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    Ruhla - Made in DDR

    Occasionally I'm tempted by ebay sellers who have a bundle of watches to sell and can't be bothered to describe them properly. Sometimes successfully - sometimes not. And sometimes the one I 'fancied' is disappointing, whereas one of the others proves to be a nice surprise.

    Anyway, this East German Ruhla came in a batch of 7 without straps - some of which are completely rubbish - and is in very clean condition, working well and keeping time. I've replaced the paint spotted crystal (with some difficulty actually) and given it a reasonable strap which is probably worth more than the watch.








    The movement is the pin pallet UMF 24-32.

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...uswk&UMF_24_32



    Anyone else got one?
    Last edited by Marrick; October 20th, 2012 at 08:33. Reason: Photobucket replacing Webshots
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    Re: Ruhla - Made in DDR

    Can't say I've seen one of those before, but not a bad little pick up tho

    I've seen a few of these 'job lots' on the bay, and have looked to see if there are any 'little jems' in there somewhere, but 90% of the time it's just tat!!

    Was there another watch in the bunch you were looking at originally then??

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    Yes - there was a Felca (listed as a Felci) which is what Titoni used to be called. Its working, but the dial is poor. And the stem had a tiny crown on from a quartz watch - and the stem itself is bent. Trying to sort that out a bit. There's a nice Sekonda though - I'll post that in a while.
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    Re: Ruhla - Made in DDR

    The successor of Ruhla, Garde-Uhren, is still making watches:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=237515
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    And I see they make one that you can eat your dinner off! Very useful.

    Nice to see the photo of the factory where it was born. Thanks for the link Erik.
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    Re: Ruhla - Made in DDR

    Ruhla party!







    This one is not mine unfortunately




    "From the military committee" in Russian. I wonder what that means?
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    Re: Ruhla - Made in DDR

    Wonderful Chascomm!

    Yes the military committee message is intriguing. I don't think I've seen a UMF badged watch before.

    These are 2 dead ones I've had for a while. I understand Saxon was a Ruhla export brand.

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    Re: Ruhla - Made in DDR

    Some more info on Ruhla in my review of the Kampfschwimmer re-make:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=242388
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    Thank you Mike! Great information.
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    Re: Ruhla - Made in DDR

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    I understand Saxon was a Ruhla export brand.
    My Saxon from the late 1980s, and a couple of others I've seen and handled, were without a doubt entirely made by VEB Ruhla, however the existence of Saxon-branded watches coming out of Hong Kong within the same time period, and using no East German parts, makes me think that the Saxon brand was not actually owned by Ruhla.
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