The Wholesale Chess Basic Chess Clock is marketed for the use of beginners, casual players and school chess clubs.
Want to take your chess playing skills to a new level? Then it might be time for you to invest in a chess clock to train with. These handy timers, aside from facilitating chess tournaments, have been proven to increase a player’s chess tempo and calculation speed through the use of time pressure.
You’ll find plenty of them all over the Internet. But which one should you buy? Follow our series of articles discussing certain chess clock models and their features that chess enthusiasts might find useful.
Today, we will talking about the Wholesale Chess Basic Digital Chess Clock.
- Audible alarm signifying timer end
- Supports Fischer increment timing and delay
- Has both count up and count down modes
- Battery: One double A battery
- Dimensions: 5.25″ x 3.5″ x 2″
- Clock Type: Digital
- Main Material: Plastic
The Wholesale Chess Basic Chess Clock packs on some very useful features in its small and lightweight body.
The chess clock can be used for increment time, or Fischer incremental time control, which allows each player up to 59 seconds per move while also supporting a delay time of up to 59 seconds per move. However, you can only use either one of the two settings at a time.
Another great thing about this chess clock from Wholesale Chess is that it allows each side of the clock (one for each player) to be set with different count up or countdown times in both increment time and delay time settings. It’s also fairly easy to set up so beginners won’t have much trouble with using the clock on a regular basis.
It expresses the expiration of time through an audible alarm. Users can choose to turn this feature on and off depending on their preference or the location where they’re playing.
As its name implies, the Wholesale Chess Basic Chess Clock is marketed for the use of beginners, casual players and school chess clubs. It’s very lightweight due to its plastic body, making it portable enough to be carried in a backpack, and is powered by just one AA battery. It’s also very cheap, retailing for just below $20.
To see the Wholesale Chess Basic Chess Clock in action, check out this unboxing and how to use video posted by Wholesale Chess themselves on their Youtube channel.
As you may have seen in the video, the clock is made plastic material and has a primarily black-colored body with white buttons and an adequately large screen display. However, we didn’t find any information on whether its screen brightness is adjustable or not.
This chess clock isn’t as well-reviewed as other clocks by better known brands. It’s often bought as a gift for a friend or a family member perhaps because of its very affordable price. But people who bought the clock for their own use comment that this Wholesale Chess clock is indeed very easy to use and program. They also comment that despite it plastic material, the clock itself feels solid.
- Affordable price
- Has both increment and delay time settings
- Easy to set up
- Has an audible alarm signifying time end
- Screen brightness can’t seem to be adjusted