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 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.

 

The Jaeger-LeCoultre 6B/159 for sale is in wonderful overall condition having been recently serviced.
The MoD replacement dial has aged beautifully and is in very good condition.
The hands and crown are all correct to the original specification of the watch. The crown is a new replica replacement.
The chromed outer casing is in good overall condition with some minor wear and tarnishing in places. The original fixed bars have been replaced with spring bars, which is common with these watches. 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 with a free six-month warranty, two new NATO straps and a bespoke presentation watch box.

Diameter: 32mm (exc crown)