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Yesterday evening, UK eBay seller alwaystherighttime listed another non-working 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 Head Only, as a 3-day auction with an opening bid price of £150. He describes it as being 'FAULTY!' and in need of a service. In truth, it's little better than a parts watch, missing various hands, the crown / stem and a pusher. Note the position of the crown tube in the third photo - at 2 o'clock. In his haste to cobble it back together, the incompetent has installed the dial / movement upside down. No wonder it doesn't work. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254499444761

 

SEIKO Generation 1 PILOTS Watch. 

Issued in 1988 - VINTAGE Collectors Watch. 

Used by the Helicopter Pilots in the British Military. 

Not currently working. Will require a Service and a New Battery. 

No Strap Included. 

2 of the crowns are missing. 

The minute and hour hands are missing and will need to be replaced.


February 1, 2020 at 1:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at January 26, 2020 at 1:37 PM

Earlier this evening, UK eBay seller grebit19 listed this 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 Head Only, with a Buy-it-Now price of £795, or the option to make an offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/362894763225


Checking my watching page, I see the 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 Head Only, listed last weekend by UK eBay seller grebit19 sold late yesterday evening.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/362894763225


Not for the full Buy-it-Now price of £795, but as revealed by the alternative 'true selling price' link, for a best offer of £750.


https://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemVersion&item=362894763225


February 3, 2020 at 4:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The 3-day auction for a FAULTY! 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 Head Only 'parts watch' by UK eBay seller alwaystherighttime ended yesterday evening, selling for £292 after 7 bids. Better than it deserved, IMHO. The mind sometimes truly boggles. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254499444761


February 4, 2020 at 2:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 Head Only was listed in the early hours of yesterday morning, by a US eBay seller, on behalf of 'a friend', as a 5-day auction, with a highly optimistic opening bid price of $1150.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184160637040


I am listing this for a friend, so here is the description:

A Generation 1 Seiko RAF Pilot`s Chronograph watch. This watch was issued to pilots in the British Royal Air Force by the Ministry of Defense in 1990.It is serial number 10329 of 11307 that were issued so it is close to one of the last before they moved to the Generation 2. The 37mm case is in very good used condition with some marks as expected for a watch that was used in service. The caseback has some strap rash which is common on these watches from being worn on Nato straps for long periods. The crystal is in very good condition and has almost no marks. It has fixed spring bars as specified by the MoD for extra security when on the wrist. It has a matte black dial with high contrast printing.

It has the 15 jewel 7A28 Seiko movement which is the first ever quartz analog chronograph movement. The sub dial at 3 o`clock tracks time in tenth of a second increments and the sub dial at 9 o`clock tracks the chronograph time up to 30 minutes. The sub dial at 6 o`clock is the constant running seconds. Unlike the cheaper quartz movements sold today, this pioneering one was designed by Seiko with metal parts to be able to be disassembled and serviced if required by a watchmaker. All chronograph functions work and the watch is very accurate. Per MoD regulations, the caseback is stamped with the "broad arrow" indicating it was once property of the Crown.


February 7, 2020 at 2:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A38-7120 RAF Gen. 1, supplied with an 'expensive' leather bund strap, was listed yesterday evening, by a UK eBay seller, with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it -Now price of £975, or the option to make a lower more sensible 'down-to-earth' offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283776069114

 


SEIKO RAF SUPPLIED GENERATION 1 MILITARY WATCH.

SUPPLIED TO THE MILITARY IN 1999.

RECENTLY SERVICED.

EXCELLENT CONDITION.

PLEASE REMEMBER THIS HAS BEEN AN RAF AIRMANS WATCH AND AS SUCH DOES SHOW SIGNS OF USE.

WHEN I BOUGHT THIS SUPERB GENERATION 1 VERSION, IT HAD RECENTLY BEEN SERVICED.

EVERYTHING WORKS PERFECTLY AND IMPORTANTLY IT RESETS EXACT.

I PURCHASED THE SPECIAL STRAP FROM OVERSEAS AT GREAT EXPENSE, AS IT LOOKS SUPERB.

OBVIOUSLY BEING THE MILITARY VERSION - THE WATCH LUG BARS ARE FIXED.

I WILL INCLUDE FREE POSTAGE WITH RM SPECIAL DELIVERY. INSURANCE COVERED.

I WELCOME ALL ENQUIRIES TO DISCUSS THE WATCH AND PRICES.

PLEASE CONTACT ME ON 01253 812907.

THANKS, DAVID.


