WW2 pilot/navigator watches

Discussion in 'Aircrew equipment' started by Flightpath, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Flightpath

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    Hi,

    along with my aircraft clocks and instruments I have a small (but growing) collection of WW2 issue pilot/navigator watches. (I have some other vintage pilot watches but they are not 'issue' watches).

    A: 1942 RCAF Waltham 6B/150
    B: 1945 USAAF Waltham A-11
    C: 1943 RAF Longines 6B/159
    D: 1956 RAF Omega 6B/159


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    The RCAF and USAAF watches have almost identical Waltham movements and I removed the balance from the more common A-11 to get the hard to find RCAF watch running. (I later bought a NOS balance for the A-11).

    I included the 1956 Omega because the movement was made in 1943.
    In 1956, WW2 RAF Omega Longines 6B/159 watches re-cased in larger stainless, waterproof cases and had black faces and white hands fitted. My 1956 6B/159 is S/N 120.

    I'd like to get WW2 Luftwaffe and japanese pilots watches but they are very expensive, I'll have to be content with what I have for the moment.

    I also have some WW2 navigator's stopwatches, I'll do another post soon,

    cheers,

    -Flightpath
     
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    Very cool flightpath and many thanks
     
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    cool! now I know what I want for Christmas :p
     
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