Fine Watch Club are delighted to offer this Omega Military 6B/159. A historically significant and iconic military wristwatch that was used by British armed forces during World War II. Our example features the ivory/cream dial and benefits from a recent service and a new factory Omega crown.
British Military Personnel
The Omega Military Reference 6B/159 is celebrated for its historical significance and functional design.
World War II: The Omega Military Reference 6B/159 was produced during World War II, primarily for use by British military personnel. Omega, along with other watch manufacturers, supplied timepieces for military purposes during the war.
Specifications: The 6B/159 was designed to meet specific military specifications, ensuring its durability and reliability in the field. These watches were required to be shockproof and waterproof to a certain extent.
Dial Markings: The dials of the 6B/159 were marked with the Broad Arrow symbol, which indicated that the watch was British government property. They also featured a luminous dial for readability in low-light conditions.
Stainless Steel Case: The watch features a stainless steel case, contributing to its durability and corrosion resistance. The case design is simple and functional, reflecting the military’s practical requirements.
Manual Winding Movement: Powered by the mechanical hand winding caliber 30T2SC .
Fixed Bars: The fixed bars on the case accommodate military-style canvas, Nato or leather straps.
Engravings: The case back features military engravings, the watch’s designation (6B/159), and the watch’s serial number.
The Omega Military Reference 6B/159 represents the vital role that wristwatches played in military operations during World War II. These watches are cherished by collectors and enthusiasts for their historical value and robust, no-nonsense design. They serve as a tangible connection to a pivotal period in history when precision and reliability were paramount for soldiers on the front lines.
Case Width: 33mm
Metal: Stainless Steel
Year of Manufacture: 1940’s
Movement: Mechanical Hand-Winding