In previous articles we talked about how there were chess clock. Of course the collection of Crimean Museum of chess and checkers includes several exhibits chess clock, and one of them deserves special attention. This is due to the fact that this exhibit can often be found in chess and checkers clubs, and with the fact that these watches are truly the most optimal in practice.
Mechanical chess clock, referred to, was produced in only one plant “Yantar”, which is located in Orel (Russia). However, unfortunately, in 2000, the plant ceased production of mechanical clocks and now they are scarce on the market. Replace mechanical e came, but the difference is very noticeable. And it is connected not only with their appearance.
Mechanical clock winding and do not require any batteries unlike the electronic for which you want to regularly change 6 batteries, which involves not only another expense chess and school, but also perform very specific work. The fact that new batteries enough, as a rule, only one tournament, and if in order to save the organizers leave the old, the failure time may occur during the game. In addition, the batteries must be of high quality. Cheap can leak and destroy the watch, the price is sometimes more than 60 euros.
The main advantage of the electronic clock is accurate, the second time control, while the mechanical difficult to keep track of time with such precision.
Given these features of the chess clock, many players consider mechanical watch produced by the plant “Yantar”, the best and most convenient.