About Ruhla Watches
A battle between east and west led to one of the finest watches you can add to your collection. Ruhla watches come from a company that started in former East Germany (GDR). After World War II, it needed to find a way to manufacture quality watches without using components from the west. This led to the innovative approach of the fully automated production of the caliber 24 design, which was so successful that around 60 percent of watches made their way to western consumers. There are a number of Ruhla timepieces on the market, including Ruhla pocket watches. Many have "Made in GDR" on the face, such as the vintage military-style men's watches dating back to the 1950s. They have a hand-wound mechanism and a black textile strap. While vintage watches vary in the amount of wear on the case, the movements generally remain in good condition. For a slightly more modern look, opt for a 1970s sport-style watch with an original rubber strap. There are also ladies' watches, including a feminine style with a brown dial and stainless steel bracelet. For a slice of history that keeps excellent time, search the vast inventory on eBay for Ruhla watches.