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Rob Benham
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The problem is, Paul, in a world where a handbag is often 25,000 quid and some, used, 230,000, I think a nice pilot's watch is good value at, what?  Well, just throw a figure into the air.

March 10, 2018 at 3:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I had read that recent BBC Business News article, Rob. ;)

Anyway, to get this thread back on track before you derail it any further ....

I was going through my eBay Watching list this afternoon, clearing out some old crap (to make room for more over-priced crap that I have no intention of buying) and realized I'd omitted to post a result from over a week ago. 

March 11, 2018 at 11:03 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at February 15, 2018 at 5:42 AM

Speaking of speculatively over-priced offerings ....

Remember that job lot pairing of a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 and 7T27-7A20, that was listed on eBay Germany, just before Christmas ? (If not just scroll back up to the top of this page). Well it's back again - re-listed yesterday evening. :roll:

So how much is a pair of Seiko pilot's watches worth ? :P

Not 1650 Euros, nor the 1400 Euros he subsequently reduced them to, but ....

As revealed by's Look-up tool, they finally sold for 1200 Euros.

March 11, 2018 at 11:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at March 9, 2018 at 4:38 AM

Yesterday evening, regular UK eBay seller britishmilitarysurplus listed another 7A28-7120 in his customary manner, as a 3-day auction with an opening bid price of £400. In this instance, it would probably be wise to read his description, which he edited this morning (presumably copying the additional text from elsewhere), because it now appears to contradict itself.

The latest 3-day eBay auction listing by UK seller britishmilitarysurplus ended yesterday evening, selling for £605 after 5 bids.

March 12, 2018 at 5:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at March 6, 2018 at 3:43 PM

This 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed this afternoon, by a UK eBay seller, with an opening bid price of £100 (and no reserve).

The above (quoted) 7-day UK eBay auction for a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 ended this afternoon, selling for £720 after 19 bids.

March 13, 2018 at 3:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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A little more than 20 minutes later, another rather more expensive 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 appeared on eBay, to take its place: listed by a UK business seller, with a possibly over-optimistic Buy-it-Now price of £1250, but the option to make an offer.

Seiko chronograph Gen 1 RAF-issued 6645-99 7683056 1990 GULF WAR

Issued primarily to Royal Air Force pilots and navigators from 1984 until 1990

Case size 37mm

Lug width with fixed bars 20mm

Military issued watch with caseback numbers 6645-99 7683056 10322/90

Issued 1990 around time of Gulf War

Model 7A28-7120 AD

March 13, 2018 at 3:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 'Head Only', with a fault on the 30 minute counting sub-dial, was listed at lunchtime today, by a UK eBay seller, as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of £300.

I have for sale my 1988 issued Seiko Gen 1 British Military Issued Watch.

The watch has recently had a new battery fitted and keeps excellent time.

The 1/10th Sec Chronograph at 3 O’Clock works perfectly.

The 30 minute Chronograph at 9 O’Clock has stopped working.

Please bear this in mind when bidding.

The watch is otherwise in excellent condition. A few marks on it from service but nothing drastic as can be seen in the photos.

Please don’t hesitate to ask questions.

March 15, 2018 at 12:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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A couple of timely updates, reference the speculatively over-priced 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 listed by UK eBay seller superlativetime (see my penultimate post).

I tend not to watch these things as closely as I might, simply because I've got better things to do. But it seems the seller had ended the first listing, re-listed it again and ended that listing, early this morning. Presumably the errors were in the pricing. :P

For the latest re-listing he'd reduced the Buy-it-Now price by £200 ....

I use past tense, because it appears to have sold about 15 minutes ago, not quite for the reduced Buy-it-Now price of £1050 ....

But as revealed by's Look-up tool for an offer of £1000.

As confirmed by the eBay Purchase History:

March 16, 2018 at 7:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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