This paper investigates a decidable and highly expressive real time logic QkMSO which is obtained by extending MSO[<] with guarded quantification using block of less than k metric quantifiers. The resulting logic is shown to be expressively equivalent to 1-clock ATA where loops are without clock resets, as well as, RatMTL, a powerful extension of MTL[U_I] with regular expressions. We also establish 4-variable property for QkMSO and characterize the expressive power of its 2-variable fragment. Thus, the paper presents progress towards expressively complete logics for 1-clock ATA.