Hetman Large Mechanical Tiltback Chess Clock—BHB Mechanism


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Premium Polish large mechanical analogue chess clock with BHB mechanism in blue tiltback plastic case with lever lock and player-to-move visual indicators

The precision instruments company Mera–Poltik located in the city of Łódź in central Poland and specialising in time and speed control devices is an enduring European maker of traditional mechanical analogue chess clocks. With a business motto of “respecting people, who respect time” Mera–Poltik produces both under its own brand and the BHB brand owned by Texma also of Łódź as original equipment manufacturer. The BHB brand is one of the most respected in knowledgeable chess circles with origins dating back to 1950 in Hamburg, Germany. All genuine Mera–Poltik and BHB brand mechanical analogue chess clocks incorporate a highly reliable mechanism refined over many decades and fashioned from corrosion–resistant brass and steel with milled and not stamped gears for superior accuracy. 


  • Size: 160 x 120 x 80 mm
  • Material: Plastic
  • Colour: Blue

Please note that starting in the last decade of the previous century electronic digital chess clocks began to supplant mechanical analogue chess clocks for formal tournament and match play. While the former generally are now a requirement for competitive chess the latter are still appreciated and many keen chess players with a sense of history will acquire both and select a particular model of either type to suit their mood and the occasion.