This outstanding Royal Airforce Pilots / Navigator watch dates to 1956. The 36mm Stainless Steel case replaced the lower alloy cases that were originally on the watch during the 1940s, these were replaced by the MOD themselves, this gave the watch a much more premium feel whilst bringing it up to date to MOD standards. Used by Navigators for its accuracy before Radar. The Dial was replaced by the MOD when it was fitted with the new case in 1956. The luminous hands and hour pips make a nice addition. The black dial is nicely complemented by the Arabic numerals and a centre seconds hand which was also beneficial to accuracy for the RAF along with the infamous 30T2 Manually Wound Omega calibre.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only and therefore comes with no original Omega Box or Original Omega Paperwork. The watch comes paired on a black NATO strap. The case has been polished a few times in its 63 years, currently, it has a polished finish rather than the original brushed finished. The dial and hands are original and in good condition, service history unknown but it runs well.
Whilst the watch is polished and not brushed it is still a great example of an Omega RAF 6B/159 and will make someone incredibly happy, a brushed finish could still be applied if wanted.
Reference : AM 6B/159 769/56
Movement : Manually Wound Omega 30T2
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : 1956
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness : 14mm
Lug to Lug : 46mm
Lugs : 17mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : Serviced - 6 Month Warranty