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Page 8 already. :roll: My God this is getting boring.  And yet another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 listed on eBay yesterday evening. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271443923754

 

This is a Seiko Pilots Watch - Gen 1 

Made of stainless steel - Water resistant 

Battery has recently died. No strap. Slight Scratching on the glass. 

Its a 1988, and has engravings on the back. 

All original. 

Any questions please do not hesitate to ask.


April 4, 2014 at 1:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at March 31, 2014 at 6:58 AM

Speaking of which, in his efforts to compete, would-be eBay seller Jonesy695 has similarly re-listed his 7A28-7120 this morning ....


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161264307477

Seiko Gen 1 watch for sale... 

No reserve .. I have more into this watch then the starting price !!! ...Needs to go ... 

Excellent condition and in full working order having had a very expensive overhaul at premier watches costing 293.50 pounds... 

Non original minute , second , hour hands fitted , however sub dial ones are original... 

Issue number 1386 / 84... 

UK postage only



I'm a little suprised that no-one else picked up on the unintentionally humerous gaffe by UK eBay seller Jonesy695 in his most recent re-listing for his 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1. Or at least if they did, no-one commented on it. I must admit that I've become a little blasé in copying and pasting the numerous sellers' descriptions, so I didn't notice it straight away myself. What he'd done was to almost clone his previous re-listing, which had an opening bid price of £375 and received no bids. But he'd left in the sentence: 

I have more into this watch then the starting price !!! - the starting price for this particular re-listing being £0.01 !! :lol:


I signed into eBay and looked at the auction with about 3 minutes to go. At that stage bidding was still languishing @ £120, where it had been since yesterday evening. As expected (and no doubt Jonesy695 was counting on) there was a flurry of last minute bidding.

It ended about half an hour ago @ £314.18 after 12 bids - which barely covered the cost of his rip-off overhaul by Premier Watches.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161264307477

April 5, 2014 at 5:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Earlier this evening, once again, would-be eBay seller silverocket's 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 went unsold, likely thanks to his still somewhat over-optimistic B-I-N asking price of £575. (He'd reduced it from this re-listing's initial B-I-N price of £595 on 3rd April).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231192947716


This time around he had two offers: http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBidsLogin&item=231192947716



The first was obviously a p!sstake, but the second offer he declined of £500 was more than generous - he'd have done well to accept.


April 6, 2014 at 4:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at March 31, 2014 at 6:32 AM

Must admit I'm struggling to keep pace with all these new eBay listing's for (not so rare) 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1's. :/

Here's another example that was listed yesterday evening, as a low-start (99p) auction with no reserve:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121307753944



Seiko RAF military issued pilots chronograph (7A28-7120) from 1988. Just back from Seiko Uk having had a complete overhaul/service dated 28/3/14 (cost £96.01) giving a full years warranty. As you would expect, the watch works beautifully with the hands resetting as they should. The watch will of course be supplied with the warranty/invoice and estimate paperwork as pictured. As an issued timepiece there is dints and marks around the casing - but nothing serious and generally very good condition. Case back shows full military markings and has light strap rub. Is supplied on the grey nato band/strap as pictured. All sensible questions welcomed and answered. Thanks.




Note the difference in overhaul / service cost from Seiko UK (£96.01) compared with rip-off merchant Premier Watches (£293.50).



This (99p) low-start auction for a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 serviced by Seiko UK ended 25 minutes ago selling for £447 after 26 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121307753944

April 6, 2014 at 4:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's yet another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 that was listed on eBay almost exactly 24 hours ago, on Sunday evening:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171291720348


This is an excellent condition, genuine Military Issue Chronograph. The military ordnance numbers are shown on the back. It has just had a new battery and new glass and a service at Seiko costing £61.95 and will be supplied with a new NATO grey nylon strap.

 

I purchased this watch from Chronomaster.co.uk a few years ago and have worn it regularly. It is (in my opinion) so much cooler (and smaller) that anything on the market that I have seen. It is also much smaller and more dicreet than most watches of this style on the market.

I ended up buying a second one while this one was away being serviced, as the jeweller mentioned it might not be possible to change the glass due to the watches age. In the end it was possible. So now I have two of them, and this one is for sale!

 

Condition is best described as 8.5/10 as it is now quite old, and has seen regular use including military service. There are some minor marks to the sandblasted finish as you would expect. I would call this patina rather that wear, and adds to it's character. I have photographed the watch as carefully as I can. It is in perfect working order and the chrono function is a joy to use as the 1/10th hand races around the dial, and the reset is very graceful!

