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Seiko7A38 at November 25, 2019 at 6:50 AM

If you thought some of the prices asked for 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1's on eBay were bordering on ridiculous, how about this ? Listed on Yahoo Japan a couple of days ago, with a ludicrous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of ¥240,000 Yen - equivalent to approx. £1712 GBP / $2205 USD !!

There was a reason I posted this (despite the already ludicrous asking price). ;) You see, I knew it was just a matter of time before one of the would-be profiteering Japanese eBay 'proxy' re-sellers latched onto it. Yesterday afternoon, Japanese eBay seller b-japan-box listed the same 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1, which is still being re-listed on Yahoo Japan, using the seller's same 7 photos and their own generic description. Their Buy-it-Now asking price is an even more ludicrous $2885.51 !!

December 1, 2019 at 7:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Meanwhile, over on Yahoo Japan, the speculative over-pricing madness continues. Another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed yesterday, as a 7-day auction, with a marginally less ridiculous opening bid price of ¥228,000 Yen, equivalent to approx. $2082.25 USD / £1610.70 GBP.

Google translates the Japanese seller's description as follows:

Seiko Military Chronograph

Adopted by the British Air Force (RAF) It becomes the first generation model.

MODEL No.7A28-7120

1986 will be a thing of the year

Belt width: 20mm

There is no problem in operation. 

On the back cover it is marked with:



Arrow mark


The windshield has been replaced with a new one. The film is stretched. 

Shipping will be 600 yen.

December 1, 2019 at 8:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at December 1, 2019 at 7:03 AM

Meanwhile UK eBay seller andrewg105, who appears to have difficulty spelling the word SEIKO continues to muddle along. :roll: His latest 3-day auction re-listing ended early this morning, once again without any bids being placed. He re-listed it almost immediately as a 7-day auction, but then 2 minutes later ended that re-listing as item allegedly being no longer available.

He re-listed it again, afresh with a new set of photos, 20 minutes later, as a 3-day auction, with the same opening bid price of £500, but has reverted to his preferred mis-spelling of Sekio [sic]:lol:

Sekio RAF/RN Pilots Watch Gen 1.a much sort after watch 

In full working order but used glass has some ware 

Will dispatch 1st class in uk 

Will dispatch international by air mail

That latest 3-day auction re-listing (with yet another set of photos) by hapless UK eBay seller andrewg105 ended this morning (at 8:00am), once again, without any bids placed - unsold. He'd re-listed it again, almost immediately, but checking my eBay watching page, I just noticed that he'd ended this latest re-listing an hour later, as Item allegedly no longer available. Let's hope it stays that way, this time ! :roll:

December 4, 2019 at 7:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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It didn't stay no longer available for very long. :roll: Yesterday evening, hapless UK eBay seller andrewg105 re-listed his 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 yet again. Once again, with SEIKO mis-spelled as Sekio, in both title and description, but this time as a Buy-it-Now for £525, without the option to make an offer.

Sekio RN / RAF Pilots Watch Gen 1. Condition is Used. Dispatched with Royal Mail Signed For® 2nd Class.

He'd taken yet another set of photos for this re-listing. Whether it was his intention to deceive, or not, in this latest set of 6 photos, he didn't show the badly mangled fixed bar on the 6 o'clock side of the watch case (which, after some re-shuffling, had ended up as the primary image in his last re-listing). If anything, he appears to have deliberately covered it with the NATO strap. Instead, 2 of his photos showed the almost perfectly straight bar on the 12 o'clock side. It sold just over an hour later.

Presumably the buyer, whose eBay ID I immediately recognised as belonging to skytwang, a regular dealer in 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1's, knew what he was buying.

December 5, 2019 at 3:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Yesterday evening, regular UK eBay seller britishmilitarysurplus listed yet another non-running 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 Head Only, in the same format as his previous recent listings: another 3-day auction, with the option to make an offer, but with this one, he's increased his customary low opening bid price of £300 to £450.

As usual, I won't bother copying his 'standard template' description. :P

December 6, 2019 at 4:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at November 23, 2019 at 1:14 AM

Yesterday evening, he listed yet another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1, with the same Buy-it-Now price of £825 (and as usual, without the option to make an offer).

UK eBay seller skytwang's latest (but not quite so 'early') 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 sold this lunchtime for a slightly reduced Buy-it-Now price of £795.

December 6, 2019 at 8:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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