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Here's another listing for a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 in need of some attention, which appeared on eBay a day or so ago, offered as untested, by regular UK seller britishmilitarysurplus, as a 3-day auction with an opening bid price of £400. If that sounds vaguely familiar, it's because the seller appears to have cloned his previous listing from the end of August (see previous page). However, although this may be another 1988 issued watch, it's a different serial number (I checked). Still no bids at the time of writing.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302442311287


British Military Surplus

SEIKO Generation 1 - Pilot Watch

Genuine Issue Military Watch

Issued in 1988 - Been in Active Service

The Watch has been given a new battery and New Strap

The Watch is Sold with No Warranty and No Guarantee

The Watch has been given a new battery - however not all hands are running correctly - The Watch WILL NEED A SERVICE

The Watch is Sold as Untested.


September 9, 2017 at 7:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above eBay auction by UK seller britishmiliarysurplus failed to attract much attention, selling yesterday evening for the opening bid price of £400.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302442311287


September 11, 2017 at 2:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Here's yet another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1, listed yesterday evening by another UK eBay seller, as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of £99.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322730045892



Seiko 7A28 generation 1 military issue aviators chronograph. It is in perfect working order and in very good condition, it has aquired a few marks over its 27 year life time as expected but as you can see from the pictures they are very minor.


September 11, 2017 at 2:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 that was listed yesterday evening by a UK eBay seller, with a comparatively low Buy-it-Now price of 'only' £575 (or Best Offer).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142503871417


Seiko Gen 1 RAF watch

Issued in 1988

Fully working, keeps excellent time, chrono starts stops and resets

The legendary 15 jewel 7A28 movement is very clean and fully functioning

In good overall condition with wear commensurate with age and use

Main second hand and 30 minute sub hand a fraction off centre when reset, this is common with these watches and can be adjusted

The rehaut is also slightly off centre

Damage to caseback - see photo. This does not affect it as the caseback opens and screws down without a problem

Posted RMSD in UK, Royal Mail tracked and signed for elsewhere - cover is limited to £250 and is at the buyers risk. If you want full cover by courier please contact me before bidding.


Perhaps it's my naturally suspicious nature, but I'm wondering if this watch is in part connected to the 1988 'Project' watch briefly offered by UK seller 24699510 on 20th August, with a Buy-it-Now price of £300 (see my post on the previous page) - before its details were overwritten with those of another 1989 watch. Note this seller states: Damage to caseback - see photo. If you check the photos, you'll see the damage is corrosion to the inside of the case-back and case threads. The seller 24699510 had written:


The case back has corrosion on two sides, on one side it extends onto the thread which is partially damaged & the damage extends onto the case-back edge/back.

The mid-case has some corrosion on part of the thread but could be cleaned up although would probably not pass a pressure test w/o some serious work.


.... which far better describes the water damage to the inside of the watch case, visible in this seller's photos.

Oh, Yes - and both watch cases have a distinctive ding to the bezel area, just above 12 o'clock. ;)


September 12, 2017 at 12:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I was fairly confident my assumption was correct, but nevertheless I sent the eBay seller a message, asking him for confirmation.

He replied 'one and the same', but adding that it had been de-rusted and fitted with a donor 7A28 movement. That probably explains the slight misalignment of the hands (if not the dial ring). The seller appears to have been in a hurry to move this on, because he reduced the Buy-it-Now price by £50 to 'only' £525 (coincidentally not long after I made my previous post). The listing was ended yesterday evening, because the item was no longer available. So presumably sold off eBay via the back door (the way it came in).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142503871417 



September 13, 2017 at 12:17 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at September 3, 2017 at 3:09 PM

Here's another listing for a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 'Head Only' which appeared on eBay earlier this afternoon: a 10-day auction with a slightly odd opening bid price of  $256.69. It was soon bumped up to a round $400 (by two bidders, within minutes of each other). It's being offered by a US seller through eBay's Global Shipping programme, so for anybody in Europe who might be thinking about bidding on it, don't forget to factor in at least 20% on top to cover the Customs charges.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152689304630


The above (quote carried foward from the previous page) 10-day US eBay auction for a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 'Head Only' ended earlier this afternoon, selling for $635 after 13 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152689304630


September 13, 2017 at 11:17 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's yet another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 listed this lunchtime by a UK eBay seller, with an over-optimistic (particularly in view of recent sales results) Buy-it-Now price of £900 Quid. Good job he didn't make too much of the 'ultra rare' thing. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112564855187


Vintage Seiko 7A28-7120 Gen 1

RAF issued only

Good overall condition - recent battery and strap replacement.

Few general marks on case and crystal but all minor. Please see pictures.

All works as it should.

Any questions please do let me know.


September 15, 2017 at 8:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Speaking of over-optimistic pricing, it would be remiss of me not to also mention that other example, previously offered by UK seller njmearme, which has gone unsold since May 11th and been re-listed sporadically since. Back once again - re-listed earlier today for the 3rd time for another 30 days, with the same 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of £999, but this time with a Make Offer option.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282654503383

September 15, 2017 at 9:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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On this occasion, I'm not even going to attempt carrying forward a partial quote from the previous page, because the response from Webs' server is so diabolically slow this morning (I wasn't even sure if this post would take). :roll: Those readers who've been following the somewhat erratic eBay listing activities of UK seller 24699510 will know exactly which watch I'm referring to. If you don't - I suggest you refer back to the bottom of page 29. :P The third (listed) of his second batch of three 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 Project watches sold yesterday evening.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272815080890



Not for the £525 Buy-it-Now price (reduced from £550), but as shown by WatchCount.com's look-up tool against an offer of £475.



As confirmed by the eBay Purchase History: http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBidsLogin&item=272815080890


September 16, 2017 at 5:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The 7-day UK eBay auction for a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 (near the top of this page) ended a few moments ago, in the customary snipe-fest, selling for £603 after 17 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322730045892


September 17, 2017 at 1:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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