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Movement is an AS 1130, know as the "Wehrmachtskaliber" (do a google search, a lot of information available) and dates back to the 1960s. As far as I know this part. Arctos has not been officially issued to German military or even NATO (formations).

There have been a lot of different models/dials, here's one made in 1955:

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The "Arctos Uhrenfabrik" was founded in Pforzheim in 1923 by Philipp Weber (1890 - 1962) and Jakob Aeschbach and first was named Weber & Aeschbach. In 1928 already 260 movements (pocket and wrist watches) have been produced per day. After WW II the brand´s name changed into Arctos Uhrenfabrik Philipp Weber.

Later Arctos was known as an official supplier to the "Bundeswehr", do a google search for Arctos military chronographs (Lemania 5100).
 

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Gorgeous watch... :D
 

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It's just arrived.I took few pictures to share with you guy asking the same question-
-is it a military watch?
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It's just arrived.I took few pictures to share with you guy asking the same question-
-is it a military watch?
Not a military watch. Military inspired. Has never ever been officially issued to mil units. Check Knirim for further info re Arctos.
 
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