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This 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed earlier this week, by UK regular eBay seller skytwang, whose previous offerings have featured in this thread. When I first saw the listing, I wasn't sure if it was a Gen. 1 he'd listed before, but I suspect that may be down to his use of similar backgrounds in his photos. It's academic now anyway, because it sold for the £945 Buy-it-Now price, the following day, before I'd even had the chance to post it in this thread. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143141212907



This listing is for a 1986 MoD issued Seiko Gen 1 7A28-7120 RAF/RN pilot/aircrew chronograph in really lovely cosmetic condition and full working order.

The case is spotless and has a beautiful silky matte finish with only very minor marks from use. The case back is clean with minor surface marks. The back is marked with the NATO stock number, item number, watch issue number and year of issue, all nice and clearly stamped. The crystal is unmarked. The face and hands are mint. Please study the photographs to assess cosmetic condition for yourself.

The watch is fully functional with a new Renata battery fitted and running very nicely. The time setting and hacking functions work correctly from the crown. The stopwatch/chrono functions are all working as they should and reset to zero. The manual reset function also works if required, to reset the stopwatch functions to zero if they become unsynchronised.

The watch is fitted with a used but clean and serviceable Phoenix Industries MoD heat-welded grey NATO strap.

Altogether this is a lovely example of this a very desirable watch.

There is a lot of information about these watches available on the internet. I would recommend the buyer download the instruction manual from a site such as http//:home.earthlink.net/~nederick/SeikoChronoRevuVulcF.htm

Please carefully check the photographs before buying to assess condition. The photographs form part of the description.

Note that this is a vintage watch and although the seals are present waterproofing/water resistance has not been tested and cannot be guaranteed.

UK postage is by Royal Mail Special Delivery, hence the cost.

Shipping to North America, Europe and Oceania by Global Shipping Programme. Buyer pays any imports duties and customs fees.

Please note: Global Shipping Program restrictions in some cases prevent Seiko products from being shipped between the EU and other regions, and may prevent buyers from outside the EU from completing the transaction. If this applies, please contact me. I will quote shipping cost and if you agree I can alter the listing so that you can complete the purchase. I will then issue an invoice with the shipping cost added. In these circumstances please do not buy without checking the cost with me first as it is expensive. I will only ship fully insured and this adds significantly to the cost.

Any questions, please just ask.

Thanks very much for looking!


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/14314121290


February 23, 2019 at 7:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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In my efforts to get caught up, I'm posting this slightly out of chronological order .... Yesterday, the same UK eBay seller skytwang listed another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1, with a slightly lower Buy-it-Now price of £875.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143144180197


I'm not going to bother copying and pasting the description again. Quickly scan reading through, it appears almost identical to his previous, but with the issue year, 1986 changed to 1988 and 'exceptional' changed to merely 'beautiful'. I posit that's in the eye of the beholder. :P


February 23, 2019 at 8:03 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This well-wabi'd non-running 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed a couple of days ago, by a UK eBay seller, as a 10-day auction, with an opening bid price of £100. The seller has erroneously written 7A26 in both his title and description.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323700402336


Seiko Gen 1 7A26-7120 Watch. Condition is Used. I have had this watch for last 22 years. Watch not in working order for last 10 years. All original with strap but has wear and tear for a military watch of this age. Superb watch when working needs to go to a collector and have full service and repair. Numbers on reverse confirm identity of this rare item. 6645-99 7683056.


February 23, 2019 at 8:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed earlier this morning, by an Australian eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of $1150 Au. The seller 911993 is a member of this forum (Lyndon.photo).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202606617900



This is the well known so called "military version" of the famous Seiko 7a28 model type 7120, with serial number 813434. Dated to early 1988.

It is in very good, but used condition. There are scratches and marks on the case and case back. The case back also shows the typical abrasive wear from the nylon Nato type band. The "crystal" is perfect (ie has been replaced), and the dial and hands are in great original condition. All functions work as they should, and the watch had a full service around March 2018.

