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Omega 6B/159 - White Dial RAF Issued Military Watch c.1939 - Model Ref: 2292


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Omega 6B / 159 Rare British Military Issue Men’s Wrist Watch, Model Ref: 2292 c.1939

This Omega 6B / 159 men’s wrist watch model reference 2292 is a beautiful example of a hard-to-find, military issued World War II timepiece.

Provided for RAF Fighter Pilots and Navigators, this rugged yet elegant watch contains one of the best manual winding chronometer accurate movements that Omega ever produced (an accurate timepiece being essential to calculate the position of the aircraft.) 

The case of the watch comprises a steel back with an upper made from ‘Duralumin’ - an alloy consisting of aluminium, copper, magnesium and manganese. This material has a matte, silvery white appearance and is much less reflective than steel, helping to prevent dangerous and distracting glare while the watch was in use. 

The case also has bold, distinctive elongated lugs which, in traditional military style, have fixed lug bars to ensure that strap is not accidentally detached from the case. 

The stunning off-white dial with mesmerising blue steel hands is one of the outstanding features of this time piece! 

You will find the military ‘Pheon’ (Broad Arrow) crisply engraved, along with the model reference numbers on the steel case back.

Dating to about 1939 from the movement number, the Omega 6B / 159 is a rare and stunning piece of British military history.

What’s on offer:

This very recently serviced piece is sold with an oxblood / brown leather strap that may be original to the watch, but if not, has considerable age and certainly tells a story in itself!. We will also supply a brand-new leather or nylon NATO style military strap with your purchase, which is more commensurate with every day wearing of the timepiece. Sold with original crown, dial, hands and plexiglass, this watch is in excellent condition considering its age. The glass is unmarked and the lugs are original and all of correct length. 

Additional information:

Made from

Case: Steel back. Duralumin upper. 
Dial: Off-white.
Crystal: Plexiglass.
Bracelet: Leather. 

Technical specifications 

Winding: Manual.
Power reserve: 48 hours.
Movement type: Manual mechanical.
Calibre: 30TC SC.
Jewels: 16.

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent and original.
Model reference number: 2292 (6B / 159)
Date / Year of issue: 1939. 


Sold with 12-month guarantee. 


Width (without crown) 33mm
Height (lug to lug) 43mm
Lug width: 18mm.

Wrist size: Adjustable.