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.