[Rare] Seiko Military RAF Gen 1 7A28

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Seiko Military RAF Gen 1 7A28

Launched in 1984 and utilised by the British Royal Air Force until 1990

"During the time they were supplying these watches to the British military, Seiko was also producing a wide variety of 7A28 chronographs for the civilian market.  However, a few differences exist between the Gen 1 and civilian 7A28 variants.  The Gen 1’s case is simpler than all commercially available 7A28 models; it has a matte, blasted finish, an integrated, unmarked bezel, and fixed strap bars.  To comply with military guidelines, Seiko stamped a “circle P” on the dial, indicating that Promethium – a mildly radioactive man-made element – was used to illuminate portions of the dial and hands.  On the caseback are stamped the NATO stock numbers, as well as the watch’s individual issue number and year of issue.  The broadarrow symbol indicates that the watch was property of the Crown and did not belong to an individual soldier or sailor." ... Taken from Worn & Wound

Box & Papers: not available

SKU: +51/G

  • Ref: 7A28 - 7120
  • Serial: 816479
  • NATO Reference No (RAF): 6645 – 99 – 7683056
  • Military Serial No: 7248
  • Year: 1988
  • Dial: original black dial w/ chronograph counters
  • Movement: Quartz 7A28
  • Crystal: acrylic
  • Bezel type: stainless steel
  • Case: stainless steel, matte
  • Case diameter: 37mm (excludes crown)
  • Crown: pull/push w/ chronograph pushers
  • Caseback: stainless steel w/ Broad Arrow military symbol and engravings
  • Band: generic black Nato strap
  • Warranty: 12 months in-house warranty