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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
    Interesting one to revisit Jake, and you're not sorry at all

    Reading back other peoples responses earlier and my own feelings that these watches should never be re-sold but become treasured family heirlooms together with the story behind how the watch was earned has got me thinking.

    What if the ejectee was left disabled in the process in some way and was forced to sell it to secure a comfortable future?
    Agree on all of the above.

    I'd hate to think somebody had to sell it in order to secure their post-ejection future. Whilst I would hope that the RAF (or whichever air arm they were from) would support them, I highly doubt it given what we hear in the media from soldiers who've found themselves in similar - or worse - situations.

    Quote Originally Posted by jwalker9 View Post
    I respect the watch but find the price to be ludicrous.
    I totally agree.

    J.

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    If there was ( and I’m sure there is) a fantastic story to told round it then in my opinion it becomes as collectible as a medal or similar - but it’s not a wearable is it? I mean I wouldn’t


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  3. #43
    Another one for sale over at watchfinder

    http://www.watchfinder.co.uk/Bremont...832/item/81073
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrettghu View Post
    There is always an asking price for everything but not always a market. As a collector...why would you buy one? It's stolen valor if you ask me, you can buy title to the watch but it would never belong to you especially when it's got someone's call sign engraved on the back.

    Imagine every time someone recognizes it and asks you about the story, what a bummer that would be to say you just bought it off ebay...

    Now if I can pay to be ejected from a Martin Baker seat in order to qualify for one, then I'm down for that as I'm sure it would be an awesome experience.
    Absolutely douchey to wear an MB1 without paying the admission price.

    Though I fly through the valley of the shadow of death I fear no evil because the RF-4C is one fast son of a b........

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    Have to agree - I wouldn’t even consider it


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  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by me1357 View Post
    Another one for sale over at watchfinder

    http://www.watchfinder.co.uk/Bremont...832/item/81073
    Even more expensive than the last one they had. Bonkers.

    J.

  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBluesGreens View Post
    Even more expensive than the last one they had. Bonkers.

    J.
    Still prefer my U2/t to be honest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyvito View Post
    Absolutely douchey to wear an MB1 without paying the admission price.
    Douchey and bad luck




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  9. #49
    Wow.

    Ignoring the question of whether one should wear an iconic watch that one hasn’t “earned”, £27.5k is a frankly ridiculous sum for that watch. You can pick up a Victory and 1918 for that price. I’ve no idea how watchfinder came up with that figure. Dart at a dartboard perhaps?


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  10. #50
    Thinking about it, I almost wonder if the MB1 is the sort of watch that either Bremont should buy back, or the MB club should take into its possession for an unspecified sum (in case the owner is in some financial difficulty, hence selling.). It’s just not the sort of watch you can wear unless you’ve earned it, or a family member/very close friend did (and gifted it to you). Not being a pilot, but having served, I know this is the sort of honour most pilots wouldn’t want. After all, ejecting is a hazardous and potentially lethal activity. Strange that any one would want to buy it frankly.


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