February 9, 2020 at 5:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Yesterday evening, UK eBay seller alwaystherighttime listed another non-working 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 Head Only, as a 3-day auction with an opening bid price of £300. There appear to be the remnants of a leather strap wrapped around the fixed bars, which evidently the seller was too lazy to cut off. Interestingly, the case-back is surprisingly devoid of the usual NATO 'strap rash', which would point to this watch having always been worn on a leather strap.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254507779116


SEIKO Generation 1 PILOTS Watch. 

Excellent Condition. 

Issued in 1984 - VINTAGE Collectors Watch. 

Used by the Helicopter Pilots in the British Military. 

Not currently working. Will require a Service and a New Battery. 

No Strap Included.


February 10, 2020 at 3:39 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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In a slight departure from their usual preferred 3-day format, this afternoon regular UK eBay seller britishmilitarysurplus listed another non-running 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 Head Only - as a 5-day auction, with an opening bid price of £580. There is currently also the option to make an offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303482983027

 

SEIKO PILOTS WATCH 

GENUINE ISSUE PILOT WATCH

Generation 1 

ISSUED 1984 

GOOD QUALITY- small chip at the bottom of the watch face - SEE PHOTOS!!! 

THE WATCH IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING AND WILL NEED A NEW BATTERY AND A SERVICE. 

THE WATCH IS SOLD WITH NO WARRANTY AND NO GUARANTEE.

Thank you for visiting our - British Military Surplus Superstore - We have the largest selection of Genuine British Military Kit in the WORLD.


February 11, 2020 at 1:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The latest 3-day auction for a non-working 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 Head Only (the one with the remnants of a leather strap wrapped around its bars), by UK eBay seller alwaystherighttime, ended yesterday evening, selling for £432 after 6 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254507779116


February 13, 2020 at 4:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Yet another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed by another UK eBay seller this afternoon, as a 5-day auction with an opening bid price of £650.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293475878683


Genuine Seiko Gen 1 RAF issue watch from 1986. Placed onto a new 20mm Phoenix NATO strap. New battery. 

All functions and dials working perfectly, all buttons and crown work perfectly. 

All original 1986 watch with brand new Phoenix strap. Glass in perfect condition.


February 14, 2020 at 10:47 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I'm not making any excuses, nor apologies, but with the sheer number of these things being listed on eBay recently, I'm struggling to keep up. That is apart from keeping track of them, many going unsold and being re-listed, so having to juggle my eBay watching page, to prevent it constantly bouncing off the maximum number of items watched limit. What didn't help, is about a week ago, there was a glitch with my saved eBay search notifications. I expected I might have missed one or two. Here's one of them, which nearly slipped through un-noticed. By me that is. :roll:


This 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 Head Only was listed very late in the evening of 4th February, by a UK eBay seller, as a 10-day auction, with an opening bid price of only £0.99. Bidding is currently @ £655, with around 8 hours of the auction left to run. It appears to have plenty of interest, the listing has already been viewed 1250 times and has 160 watchers. So it would be rather remiss of me not to mention it.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223894080603


Seiko Gen 1 RAF issue watch. 

Chronograph functions correctly - starts, stops, resets, and the counters count! 

Good overall condition. A nice, honest example. 

International shipping is by DHL as they are the only company who insure jewellery. I only charge the actual price, which for DHL Box Size 2 is around £49 when you add insurance.


February 14, 2020 at 10:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 10-day UK eBay auction for a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 Head Only ended late yesterday evening, selling for £797 after 44 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223894080603


February 15, 2020 at 10:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Late this afternoon, UK eBay seller grebit19 listed another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 Head Only, with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of £750, and currently without the option to make an offer.

Vintage 1984 Seiko Mens Military Issued RAF Pilots Watch Gen 1 7a28 7120,

New glass and battery fitted,

All pushers operate nicely,

Fully working including all chronograph functions which stop, start and reset perfectly,

Very good condition with some minor signs of age,

UK postcodes only.  

Will be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery.


February 16, 2020 at 3:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Given the number of these things currently listed on eBay, still unsold and the fact there were 11,308  issued (not 11,500 as erroneously stated in the description) how anybody can begin their listing title with the word 'RARE' is beyond me. Yet another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed yesterday evening by another UK  eBay seller as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of £699.99. It must be sale time. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333517223430


HERE'S A SUPERB SEIKO, MILITARY ISSUED GEN.1 QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH.

THESE WATCHES WERE ISSUED TO PILOTS/HELICOPTER PILOTS FROM 1983. 

