Timekeeping in the former East Germany

Ruhla in the life of East German Citizens

Citizens of East Germany wearing Ruhla watches

Images are from photos or video footage taken in the GDR

2 responses

  1. BEN PRITCHARD

    WHEN DID RUHLA WATCHES CHANGE FROM MARKING THE FACE TO GDR OR THE OTHER WAY AROUND

    May 9, 2012 at 1:28 am

    • Hello Ben,

      Following many treaties and discussions in the early 1970s, East Germany was formally recognised by the United Nations and from this point (1972/73) Ruhla would have started to use Made in GDR (German Democratic Republic) for export markets. Prior to this, many East German products were marked Made in Germany. This was to prevent any boycott of products. However, products produced for the Eastern Bloc countries may have always been marked GDR as these countries (USSR, Poland, Czechoslovakia etc.) had recognised the GDR from its inauguration in October 1949.

      Sekondtime

      May 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm

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