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This latest 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 'Head Only' was listed yesterday evening by a Canadian eBay seller, with a Buy-it-Now price of $1200 Cdn, or the option to make an offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302959591389


Seiko RAF Gen 1 Watch in good condition. As issued to RAF Air Navigators. In good working order. New battery installed in August. Issue stamp - 1988.


November 16, 2018 at 1:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at October 24, 2018 at 6:50 PM

This other UK seller forpik also had me scratching my head for a moment. Earlier this evening, they listed two 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1's - both 1988 issue and 'Head Only' with similar Buy-it-Now prices of £990 and £909. I had to do a double take at first - although the screen grabs came out looking slightly different.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232978694435



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232978699175



The descriptions of the two watches are quite similar.


The significant difference being the second one has had its fixed bars replaced.


Judging by the foreign sounding spelling mistakes in the formatted part of the description, it would suggest that English is not the seller's first language. 



It would seem that the original price of the second 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 'Head Only' (the one fitted with replacement fixed bars) listed by UK eBay seller forpik was possibly a typo, because they later made a number of revisions to the listing, the last of which included increasing the Buy-it-Now price from £909 to £990.



Academic anyway, because they eventually ended the listing on Monday evening, because the item was no longer available. :roll:


November 21, 2018 at 5:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 'Head Only' listed a week ago, by a Canadian eBay seller (see top of this page), sold at lunchtime today, but not for the seller's full asking price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302959591389



WatchCount.com's Look-Up tool reveals it actually sold for an offer of $1100 Cdn.


November 22, 2018 at 1:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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At lunchtime today, UK eBay seller forpik listed another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1, with a risible 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of £1190 and currently no option to make an offer. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233017584501


At first glance, the listing (for a 1988 issued watch) looks very similar to the one they sold at the end of October for £990, but flicking through the photos, those of the case-back show this is a different 1988 issued watch. That said, their lurid green formatted description looks identical to the previous one - and I simply can't be arsed to upload another screen grab of it.  So there. :P


November 23, 2018 at 10:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed this afternoon by a UK eBay seller, in what appears to be a rather unusual format (I'd say arse about face, personally). It's a 3-day auction listing with an absolutely ludicrous opening bid price of £1200, or the sensible option to make a much lower offer. :roll: As for it being a rare early issue (per the title) well it is a 1984 issued watch, but it's the 2440th issued !! :lol:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332903475838


Seiko RAF Gen1 7A28-7120. Several minor marks around the edge of the bezel and case back as shown. Nice condition, good working order and keeps good time. This is 1984 issue and I do have the history for this timepiece. I also have a RAF blue G10 strap which will be included in the sale.


November 25, 2018 at 1:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at October 11, 2018 at 12:38 AM

Yesterday afternoon, the oddly named UK eBay seller princesslear1dawn listed another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1. The Buy-it-Now price of £850 is the same as their previous one which sold remarkably quickly last week.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113300470301


I'm not sure why that second 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1, listed by UK eBay seller princesslear1dawn took so much longer to sell (compared to their previous one), but checking my eBay watching page, I noticed it had finally sold this morning for the £850 Buy-it-Now price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113300470301


As confirmed by the eBay Purchase History.

November 25, 2018 at 4:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's yet another speculatively (if not spectacularly) over-priced 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 listed earlier this morning, by a US eBay seller, with a typical 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $1398.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264064692249


Seiko Raf Gen 1 7A28-7120 in excellent condition. Selection of Nato straps. Late issue 1990. Comes with Kangaroo leather nato strap. Grey original nato and khaki and navy nato straps. 2nd owner regretful sale.


