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By The Associated Press

For some it's a keepsake they would never let go. For others it is a way to make a quick buck.

London Olympic volunteers  known officially as Gamesmakers  are all issued with a red Swatch watch as part of their standard uniform. They are allowed to keep them after the games but a search Sunday on eBay shows that some volunteers are planning on cashing in instead.

With two hours remaining on the auction, one Swatch was up to >51 ($80) with 10 bids on Sunday.

Other items for sale included pairs of Adidas trainers issued to the volunteers and even a Gamesmaker pocket guide.

 Fergus Bell  Twitter http://twitter.com/fergb


EDITOR'S NOTE  "Eyes on London" shows you the Olympics through the eyes of Associated Press journalists across the 2012 Olympic city and around the world. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

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