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For Sale is this Jaeger-LeCoultre (JLC) Mark 11 6B/346 RAF Pilots Military Wristwatch c.1948.
The JLC Mark 11 was specifically manufactured to aid RAF navigators to accurately pin-point their intended targets.
The Mk11 was introduced into the RAF and the FAA (Fleet Air Arm) in 1949 and into the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) in 1950. At first Jaeger Le Coultre (JLC) and IWC produced these watches. However, having bought 2,000 Mk 11s from JLC in 1949 the RAF decided to buy only the IWC Mk 11 from 1949 to 1953, when the last RAF orders were placed. This was mainly due to the JLC’s inadequate shock-resistance.
The last JLC Mk 11 was delivered to the RAF in 1953 and most were decommissioned in the 1960’s. It is believed that only around 2,950 JLC Mark 11 s were produced for the RAF.
The watch for sale is a lovely example of its kind and is in excellent overall condition.
The hands are correct to the original specification of the watch with the crown appearing to be a later MOD replacement.
The dial is in very good overall condition. There are some fairly minor blemishes to the dial, most notably around the “3” and “4” hour markers.
The casing is in excellent condition with very few noticeable marks or scratches.
The 488/SBr calibre movement is all correct and is in excellent condition and retains its original dust cover. The watch is currently running extremely well and keeping excellent time.
The watch diameter is 35mm.
Please see photos below:
The watch is listed for sale on our website priced at £7,950 which includes a newly fitted NATO strap and quality hand-made leather watch pouch. This price includes free shipping for members of Chronotrader!
All our items are guaranteed to be completely genuine and authentic. We offer a fourteen day "no quibble" money back guarantee on all the items we sell together with a full six-month warranty on all our wristwatches and clocks. This means that you can buy from us with complete confidence.
For further information on the watch for sale please feel free to call us on 0207 117 2807 or email us direct via email@example.com
Many thanks and regards,
Vintage Military Timepieces & Collectables