November 29, 2018 at 5:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1, listed a couple of days ago, by a US eBay seller, sold in the early hours of this morning for the opening bid price of $1398.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264064692249

As confirmed by the eBay Bid History:


December 2, 2018 at 5:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 'head only' which was listed by Canadian eBay seller nicolmaster_66 in mid-November (see my post at the top of this page) and which had supposedly been sold a week later, was back on eBay again this afternoon, re-listed. The listing and its description appear identical to his previous. If it hadn't been for the slight difference in the $ Cdn. / Sterling exchange rate, I might have been tempted to re-use the same screen print. :P


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302984984268

December 5, 2018 at 2:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 'project' was listed yesterday evening, by a UK eBay seller, with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of £800, or the option to make an offer. Much to my amusement, in his description the seller erroneously states:

Needs a replacement pusher bottom left. It is of course missing the crown. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183579028302


Fantastic seiko RAF military pilots chronograph

Highly collectable and a fantastic watch to own and wear

Needs a replacement pusher bottom left

Movement will need a service and check but the watch does run and the functions you can check all work and the time is running

In good all round condition

A very collectable watch and hard to find

Please check all the pictures and if you want to check the military number they are all present

If you have any questions please message me.


December 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 'project watch' listed by a UK eBay seller, sold yesterday evening.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183579028302

WatchCount.com's Look-up tool reveals it sold for a best offer of £600.



The eBay Purchase History shows the seller declined a couple of earlier offers.

December 13, 2018 at 1:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 'head only' which was re-listed by Canadian eBay seller nicolmaster_66 last week, sold for a second time, for slightly less than before, in the early hours of this morning.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302984984268

WatchCount.com's Look-up tool reveals it sold for a best offer of $950 Cdn.



The eBay Purchase History shows there was one other offer made, which expired.


December 13, 2018 at 2:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed yesterday evening, by UK eBay seller prices4u2nv, with a typical speculative 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of £1175 and no 'Make Offer' option. Two previous offerings by this same seller, with the annoyingly memorable user ID have featured in this thread - in February and May of this year. Both were priced @ £1100 or over. Both were subsequently ended by the seller as 'item no longer available'. I suspect this will follow the pattern. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143050864713


Serviced British Military SEIKO 7A28-7120 date stamped 1987.

The watch is in superb and original condition, considering where it has been. No scratches to the crystal and a perfect dial. The case appears unpolished and the movement works exactly as it should, all functions start/stop and reset as designed. Following a full service, clean and new battery, the watch runs perfectly. The pushers are clean and not sticky, and the dial is superb with original hour/minute and subdial hands. These are becoming harder to find in this condition. The watch is offered with 6 months mechanical guarantee which excludes water and accidental damage.

Here's a recent article from Worn&Wound on issued Military watches which includes the Seiko Gen 1 and Gen 2.

https://wornandwound.com/military-watches-of-the-world-great-britain-part-3-falklands-war-era-through-today/


Edit: Seller subsequently replaced his primary image with a limp wrist shot. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143050864713


December 14, 2018 at 5:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed a couple of days ago, by a UK eBay seller, with a typical speculative 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of £1250 - and currently no option to make an offer. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264093892730


1984 British Military Issue Pilot Chronograph Watch Gen 1 Seiko 7A28-7120. NATO Stock Number (NSN): 6645-99-7683056. Issued to British military fast jet and helicopter pilots in the 1980s. Early example from the first year of issue. Made in Japan by Seiko to British Military specifications. Non-reflective brushed stainless steel water resistant case and matt black dial with white and luminous hands and markers. In overall excellent fully serviceable condition keeping accurate time with all functions operating correctly. Comes complete with original 1980s examples of both strap versions, a brown Nylon and leather strap and a new old stock Admiralty Grey NATO strap. The original brown Nylon and leather strap is now very rare. The Seiko 7A28 was the first analog quartz movement ever produced: an extremely accurate 15 jewel movement made from precision engineered metal components and gears. Chronograph functions include luminous stopwatch second hand, 1/10 second indicator, split timings function and rolling 30 minute stopwatch indicator. Hacking time function with luminous hour and minute hands and seconds indicator. Low battery life indicator. The beautifully engineered movement is built to last and can be fully stripped down for cleaning and repair. Seiko UK Service Centre still provides service and repair for the 7A28, as do many independent watch repair specialists. The Promithium 147 luminous hands and markers are still usable for night reading. The stainless steel case has a none reflective brushed finish and fixed strap bars. The waterproof rubber gaskets are original so they may need to be replaced and the watertightness of the case tested before it is exposed to water. The watch is in overall very good to excellent condition. The mineral crystal is immaculate with no marks or scratches. The dial and hands are also immaculate with no fading or discolouration. The screw down case back is marked with the NATO Stock Number, year, serial number and MOD broad arrow. Together with the original 1980s straps you would be hard pushed to find a better example. Please see the detailed photographs regarding features and condition.

