Our 1940’s Muros has had some new life breathed into it. Along with the newly mirror-polished stainless steel case body, the numerals and hands have been repainted with a non-radioactive lume. The dial has a lovely tropicalised copper ring around the numerals, with a copper subdial to match, and a grey-tone center with the Muros signature. As a genuine WW2 era timepiece, this watch complies with a strict German military technical specifications for field watches: glowing numerals and hands, small second hand, shockproof movement, stainless steel screw-type waterproof caseback and waterproof winding crown. Perfect for a collector of military watches.
Fabrique d’horlogerie Muros was a factory set up by Erwin Triebold in 1939, in the Mumpf municipality of the Rheinfelden district in Northern Switzerland. The factory produced many watches throughout the 40’s, and into the late 60’s, under the brand name Arios (often confused as ‘Arvos’ due to the logo design featuring watch hands that form a ‘V’ in the centre of the text) and the factory name, Muros, itself. Most of these used generic movements such as the FHF 26, but it seems as though they manufactured their own movements, as some have been found with the inscription ‘Muros Watch Factory’.
At some point around the 1960’s, the factory encountered financial trouble, and was bought out by a larger Swiss company, Desco von Schulthess, who had success selling well known brands such as Audemars, Jaegre le Coutre and Tag Heuer. After this acquisition, the Muros name was dropped, changing the factory name to Arios Uhrenfabrik AG, and the company focused on the Arios brand, which can be seen stamped across the variety of manual winds, digi-mechs, automatics and divers they produced throughout the 1970’s.
Today, the brand seems to have vanished. Rumours say that Arios Uhrenfabrik AG was dissolved in the 1990’s, but we could not find a reliable source for this.
Servicing and Guarantee
This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. There is a 12-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines. The watch comes with a new 15mm green NATO seatbelt strap.
Case and Strap
- Full stainless steel case body, freshly polished in our workshop.
- Steel screw-down caseback.
- Polished steel winding crown.
- Acrylic crystal.
- Width w/o crown: 33mm
- Width w/ crown: 37mm
- Full height: 41mm
- Thickness: 9.5mm
- Strap width: 15mm
Dial and Hands
- Tropicalised copper and grey tone dial.
- Seconds subdial.
- New non-radioactive lume, repainted in our workshop and aged to match the watch.
- Syringe style hands.
- Signed ‘Muros’ below 12 position.
- Shockproof Muros movement.
- 15 jewels.
- Testing duration: 1 week cyclic test
- Average timekeeping range: 15-40 sec/day
Servicing and Guarantee
- Fully serviced.
- Mechanics in full working order.
- New seatbelt NATO strap.
- 12-month guarantee.
- Guarantee Terms and Conditions.