflect the watch's condition

There is no Buy It Now price - although someone is bound to ask. The winner will be the high bidder at auction end

There is no reserve and I will not withdraw the watch from sale once the auction has started

I will not send this to Nigeria

Viewing is encouraged - the item is located near Dereham in Norfolk - email me to arrange this

Payment by PayPal within 24 hours of auction end please

Delivery will be free to all UK addresses - elsewhere at cost

If you have any questions, please ask

Good luck bidding


September 12, 2016 at 12:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Bidding on that 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 had increased from £492 to £560 by mid-week, thanks to the intervention of a newly created zero-feedback bidder, whose participation could have been interpreted as a shill. Whether they were a shill bidder or not is academic, because their higher bid of £620 was blitzed three times by the winning bidder in the final minutes, selling for £640 after 16 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191966447839


September 18, 2016 at 3:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Meanwhile, another eBay listing for a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 by a UK seller, had appeared earlier this week. This one doesn't seem to have garnered much attention so far, with bidding still only at £112, with less than two days of the auction to run.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152240457575


Seiko Gen 1 Chronograph 

This is a military aircrew watch 

type 6645-99-7683056 dated 88 

Watch is in full working order and in fantastic condition as shown in the pictures. 

Only wear is some discolouration on the minute hand. (you can see on main photo) 

Any questions please ask.


September 18, 2016 at 3:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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There's also this pairing of 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 and 7T27-7A20 RN Gen. 2 which was listed yesterday evening by a US eBay seller. The opening bid price of $750 might sound reasonable at first - until you read the seller's description properly, that is.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291878362438


This auction is for a pair of Seiko chronograph watches.

The first is a Gen-1 British RAF issued military watch from 1984. Overall the watch is in good cosmetic condition with wear indicative of age. The case back is appropriately marked with the National Stock Number, Broad Arrow and Serial Number / Year sequence. The movement is a quartz 7A28a 15 J and while the watch has a brand new battery installed, it runs but does not keep time. The watch will need to be adjusted and / or serviced. The watch does have fixed bars and a nylon military style strap will be included as well as a spare brand new 394 battery.

 

The second is a Gen-2 with non-luminous dial and hands like those issued to the British RN submarine crews. Overall the watch is in good cosmetic condition with wear indicative of age. The case back has no military issued markings. The movement is a quartz 7T27 and after a brand new battery appears to keep good time, although a service is recommended to ensure complete functionality of the watch. The watch does have fixed bars and a nylon military style strap will be included as well as a spare brand new 394 battery.

 

Please do not bid if you do not intend to pay promptly at the auction ending. Please wait for an invoice with the proper shipping charges. These items are used and sold as such. Please check photos and ask questions. All sales final and items sold as is. 

Thanks for looking.


September 18, 2016 at 3:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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