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Omega - Military 6B/159 - Air Ministry RAF Issued - c.1943

Vintage British Military RAF Omega Manual Wound with Engravings 6B/159 circa 1943

Case
Duralumin
Dial
 Patina
Box
 No
Papers
 No
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Vintage British Military RAF Omega Manual Wound with Engravings 6B/159 circa 1943

This Omega 6B/159 men’s wristwatch 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.) 

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As you can see from the photos, this once issued to the RAF Omega has some excellent character. Once flat white, the dial has weathered beautifully over this long period presenting itself in a unique stained condition. The dial also features blue steel hands and faded numerals.

Encasing all of this is a material called ‘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 is in use. Overall in good condition for its age but there is slight wear in various places.

Caseback engravings read A.M 6B/159 6228/43, these refer to the Air Ministry and military issue numbers dating to 1943. This watch also features the very well-known Omega calibre 30T2 movement,  one of the best manual winding chronometer accurate movements that Omega ever produced.

Case
Duralumin
Dial
 Patina
Box
 No
Papers
 No
Crystal
 Plexiglass
Bracelet
 NATO Style Strap
Winding
Mechanical
Movement Type
Manual Wound
Calibre
30T2SC
Jewels
 16
Power reserve
 44 Hours
Condition
Good
Date of issue
1943
Warranty
 12 Months VWS
Width (without crown)
 33mm
Lug width
 18mm
Lug height
(lug to lug) 42mm
Wrist size
Adjustable

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