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  1. 30 May '09 06:01
    Im In the market for a new chess clock and was just browsing on line.I cant seem to make up my mind . I would like any and all recommendations for a good one, if any one cares to share. Around the $ 50-60 range or cheaper. thanks
  2. 30 May '09 06:44 / 1 edit
    All the clubs I've played at use the top one here or very similar:
    http://www.chessdirect.co.uk/acatalog/Analogue_Clocks.html
  3. 30 May '09 09:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    All the clubs I've played at use the top one here or very similar:
    http://www.chessdirect.co.uk/acatalog/Analogue_Clocks.html
    If you look on that page http://www.chessdirect.co.uk/acatalog/Digital_Clocks.html it says the digital clocks are the ones approved by FIDE. So if your clubs have analogue clocks then that is not FIDE's regulations, the clubs simply have them from yesteryear.
  4. Subscriber no1marauder
    Humble and Kind
    30 May '09 12:22 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by CCNoob
    If you look on that page http://www.chessdirect.co.uk/acatalog/Digital_Clocks.html it says the digital clocks are the ones approved by FIDE. So if your clubs have analogue clocks then that is not FIDE's regulations, the clubs simply have them from yesteryear.
    Digital clocks with a time delay function are preferred, but analogs are allowed; I see quite a few at USCF tournaments. If your opponent objects to a analog and he has a digital, then the digital with a time delay must be used however.

    As to the original question, I have this one which I highly recommend: http://www.wholesalechess.com/chess/excalibur_chess_game_time_ii

    It is the most common in the events I play in. I'd say Chronos ones are next in popularity, but they are more expensive and a bit more complicated to program.
  5. 30 May '09 13:36
    The digital ones are fairly cheap now days.

    They are ideal for blitz chess as they can take a bit of a battering.

    I have a Russian chess clock that I've had for about 30 years.
    Solid piece of kit, still works fine.
  6. 30 May '09 14:10 / 1 edit
    The worst thing about clocks is when people thump their fists hard on them usually when playing fast games and having a wee bit too much to drink.
  7. 30 May '09 15:55
    I would go with excalibur or saitek.
  8. 31 May '09 03:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    Im In the market for a new chess clock and was just browsing on line.I cant seem to make up my mind . I would like any and all recommendations for a good one, if any one cares to share. Around the $ 50-60 range or cheaper. thanks
    Back in 1982 I bought an Alpha from the USCF. It still works perfectly. It was $60 back then.

    A friend gave me one of those FIDE electronic game timers, he hated it. I use it for longer time controls, it's hard to reset between games.

    I am an old school boy and like the old fashioned inaccurate analog timers best. It's the flag thing IMO