Jaeger-LeCoultre 6B/159 RAF Pilots Wristwatch c.1943

Jaeger-LeCoultre 6B/159 RAF Pilots Wristwatch c.1943

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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 a number of 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 of 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 dial is a rarer black MoD variant and is accompanied with MoD pencil hands. Such examples are seldom found for sale and are becoming increasingly collectible.

The JLC 6B/159 for sale, therefore, represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a genuine piece of horological and military history.

 

The watch for sale is in excellent condition having been sympathetically serviced by one of our highly skilled and experienced horologists.
The MoD replacement dial has aged beautifully and is in very good condition.
The MoD pencil hands and crown are all correct to the original specification of the watch.
The chrome outer casing is in lovely overall condition with very little wear or tarnishing. The stainless steel case back has all the usual RAF issue markings.
The beautiful Jaeger-LeCoultre 470 high-grade gilt movement is all correct and is in excellent condition and is currently running well and keeping good time.
The watch comes complete with a free six-month warranty, a newly fitted NATO strap and quality hand-made leather watch pouch.

Diameter: 32mm (exc crown)

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