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What measurements do I need?

With the numbers the same on the old unit and the new unit, that is most of what is required. Read More »

The only other thing to measure is the post that the hands go onto, we need to match up the length of this hand shaft. This is measured differently than all other quartz movements as you need to measure the entire length of the shaft from the movement all the way out to the end of the minute hand nut threads. This is the entire hand shaft that sticks out of the movement in one measurement as seen in the picture.

How to remove the movement

To remove the movement you would hold the minute hand still while turning the center hand nut to the left with needle nose pliers.Read More »

Then the minute hand will just fall off. Then you twist and pull the hour hand towards you and it will come off as it is a friction fit only. You will see a nut that is holding the movement to the dial, it is slotted on both sides. The thing to do is to get a big flat screwdriver on one side and see if you can turn this nut to the left. If the nut is on there very very tight then we have a special tool you can get for this and it does not cost much. If the nut is on too tight you just risk slipping with the flat screwdriver and scratching the dial face. With that nut turned to the left and off, the movement will just fall out the back of the case. Then you can measure that shaft that the hands go on and get a new unit.

Hermle Quartz

Why won’t the clock hands move?

Hermle quartz units may die in 7 years or 15 years but when they do die it is usually at daylight savings.Read More »

Something to do with turning the clocks back or forward then it decides to end its own life. The only solution is to replace the unit with a new one. These are good quality movements and they're made in Germany. They last the average time for a Quartz movement and they sound good, but when they do decide to die it's usually when the time is adjusted. What usually happens is the clock works and chimes but the hands do not advance. There is no fix for this and the movement gets replaced with the same or a different unit all together.

Why does Hermle quartz cost more?

Despite the fact that it eventually dies in this manner, the unit still lasts as long as any other quartz clock movement overall.Read More »

The reason for this costing more than other quartz clock movements is that it is of German origin and it has one of the best sound qualities on the market.

It is not always needed to replace the clock movement with the exact same thing, it is just easier as you can use the same hands and the mounting will be the same. If you would like other options of a chiming quartz unit, please see this page.

Is there a unit that costs less?

Providing there is space in the clock case for a different movement to fit dimensionally then you can put any movement into the case. Read More »

This is if you are willing to get new hands to replace the old ones at the same time. If the chimes are not needed, you can spend about $19 for a nice time and pendulum unit with no chime instead of the $89 or $99 for a Hermle unit that chimes. There are other chiming units as well, they are all on the chime / pendulum page instead of this one.

Hermle Quartz Operating Instructions

The following information is to set up and install the new Hermle quartz clock movement. The instructions are the same for all units that take two C cell batteries. Read More »

1. Hermle Quartz Battery Installation. Install two "C" size alkaline batteries according to the +/- symbols in the battery holders. If the speaker is mounted to the clock motor, the speaker will need to be temporarily removed in order to install the batteries. Grasp around the outer edges of the speaker with your fingers and pull gently. Care should be taken not to damage the paper center of the speaker. Replace speaker after batteries have been installed and chime selection options are set. The quartz movement in this clock is highly accurate and has been adjusted at the factory for precise time keeping. NO other adjustments are necessary.

2. Hermle Quartz Time Setting. Set the time by turning the minute hand or the TIME SETTING knob (clockwise or counter-clockwise). Never turn the hour hand to set the time, it will turn automatically with the minute hand. When setting the time, the clock will not chime at the ¼, ½, or ¾ hour positions. Additionally, when setting the time using the TIME SETTING knob, the clock will chime approximately three minutes before the hour - this will automatically be corrected during the first hour of normal operation. The correct chiming will start on the next full hour - until then the clock may also chime out of sequence. It is important that the clock movement be allowed to operate for at least one hour for the chime sequence to become fully functional.

3. Hermle Quartz Chime Selection. Use the switch with symbols O,S,W to select the chime according to the following settings: O = Silent W = 4/4 Silent Night melody and full hour strike W = 4/4 Westminster melody and full hour strike

4. Hermle Quartz Autonight / Volume Control. Use the switch with the symbols moon, sun, moon with a slash through it, to select automatic chime silencing or volume reduction. Slide the switch to moon and the chime volume will be reduced for the next 8 hours beginning at the next full hour. Slide the switch to the moon with the slash through it and the chime is silenced for the next 8 hours beginning at the next full hour. Example: Switching to the moon position at 9:10 p.m. will reduce the chime volume from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Slide the switch to the sun to cancel the chime volume reduction or silencing.

5. Hermle Quartz Other Features. This movement features a 4/4 Westminster and 4/4 Ave Maria chime melody. It plays ¼ of the melody at quarter past the hour, ½ at half past, ¾ at three quarters past, and the full melody on the hour. Slide the 4/4 chime selection switch up for 4/4 melody mode. Slide the switch down to play the full melody on the hour only. The clock will strike the hour in either position. b) Adjust the volume level of the chime with this knob.

