Product Information

  • Free hardware and hanger.
  • Free Hands up to 5 inch, if selected
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Threaded Shaft Diameter 5/16"

Dial Thickness

  • 1/16 inch thick
  • 3/16 inch thick
  • 5/16 inch thick
  • 9/16 inch thick
  • 3/4 inch thick

Size Post Needed

  • 3/16"
  • 5/16"
  • 7/16"
  • 11/16"
  • 15/16"
Clock Movement Post

Add the quartz clock movement to the cart, then come back and select hands from below

#QU22 Westminster C-cell (Good Sound)

3" x 4 3/4" x 1 1/4" Instructions

Free hands if selected (See Below)

Chiming Quartz clock movements

Low price chiming unit that does not take up much room. The bob is the round disk on the pendulum.

  • Chiming Clock Movements
  • Chime synchronization knob
  • 16" pendulum at longest
  • Takes one C cell battery
  • Made by Takane
  • Built in speaker
  • 7/16 Diameter Post

1-4Units $39
5-11Units $34
12+Units $29

#QU30 Chiming Seiko (Great Sound)

3 1/4" x 5 1/4" x 1 5/16" Instructions

Free hands if selected (See Below)

Chiming Quartz clock movements

Quality C cell dual chime movement by Seiko. Will play either Westminster or Whittington on the quarter hour.

  • Automatic night silence switch
  • 16" pendulum at longest
  • Takes one C cell battery
  • Seiko durability
  • Detachable speaker
  • 5/16 Diameter post
  • Please choose length of post

1-4Units $49
5+ Units $46
12+Units $43

#QU40 Four Melody Chime (Best Sound)

4 9/16" x 4 3/4" x 1 1/8" Instructions

Free hands if selected (See Below)

Chiming Quartz clock movements

Four song options: Westminster or Ave Maria quarterly then striking out the hours, Or Bim Bam or Westminster on the hour only.

  • Volume control
  • 16" pendulum at longest
  • AutoNight Silence Switch
  • Takes 2 C cell batteries
  • 5/16 Diameter post

1-4Units $69
5-11Units $64
12+Units $59

#QU25 Electromechanical Bim Bam

7" x 5 7/8" x 1 7/8" Instructions

Free hands if selected (See Below)

Chiming Quartz clock movements

Bim Bam movement has an electromechanical strike that makes the sound, Bim Bam. It will do this once on the half hour and also strike out the hour.

  • Mechanical strike
  • Operates on 1 "D" cell
  • Clock will operate with or without the pendulum
  • 5/16 Threaded post width and length
  • Includes a 16" pendulum that can be shortened

1-4Units $99
5-11Units $94
12+Units $89

#QU3 Time and Pendulum (No Chime)

2 1/8" x 3 3/4" x 7/8" Instructions

Free hands if selected (See Below)

Chiming Quartz clock movements

This non chiming pendulum unit comes with a pendulum, bob, hardware, hanger and hands. The bob is the round disk at the bottom of the pendulum and comes in 3 diameters.

  • Operates on 1 "AA" cell
  • Includes a 16" pendulum that can be shortened
  • 5/16 Diameter post

1-4Units $19
5-11Units $16
12+Units $12

#QU45 Large Pendulum Drive Only

8 3/8" x 3" x 2 1/8" Instructions

Free hands if selected (See Below)

Clock Pendulum

You can now make grandfather size clocks with a traditional pendulum without spending hundreds of dollars on a mechanical movement. Heavy duty pendulum drive will operate a 41" pendulum that weighs up to 8oz It will operate for over a year on just one alkaline "D" cell battery. PENDULUM NOT INCLUDED

See pendulums at this link

Low Torque Quartz Hands (Less Than 5")

Free Pair Per Movement

Clock Hands
Clock Hands

Item #H1
Clock Hands

Item #H2

Item# - H3

Item# - H4
Tapered Clock Hands

Item# - H5
Tapered Clock Hands

Item# - H6
Clock Hand Straight

Item# - H7
Clock Hands

Item# - H8
Clock Hands

Item# - H9
Clock Hands

Item# - H10
moon hands

Item# - H11
clock hands

Item# - H12
clock hands

Second Hands

1-11 $1.25 / 12-49 $.80 / 50-99 $.70 / 100+ $.60

Measured from the center of the post to the end

Second Hand
Item #SH1
Second Hand

Item #SH2
Second Hand

Item #SH3
Second Hand

Item #SH4
Second Hand

High Torque Hands (5" Plus)

Needs a High Torque Movement, comes with both hour and minute hands

Clock Hands
Clock Hands

Item #HTH1
Clock Hands

Tapered High Torque Hands

Item #HTH2
Tapered Clock Hands

Tapered High Torque 6 Inch $3.00

Item #HTH3
Spade Clock Hands

High Torque Spade Style

Item #HTH4
Spade Hands

Spade High Torque Hands

Item #HTH5
Clock Hand

Straight Hands 6 Inch

Item #HTH6
Clock Hands

Howard Miller Style

Hold the minute hand as you turn the nut to the left with needle nose pliers to loosen and then remove. Next is the hour hand, this is only a friction fit. Twist and put it toward you until it comes off.

Then you will see a hex nut (six sided nut). Unscrew the hex nut and the movement should fall out the backside of the clock.

Clock Dial
Dial = The clock face that the movements post goes through.

Clock Dial
Post = Threaded portion on the movement that takes the hex nut.

Clock Dial
Hex Nut = A six sided nut that threads onto the movement post.

Clock Dial
Hanger = Included, but optional, steel part to hang clock.

