Timekeeping in the former East Germany

Ruhla Advertising & Catalogue Miscellany

Collected together on this page are miscellaneous images of advertising and catalogue pages or brochures from the pre war  Gebrüder Thiel company and the post war VEB UMF Ruhla watch range.  Most post war brochures produced were for trade organisations to show watches which Ruhla produced for wholesale distribution to earn foreign currency for the GDR. The post war catalogue pages are from West German consumer catalogues.

The images below may give you an idea of the kind of literature which exists.

GDR Watch Advert – this advertising video is for Glashütte watches which was one of the three main GDR watchbrands and formed part of the Kombinat along with Ruhla and Weimar.

Genex Catalogue 1977

Genex Catalogue 1977


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