The band is a modern generic “Nato".

Features are a “Circle P” on the dial, indicating the use of Promethium a Radioactive element, with correct RAF markings on case back : (top to bottom) 6645-99, 7683056, a “broad arrow”, 5909/88. (6645 = British MoD RAF Wristwatch / 99 = NATO code for UK. 7683056 = Nato Specification MSN number. 5909 = I.D number / 88 = issued in 1988.) And with the correct fixed spring bars.

The starting bid is simply the total it owes me landed in my hands from the UK to Australia early 2018 (excluding the later service costs).

I'm selling a number of watches primarily because I'm not wearing each of them enough to justify them (or as my wife says, "stop being a manchild and just get rid of them" ) ..... :(

Please feel free to ask for anymore information or for specific photographs, if it helps your decision.

International buyers welcome.

I'm happy to supply flat rate shipping within Australia, however insured international shipping would be at cost with either FedEx or DHL, so please ignore the eBay shipping calculator etc. (and any import duties or other such costs are the buyers responsibility)

The photographs are an important part of the description, and as a private seller I don't offer a warranty or any price variations. However I'm happy to fully refund upon return if I have been unfairly misleading (return shipping at your cost).


February 24, 2019 at 5:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The second 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1, listed by UK eBay seller skytwang (this month), sold in the early hours of this morning for the £875 Buy-it-Now price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143144180197

February 25, 2019 at 4:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Meanwhile, yet another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed yesterday evening, by a US eBay seller, with a laughably over-optimistic 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $1699.  It's being offered through eBay's dysfunctional GSP programme, which for anyone foolish enough to contemplate it, adds another $500 in charges ! :o


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143146767460


****FREE SHIPPING IN CONUS****

Up for sale is a super rare military issue watch, a 1984 Seiko 7A28 RAF Gen 1 Chronograph. This is one of the earliest issues for this watch, with serial number 1732/84 clearly stamped on case back. Aside from being an early issue, this watch also comes with the original issue straps, see pictures. Most original straps have been long lost, you will be challenged to find them in the aftermarket. The condition of this watch is amazing, with small scratches on bezel, an unpolished case, straight lug bars and a clean case back. Everything functions as it should. It keeps amazing time. I do not know the service history, so I would not recommend getting it wet or diving with it. I have owned 2-3 of these over the years, and this is by far the best one I've ever had. It pains me to sell it, but it does not get enough wrist time.

Note: Worn & Wound wrote an excellent article on this watch, be sure to check it out.

Bid with confidence, as I have 100% positive feedback. This is your chance to own an instant classic!


February 25, 2019 at 4:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at February 23, 2019 at 7:14 AM

This 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 'Head Only' in need of repairs, was listed mid-week by a UK eBay seller, as a 10-day auction with an opening bid price of £30. There are still 7 days of the auction left to run and bidding is currently @ £317. Reading between the lines (the last sentence) of the seller's description, it sounds like it may have suffered a battery leak. There also appear to be what look like specks of rust under the crystal. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233140044456


The 10-day UK eBay auction for that non-running 7A28-7120 RAF Gen.1 'head only' (partial quote carried forward from the bottom of the previous page) ended a few moments ago, selling for £538.01 after 18 bids.

March 2, 2019 at 8:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 (the first new listing for the month of March) was listed yesterday afternoon, by a UK eBay seller, with a lower than average (for a dealer) Buy-it-Now price of £899. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303080719310


Here we have an ex RAF Seiko gen 1 pilots watch, it was issued in 1984, to Tornado pilot, it is in good working order, there are some small scratches to the glass and a minor chip, it has the fixed lugs etc as required by RAF, all functions seem to work as they should, these are getting rare now, this is in original condition, stamped everywhere, please study all photos. No returns.


March 2, 2019 at 8:39 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Being comparatively 'reasonbly priced', I thought that 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 might sell fairly quickly. Indeed it did, as expected, yesterday evening. But it didn't sell for the £899 Buy-it-Now price, nor anything like it.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303080719310

WatchCount.com's Look-up tool reveals it sold for a cheeky Best Offer of £600.



