1992 Seiko Gen 2 7T27-7A20 Quartz Chronograph (Civilian Non-Issued)
Model: Seiko Gen 2 Quartz Chronograph Reference Number: 7T27-7A20 Date: September 1992 Box & Papers: No box or papers supplied.
Case Size: 39.5mm including crown, 37.5mm without. Lug to Lug: 43mm
Functions: All functions operate correctly. New battery August 2020. Case Condition: Original, unpolished, small marks and scratches commensurate of age. New case back, pushers and crown gaskets August 2020. Crystal Condition: New crystal installed August 2020. Dial/hands: Original, excellent but a couple of small marks near sub dials, hard to see without bright light and high magnification. Lume has very lightly degraded/lume rot in parts. Bracelet/Strap: New 20mm grey NATO strap with satin/matte hardware fitted August 2020.
The 7T27-7120 replaced its 7A28 predecessor in the early 1990s and was the second watch commissioned by the MOD to accompany RAF pilots during their flying hours. This particular example is an early one, September 1992 to be exact and although it looks like an 'issued' piece with the P dial (which stands for Promethium, a type of luminescent compound), the case back has no MOD issue numbers. A number of theories surround why this might be the case- maybe the MOD ordered a certain amount of watches and Seiko made too many and sold the overstock to civilians through their dealer network? Either way it seems that these non issued, civilian variants are far less available than their RAF counterparts in the modern market.
The water resistance has not been checked so cannot be guaranteed.