Many clock case companies put there name on the movements but if the movement starts with UW then its Urgos.
Floor clock movements that have three weights are the only ones available. The spring driven or two weight units have not been made in a very long time and a exact replacement is not available. If you have a spring driven or two weight Urgos mechanical clock movement, please email us with the movement numbers Example= UW6/61 or UW7/67, and we will let you know what we have as a closest equivalent movement that can be adapted to fit.
A new movement will last much longer than a repair ever would. It would usually cost less and be up and running in a very short time where as a repair can take months. So the new movement would be faster, cost less, and would last a lot longer. This is because a repair on the unit is a very time consuming process and the movement would be disassembled and reassembled for this. The only time you should have the movement serviced is if it is out of production and not available new, or it is a very high end movement such as a tubular bell. A tubular bell clock movement is the only one someone would consider doing a repair on rather than a replacement as these are more expensive.
With age, the clock oil will solidify and become more of an abrasive rather than a lubricant. The oil ends up being this sticky tar like substance and creates wear on the movement, although it is not easy to identify the wear all the time. Most of the wear occurs in the holes of the brass plates where the pivot arbors stick through it and attempt to spin. When they are spinning in the hole while lubricated with old sticky oil, this creates wear. The wear takes place in the pivot holes and the holes become oblong instead of round. With the oblong holes the pivots get pinched, and between this and the sticky oil, the clock will ultimately cease to function properly. A good thorough cleaning would require the movement to be completely disassembled and new brass bushings installed in the pivot holes. This is a time consuming and sometimes challenging process and therefore it ends up being an expensive service.
To determine the numbers you have on the movement, you need to get to the back of the brass mechanical clock movement. Often there are side access panels to the clock if it is a floor clock, and you can look with a flash light. Taking the movement right out is an option as well, since ordering a different one anyway. Now the numbers are located on the bottom of the back plate of the brass movement itself. Not on the paperwork or the clock case, only on the brass movement. Urgos clock movements have changes numbering systems many years ago. What this means is the movement you have now may have some markings on it, such as UW32/1A, but this same unit is now called UW32319 as they have a new number for the exact same movement. If you have an old number style and need to convert to the new number, the movement has definitely lived its life span and is time to replace it.
With the numbers off of the back plate, we need to figure out if it has an old numbering system or new one. If you have a / in the number, it’s definitely the old system therefore older movement and its lived its life. If it does not have a / it still may be the old numbering system as well. So what you do, is go to the drop down menu by the order button, drop down the list and see if your numbers are listed. If you do not see the numbers listed in the drop down menu, we need to use the chart below and find your movement number listed, and get the new number that will be on the drop down menu. The chart is correct, if the old number has a conversion to a new number, you will get that same movement. Since this is the same movement you have now but new, all the components to the clock movement should fit fine as well (dial / hands weights / chime block). So one more thing about the old to new numbers, if the old numbers have a / in it, replace that / with one or sometimes two zeros if the / is at the middle of the old numbers. Confused? Our phone number is 800.381.7458 email is email@example.com
*The shutoff on the old unit was made at the 3,6 and 12 o'clock positions. The new unit has a shutoff at the 3 o'clock position only. Attach a brass rod to the shutoff and drop behind the dial into the case to change chime selector if necessary.
**The new unit has a time winding hole about 1/2 inch below the original. It is necessary to modify the dial to accommodate this. In addition the new unit has a time winding drum slightly below the level of the bottom of the unit requiring that the seatboard be "dished out" that area.