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Chess Clock

Wooden Chess Clock

We currently stock a limited but a very relevant range of chess clocks that suit our various range of chess sets. These chess clocks are specifically made in Europe by highly recommendable brands in the chess clock industry. We primarily stock 2 brands which we are looking to increase. In regards to the digital chess clocks, these are in particular manufactured by DGT, who are also well known for their electronic chess board and chess pieces around the world.

Lastly the analog chess clocks which tend to be the slightly more popular are manufactured by a European giant BHB. Our Analog chess clocks come with a solid wood housing to ensure a solid base and preventing the analog clocks from tilting or flipping over in an intense game of chess. We have ensured these chess clocks are packaged well and correctly to ensure we do not have any breakage in transit to you.

The DGT clocks are digital chess clocks come in a plastic housing and come directly from DGT themselves with a high quality finish and made perfectly to measure for intense tournament games which require the player to get an exact measure of the time for which they need to make their next chess move.

We at Chessgammon have ensured we only stock the highest of quality chess clocks whether it is a digital clock or an analog clocks to complete the fantastic chess game. These digital clocks and analog clocks as most would know need to have the durability to last the final few seconds remaining of a chess game specially if two individuals are playing  a game of ‘Blitz’ chess that require speedy movements.

These chess clocks are all stored and readily available for dispatch with a click of a few buttons on your side. Chess games can be played with or without a chess clock, most novel players who are just starting out would take very long during each move and therefore a cless clock isn’t really preferable and that’s understandable. Many players who advance don’t use a chess clock either however these are particularly useful for competitions and tournaments.

As is the case in the championship tournament games, the chess clock will allow a specified time per player and ensure that the game is fair and ends within the limits- it would act as a chess timer. You will commonly find chess clocks in your chess clubs if you are playing chess competitively. Analog clocks and digital clocks are also an essential requirement if you’re training up for a chess competition or tournament and need a chess timer in order to record how quick your moves are.

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Analog Chess Clocks

A vast number of individuals much prefer the analog chess clocks which we have in the wooden format. Unfortunately a large portion of these chess clocks are no longer made in britian or Europe but along with most mass manufacturing, these are imported in from China. Analog clocks will also have a flag hanging from the 12 point and when the time is up, the flag will drop.

One of the famous and partially well known brands available on the market currently is BHB. BHB is no longer in Germany as once was. The brand is still European and is bought by a Polish company who still apply the final touches to the chess clocks. However a large portion of these chess clocks are actually manufactured in China by various companies.

Our chess clocks are very much available in the light wooden or the dark stained finish. These fantastic pieces are a perfect way to complete a large chess set and can also make the perfect gift to complete set for a family chess fanatic. Unfortunately not the same as the chess boxes we have available, these don’t match the same with the pieces and boxes.

The stained chess clocks tend to suit well with darker sets and the natural wood ofcourse tends to suit better with boxwood and maple boards. Ideally a completely colour co-ordinated chess set would be great and we at Chessgammon try and continually search for products that are aesthetically pleasing.

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Importance of Chess Clocks

An established chess player will have good confidence to mention a game of competitive chess cannot commence without the chess clock itself. This is completely true as each player can have a time limit to make their move.

Both players are given an equal proportion of the time and as soon as chess player 1 has completed their move and presses the chess timer, this will automatically start the chess timer for chess player 2. There are indeed many times and limits in chess. Indeed below we have the common to inform you. Each analog clock has two chess timers on the top. If you’re a serious chess player you will want to know exactly how much time your moves are taking and this is when our chess timers are handy in a chess match. The digital ones have a large display and can automatically stop when the time is complete. Regardless, either chess clock is a great choice for chess players that want something a little bit mroe challenging.

