The semi-indestructible Jerger wooden chess clock

Jerger wooden chess clock
Still tickin'
In time kids won’t know what “flag-fall” refers to, just as they won’t know why you “dial” a phone number.
I bought this Jerger clock this somewhere around 1985.
It still works, which as far as I know is not true of ANYTHING else I owned at that time.
It’s still “genau”  (accurate) and “gerauscharm” (silent, or more precisely, noise-poor), as the box proclaims. Yep, I’ve got the original box too.
I kinda hope it dies before I do.
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10 thoughts on “The semi-indestructible Jerger wooden chess clock

  1. That is a beautiful thing. I have plastic clock that I’ve used for approx. 15 years, but I’ve played a whole lot of tournament games where my opponent suppliked one of these.

  2. I have one that is a few years older than yours and still in good working condition. It is like the old metal Tonka trucks from my youth, indestructible.

  3. please ,can someone tell me if the clock is really silent.because my jerger clock makes a ticking noise all the time.it was never used. i have the box and clock .they look brand new.after running the clock at full winds it does lose time while the wind is still strong after 8 to 10 hours.but it does make a sound.

  4. I had a Jerger Olympiad ages ago, but accidentally left it behind when I moved out of my roommate’s apartment. And of course he then proceeded to lose track of it. And now I note that Rochester chess is selling that Jerger for around 229 bucks, which makes me basically want to strangle my old roommate! :-)

  5. This is a very nice clock. I have one that looks just like the one pictured above. Since I bought my Chronos, I’ve given some thought to selling my Jerger. If anybody is interested, I can send pictures. My email is in my page: roberto.mit.edu

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