Clock Dial
Hands = AKA needles, arms, pointers. Indicates hour and minute.

Clock Dial
Second Hand = The optional skinny pointer that ticks out the seconds.

  1. Place hanger on post (optional)
  2. Place black washer on post (optional)
  3. Put post through the clock dial face
  4. Slide the brass washer onto the post of the movement that is sticking out of the clock dial face
  5. Put hex nut on post and tighten to hold movement to the back of the clock face – you may use needle nose pliers to get a tighter fit, however do not crank it down so tight that it ruins the clock face.
  6. Push hour hand on the post (smaller of the 2 hands with round hole). This is a friction fit and should be pushed all the way down on the post without it touching the clock face.
  7. Put the minute hand on the post
  8. If using a second hand, skip to step 9. If you are not using a second hand, screw the cap nut on. You are done.
  9. If using a second hand, screw the small donut on top of minute hand and then push the second hand onto the pin in the center of the unit. You are done.

1. Mounting the hour hand. Put the hour hand, which is the shorter of the two hands, on its white post. This hour hand will only be friction fit, so it will be able to turn left or right, or positioned up or down, depending on your needs. So you would turn the hour hand left or right to point it to the proper hour that the clock chimes. For the upward or downward directions, you would twist and raise upward to loosen the hour hand, or push down on the hour hand to tighten it on its white post. The ideal position of this hand will be at a level where it will not engage with the minute hand and it’s not touching the clock dial.

2. Mounting the minute hand. Put the minute hand on the oblong shaped brass threaded portion of the hand shaft above where the hour hands white post is. The minute hand has an oblong hole to mount on its brass oblong post. Then put the minute hands brass nut on.

3. Putting the nut on the minute hand. To put the minute hand’s nut on, you will select from the two nuts we have sent. There is one brass nut that has a hole in the center of it called a doughnut, and then there is one without a hole in it called a cap nut. You will mount the doughnut if you intend on using a second hand sweep or you will use the cap nut if you do not want a second hand sweep.

With the hands on the clock, put the batteries in your new chiming quartz movement and turn the minute hand to make it chime. Some chiming units are trickier as they will not chime quarterly when you turn the hands, so in this case you will have to wait for the clocks time to advance on its own and wait for the clock to chime. Be sure the clock is set to Westminster as it is easiest to set, if it has multiple chime options. So now with the clock chiming, take note of where the minute hand is pointing in relation to the quarterly chime as it will often point to somewhere besides the exact quarter upon setting the clock up.

If the clocks minute hand is not pointing on the exact quarter hour (15min / 30min / 45min / 60min) the fix is this; there is a round hand setter wheel on the back of the movement to rotate the minute hand clockwise or counter clockwise. You need to hold this wheel still with your finger and keep it from turning, at the same time turn the minute hand to the place it just chimed. In other words if the clock chimed the quarter 5 minutes early, hold the wheel on the back still as you advance the minute hand forward 5 minutes. Now the quarter chimes are set with the minute hand.

Now make the clock chime, or wait for it to chime, and take note of what hour it strikes out. For example, if the clock strikes 5 times after the quarterly chime is done, you just turn the hour hand backward or forward to make it point to the 5 on the dial. You will then also take the minute hand off the clock and put it back on to point to the top of the hour, (12 on the clock dial) if it’s not pointing there already.

1. Check to be sure the clock is level up and down, meaning the clock case is not tipped forward or backward.

2. Check the position of the movement itself that you mounted in the dial. The movement should be straight up and down and not tilted on an angle. The top of the movement should be at the 12 o’clock position and the bottom, of course, will be at the 6 o’clock position. This way the pendulum hanger will be able to swing nice to the left or to the right without hitting the end of its path.

3. Be sure to take the pendulum hanger that swings on the back of the movement, out of the locked position. If this hanger is in the locked position, it will be off to one side and not easily be able to swing. You only need to yank it out of its locked position so it can swing freely.

4. Now be sure that the pendulum, or the movement’s pendulum hanger, isn’t rubbing anything in its swing. It should be only suspended at the top and hang down without rubbing or hitting anything at all when it’s trying to keep swinging.

5. Also please check to be sure that the pendulum bob (round disk at the bottom of the pendulum) is not hitting or touching the sides of the clock case in its swing.

When converting a mechanical unit to a battery operated unit, most people will choose the Four Melody Superior Chime (item QU40). Please read the directions carefully at the top of the page on how to determine the proper post length to order for your clock.

If you have a grandfather, grandmother, or similar floor clock, you would also need the large pendulum drive unit to run your pendulum that can also be found on this page. If your pendulum is not too heavy (such as a wall clock) you should not have to order the separate pendulum drive.

Other things to consider when switching to a battery movement:

It will not work with your dial if you have a moon phase, or you would have to modify the dial to take the battery movement. All the gearing on the back of the moon dial will need to be dealt with or removed. Also, the winding arbor holes in the dial will not have anything in them. Some people find ingenious ways of cutting off the arbors from their mechanical movement and gluing them into the holes to make it more realistic looking.

If the dial is attached to the movement and not the clock case, then you would need to change it to attach to the case somehow. Also if its weight driven now, the weights will not have anywhere to hang unless you mount them to something just to let them look connected.

The pendulum drive unit would be mounted separate from the movement, on the back of the case. So the pendulum would be set back more and this may look strange as you would have no weights and the pendulum would be farther back than usual.

If you decide you would rather stick with a mechanical movement please provide us with the movement numbers off of the back plate of the movement itself. It will be stamped right into the brass. We will be happy to assist you in getting the correct unit. Please email us at or call us with any further questions.