Omega 6b/159 RAF Pilots Wristwatch c.1956

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The Watch
This is a Royal Air Force pilot’s watch which dates from the Second World War. The watch was ordered by the RAF for pilots and navigators.
In 1956 the RAF underwent a program of rationalising their stores - they produced a new, stainless steel case for all their remaining stock of second world war watches. This new case replaced the low-cost alloy cases which the watches were ordered with and allowed the RAF to keep using the high quality movements.  The larger Steel case was ordered in from famous British Manufacturer Dennison, the Dials were often quite crudely changed from white to black and the Hands covered in luminous material.

View this modded Pilot in a video: here



The Specs

Age: c.1943. (Re-cased 1956).
Reference: 6b/159
Movement: Manual wind with Centre Seconds.
Calibre: 30t2 SC.
Timekeeping: Good, well within the reasonable expectations.
Service History: Unknown.
Dial: Original Omega Dial that has been repainted by the MoD.
Case: All Stainless Steel with Screw Caseback.
Measurements: without/with Crown: 36mm/39.2mm End to End: 46.8mm
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original.
Crystal: Correct Acrylic crystal.
Crown: Original Correct Unsigned Crown.
Strap/Bracelet: New 16mm Blue NATO Style strap with Steel fixtures.
Lug Width: 17mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- Issued to an RAF Pilot!
- Larger 36mm Dennison Steel Case.
- WW2 Surplus.
-Crisp Military markings to the back.

Nitty Gritty:
-Very Minor scratches to the case.
-Scratches to the Acrylic and some lint present.


Overall the Omega is in very nice condition. 
The Dial is in very good condition, the lume is in good nick, as it is prone to flaking.
Case is in nice nick.
Caseback markings are nice.
Original Crown.
Acrylic Crystal seems correct it has scratches and some lint under.
Hands are in good shape.
Photographed on a 7in Wrist.