Timekeeping in the former East Germany

Ruhla Chess Clock / Schachuhr

UMF Ruhla Chess Clock from the 1960s. The clock is based on a variation of the calibre 6 alarm clock movement. Chess was very popular in the GDR as it was throughout the East European nations under Soviet influence.

In 1993, the Ruhla Garde chess clock was the last non-digital clock to be used in a World Championship match between Garry Kasparov of Russia and Nigel Short of the UK.

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Ruhla Garde Chess Clock – The last mechanical chess clock to be used in an international chess championship

Nigel Short (UK) vs Kasparov (RUS) 1993

Nigel Short (UK) vs Kasparov (RUS) 1993

Short vs Kasparov Final Game 1993

Short vs Kasparov Final Game 1993

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2 responses

  1. Joelbac57@gmail.com

    Ich habe eine ältere Ost Deutsch Ruhla Uhr habe Ruhla verwenden Mahagoni für Fälle becaude mein zu sein scheint ?

    March 5, 2015 at 12:09 am

    • Ich bezweifle, Ruhla verwendet Mahagoni. Jedes Holz verkleidet wäre ein dünnes Furnier auf eine Sperrholz laminiert sein. Es war üblich, dass die meisten Uhren, die billig in der ganzen Welt produziert.

      Sekondtime

      March 6, 2015 at 9:54 am

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