Timekeeping in the former East Germany

Watches 3

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7 responses

  1. Nataly

    I have a gold pocket watch with box 1970. I want to sell this watch.Maybe someone will buy it.From Russia with love)))

    September 20, 2017 at 3:58 pm

  2. jelena

    Helloo, I need a help… Found pocket watch, ruhla, but don’t know from wich yearl is it. How I can find out?

    October 2, 2016 at 6:48 pm

  3. John

    Great website very informative.
    I have a question I recently bought a Ruhla tropicalized watch and I’m trying to date it can you please help ?

    September 20, 2016 at 7:55 am

    • Hello John,

      Thank you.

      Ruhla Tropicalised watches were produced from the mid 1970s to around 1980/1. The date of the movement can be found under the balance wheel but it is difficult to extract a movement from a Tropicalised watch unless you have good watchmaker’s skills!


      September 20, 2016 at 7:05 pm

  4. James Smith

    I have a watch or clock want to see if you can help me with some info on it, it’s 3.5″ wide has vip on front IMDb 83 works made in Germany case open face. Have pics of you need them.

    September 12, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    • Hello James,

      If you could send photos of the clock and if possible of the movement inside to sekondtime@gmail.com I will take a look and see if I can help.


      September 12, 2016 at 6:59 pm

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