What does TUW Ruhla stand for? Well, it’s not that complicated. Thüringer Uhren Werke Ruhla – TUW Ruhla Watches, which means Thuringian Watch Works Ruhla, is a vibrant watch-making industry from Germany, for over 100 years. However, in 1991, the production of these watches stopped.
Let’s go back for a little while and check out some details about this story. Ruhla is a small town located in Thuringia, a central region in Germany. Starting with 1862, this city started to become important due to its watch-making industry. Because of its location, Ruhla was not the perfect place to start agricultural work. It had dense woods and steep hills. So, this is how the watch making industry found its way.
What’s so great about the TUW Ruhla Watches? The name always had the perfect combination in hand: an excellent price and a reliable and solid watch making. The company’s main purpose was to create watches that could be affordable for everybody.
In 1892, Ruhla pioneered Germany’s first mass-production pocket watch. A few years after that, in 1908, Ruhla also created the first mass-production wristwatch. In the early 1990s, the watchmaking factories in Ruhla were closed down given the “abrupt transition from a planned economy to a free market economy”.
That’s why on Kickstarter, Ruhla has started a campaign to revive this German watch brand by creating the unique watch design of TUW Ruhla Watches and by bringing this distinctive look into the 21st century. The idea was not just to simply copy the Ruhla designs, but to also help them cross over in today’s watch industry. Every idea needs support and by supporting this campaign, you could get:
- a great watch at a great price
- you can influence future Ruhla collection
TUW Ruhla Watches – The Thuringia Model
The campaign’s main goal is to bring back to life former designs and concepts, but for the moment, the focus is on one line: the Thuringia model.
Thuringia Vintage Ladies
Compared to the classic version, the Thuringia watch has a unique design. Every watch is going to be shipped into a beautiful looking box together with a printed manual.
No matter the colour, case, strap or bracelet, for any Thuringia ladies watch there will be just one flat price. Here are the Thuringia Automatic watches for ladies:
The watches with the red and green dial have a yellow gold case, the blue and black dial versions have a rose gold case. Any Thuringia Automatic watch, of your choice, costs around 290 USD. Next, we have the Thuringia Quartz version for ladies:
Ladies Quartz White
Ladies Quartz Vintage
The watches with the red and green dial have a yellow gold case, the blue and black dial versions have a rose gold case. Any Thuringia Quartz watch, of your choice, costs around 185 USD.