Analog Chess Clock!

madratter7

I understand nostalgia. Hey, I proposed to my wife while a particular LP was playing in the background. I have a soft spot for it.

Likewise I use to play chess against my kids using my analog clock, helping to explain why I don't toss the thing and save a certain amount of (granted small) space.

But it doesn't blind me to the advantages of a digital chess clock.

One real advantage I see with an analog clock is that they were drop dead simple to use. But digital clocks aren't that complicated, and they do have other advantages.

jancicgoran

I have finally managed to get my hands on those two brilliant mechanical monsters! Piece of history really, every true chess fan should have one of those at home.

SFN

I agree!

jjupiter6

Like mechanical watches, clocks need servicing from time to time to ensure accuracy and reliability. Running a 35 year old clock without servicing is shortening the life of it.

Mikhail_peskov

 If anybody looking for analog clocks, in Saint-Petersburg Russia is a workshop, who make chess sets, boards and analog clocks. Сalled Kadun. Here's couple examples.

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liml
Mikhail_peskov wrote:

 If anybody looking for analog clocks, in Saint-Petersburg Russia is a workshop, who make chess sets, boards and analog clocks. Сalled Kadun. Here's couple examples.

 

 

 

For those of us who does not reside in Russia, how do we contact the workshop?

Mikhail_peskov
liml wrote:
Mikhail_peskov wrote:

 If anybody looking for analog clocks, in Saint-Petersburg Russia is a workshop, who make chess sets, boards and analog clocks. Сalled Kadun. Here's couple examples.

 

 

 

For those of us who does not reside in Russia, how do we contact the workshop?

They have a site: www.kadun.ru Unfortunately, I don't found option of switch to english version, but the site says that there is a possibility of delivery worldwide. You can try to write them: KadunChess@gmail.com

jancicgoran
SFN wrote:

I agree!

I did my best not to allow my GARDE to age, but your looks even better with that experienced tan! What year is it? And what country from at least, my is from GDR happy.png

FrankHelwig

the 'tanned' model w/ the little white stripe was the first Garde model, the lighter wood model came later. IIRC, the switch occured in the mid sixties, which puts the older model somewhere between 58 (when UMF Ruhla switched from manufacturing the Thiel clocks to Garde) to 65. AFAIC, both Garde models are superior to the later models produced after German unification.

SFN

I did my best not to allow my GARDE to age, but your looks even better with that experienced tan! What year is it? And what country from at least, my is from GDR happy.png

 

I bought it recently from a site similar to ebay in Sweden. I don´t know the age but there was some chess scorebooks inside the box from 1974. 

jancicgoran
SFN wrote:

I did my best not to allow my GARDE to age, but your looks even better with that experienced tan! What year is it? And what country from at least, my is from GDR 

 

I bought it recently from a site similar to ebay in Sweden. I don´t know the age but there was some chess scorebooks inside the box from 1974. 

It is brilliant and old GARDE clocks are piece of art. INSA is good but pressing the button on GARDE clock is so damn satisfying!

TheGiuocoPianio
Anyone willing to part with an old analog clock, please do let me know, I’d be interested. Thanks & cheers
Walrus-76

I purchased  Soviet-made Yantar (Jantar) from eBay some months ago, purely for decoration. Actually I was surprised that the clock was a very good (nearly mint) condition for its age. First I was looking Garde/Ruhla or Serbian made Insa clock, but something about this nostalgic clock made in 1965 spoke to me. Wonderful piece of chess history!

TundraMike
Mikhail_peskov wrote:
liml wrote:
Mikhail_peskov wrote:

 If anybody looking for analog clocks, in Saint-Petersburg Russia is a workshop, who make chess sets, boards and analog clocks. Сalled Kadun. Here's couple examples.

 

 

 

For those of us who does not reside in Russia, how do we contact the workshop?

They have a site: www.kadun.ru Unfortunately, I don't found option of switch to english version, but the site says that there is a possibility of delivery worldwide. You can try to write them: KadunChess@gmail.com

All one has to do is use google chrome and click on that link and p on the top right a box will open asking you if you want it translated into English or whatever the language you chose to begin with for chrome. Works just fine. 

With all the Russian sets people buy on here I am sure this site has been ordered from before to ship abroad.  

56ANAVZ
My Jaeger is definitely my favorite clock.
Mikhail_peskov
TundraMike wrote:
Mikhail_peskov wrote:
liml wrote:
Mikhail_peskov wrote:

 If anybody looking for analog clocks, in Saint-Petersburg Russia is a workshop, who make chess sets, boards and analog clocks. Сalled Kadun. Here's couple examples.

 

 

 

For those of us who does not reside in Russia, how do we contact the workshop?

They have a site: www.kadun.ru Unfortunately, I don't found option of switch to english version, but the site says that there is a possibility of delivery worldwide. You can try to write them: KadunChess@gmail.com

All one has to do is use google chrome and click on that link and p on the top right a box will open asking you if you want it translated into English or whatever the language you chose to begin with for chrome. Works just fine. 

With all the Russian sets people buy on here I am sure this site has been ordered from before to ship abroad.  

I can assist with the correspondence with this workshop. Also time to time I visit Saint-Petersburg (my hometown) and could make live photos or something etc.

SkierInUtah

Speaking of Jaeger, here is mine.  I purchased in 1976.  It is my oldest possession.   I recently purchased a new digital clock to play modern time controls.

BrooklynBrown
SkierInUtah wrote:

Speaking of Jaeger, here is mine.  I purchased in 1976.  It is my oldest possession.   I recently purchased a new digital clock to play modern time controls.

Your analog clock looks great. Nowadays, in chess clocks aesthetics seems to be relatively unimportant. In my opinion, Chronos digital clocks are ugly. I prefer the appearance of most of the analog clocks that have been posted. I still think my old analog clock looks pretty cool.

 

wgnoyes
Chronos clocks are built like tanks. They can take it.