The Culling Collection of Military Watches

Date of Auction: 15th September 2020

Sold for £420

Estimate: £200 - £300

British military: An RAF pilot’s/navigator’s wristwatch, by Ebel, 1942, the signed silvered dial with black Arabic numerals, outer railway seconds track and blued steel hands including centre sweep seconds, the steel case with snap on back engraved ‘A.M 6B/(159) 234 5594/42’, on later brown leather strap, dial diameter 29mm. £200-£300


The ‘A.M.’ markings to the back indicate that this watch was issued by the Air Ministry and reference code ‘6B/159’ indicating a pilot's/navigator's watch. However, the ‘159’ number has been later crossed out and replaced with '234' which indicates that this watch was repaired and/or reissued during the war.