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 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.

The watch for sale is featured in our journal entitled, The Secret Watch Collector’s Hoard, a link to which can be found below:

The Secret Watch Collector’s Hoard

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 wonderful overall condition having been serviced by our highly skilled and experienced horologist.
The dial has aged beautifully with some minor marks and staining in places. There is a vertical scratch across the chapter ring opposite the “3” marker which is not overly noticeable.
The beautiful blue steel hands and crown are correct to the original specification of the watch.
The chromed alloy mid-case is in excellent condition with minor scratches and marks commensurate with age. The stainless steel case back has all the usual and correct RAF issue markings.
The beautiful Omega 30T2 SC calibre movement is in excellent condition and is 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)