Jaeger-LeCoultre 6B/159 RAF Pilots Wristwatch c.1942

Jaeger-LeCoultre 6B/159 RAF Pilots Wristwatch c.1942


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Jaeger-LeCoultre 6B/159 RAF Pilots Wristwatch c.1942

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 1942 at the heart of WW2. The watch is an early and rare stainless steel “beefy lug” example and is powered by the excellent Jaeger-LecCoultre 450 calibre movement.

Interestingly, the name “Gowlland” appears to be inscribed on the reverse of the case back.

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

The Jaeger-LeCoultre 6B/159 for sale is in wonderful overall condition.
The dial has aged beautifully and is in excellent overall condition.
The hands and crown are all correct to the original specification of the watch.
The stainless steel casing is in excellent overall condition with some minor marks and scratches. The case back has all the usual RAF issue markings.
The beautiful Jaeger-LeCoultre 450 calibre movement is in excellent condition and is running well and keeping very good time.

The watch comes with a free six-month warranty, two new NATO straps and a bespoke presentation watch box.

Diameter: 32mm (exc crown)