Timekeeping in the former East Germany

Watches 5

More examples of the thousands of watch variants produced by the Ruhla Watch Factory.

4 responses

  1. Simon Guerrero

    My 91 year old father gave me a Rulha watch. I may have been my mothers, but I have never seen him or her wear it.
    The face reads: Ruhla; 7 Jewels; Made in Germany
    The encasement is Gold Rectangular almost square where the horizontal is slightly longer then the vertical. The face numbers are black roman numeral; the background is gold.
    The back reads: Stainless Steel back; Gold Plated; electronically timed
    The wristband is a Gold Speidel\

    I cannot find any watch similar to this in Ebay or other sites.
    Any recommendation on potential value or where I can find similar watchers.

    July 29, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    • I will send you an email regarding your watch. Look out for it!


      July 29, 2019 at 6:23 pm

  2. Errol Reimers

    I have a Ruhla 24-31 Caliber with Seconds Sub Dial.
    Back cover has the words “Inoxydable” and “Electronically Timed” and “Anti-magnetic” on it.
    It has a leather strap and believed to be a gents watch.
    It also has “made in GDR” on face.

    Where would I be able to find out the value of this watch?

    January 14, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    • The best place to find current values of watches is Ebay. Search for completed listings and you can see what prices watches sold for. Do not be guided by the buy it now prices as these are mostly over inflated.

      As to date, without seeing an exact photo of your watch I could only guess, but such watches were produced in the 1970s through to the early 1980s.

      January 14, 2014 at 5:04 pm

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