Jaeger-LeCoultre 6B/159 RAF Pilots Wristwatch c.1943
These beautiful wristwatches were issued to RAF navigators and pilots during the Second World War.
RAF watches from this period were supplied by several prestigious watch manufacturers, including Omega, Jaeger Le-Coultre and Longines. All these watches followed a standard specification, which included a white dial with black Arabic numerals, centre seconds and blued steel non-luminous hands.
These watches are commonly referred to by their RAF stores reference number 6B/159. This RAF stores reference refers to aircraft navigation equipment.
The JLC 6B/159 watch for sale was produced around 1943 at the heart of WW2. Interestingly, the watch features a seldom-found black MoD dial with its original blue steel hands, which have been lumed.
The JLC 6B/159 for sale, therefore, represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a genuine piece of horological and military history.