Omega 6B/159 RAF Pilots Wristwatch c.1956

Omega 6B/159 RAF Pilots Wristwatch c.1956

£3,495

Stock Number: W0270 Category:

Omega 6B/159 RAF Pilots Wristwatch c.1956

In 1956, a large number of surplus 6B/159 pilot watches originating from WW2 were modified and re-issued to the RAF by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The wonderful movements, and in some cases, the dial and hands from the cheaper wartime alloy cased watches were re-housed in larger stainless-steel, screwback, waterproof cases. These cases were supplied by the famous British case maker, Dennison.

The large majority of these watches were issued with black dials and luminous hour markers and hands, as can be seen with the wonderful example for sale.

Interestingly, these watches were the last to be issued to the RAF with the 6B/159 designation.

The Omega ’56 for sale is a truly excellent example of its kind and is sure to be of interest to any military watch collector or enthusiast.

 

The Omega 6B/159 ’56 for sale is in excellent overall condition having been recently serviced by our highly skilled and experienced horologist.
The hands are correct to the original specification of the watch with the crown being a new old stock replacement.
The MoD replacement dial is in excellent overall condition with no obvious flaws or blemishes.
The casing is in excellent condition with very few noticeable marks or scratches.
The Omega 30T2 calibre movement is all correct and is in very good condition. The watch is currently running well and keeping good time.

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

Diameter: 36mm (ex crown)

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