6. Hand Installation

  • Install two new "C" Duracell alkaline batteries into movement.
  • Position switch in lower right to center (B) position.
  • Install the minute hand on to the hand shaft and rotate until clock starts to strike the hours.
  • Count the number of times the clock strikes. Remove the minute hand and install the hour hand to the number of times the clock just struck.
  • Install the minute hand and rotate until the clock begins to strike. Note the position of the minute hand.

7. If the clock does not start chiming when the minute hand reaches the 12 please do the following:

A. Rotate the minute hand slowly forward to the next full hour until the clock starts to chime.
B. Hold the time set knob on the rear of the movement firmly so that it does not turn.
C. At the same time push in on the minute hand and turn it either back or forward until it reaches 12.
D. Release the knob and rotate the minute forward to the next full hour. If it still does not chime correctly repeat steps A to C.

Hermle Quartz

Hermle Quartz Clock Movement

2114 / 2115 Series (Non Pendulum)

4 1/2W x 2 1/4H x 1 1/8D

These discontinued Hermle non pendulum units are still available in some handshaft lengths. The 2114 model strikes either Westminster or Bim Bam, the 2115 can play either Westminster or Ave-Marie.

These units are the same size dimensionally and in appearance, so they are cross compatible.

The hand shaft is the shaft that the clock hands go on, the entire length out of the plastic unit. The 16mm is = to 5/8 inch, the 21mm is = to 7/8 inch.

$99

Hermle Quartz Clock Movement

2214 / 2215 Series (Pendulum)

4 1/2W x 2 5/8H x 1 1/8D

These discontinued Hermle pendulum units are still available in some handshaft lengths. The 2214 model strikes either Westminster or Bim Bam, the 2215 can play either Westminster or Ave-Marie.

These units are the same size dimensionally and in appearance, so they are cross compatible.

The hand shaft is the shaft that the clock hands go on, the entire length out of the plastic unit. The 21mm is = to 7/8 inch. The rest of the handshaft lengths are discontinued and out of stock.

$109

Hermle Quartz Clock Movement

2112 Series

2 1/4W x 2 1/4H x 1 1/8D

The 2112 movement series plays Westminster melody with a volume control. Unlike the 2114 version, this economy model takes one C cell battery rather than two.

This unit is a nice alternative to the 2114 / 2115 versions if less cost is an objective, as the hands from the replaced unit will fit this one also.

The hand shaft is the shaft that the clock hands go on, the entire length out of the plastic unit. The 16mm is = to 5/8 inch, the 21mm is = to 7/8 inch.

$35

Hermle Quartz Clock Movement

2200 Series

This is the discontinued 2200 series and we are out of stock on these obsolete models. The item #QU3 will work as a replacement for this unit if you get the replacement hands also. The QU3 time pendulum unit can be found at this link.

Hermle Quartz Clock Movement

Ships Bell 2117

This is the discontinued 2117 series and we are out of stock on these obsolete models. This is the ships bell strike unit that takes two C cell batteries and a 16mm handshaft length. Read More »

There is no ships bell strike quartz clock movements on the market at this time that we know of. There are other quartz units that will give you the time and different melodies if you choose to turn them on, if you are willing to swap the hands also it opens up more options.

To keep the same hands, the 2114 16mm is one option, and 2115 16mm is another, 2100 16mm will also work but they are now out of stock. These units being made by Hermle to replace a Hermle will except the same hands as your dead unit without modification.

If you are willing to change the hands and the movement at the same time and loose the melodies, you can use any typical time only (5/16 post) AA battery unit as found at this link.. These units hand shaft are measured differently from the Hermle quartz units as only the threaded portion is measured rather than the entire length.

It is a tricky situation for sure, having a ship's bell clock with a obsolete movement as there would be no more ships bell strike to go with the clock. The best and only real solution is to get one of the above alternatives if we have them.

Operating Instructions

Hermle Quartz Clock Movement

Hermle Pendulum

A heavy and well made 14" Hermle Quartz pendulum with a 2 3/4 inch bob diameter. The bob is the round disk at the bottom of the pendulum rod.

Item #QM3 - $6

Hermle Quartz Hands

Clock Hands
Clock Hands
Hermle Quartz Clock Hands Hermle Serpentine

Black metalic Serpentine style clock hands to fit Hermle quartz clock movements.

Hermle Quartz Clock Movement Hermle Spade

Black metalic Spade style clock hands to fit Hermle quartz clock movements.

Hermle Quartz Clock Movement Hermle Tapered

Black metalic Tapered style clock hands to fit Hermle quartz clock movements.