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#M2 Quartz Clock Movement

Time Only Quartz Clock MovementWhen replacing, you will need to measure the post on the old unit, so you can match it up with your new quartz clock movement. The post is the part that goes through the dial (face) and mounts from the front.
Clock Dial

Continuous Sweep Time Only Quartz Clock Movement

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"

Removing a Bad Unit

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. 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).

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.

Quartz Movement Assembly

These are the assembly instructions for the time only quartz clock movement into the clock case.
  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.
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  1. 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.
  2. Put the minute hand on the post
  3. 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.
  4. 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 !

Clock Dial

Commonly bought with..

  • quartz clock hands 2B #H2 Quartz Clock Hands
    Quartz clock hands for the standard "I" shaft battery clock movements. Basically if it takes a battery and you got it from us, these will fit. We only carry the "I" shaft units. What this means is the hour hand will have ...
    Clear
    H2: $0.89
  • quartz clock hands 3 #H3 Quartz Clock Hands
    Quartz clock hands for the standard "I" shaft battery clock movements. Basically if it takes a battery and you got it from us, these will fit. We only carry the "I" shaft units. What this means is the hour hand will have ...
    Clear
    H3: $0.89
  • quartz clock hands 11B #H11 Quartz Clock Hands
    Quartz clock hands for the standard "I" shaft battery clock movements. Basically if it takes a battery and you got it from us, these will fit. We only carry the "I" shaft units. What this means is the hour hand will have ...
    Clear
    H11: $0.89
  • quartz clock hands 12B #H12 Quartz Clock Hands
    Quartz clock hands for the standard "I" shaft battery clock movements. Basically if it takes a battery and you got it from us, these will fit. We only carry the "I" shaft units. What this means is the hour hand will have ...
    Clear
    H12: $0.89

#H2 Quartz Clock Hands

Quartz clock hands for the standard "I" shaft battery clock movements. Basically if it takes a battery and you got it from us, these will fit. We only carry the "I" shaft units. What this means is the hour hand will have a round hole, and the minute hand will have an oblong hole. The oblong hole just fits over the movements "I" post and than the nut goes on top to hold it down.

The hands are measured by the minute hand only, from the mounting hole to the end. The hour hand comes with the pair, but we are only measuring the minute hand. The hour hand will just come shorter proportionately.

AA Cell High Torque Clock Movement #HT1

Continuous Sweep Time Only Quartz Clock Movement

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.

Clock Dial

Continuous Sweep Time Only Quartz Clock Movement

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"

Removing a Bad Unit

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.

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).

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.

Quartz Movement Assembly

These are the assembly instructions for the time only quartz clock movement into the clock case.
  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.
Read More »
  1. 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.
  2. Put the minute hand on the post
  3. 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.
  4. 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 !

Clock Dial


AA Battery High Torque #HT1 Attn: The hands for these units will be offered during the checkout process upon hitting the add to cart button. 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 sold separately.

Commonly bought with..

  • Long hands for battery operated clock movements Long High Torque Clock Hands #HTH1
    High Torque hands are long hands that need to go on a high torque battery operated clock movement. The hands have the USA standard 'I' shaft mounting hole in the minute hand. What this means is the hour hand will have a ...
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    HTH1: $2.89$12.89
  • Long hands for battery operated clock movements Long High Torque Clock Hands #HTH3
    Attn: The high torque clock movement that is required to run these hands are offered during the check out process. If you hit the add to cart button they will show up. High Torque hands are long hands that need to g ...
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    HTH3: $1.89$14.89
  • Long hands for battery operated clock movements Long High Torque Clock Hands #HTH8
    High Torque hands are long hands that need to go on a high torque battery operated clock movement. The hands have the USA standard 'I' shaft mounting hole in the minute hand. What this means is the hour hand will have a ...
    Clear
    HTH8: $8.89
  • Howard Miller Style High Torque Clock Hands Long High Torque Clock Hands #HTH7
    High Torque hands are long hands that need to go on a high torque battery operated clock movement. The hands have the USA standard 'I' shaft mounting hole in the minute hand. What this means is the hour hand will have a ...
    Clear
    HTH7: $6.89$9.89

Clock Pendulum Suspension Spring Hanger

Suspension Springs Usually there are three components to a clock pendulum assembly. The pendulum, leader and suspension spring. NOTE: Suspensions do not have to be exact in length, if the clock runs slow then raise the pendulum bob with the screw at the bottom of the pendulum rating nut threads. If the clock is running fast then turn the nut as too lower the pendulum bob. The suspensions in the picture are not actual size, you will need to measure your broken suspension spring the best you can and select the closest size in the drop down list by the order button below.

#M7 Silent Quartz Continuous Sweep Clock Movement

Continuous Sweep Time Only Quartz Clock MovementWhen 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.
Clock Dial

Continuous Sweep Time Only Quartz Clock Movement

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"

Removing a Bad Unit

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. 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).

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.

Quartz Movement Assembly

These are the assembly instructions for the time only quartz clock movement into the clock case.
  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.
Read More »
  1. 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.
  2. Put the minute hand on the post
  3. 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.
  4. 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 !

Clock Dial

A continuous sweep quartz (battery opperated) movement does 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.

Commonly bought with..

