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 a number of prestigious watch manufacturers including Longines, Jaeger Le-Coultre and Omega. 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 beautiful Omega 6B/159 watch for sale was produced in 1943 at the heart of WW2. The watch features a beautiful and relatively uncommon MoD replacement dial and is accompanied by several photos of its original owner who seemingly served in the RAF and was stationed in Germany following the end of the war. Interestingly, one of the photos would appear to have been taken at the NAAFI Victory Club in Hamburg which was a popular late-night hot-spot for British service personnel.
The wonderful Omega 6B/159 for sale represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a superb piece of British WW2 aviation history.