Timekeeping in the former East Germany


Ostalgie – Ruhla Watches of the former East Germany (DDR)

Examples of Ruhla watches and clocks made in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) from 1952 to 1991.

For a short history of Ruhla watches, see Short History of Ruhla Watches and Gebrüder Thiel GbmH

Updated December 2014 – Watches 8 and added Watches 9

New Page July 2014 – Ruhla Workers/Ruhlaer Arbeiter

Updated May 2014 – Watches 7 and Clocks 4

Updated April 2014 – Watches 7 and Clocks 3

Updated March 2014 – Watches 6 and Watches 7 and Ruhla in the Life of East German Citizens 2

Updated November 2013 – Watches 5 and Commemorative Watches

Updated Sept 2013 – Ruhla Chess Clock

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