Hermle Quartz Clock Movements

HERMLE QUARTZ ARE NOW OBSOLETE

The 2215 pendulum units, and the 2115 non pendulum units are now obsolete and no longer made. Same with 2214 and 2114. There was some problematic issues with these units and they are now discontinued.

We do have a couple alternate units however.
1. QU30 pendulum or non pendulum unit. This one still plays two songs, has volume control, its made by Seiko instead of Hermle, and it can have a pendulum also.
2. QU40 pendulum or non pendulum unit. This one has four chime options and the sound quality is most equivalent to the Hermle units. It has the Westminster and Ava Maria options just like the 2215 / 2115 units.

However the hand shaft (The shaft that the clock hands go onto) is measured differently than the Hermle units. Instead of a long nut that mounts the movement from the front dial side, these instead have a threaded post that will go through the dial from the back to the front of the dial.

You only need to determine the thickness of your clocks dial face material, and get a post length that is longer than that thickness.

Here is a chart to help you.
If you measure the Hermle quartz units hand shaft length in MM, these are the compatible post lengths that will fit your clock case and dial.

Hermle Hand Shaft Length // Replacement units post size needed
  • 16mm = 5/16 inch post length
  • 21mm = 9/16 inch post length
  • 26mm = 3/4 inch post length

Another thing to mention is you need new hands also with your new clock movement. This is because the Hermle hands do not fit easy on these units. If you insist on using the Hermle hands, sometimes people are able to make them work by filing them some. The hands will be offered to you upon checking out on the website with the new unit.

One more thing to mention. The Hermle units are shaped in a unique way and the replacement units I am offering to you are not the same dimensional. Please be sure to notice the measurements of these units and check your clock case to be sure it will fit into it before ordering.





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.

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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 you're 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.

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Hermle Quartz Clock Movement

Hermle 2114 / 2115 Series DISCONTINUED

2114 / 2115 Series (Non Pendulum) Replacement unit

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

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

The discontinued Hermle non pendulum units are replaced by a different manufacturer now. It is the same size and appearance, its just made by Kieninger of Germany now instead of Hermle. If you are replacing a 2114 unit, the clock will now play Westminster or Ava Marie instead of Westminster or Bim Bam chime, and this is the only difference. The German quality of these replacement units have improved even more then it was.

The hand shaft is the shaft that the clock hands go on, the entire length out of the plastic unit.

This unit has the 21mm = 7/8 of an inch. The 16mm and 26mm handshaft lengths are no longer available.

Hermle Quartz Clock Movement

Hermle 2214 / 2215 Series DISCONTINUED

2214 / 2215 Series (Pendulum) Replacement unit

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

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

The discontinued Hermle non pendulum units are replaced by a different manufacturer now. It is the same size and appearance, its just made by Kieninger of Germany now instead of Hermle. If you are replacing a 2214 unit, the clock will now play Westminster or Ava Marie instead of Westminster or Bim Bam chime, and this is the only difference. The German quality of these replacement units have improved even more then it was.

The hand shaft is the shaft that the clock hands go on, the entire length out of the plastic unit.

This unit has the 21mm = 7/8 of an inch. The 16mm and 26mm handshaft lengths are no longer available.