Will post worldwide. Will be sent tracked and insured. Will combine postage. Please await invoice if purchasing more than one item.

Please look at my other Army and Special Forces items.


December 20, 2018 at 8:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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That now makes a total of 4 of them currently listed on eBay, by UK sellers, with speculative 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now asking prices in excess of £1100. 




Plus there's a couple more from Spain (€1400) and Canada ($2200 Cdn.) ....



I guess it's safe to ignore the incompetent 'proxy' re-seller from Japan. 

Not only are his photos of an 18K Gold Credor quartz, :roll: - but because there aren't actually any 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1's currently listed on Yahoo Japan. 


Somehow I suspect nobody will be finding a 7A28-7120 in their Xmas stocking.


December 20, 2018 at 9:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Amongst the numerous revisions to his listing ....



.... after three attempts, naffly named UK eBay seller prices4u2nv had eventually managed to reduce his unenviable 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price by a whole 100 Quid - down to 'only' £1075, for which it sold in the early hours of this morning.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143050864713

As confirmed by the eBay Purchase History.

As I've written may times before, all it ever takes is one mug punter. 


January 2, 2019 at 8:28 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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It hadn't escaped my notice that UK eBay seller prices4u2nv already has another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 up on eBay. Listed earlier this evening, with an even higher 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price, this time - £1295 !! :o According to the description, he doen't even chuck in a NATO strap for that extortionate price. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1430785869



A beautiful Seiko 7A28-7A28 GEN 1 from 1988.

This watch has been carefully stripped, serviced and cleaned. The watch is running perfectly, all functions resets exactly as designed. The pushers are soft and have been cleaned. I will offer a 12 month warranty on the movement which does not include accidental or water damage. If you require service photos please email or whatsapp 00447802262674.

Head only.


January 3, 2019 at 3:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I must admit, I was a little surprised when UK eBay seller prices4u2nv actually sold his previous 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 on eBay - because that's not his usual modus operandi. Like many unscrupulous sellers, he uses eBay as an advertising platform, evidently preferring 'back door' deals, thereby avoiding paying eBay commission and fees on his ludicrous asking prices. This morning he reverted to form and his normal practice of ending his items as 'no longer available'. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1430785869



January 6, 2019 at 7:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I didn't notice until late yesterday evening, but another of those speculatively over-priced 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1's sold at the weekend - for somewhat less than the UK eBay seller's 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now asking price of £1250.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264093892730


WatchCount.com's Look-up tool reveals it actually sold for a Best Offer of £944.




The eBay Purchase History shows that was the only offer the seller received.


January 8, 2019 at 5:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed yesterday evening by a UK seller, as a 7-day auction, with what some might consider a slightly lower than average opening bid price of £575. There's possibly a reason for that. The watch has been subtly modified from its original specification, in that the fixed bars have been removed and the lugs drilled to take conventional spring bars. I'm not going to bother uploading the seller's photos, but it looks to me like the work was done neatly. That said, I suspect it's likely to detract from the watch's final selling price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303022297704


Seiko 7A28-7120 (1984), 30 minute split lap, military chronograph timing watch.

In good working order, keeping good time, timer functions correctly, including split lap button, hands all re-set ok etc.

The case has some marks on the edges and case back. See photo's.

The case lugs, have been drilled out to accept regular spring loaded case bars. (see photo's).

The watch, can safely be worn with a standard stitched strap or a military type (also supplied).

Generally in very good condition, with no marks on the mineral crystal, the dial and handsare immaculate. Due to its age & deterioation of case seals etc, please assume this watch is NOT water proof.

The back has the military date 1984, & MOD arrow etc, please study photo's.

Will be posted anywhere in the UK by Royal mail special delivery.


January 8, 2019 at 6:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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