Insa Chess Clock (circa 1994)

Dimensions : 8.37" (length) x 4.37" (height) x 3.0" (depth).

A collection of images from a serviced and calibrated analogue chess clock from Yugoslavia. Manufactured by INSA (=INdustrija SAtova, Belgrad).

Housed in a beech wood case and glass protecting the face, its extra large size makes for easy viewing during play. The large buttons on top are easy to find and are quieter than brass buttons on similar clocks. Insa's unique five minute flag has 15 second increments in the final minute for blitz games. Also shows seconds ticking and can be heard 15 feet away in a quiet room. Not exactly a quiet clock. Will run 24 hours on a single winding.

Can't be sure when exactly this was manufactured but place it within a couple of years of the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1992. Since that time former Yugoslavia has been divided into seven new countries. These countries, and their year of establishment are: Croatia (1991), Slovenia (1991), Macedonia (1991), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992), Montenegro (2006), Serbia (2006), and Kosovo (2008).

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Valued in the range of $75 - $100.