To repair an old Kieninger clock movement would cost the same, if not more, than a new movement.

The new Kieninger clock movement can ship the same day as the order, costs less money, and is easier to deal with than having the old movement cleaned and overhauled.

The movements clock oil becomes solidified with age and rather than a lubricant it turns to a sticky tar like substance that creates resistance in the gear train.

This solidified oil creates wear on the movements outer brass plates in the holes that the gear pivots ride inside of. The holes become oblong instead of round and pinches the pivots instead of letting them spin freely.

With the solid oil and the pinched pivots, the clock stops functioning properly.

Kieninger is the oldest existing manufacturer of mechanical movements for floor, wall and mantel clocks in the world.

The Kieninger movement excels with a high level of design and manufacturing quality.

Numerous innovations and patents (16-rod chimes; second indication for pendulum lengths under 116 cm; automatic beat adjustment, night time shut-off systems for 1/2-hour and 1/4-hour movements; automatic chime sequencing; various manufacturing processes and components) are the measure for design quality.

Manufacturing quality shows in every Kieninger Clock Movement: All Kieninger Clock Movement plates are made of a special brass alloy which is hard and has a tensile strength of 53 kp/mm2.

The holes for the journals are reamed and smoothened after lacquering and then receive an oil sink.

Each Kieninger Clock Movement has pinions which are made of high-quality steel or stainless steel. Fast turning pinions are hardened. All journals are roller burnished in a special process.

Some movements feature bronze-bushings and/or jewels in critical positions. The gears in the Kieninger Clock Movement are made of a very tough and hard brass alloy with a tensile strength of 62 kp/mm2.

A high level of corrosion protection for all components is assured. Brass components are pickled and receive a coat of clear lacquer.

Steel components are made from stainless steel or receive a galvanic nickel coating. Each Kieninger Clock Movement has a laser engraved serial number.

The numbers on the brass back plate of the Kieninger clock movement is where we need to start with the identification, so we can determine the proper replacement.

The numbers and or letters will tell us the year it was produced, what letter movement series it is (this will also tell us the plate size) and then the CM length of the pendulum from the top of the movement down to the bottom of the pendulum rating nut threads.

With the numbers off of the back plate of the Kieninger mechanical clock movement, we can now figure out the correct replacement movement that will fit into the clock case just as the old one did, using the same components such as the dial and pendulum.

So lets say the movement's numbers are 81 K 116cm, the 81 is the year produced (1981) and the K is the movements series and plate size, and the 116 is the pendulum length, in centimeters, from the top of the movement all the down to the bottom of the rating nut.

When finding the correct new movement, we first only need to be concerned with the letter K. We use the chart, located below, and get to the K section (Such as KSU33) and then match up your movements attributes with the list. For instance, if your movement is stamped 81 K 116cm, and is triple chime and cable driven with 116cm stamped on the back, you would most likely need a KSU33 as long as the hand shaft length is correct.

If this decoding process is a bother or is confusing, just email the information off of the back plate of the clock movement to us with a picture to clockworks@clockworks.com, or call us at 800-381-7458 and we can help.

