Vintage Jantar Soviet Chess Clock.
This offering features a Vintage Jantar Soviet Chess Clock made in USSR with timing mechanisms mounted within a white plastic housing which has yellowed with age. The Jantar is a four-jeweled Chess clock produced by the OChZ Orlovskiy Clock Factory “JANTAR” in the city of Orel.
The timer measures 8.4″ x 4″ x 2″ wide. This mechanical analog clock is of the conventional design and features wind-up mechanisms which can be independently stopped by depressing a plunger on the top of the clock. The dial has the words “Jantar” and “Made in USSR” printed on its face. Both the movements are in good working order. The housing is in good condition with some oxidation present on the face bezel and a faint crack across the back which are visible in the images.
These Soviet-made chess clocks date from around 1970, These Timers were used in many clubs and could be found in use at tournaments of all levels throughout the Soviet Union and satellite countries in the later 1900s.