Top 4 Best Analogue Chess Clocks In 2021

best analogue chess clocks

In chess games where players use time control, adjacent game clocks (consisting of two buttons) may be used. One button stops the clock and the other starts the timer. These buttons prevent the clocks from simultaneously running. The clocks can either be digital or analog. Before the game starts, the arbiter has to decide which kind should be used for the game. In this article you will discover the best analogue chess clocks in the market. But before we do so let’s have a look on how these analogue clocks actually work.

How The Analogue Chess Clock Works?

In the analog clock, a flag will be sandwiched between 11:00 and 12:00 on both clocks. Once the minute hand comes closer to 12:00, the tip touches the flag and the clock continues to move ahead. This moves the flag from a vertical position to a horizontal one. Once the hand reaches 12:00 again, the flag drops. If the player hasn’t made any moves within that time, it will be recorded as a time loss.

Best Analogue Chess Clocks

Here are the best analogue chess clocks in 2021:

  • Master Quarts Chess Clock
  • Analogue Club Chess Clock
  • Wooden BHB Chess Clock
  • 10 Standard Chess Clocks (up to 40 players)

1. Master Quartz Chess Clock

 

master quartz chess clock

The Quartz clock is one-of-a-kind, a battery powered analog clock. The contrasting black and white ensure a clear, readable display. There’s no need to wind the Quartz since it operates on one AA battery. Easy to see and button-tabs to prevent accidental dead batteries are two new features in this black colored Quartz. Functions the same as other basic chess clocks.

Specifications:

  • One AA battery required.
  • Dimensions: 7 1/8″ x 2 5/8″ x 4 3/4″

Pricing

The Master Quartz Chess clock is priced at $39.95However, you can save $15.00 if you buy it from Chess House at $24.95.

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2. Club Chess Clock

club chess clock

 

Easy to set and play, the club chess clock is perfect for chess clubs, schools, tournaments and of course home as well. Great for those just getting started in chess who don’t need precise second by second count with a digital timer. This model is an upgraded, improved version of the well known CGL Standard clock.

How to Use

For a 30 minute game, set both hands at 5:30. When a player has just a few minutes left, the red “flag” will rise. When the time runs out at 6:00, the “flag falls” and that player’s time has run out! To start the game, Black player presses the button on his side of the clock. The White player then moves followed by a press of the button on his side of the clock. After each move, the player presses their side of the clock starting the opponent’s time. This way each player has a total amount of time that reduces as he or she choose to use more or less time at any stage of the game.

The clock runs when either button is pressed, and pauses when they are level. Wind up the clock, but do not over-wind or the mechanism may freeze.

Specifications

  • Rotating red indicator shows when clock is operating.
  • Clock dimensions: 6 1/8″ x 1 3/4″ x 3 1/8″
  • Face size: 2″

Pricing

The Club Chess clock is priced at $39.95Again, if you buy it at $24.95 from Chess House you can save $15.00 (Including FREE shipping to 48 states in the America)

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3. Wooden BHB Chess Clock

Wooden BHB Chess Clock

This traditional chess clock has a BHB wind-up mechanism built into a larger wooden case with no stand. Its design and size correspond with our plastic Classic clock however the case is made from beech wood. BHB is one of the market leaders of traditional analogue chess clocks. This quality clock has large, bright faces that are easy to read and features a very large flag mechanism. Suitable for Schools and Tournaments.

Dimensions: 3.15″ x 5.9″ x 1.6″

The Wooden BHB Chess clock costs $89.00 with FREE shipping to 48 states in the America.

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4. 10 Standard Chess Clocks (up to 40 players)

The Quartz clock is one-of-a-kind, a battery powered analog clock. The contrasting black and white ensure a clear, readable display. There’s no need to wind the Quartz since it operates on one AA battery. Easy to see and button-tabs to prevent accidental dead batteries are two new features in this black colored Quartz. Functions the same as other basic chess clocks.

Specifications:

  • One AA battery required.
  • Dimensions: 7 1/8″ x 2 5/8″ x 4 3/4″

Pricing

The 10 Standard chess clocks cost $219.45 USD inclusive of FREE shipping to 48 states in the America. 

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