THREE WEIGHT CLOCKS

Kieninger Clock Movement
Movement # Chime Type Driven by CM length Handshaft Price
HTU 9 Tube Triple Chime Cable Driven 116cm 56mm $2500.
H0001 Westminster Chain Driven 116cm 56mm N/A
HK002 Triple Chime Chain Driven 116cm 56mm $875
KKU 26 Triple Chime Chain Driven 116cm 47mm $550
KSO 58 Westminster Cable Driven 100cm 47mm $525
KSU 33 Triple Chime Cable Driven 116cm 47mm $550
KSU 36 Triple Chime Cable Driven 100cm 47mm $589
KSU 38 Triple Chime Cable Driven 93cm 47mm $589
KSU50 Sequential Chime Cable Driven 116cm 47mm $699
KSU51 Sequential Chime Cable Driven 93cm 47mm $699
KSU55 (No Bells) 9-BELL BASE Cable Driven 116cm 47mm $699
9-BELL SET ONLY $319
KSU67 Carousel Cable Driven 116cm 47mm $699
MS008 Westminster Cable Driven 116cm 47mm $465
MS009 Westminster Cable Driven 93cm 47mm $465
MSU05 Triple Chime Cable Driven 93cm 47mm $475
MSU13 Triple Chime Cable Driven 116cm 47mm $475
RK 014 Westminster Chain Driven 80cm 36mm $619
RK 023 Westminster Chain Driven 116cm 36mm $619
RK030(=RK022) Westminster Chain Driven 93cm 36mm $619
RK032 Westminster Chain Driven 116cm 48mm $619
RK034(=RK029) Westminster Chain Driven 93cm 48mm $619
RU010 Triple Chime Chain Driven 116cm 36mm $735
RU012 Triple Chime Chain Driven 93cm 48mm $735
RU013 Triple Chime Chain Driven 116cm 48mm $735
RU027 Triple Chime Chain Driven 93cm 36mm $735
SKS18 Rear Westminster Chain Driven 116cm 36mm $350
SKS15 Side Westminster Chain Driven 116cm 36mm $350

TWO WEIGHT CLOCKS

Kieninger Clock Movement
Movement # Chime Type Driven by CM length Handshaft Price
PSO26 Gong Strike(one hammer) Cable Driven 65cm 32mm $419
PSO27 Gong Strike(one hammer) Cable Driven 80cm 36mm $419
PSO37 Gong Strike(one hammer) Cable Driven 80cm 32mm $419
PSO38 Bim Bam(three hammer) Cable Driven 80cm 32mm $419
PSO39 Bim Bam(three hammer) Cable Driven 65cm 32mm $419
PSO40 Bim Bam(three hammer) Cable Driven 80cm 36mm $419

ONE WEIGHT, TWO SPRING CLOCKS

Kieninger Clock Movement
Movement # Chime Type Driven by CM length Handshaft Price
RWS13 Westminster Cable/Spring 65cm 32mm $699
RWS22 Westminster Cable/Spring 116cm 36mm $699
RWS23 Westminster Cable/Spring 80cm 32mm $699
RWS25 Westminster Cable/Spring 116cm 48mm $699
RWS31 Westminster Cable/Spring 116cm 48mm $699

SPRING DRIVEN

Kieninger Clock Movement
Movement # Chime Type Driven by CM length Handshaft Price
J0204-01 Triple Chime Spring Driven Balance 32mm $429
J0218-04 Triple Chime Spring Driven Balance 36mm $429
J0219 Triple Chime Spring Driven Bal Back Wind 36mm $429
J1204 Triple Chime Spring Driven 43cm 32mm $429
J1208 Triple Chime Spring Driven 54cm 32mm $429
J1212 Triple Chime Spring Driven 35cm 36mm $429
J1213 Triple Chime Spring Driven 65cm 32mm $429
J1216 Triple Chime Spring Driven 48cm 48mm $429
J1218 Triple Chime Spring Driven 43cm 48mm $429
AEL-01 Westminster Spring Driven Balance 32mm $399
AEL-03 Westminster Spring Driven 35cm 36mm $275
AEL-04 Westminster Spring Driven 43cm 36mm $275
SEW01 Triple Chime Spring Driven Balance 32mm $449
SEW03 Triple Chime Spring Driven Balance 36mm $449
SPS-02 Westminster Spring Driven 54cm 36mm $275
RWU-03 (No Bells) 9-Bell Top Spring Driven 15cm 36mm $1300
BELL SET $319
APL02 Westminster Spring Driven 29cm 36mm $299
APL03 Westminster Spring Driven 35cm 36mm $299
APL04 Westminster Spring Driven 43cm 36mm $299