 

The photos show all the flaws, but please ask for anything specific you need to see,, before committing to buy please ! 

I you wish to view the watch before bidding and you live nearby, then that is no problem at all. 

Many thanks for looking.


April 7, 2014 at 2:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at December 14, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Seiko7A38 at October 14, 2013 at 6:09 PM

 

White Man from North with Red Indian Native American  eBay user ID* - Him speak with forked tongue !  


No scalps taken on that first job lot of three 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1's from the lodge of Big Chief Bull Rarely Seen.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310762280717


Re-listed 5 minutes later: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310769516848 and again, 10 days later: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310777592797

And again in November: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310786349987 and again, 10 days later: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310795068817

Yet again in November: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310804266896 and again in December: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151181275458



Just working back through my eBay watching page, deleting old entries that have been re-listed - some many times over.
This job lot of three 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1's from mid-October are still unsold two months later. Hardly a surprise, really. 

Latest re-listing, earlier today (and updated):



I'd last mentioned this job lot of 3 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1's back in February, at the bottom of page 6, but hadn't bothered since.

Instead I just carried on adding the newest re-listing to my eBay watching page and deleting the old one, without commenting.

I noticed the current listing had ended yesterday:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151274560693


Seems that after 6 months and umpteen re-listings (I'd lost count a while back) they finally sold for the £800 Buy-it-Now asking price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151274560693




Call me cynical if you like, but it wouldn't suprise me to see at least couple of these re-appear on eBay in due course, offered singly by a re-seller with an eye for a quick profit. Can I be bothered to make a note of the serial / issue #'s for future reference ? No, not really.


April 13, 2014 at 3:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The 7-day eBay auction for the 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 listed last Sunday evening by peoplessportscars (see my penultimate post) just ended a couple of minutes ago. There were no bids placed.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171291720348


Immediately re-listed with a rather more realistic opening bid price of £399 and a wishful pie-in-the-sky Buy-it-Now option of £559. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171300131142

April 13, 2014 at 2:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Similarly, the 10-day listing by mr-green0_1 (posted at the top of this page) for a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 with a dead battery ....

no strap; visibly bent strap bars and wishful B-I-N price of £400 just ended - again with no takers. :( Not entirely surprising. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271443923754


Belated edit: Subsequently re-listed at the same over-optimistic £400 Buy-it-Now price: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271454836213


April 13, 2014 at 4:33 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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As I suspected it might, the reduced £399 opening bid price in eBay seller peoplessportscars re-listing of their 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 attracted a few snipe bidders in the final closing seconds. The auction ended about 15 minutes ago, selling for £431.99 after 4 bids:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171300131142

April 20, 2014 at 3:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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A couple of updates on my earlier posts on this page:

 

Seems that after 6 months and umpteen re-listings (I'd lost count a while back) they finally sold for the £800 Buy-it-Now asking price.

Or perhaps ta_schunco_uitco's 'RARELY SEEN' job lot of 3 didn't actually sell. Because it's back on eBay again. 

Latest re-listing: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310935963531


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Can't say that I'd taken much notice at the time, but on 19th April, mr-green0_1 increased his Buy-it-Now price from £400 to £410.


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemRevisionDetails&item=271454836213



One must assume that the additional Tenner was to cover the cost of the battery replacement, because he confidently added:


(Updated info) I have just had a new battery fitted today and can confirm that all parts of the watch are in perfect working order.

So there's some irony in the reason he chose to give for ending the listing early yesterday evening. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271454836213

April 22, 2014 at 4:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Just as I'd expected it might, UK eBay seller silverocket's 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 has been re-listed again - for 30 days this time.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331174998251


Belated edit:

Seems that eBay seller silverocket got (third time) lucky - rather soon than I'd expected and found a buyer with an itchy trigger finger, who couldn't wait for the price to come down further. Sold 2 days later for the £550 Buy-it-Now price:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331174998251

May 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Not to worry. 

If you've been following this thread, then you'll know there'll always be another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 along soon, to take its place.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161297507472


A 1989 SEIKO PILOTS WATCH, Made just before the start of the 1st gulf war. NSN is 6649-99 9494 /89 SERIAL No is 953731 YOM is 1989. The strap is not the original. All functions work as they should .

This is a good opportunity to own a very good watch with the bonus of it being a military one.

I will not take any buy it now offers. Any questions please ask.


