When replacing, you will need to measure the post on the old unit, so you can match it up with your new chiming quartz movement. The post is the part that goes through the dial (face) and mounts from the front.
Chiming Quartz Clock Movements
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- 1/16 inch thick
- 3/16 inch thick
- 5/16 inch thick
- 9/16 inch thick
- 3/4 inch thick
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Removing a Bad UnitThe 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.
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.Read More »
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).
Quartz Movement AssemblyThese are the assembly instructions for the time only quartz clock movement into the clock case.
- Place hanger on post (optional)
- Place black washer on post (optional)
- Put post through the clock dial face
- Slide the brass washer onto the post of the movement that is sticking out of the clock dial face
- 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.
- 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.
- Put the minute hand on the post
- 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.
- 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 installing you're brand new quartz clock movement !
Seiko durability in a quartz chime clock movement. Plays either Westminster or Whittington on the quarters and then strike out the hours. Has an auto night feature if you do not want to hear the chime at night. If set, it will not chime between 10pm and 6am.
The clock hands and the second hand are sold separately.
This unit is the most compact unit we offer. We have both the pendulum version and the non pendulum version. Of course the pendulum has nothing to do with the time keeping either way and is just for looks.
- Volume control
- 16 inch pendulum at longest
- AutoNight Silence Switch
- Westminster or Whittington
QU30 Quartz Notes
The Seiko made chiming quartz clock movement is the most durable we have to offer and has the fewest returns. The sound is very good and is more on the electronic side instead of sounding like a mechanical clock.
The unit can be set to play either Westminster or Whittington chime. It will chime on the quarter hours and then strike out the hour on the top of each hour. There is a volume control and also there is a optional auto night silence switch if you want it quiet at night.
Any of the hands we sell for quartz clock movements will fit this unit. As far as the quartz units go, we only have the standard American “I” shaft units and hands. This means the hour hand will have a round hole and the minute hand would have a oblong hole. The hour hand goes on as a friction fit, then the minute hand goes on the upper post with its nut. A second hand can be used only if its wanted. All hands are sold separately and is offered here as well.
This movement comes with a free pendulum that is 16 inches at its longest. However it can be shortened to anything less than 16 inches with ease. The pendulum has three bob diameter options to choose from, the bob is the round disk at the bottom of the pendulum rod. Please note although this is a pendulum unit, it can be used with or without the pendulum. If a pendulum is not used, you can just lock the pendulum swinger to one side and not use it.
The movements threaded post comes in three lengths. This is the fat threaded part that takes the hex nut. This post length is what we measure, the actual part that the hands go onto sticks out another ¼ inch beyond this measurement, but we do not count that in the measurement. The post lengths available for this unit is either 5/16 long or 11/16 long. The posts are all 5/16 wide, and fit into a ⅜ dial hole.
- Westminster or Whittington and then strike out the hourly count
- Auto Night Silence Option (10pm to 6am)
- Volume Control
- Second Hand Option
- Pendulum Option
- Takes oneC Cell Battery
- Insert a C cell battery into the movement.
- Make it chime the hours by turning the knob on the back
- Install the hands where the clock chimed.
- Set the volume and if you want the autonight, chose this also
- It may think night is day and day is night, if this is the situation just advance the hands 12 hours.
How to make the clock chime when its supposed to.
First we need to know, the clock chime is correct no matter what it says the chime is, its right. We only need to have the hands point to where the clock thinks it is, or where its chiming in other words. And then set the clock to time.
So to point the hands to where the clock chimed we need to remove the hands, and put them back on the clock where the clock chimed. In other words if it chimed out that its 3 oclock, put the hour hand to the three and the minute hand to the 12.
IF the clock minute hand will not point exactly to the 12, do this. Find the circle spinning setting knob on the back of the movement and hold this still with your fingers so it will not move. At the same time you stop this from moving, point the minute hand to the 12 where it was supposed to point to when it chimed. Let go of both.