Omega 6B/159 RAF Pilots Wristwatch c.1943

Omega 6B/159 RAF Pilots Wristwatch c.1943

£3,295

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Omega 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 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 is undoubtedly one of the very best examples you could ever hope to find.

A video regarding the history of the watch and its service by the renowned horologist and Omega specialist, Simon Freese, can be viewed here on our YouTube channel.

 

The wonderful Omega 6B/159 for sale represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a superb piece of British WW2 aviation history.

 

The Omega 6B/159 for sale is in excellent overall condition having been newly serviced by our highly skilled and experienced horologist.
The dial has aged beautifully and features a wonderful “speckled” patina.
The blue steel hands and crown are all correct to the original specification of the watch.
The chromed alloy mid-case is in lovely condition with some minor wear and tarnishing in places. The case back has all the usual RAF issue markings.
The beautiful Omega 30T2 SC calibre 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, two new NATO straps and a bespoke presentation watch box.

Diameter: 32mm (exc crown)