May 7, 2014 at 6:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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That eBay auction for a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 ended about 45 minutes ago, selling for a remarkable (IMHO) £621.32 after 26 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161297507472

May 11, 2014 at 3:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I thought that alleged final selling price it was bid to (£621.32) was just a bit (LOT) too good to be true. :roll: It's back again, re-listed:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161304623014

May 13, 2014 at 3:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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And another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 joins the fray. I suspect the tactically set £450 starting price may attract some late bidding.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131189811727


Up for bid is a vintage Seiko quartz chronograph issued by Royal Air Force in 1988. 

This watch is known as the Generation I Seiko RAF Chronograph. 

It has a tri-compax chronograph design, including 1/10th second totaliser at 3 o’clock position which operates for the first 10 minutes, and a 30-min totaliser at 9 o’clock position. 

Unlike the Generation II Seiko RAF chronograph, this model doesn’t have a date, which in my opinion makes the watch look cleaner and better looking than the Gen II. The Gen II also doesn’t have the 1/10th second totaliser. The 6th photo shows the 1/10th second totaliser in action! 

The watch was serviced by Seiko UK in October 2012, so everything is functioning perfectly. The official service cost over £120. 

The watch dimension is 36mm in diameter (excl. crown) and distance between the two lugs is 40mm. 

The watch takes a 20mm strap (i.e., the lug width is 20mm, fixed bar), and this particular one is on a beautiful, brown Hirsch (real) crocodile open-end leather strap that’s virtually new. 

The caseback has the following stamped/engraved: 

SEIKO

Stainless Steel

Water Resistant

Japan S

7A28-7120 (referring to watch’s model number)

6645-99

7683056

6063/88

815641 (referring to watch’s S/N) 

Note that I do not guarantee its water resistance. If you have any questions, please ask PRIOR to bidding.


May 14, 2014 at 5:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at May 11, 2014 at 3:45 PM

That eBay auction for a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 ended about 45 minutes ago, selling for a remarkable (IMHO) £621.32 after 26 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161297507472


I thought that alleged final selling price it was bid to (£621.32) was just a bit (LOT) too good to be true. :roll: It's back again, re-listed:

Ebay seller rspedding's re-listed auction for their 7A28-7120 RAF Gen 1 ended at 8:00am this (lazy Sunday) morning, while yours truly was still in the Land of Nod. It sold for a more realistic (par for the course) £490 this time around - after the same number of 26 bids.



May 18, 2014 at 4:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I'm sure readers will allow me this slightly post in the circumstances. :P

Sometimes interesting to see where these watches turn up, and the buyer's reactions.

This was posted in a WRUW thread on SCWF, about half an hour ago. Although the NATO strap fitted doesn't appear quite the same colour as in eBay seller rspedding's listing photos, the nick in the case's bezel adjacent to the 5 o'clock baton and another scrape near 4 o'clock clearly marks (pun intended) it out as the same watch:


http://www.thewatchsite.com/21-japanese-watch-discussion-forum/102913-tues-may-20th-wruw.html#post798953




Another felllow NATO hater !  But then it also begs the question why someone might want to buy a Gen. 1 in the first place. 


May 20, 2014 at 8:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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And another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 joins the fray. I suspect the tactically set £450 starting price may attract some late bidding.


Perhaps I should rephrase that. :roll: Replace 'Late' with Retarded.


http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=131189811727




Talk about setting yourself up for a fall.   For d***o read Doh ! 


May 20, 2014 at 12:12 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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After making my last post, I clean forgot that auction was ending late yesterday evening around 10:45pm. :roll:

Luckily for bidder d***o (27), who clearly wanted to win this 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1, there was only one other late bidder. Turns out that the lowest of his 7 stacked bids was not the minimum start price of £449.99, but £500, so God only knows what his maximum 7th bid might have been. That could have turned out to be one very expensive Gen. 1. He was lucky not to have got bumped a lot higher.


http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=131189811727




The watch (which I hadn't previously mentioned was fitted with a leather strap, rather than a NATO) sold for £521.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131189811727


May 21, 2014 at 1:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 just listed by a UK seller, who judging by his lacklustre title and brief description clearly hasn't bothered to do his homework. Looks to be in reasonably tidy condition from the single photo, apart from the usual nicks and scrapes.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231241326092


Seiko military chronograph watch in perfect working order. Believed to have been standard issue for Harrier pilots.

Individually stamped 2585/84.


May 25, 2014 at 1:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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