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



March 3, 2019 at 10:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The 7-day Australian eBay auction for a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 (by forum member Lyndon) ended this morning, selling for $1575 Au., after 12 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202606617900


March 3, 2019 at 10:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The mis-titled 10-day UK eBay auction for a well-wabi'd non-running 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 ended a few moments ago, selling for £422 after 17 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323700402336


March 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at February 25, 2019 at 4:56 AM

Meanwhile, yet another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed yesterday evening, by a US eBay seller, with a laughably over-optimistic 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $1699.  It's being offered through eBay's dysfunctional GSP programme, which for anyone foolish enough to contemplate it, adds another $500 in charges ! :o


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143146767460


Having twice reduced his risible 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price from $1699 to 'only' $1599, to no effect, the US eBay seller subsequently ended his listing in the early hours of this morning, as item no longer available.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143146767460



March 4, 2019 at 4:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed in the early hours of this morning, by a US eBay seller, as a 5-day auction with a sensible opening bid price of $999, or the option to Buy-it-Now for $1299.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303084851800


Seiko Gen1 RAF issued Chronograph in original condition. Please see photos for detail.


March 5, 2019 at 5:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 Head Only was listed a couple of days ago, by an Italian eBay seller, with a typical highly over-optimistic 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 1500 Euros, (or the option to make a much lower more realistic offer).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292996860528


Rare Seiko 7A28-7120 RAF 1989 Military Chronograph Men's Watch.

The watch is in excellent condition, just minors scratches on glass.

The watch is in good working order.

Case size: 37mm ( crown not including ).

Please see all photos for more details.

Item located in Italy.

Thank you for looking.


March 9, 2019 at 7:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The 5-day US eBay auction for a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1, subject of my penultimate post, ended in the early hours of this morning, selling for $1091 after 4 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303084851800


March 10, 2019 at 6:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed in the early hours of this morning, by a UK eBay seller, with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of £1250, or the option to make a lower more realistic offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm//264238176294


1990 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 1990s. Late example from the last 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 both strap versions, a brown Nylon and leather strap and an Admiralty Grey NATO strap. 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 in very good condition with only light marks from use. The dial and hands are 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. Fitted with a new battery. Together with both types of strap 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.


March 14, 2019 at 5:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at March 9, 2019 at 7:05 AM

This 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 Head Only was listed a couple of days ago, by an Italian eBay seller, with a typical highly over-optimistic 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 1500 Euros, (or the option to make a much lower more realistic offer).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292996860528


Hardly surprising, given the ludicrous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now asking price, the above 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 went unsold. Yesterday evening, to my surprise, the Italian eBay seller mirabilis-visu re-listed it as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 19 Euros. Bidding is currently @ 90 Euros. But remember, this is eBay Italy where shill bidding is not uncommon rife.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293007391142


March 15, 2019 at 12:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at March 14, 2019 at 5:15 AM

Another 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 was listed in the early hours of this morning, by a UK eBay seller, with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of £1250, or the option to make a lower more realistic offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm//264238176294


Partial quote: .... or the option to make a lower more realistic offer;)


That 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 listed by UK eBay seller foxrecce sold this morning, but for rather less than his ludicrous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of £1250.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264238176294

WatchCount.com's Look-up tool reveals it sold for a more 'down-to-earth' £850.



March 16, 2019 at 12:55 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The 7-day Italian eBay auction, for a 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 Head Only, by seller mirabilis-visu, subject of my penultimate post and quote, ended a few moments ago, selling for 871 Euros after 41 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293007391142

PS - regarding my earlier derogatory comment ....

But remember, this is eBay Italy where shill bidding is not uncommon rife.

If you check the bidding history, you'll see it was bid from 500 to 800 Euros by -***h (144), who just happens to have 100% bidding activity with this seller. ;)


March 21, 2019 at 5:12 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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