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    Default Unusual Seiko 7A28 RAF Gen 1 question ....

    Asked on my forum, earlier this morning:

    http://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forums...28-no-markings

    I wondered if any members here had come across a Gen 1 without any military markings?
    Granted, the OP would probably have done better asking the question here, but ....
    Some day, perhaps, all watches will be made this way.

    See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGiphyRTJ-A

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    it could have been a trials watch.

    can we have the case back number please?

    is it an 84XXXX ?

    and yes pictures are essential in this instance..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    is it an 84XXXX ?
    I presume you meant to type 48xxxx.

    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    and yes pictures are essential in this instance..

    There you go, then, Dave. What do you make of that ?




    It's an 81xxxx - manufactured in January 1988 - probably halfway through the issue.
    Looks like someone may have deliberately obliterated the NSN / Issue numbers, etc.
    Last edited by Seiko7A38; 05-31-2017 at 08:14.
    Some day, perhaps, all watches will be made this way.

    See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGiphyRTJ-A

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    Looks like it's pretty scratched up. Based on that picture I'd guess it used to have marking that were since removed.

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    Yes, if you zoom in on the case-back photo (and squint hard), I reckon it's just possible to make out the 9 from the 89 issue year, which whoever did this, hadn't quite managed to eradicate. Traces of other numbers too ....
    Some day, perhaps, all watches will be made this way.

    See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGiphyRTJ-A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seiko7A38 View Post
    I presume you meant to type 48xxxx.

    There you go, then, Dave. What do you make of that ? ...
    LOL..

    yes a classic case of fat fingers; 48XXXX was indeed what I had intended to type.

    the sterilised case back may be the result of the watch having been borrowed at some point!

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    In case anybody hadn't made the connection, the 7A28-7120 RAF Gen. 1 discussed earlier in this thread, was listed on eBay at lunchtime today. It has other issues, besides a lack of military markings.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Seiko-Gen-...B/182895093217



    Here's the previous image from my post #3 which had since been blocked by Photobucket.




    Seiko case-back serial number 816450 matches.
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    Perhaps a commercial one like the Gen 2 sold on the high street for a short time.
    If I had served God half as well as I have served the King, he would not have given me over to die in such a place as this

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