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Thread: have you ever seen an MB-1 for sale? How many have been produced?

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    have you ever seen an MB-1 for sale? How many have been produced?

    How many people have been ejected and of those how many got watches? How many MB-1 watches have been made overall?

    has anyone ever sen one for sale? that would be a unique find.

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    I have no idea how many MB1 were made. But, I don't think anyone that had his/her life saved by a MB seat, that gets a special MB1 watch with the serial number of the seat that saved his/her life engraved on the case would ever sell it! It becomes a reminder that without Martin-Baker, he would be dead. A very unique watch with a truly unique story behind every single MB1 made.

    If I had one, I don't think I'd ever sell it (unless in deep deep deep financial problems). And if my father had one and inherited it, I would never ever sell it. Heck I have a 60 year old golden Hamilton pocket watch that belonged to my grand-father. I would never sell it. So imagine a MB1!!!
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    I'm not sure this is information Bremont woukd want to share. And no never seen one for sale!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-F View Post
    I don't think anyone that had his/her life saved by a MB seat, that gets a special MB1 watch with the serial number of the seat that saved his/her life engraved on the case would ever sell it!
    I know where you are coming from but you would be surprised how often stuff like this does come up for sale. Hell, you even see stuff like this on pawn stars.

    I'm not sure this is information Bremont woukd want to share.
    why is that? I can see them not sharing names but production numbers....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggiez28 View Post
    I know where you are coming from but you would be surprised how often stuff like this does come up for sale. Hell, you even see stuff like this on pawn stars.
    Will a MB1 show up for sale in a garage sale/auction/flea market/pawn shop 50 years from now? Yeah, probably. Chances that you are gonna be the one to find it: probably as close as me winning a nobel prize in the same time frame.

    Maybe one day someone with one will try to sell it, I think ebay or watch forums are much more likely than pawn stars.

    Your best bet would be to track down a MB ejectee and try to convince him to order one and buy it from him.
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    I first read it as - on porn stars (how my mind works at times). My excuse was I was still half asleep though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggiez28 View Post
    I know where you are coming from but you would be surprised how often stuff like this does come up for sale. Hell, you even see stuff like this on pawn stars.

    why is that? I can see them not sharing names but production numbers....?
    As it stands, Martin Baker ejectees (That have lived) stands at 7,410.
    How many have ordered MB1s? Unknown - and again I don't think Bremont would share this information. They don't tend to share numbers for military squadron only watches either - plus MB1s are being ordered all the time.

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    7410, wow, i didnt think there were that many. I wonder if they get a special price on the watch.

    Your best bet would be to track down a MB ejectee and try to convince him to order one and buy it from him.
    I agree.

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    I was saved by Martin Baker back in 1984 flying a F4 Phantom. I was the 5702d pilot to owe his life to MB! Bremont does not discount the watch ,but Martin Baker chips in to make it a great buy for the pilot! I seriously doubt anyone would sell their MB1, but maybe someone who inherited the watch who does not see the significance might! Also I think I heard of one pilot who did not want one and ordered it for a good friend. Cheers Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg156 View Post
    I first read it as - on porn stars (how my mind works at times). My excuse was I was still half asleep though.
    I've watched 78 episodes and it's never worked for me…….

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