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The first step to replacing a quartz movement, is to be able to get to the movement from the back and also the front where the hands are. Read More »
1. Getting to the dial There are many case designs and styles and there is no telling what way you're clock case is made to get to the dial (face) of the clock. Sometimes it is very easy to get to the dial and hands, other times the dial is covered with glass and may require you to figure out how the clock case was put together, so you can take it apart enough to get to the dial. You may have to remove some screws, or if there is a bezel it maybe required to bend the bezel tabs some to get it off. Once you're at the point where you can remove the hands and also the back of the quartz unit, you're good to start replacing the unit.
2. Removing the hands If there is a second hand on the clock, it only needs to be grabbed with the thumb nails and pulled straight off of the clock to take it off. There are two styles to the minute hand, the kind that has the nut holding it down and the kind that is only on by friction fit with a round hole in the hand. The friction fit with no nut style just pulls straight off like the second hand did. The other style (the kind we sell) has the nut on the top of the minute hand to hold it down. To take this off, hold the minute hand still as you turn the nut to the left with needle nose pliers to loosen the nut so you can take it off with you're fingers. Next is the hour hand, this is only a friction fit with a round hole in the hand, the tube its on is tapered fatter as it goes down into the movement. Just twist the hand and pull it toward you until it comes off.
3. Removing the hex nut Then you will see a hex nut (six sided nut). use the same needle nose pliers to just turn the hex nut some to the left so it can be unscrewed with the fingers. With the hex nut removed the quartz clock movement will just fall out of the back side of the dial (face).
These are the assembly instructions for the time only quartz clock movement into the clock case. Read More »
Add the quartz clock movement to the cart, then come back and select hands from below
Low torque clock movements are small, accurate and well made. They come with the hands if you select them, the hanger to hang it on the wall if you want too, and the mounting hardware. The post that is being measured is as described on the above diagram. This is the threaded portion of the movement that goes through the dial face and needs to be long enough to mount the hex nut onto this post, in the front of the dial face. This means the movement is just mounted to the dial face and nothing else, then you can put you're hour hand on, and then the minute hand with its nut.
(Great Quality) Item #M2
M2 Low torque 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 1/2 quartz clock movement with a 5/16 wide threaded post by USA Takane. This movement is ideal for schools and hobbyists to produce clocks. With this Quartz Clock Movement the second hand will jump from one second to the next. Please select the free hands you would like (if needed) from below on this same webpage.
Every Low torque clock movement comes with the mounting hardware and also a metal hanger. We offer a large variety of the shorter free hands on this same webpage below this text.
(Best Quality) Item #M3
M3 is an Exceptional quality 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 1/2 quartz clock movement with a 5/16 wide threaded post. It is the best quality AA unit on the market. These Quartz Clock Movements will say SKP, this means Seiko Time Products. With this Quartz Clock Movement the second hand will jump from one second to the next. Please select the free hands you would like (if needed) from below on this same webpage.
High Torque clock movements are the same dimensional as the low torque movements. They are geared special on the inside of the unit stronger as to take more weight if wanted. They will run any size hands we offer although it is recommended to use the C cell unit for very long hands such as the 17 1/2 or 17 3/4 long minute hand lengths. The C cell units are stronger than the AA units and would also last longer with the very long hands. The post that is being measured is as described on the above diagram. This is the threaded portion of the movement that goes through the dial face and needs to be long enough to mount the hex nut onto this post, in the front of the dial face. This means the movement is just mounted to the dial and nothing else, then you can put you're hour hand on, and then the minute hand with its nut.
(Strong) Item #HT1
The AA high torque quartz clock movements are much stronger than the low torque models. They have a threaded post diameter of 5/16 and a case dimension of 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 1/2D. The long hands for these movements are offered below on this same webpage.
Every High Torque clock movement comes with the mounting hardware and also a metal hanger to mount it to the wall. We offer a large variety of hands on this same webpage also.
(Strongest) Item #HT2
The powerful C Cell high torque movement is the strongest on the market before getting into the electrical units. They have a threaded post diameter of 7/16 and a case dimension of 2-3/4"H x 2-3/16"W x 1"D. The long hands for these movements are offered below on this same webpage.
A Continuous sweep Quartz Clock Movements do not make a ticking sound. When a second hand is used, the second hand will sweep around the dial rather than jumping from one second to the next.
Free Pair Per Movement
1-11 $1.25 / 12-49 $.80 / 50-99 $.70 / 100+ $.60
Choose length and color option
Needs a High Torque Movement, comes with both hour and minute hands