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1997 Seiko Gen 2 Issued RAF Helicopter/Jet Fighter Military Pilot’s Chronograph

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  • Brand: Seiko

     

    Model: 1997 Generation 2 Model Military Issued RAF Helicopter/Jet Fighter Pilots Chronograph with Broadarrow and Military Issue Markings/Numbers on Case-Back and Scratch-Free Mineral Glass

    Reference: 7T27

     

    Year: 1997

     

    Case: Seiko Sand blasted Case Ref. 7A28-7120 with British Military Issue Markings 6645-99/8149181/1549/97

    Dial: Original Military Promethium Luminous Dial with Date Window at 4 O’Clock

    Movement: Seiko Quartz Chronograph Movement Ref. 7T27

     

    Dimensions: 37 mm excluding crown

     

    Function: Timing, calculate flight plans across different time zones

     

    Strap: Nato strap

     

    Accessories: VVW Company watch pouch

  • A 1997 Generation 2 Model, Seiko, Military Issued RAF Helicopter/Jet Fighter Pilots Chronograph with Broad Arrow and Military Issue Markings and Numbers on Case-Back 

    These watches are slightly larger than their first generation cousins and are extremely sought after due to their military history.

    As with all British military-issued timepieces, the watch follows stipulations laid down by the Ministry of Defence, generally, this makes for a very legible and sober design.

    It is a practical watch with superb functionality, ideal for everyday wear, and as such was chosen by the British Royal Air Force for use primarily by its pilots. 

    This watch has a quartz chronograph movement and a sandblasted all stainless steel case with fixed military bars for operational reasons. The dial is matt black with subsidiary seconds at the 6 position and the thirty-minute elapsed timer at 12. There is also a twenty-four-hour time representation at the 9 position, which is so pilots are able to calculate flight plans across different time zones.

    The inner bezel has sixty-second markings and the chronograph sixty-second recorder is the sweep hand. 

    The case-back has the British Military issue numbers: 6645-99-8149181-1549/97 meaning that the watch was issued in 1997. It has the traditional British Military Broad Arrow mark also engraved on the case back. The watch is in great condition with little signs of wear, and has a 'P-Promethium' marked dial which glows strong under UV and still holds a charge.