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We get many people calling us with a Replacement Quartz Movements that they want to replace. They call with the numbers off of the Quartz clock movements wanting to match it up with the exact same unit. This unfortunately is not how replacing quartz clock movements goes, unless you are replacing a Hermle chiming movement. You can tell if your clock is a Hermle chiming quartz movement because it will take two C cell batteries and it will have the numbers similar to 2215 or 2114. So if the clock is not made by Hermle and you still want to replace it then you would need to match the movement up by what it is instead of going by the numbers. There are so many different Replacement Quartz Movements manufacturers of quartz clock movements and there are so many made, it is impossible for us to have a reference of them all.

All that can be done is for you to forget about the numbers on theQuartz Movements and come to the realization that you are not going to get the exact same Quartz clock movements replacement. So what to do is to match the Replacement Quartz Movements up with something that will work in its place, something that will fit dimensionally in the clock case and chime or have a pendulum if you want it to. At least now you are left with some options on whether you want to chime or have a pendulum when it may not have had these features before. If you were going by the numbers on the Replacement Quartz Movements and you were looking to match them up, you would not have the freedom that you now have to change some things.

Best to start with the chime, do you want the Replacement Quartz Movements to make a chiming noise or an electro-mechanical strike like Bim Bam? If so then you would want to go to our Chiming Quartz page and browse our Quartz clock movements and see if what we have to offer will fit dimensionally in your clock case. The next question is do you want the clock movement to have a pendulum? If so, then you will want to see our Pendulum Units at this link. If the answer is no to these two questions then you just want a Time Only movement, this section has two different general kinds, there are low torque quartz and then there is high torque quartz. A Low Torque Time Only movement would run hands up to about 5 inches long. That is the measurement on the minute hand from the center of the hole to the end. A High Torque Time Only movement will run hands up to 18 inches, again this is the measurement of the minute hand. Of course if you want a very strong movement to run short hands then you can get a high torque movement and use it for a regular small clock as well. The thing you can't do is get a low torque movement and expect it to run exceptionally long hands.

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