THIS WATCH IS ONE OF THE LAST GEN.1 WRISTWATCHES, IN MY OPINION IS A MUCH BETTER BALANCED DESIGN, THAN THE GEN.2 

THIS TRIPLE REGISTER CHRONOGRAPH WATCH, POWERED BY A SEIKO 7A28 - 7120 QUALITY MOVEMENT, HAVING THREE PUSHERS AND A CROWN AROUND THE 38MM CASE. 

THE WATCH IS KEEPING EXCELLENT TIME (NEW BATTERY FITTED) ALL SUB DIALS ARE WORKING AND ZERO. 

CASEBACK ENGRAVED WITH ALL RELEVANT MILITARY INFORMATION. 6645 - 99 / 7683056

MILITARY BROAD ARROW MARK. 9852 / 90. 

ONLY 11500 OF THESE WATCHES WERE ISSUED AND ARE GOING UP IN VALUE ALL THE TIME. THE CASE IS UNPOLISHED AND HAS ORIGINAL NATO STRAP.

PLEASE LOOK AT ALL PICTURES, AS THESE FORM PART OF THE DESCRIPTION.

YOU DON'T OFTEN YOU SEE A WATCH LIKE THIS IN SUCH GREAT ORIGINAL CONDITION AS THIS ONE.


And in case that listing's photos and description might look vaguely familiar ....


February 17, 2020 at 10:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at January 21, 2020 at 3:13 PM

This not at all rare (by any stretch of the imagination) 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed yesterday evening, by another UK eBay seller, as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of £750.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153803545504


HERE'S A SUPERB SEIKO, MILITARY ISSUED GEN.1 QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH. THESE WATCHES WERE ISSUED TO PILOTS/HELICOPTER PILOTS FROM 1983. 

THIS WATCH IS ONE OF THE LAST GEN.1 WRISTWATCHES, IN MY OPINION IS A MUCH BETTER BALANCED DESIGN, THAN THE GEN.2 

THIS TRIPLE REGISTER CHRONOGRAPH WATCH, POWERED BY A SEIKO 7A28 - 7120 QUALITY MOVEMENT, HAVING THREE PUSHERS AND A CROWN AROUND THE 38MM CASE. 

THE WATCH IS KEEPING EXCELLENT TIME (NEW BATTERY FITTED) ALL SUB DIALS ARE WORKING AND ZERO. 

CASEBACK ENGRAVED WITH ALL RELEVANT MILITARY INFORMATION. 6645 - 99 / 7683056 MILITARY BROAD ARROW MARK. 9852 / 90. 

ONLY 11500 OF THESE WATCHES WERE ISSUED AND ARE GOING UP IN VALUE ALL THE TIME. THE CASE IS UNPOLISHED AND HAS ORIGINAL NATO STRAP.

PLEASE LOOK AT ALL PICTURES, AS THESE FORM PART OF THE DESCRIPTION.

IT'S NOT OFTEN YOU SEE A WATCH LIKE THIS IN SUCH GREAT ORIGINAL CONDITION AS THIS ONE.



Here's where you saw it fairly recently, on the previous page. The 7-day auction ended on 27th January, without any bids placed - unsold.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153803545504

Obviously, the previous UK eBay seller steve_child00 and the current seller dl_59, both being located in Leeds, are one and the same person. Who do they think they are fooling ? :roll:


February 18, 2020 at 4:46 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at January 16, 2020 at 8:57 AM

Seiko7A38 at December 29, 2019 at 10:27 AM

Seiko7A38 at December 1, 2019 at 7:28 AM

Call me a pedant (Spelling Nazi even), but this is getting bloody ridiculous !! :o

Yesterday evening another UK eBay seller who can't spell SEIKO listed another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1, with a Buy-it-Now price of £860 and currently no option to make an offer. He evidently prefers the other 'alternate' spelling SIEKO. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352873360062


In the early hours of this morning, that other UK eBay seller who can't spell SEIKO, ended his listing for a 7A28 RAF Gen. 1 as allegedly being no longer available. Possibly sold off eBay via the 'back door' - or perhaps he intends to re-list it in the New Year, with SEIKO spelled properly. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352873360062



As I suspected he might, yesterday evening, that UK eBay seller eventually re-listed his 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1. He's dropped his Buy-it-Now price by a Tenner, to £850, but still hasn't corrected his mis-spelling of SEIKO (as SIEKO). :roll:



One thing is certain. I need to clean some of this crap off my eBay watching page, to make room for more items that I'm actually interested in, Before I delete this one, I should probably record that illiterate / dyslexic UK eBay seller 9649.red5 ended his most recent re-listing (again) at the weekend, as item allegedly no longer available.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352934774841



February 18, 2020 at 5:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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