Omega 6B/159 RAF Pilots Wristwatch c.1943 – The J.E.G. Hancock DFC Collection
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 Longines, Jaeger Le-Coultre and Omega. The majority of 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 Omega 6B/159 watch for sale was produced around 1943 at the heart of WW2 and comes from the collection of Squadron Leader J.E.G. Hancock DFC. Also included within the collection are Hancock’s Revue Air Ministry pocket watch c.1940 and Bulova A-11 (6B/234).
The J.E.G. Hancock DFC Collection is an exceptionally special and unique collection which is completely new to the market and was acquired directly from the family, having been stored away for over thirty years.
Squadron Leader Jessie “Hank” Hancock served in the RAF throughout the entirety of the Second World War. He flew with 38 Squadron as a Navigator and Bomb Aimer and was involved in some of the most momentous and decisive campaigns of the war such as The Battle of Britain and El Alamein.
Our journal regarding Hancock’s remarkable 22-year career in the RAF and the vast array of artefacts he left behind can be found on our website via the following link below:
A file containing images of all the items included within the collection can be provided upon request.
Such complete and historically important collections are extremely rare and virtually impossible to find. The J.E.G. Hancock DFC Collection, therefore, represents a remarkable opportunity to acquire a complete archive of one man’s entire wartime service which is undoubtedly worthy of any museum.
Please note the collection is to be sold in its entirety and no items will be sold separately.