If you are looking for a rare and historic timepiece that has a connection to the British military and aviation, you might want to consider the Authentic Omega Military Issued Wristwatch Air Ministry 6B/159 c1939 Ultra Rare. This watch is one of the few surviving examples of the original 6B/159 watches that were supplied to the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II. The 6B/159 is a designation given by the British Air Ministry to a type of pilot's watch that met certain specifications for accuracy, legibility, durability and water resistance. The Air Ministry contracted several watchmakers, including Omega, to produce these watches for the RAF pilots and navigators. The case back had to be engraved with the military arrow, the 6B/159 code and a serial number.
## Why is this watch ultra rare? The watch we have for sale here is one of the original 6B/159 watches that were issued in 1939. It has a chrome-plated case that measures 36 mm in diameter.It is powered by a manual winding Omega 30TC SC movement with 16 jewels. The case back is marked with the military arrow, 6B/159 and A11325. This watch is ultra rare because most of the original 6B/159 watches were re-cased and had dials changed in 1956, when the RAF required more pilots' watches.
Therefore, finding an original 6B/159 watch from 1939 in its original condition is very difficult. This watch is in Very good condition for its age, with light signs of wear or scratches. The dial has aged and deepened in color to almost a beige, which adds to its charm. The case is in very good shape for its age, especially considering that it is plated rather than solid steel. It has crisp sharp edges and fat lugs.
The watch is in working order, running well and keeping good time. It comes with original box. This watch is a genuine piece of British military pilots' history, much sought after by collectors - especially those seeking the full set of 6B/159 watches, both originals and reissues. It is also a beautiful and elegant timepiece that showcases Omega's craftsmanship and quality. It has a simple yet striking design that can be worn on any occasion.
It is also a great investment opportunity, as these watches are becoming more scarce and valuable over time. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".
The seller is "timelessantique" and is located in this country: EG. This item can be shipped worldwide.