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Importance Of Time In The Game Of Chess:

There are indeed a few famous ways where time is important in chess:

1. Blitz Play: Each player in this instance has 5 minutes to make their moves

2. Quick Play: Each player in this instance has 15 minutes to make their moves

3. Rapid Play: Each player in this instance has 30 minutes to make their moves

Tournament limits:

1. Quick Tournament: 90 mins to reach move 40, followed by 30 mins to finish per player

2. Slow Tournament: 120 mins to reach move 40, followed by an extra 60 mins to reach move 60, 40 mins to finish per player

FIDE Tournament: 90 mins to reach move 40, followed by 30 mins to finish per player

Other time limits:

Lightening Round: 10 seconds per move

Hourglass Round: Start with a time frame(e.g. 2 mins per player). Any time lost is added onto opponents clock

Fischer Round: 5 seconds added to clock after every move


Indeed many established and profound chess players will usually prefer to player with a chess clock. Indeed there days it is very common to download an app on your phone to replace the clock itself and indeed one of the reasons the chess clocks are no longer as popular in the common age incomparison to when time limits were first invented.

Most chess enthusiasts will prefer the analog configuration as players are responsible for the drops in flags with the chess clock. Indeed due to the value of a clock in the analog formation, certain analog with a wooden housing will tend to be more popular. If you’re a serious chess player who is after game clocks to intensify your games then look no further.

Indeed these days digital clocks will alot do just the same job an analog clock will do. Digital clocks will have a number of features, more importantly the screen will indeed display the time limits. Sometimes certain chess master may also prefer a digital time, limiting the brain maths they may have to do during an intensive tournament.

Certainly those digital chess clocks designed by DGT can connect with interactive chess sets made by DGT that can include a complete set up with a TV to showcase to a wider audience. Digital clocks have an option of count down, count up and also bonus time. Bonus time can be used and added on to a player’s time when required.

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Our Promise to You

Although we predominantly specialise in products in our online chess store, we also invite our customers to come and visit our warehouse to view our luxury chess sets first hand. We are sure you will indeed not forget a chess set from Chessgammon whilst you play chess.

Delivery & Returns Assurance

We have also offered a Free UK delivery on all of our products with the option for a free 30 day, no quibble no fuss returns policy. We ensure each and every piece that gets sent directly from our warehouse is checked one by one to make sure the set you play with has no defects and ofcourse with this will come many games of fun across the years.

Our great staunton chess sets all come with a king height at 3 3/4 inch and 2 queens to complete a full set of chess. Each piece that we include is of a good quality to ensure you the customer are completely satisfied with the product or products you have chosen from us.


We at Chessgammon have many years and years of experience with chess sets, we indeed regards ourselves as professionals in the traditional games of chess and backgammon. Indeed to acquire such products and dealing with a vast network of our suppliers from around the globe, these years of experience certainly come in hand. What this means for our customers is that they will receive a product with very high quality at very affordable and cheap prices.


Certainly at Chessgammon we part take in a large sale towards the end of the year to ensure you the customer can make ideal use during the festive seasons of black Friday, cyber Monday and in preparation for Christmas. The sale is across all of our products of chess and backgammon of a huge price range including the accessories to make sure you have the right gifts for your friends and family. Fellow chess players will find this specific accessory a must for a good game of chess and we have all the clocks you could want with a good price range. These can match with flat or foldable design chess boards and can help assess the player’s time per each move.

We promise to fulfil our duties as one of the largest chess stores on the net. We will always ensure the highest quality product and will be prepared to resolve any situation. Our team is available 24 hours of the day, 7 days of the week to take an respond to your queries.

Our target response time is to respond to you within the hour as we truly have absolute manic days here at our store. At Chessgammon we ensure all our chess sets are completed to the highest degree and given in a complete manner. Indeed each of our chess chess clocks go through a rigorous quality control to ensure you receive the best product at al affordable price range.

Please note that our shipping time is generally 48-72 hours upon the time of checkout. We ship our products using DPD delivery service. and have numerous reviews from happy buyers of previous items sold describing their experience with use are sellers. Please take a look if in doubt!

We aim to have all of our items dispatched in 1 days time. What more could you want? so start your search and fill up your basket with your collected favourites from our site and be content and rest assured that your item will reach you in no time! We encourage buyers to create an account and login to be able to track the shipping and be able to see the shipping history on your account. Any issues with your account? We are just a phone call away, and our phone lines are open most of the time! Have a great search and happy buying!