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1970s Ruhla Mechanical


// Brand: Ruhla
// Movement: Mechanical, Manual Hand Wound
// Face: Black Face, White Block Numerals & Hands, Date Window
// Origin: Made in Germany GDR
// Age: 1970s

// Case Construction: Stainless Steel
// Case Measures: 33mm across (excluding crown)
// Strap Colour: Khaki
// Strap Width: 18mm wide

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Between the 1940s-80s were a popular handful of decades for the deservedly renowned German brands like Ruhla. This 1970s military wrist watch uses field watch style block numerals & hands, with a brilliant red date window.

A characterful piece of mechanical history, designed for function and utility, with a natural patina unique to the age and origins of this beautiful wrist watch.

Old pre-owned watch, with a recently polished case. Please bare in mind as with all vintage items the watch will show signs of age and wear, but we believe this adds to the character and appeal of a piece of mechanical history to enjoy on the daily. Please take time to view the photographs for reference, or contact for further information and close up images.

Keeping good time for its age, within 1 min approx when tested to 24 Hours, requires movement through natural usage on the wrist to ensure consistent time keeping. When resetting the crown to set the time, the minute hand jumps back and forth sometimes, so it can take a few tries to set correctly. Not sure of the watch’s last service, as with all vintage timepieces it might need a service to keep running over it’s long life, I cannot guarantee sustained functionality.

Fitted with a brand new aftermarket Nato G10 strap, inspired by the original British Military of Defence issued watch straps. The Nato G10 straps from inception, were designed to be both functional and fail safe. This strap is constructed from a woven nylon, with heat sealed edges and holes, complete with satin finish stainless steel buckle and hardware.