Omega 6B/159 RAF Pilots Wristwatch c.1943

Omega 6B/159 RAF Pilots Wristwatch c.1943


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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 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.

The Omega 6B/159 for sale is in excellent original condition having been recently serviced.
The MoD replacement dial has aged beautifully and is in very good condition. There are one or two very minor blemishes to the dial in places.
The beautiful blue steel hands and crown are all correct to the original specification of the Omega 6B/159 watch.
It is common to find the alloy outer casing of these watches in a bad state of repair. However, the casing of the watch for sale is in lovely condition with no notable tarnishing. The stainless steel case back has all the usual RAF issue markings. There are several rather deep scratches to the original glass.
The beautiful Omega 30T2 SC calibre movement is all correct and is in very good condition and is currently running well and keeping good time.

The watch comes complete with a free six-month warranty, a newly fitted NATO strap and a quality handmade leather watch pouch.

Diameter: 32mm (exc crown)