  • quartz clock hand 1 #H1 Quartz Clock Hands
    Quartz clock hands for the standard "I" shaft battery clock movements. Basically if it takes a battery and you got it from us, these will fit. We only carry the "I" shaft units. What this means is the hour hand will have ...
    Clear
    H1: $0.89
  • Quartz clock movement second hand clockworks.com #SH1 Second Hand for Quartz Clock Movements
    Second Hands Second hands for quartz clock movements that take a battery. The second hands come in Black / Gold / or Red. They are measured from the mounting post to the end of the long side pointer of the hand. Th ...
    Clear
    SH1: $0.89
  • quartz clock hands 5B #H5 Quartz Clock Hands
    Quartz clock hands for the standard "I" shaft battery clock movements. Basically if it takes a battery and you got it from us, these will fit. We only carry the "I" shaft units. What this means is the hour hand will have ...
    Clear
    H5: $0.89
  • quartz clock hands 8 #H8 Quartz Clock Hands
    Quartz clock hands for the standard "I" shaft battery clock movements. Basically if it takes a battery and you got it from us, these will fit. We only carry the "I" shaft units. What this means is the hour hand will have ...
    Clear
    H8: $0.89

Long High Torque Clock Hands #HTH3

Attn: The high torque clock movement that is required to run these hands are offered during the check out process. If you hit the add to cart button they will show up.

High Torque hands are long hands that need to go on a high torque battery operated clock movement. The hands have the USA standard 'I' shaft mounting hole in the minute hand. What this means is the hour hand will have a round mounting hole and the minute hand will have an oblong hole. These hands are sold as a pair, and measured by the minute hand only from the center of the mounting hole to the end of the pointer side.

The longer sized spade hands have a tail on the back side of the minute hand. This tail is required as a counter weight so the long hands will run on the small high torque movement.

#H1 Quartz Clock Hands

Quartz clock hands for the standard "I" shaft battery clock movements. Basically if it takes a battery and you got it from us, these will fit. We only carry the "I" shaft units. What this means is the hour hand will have a round hole, and the minute hand will have an oblong hole. The oblong hole just fits over the movements "I" post and than the nut goes on top to hold it down.

The hands are measured by the minute hand only, from the mounting hole to the end. The hour hand comes with the pair, but we are only measuring the minute hand. The hour hand will just come shorter proportionately.

#H4 Quartz Clock Hands

Quartz clock hands for the standard "I" shaft battery clock movements. Basically if it takes a battery and you got it from us, these will fit. We only carry the "I" shaft units. What this means is the hour hand will have a round hole, and the minute hand will have an oblong hole. The oblong hole just fits over the movements "I" post and than the nut goes on top to hold it down.

The hands are measured by the minute hand only, from the mounting hole to the end. The hour hand comes with the pair, but we are only measuring the minute hand. The hour hand will just come shorter proportionately.

#SH3 Second Hand for Quartz Clock Movements

Second Hands

Second hands for quartz clock movements that take a battery. The second hands come in Black / Gold / or Red. They are measured from the mounting post to the end of the long side pointer of the hand. They can be snipped down with scissors with a simple snip if need shorter.

#SH2 Second Hand for Quartz Clock Movements

Second Hands

Second hands for quartz clock movements that take a battery. The second hands come in Black / Gold / or Red. They are measured from the mounting post to the end of the long side pointer of the hand. They can be snipped down with scissors with a simple snip if need shorter.

#SH1 Second Hand for Quartz Clock Movements

Second Hands

Second hands for quartz clock movements that take a battery. The second hands come in Black / Gold / or Red. They are measured from the mounting post to the end of the long side pointer of the hand. They can be snipped down with scissors with a simple snip if need shorter.

Brass Single End Clock Key

Brass Single End Clock Key

Single end brass clock key to wind up a wall or mantle mechanical clock movement

See instructions on how to get the right size key for your clock

To get the key you need, measure the shaft the key is to go on to, then use this chart to get the key size # you need. Please do not call asking what key your clock needs, as you will be told it would still have to be measured. Again, you are measuring the shaft that the key goes onto in MM and then using the chart on our keys page here. Almost all post 1960 mechanical clocks, made in Germany take a size #8 key or crank, unless the movement is round. The round ones take a number 4 usually.  

Finding the right clock key

  Here we have clock keys in all the sizes available. We get many calls asking what key their clock takes and over the phone it is difficult to say what key size is needed. Read More »

Best to read the below text on how to use the clock keys chart and get the correct sized key to wind your clock. What can be said is most larger German movements take a number 8 key.

So if your clock movement is made in Germany, is 5 x 5 square or 6 x 9, it will take a number 8 usually. If the clock movement is made in Germany and it's round, it's usually number 4.

If you have a 31 day clock, or a Korean clock, or a commonly produced early American time strike movement, then it's usually number 7. However, if you want to be sure with all this then use the below chart.

Double End Clock Key (F / S at 12) Note

  If you see an F / S or an A / R around the 12 o’clock area of the clock dial, this is called a regulator. So for F / S this means fast or slow, and the A / R would represent advance or retard. Read More »

So turning the arbor toward F will make the clocks time run faster and the opposite direction for slow. To turn this you would use the small end of your clock key. If the key has been lost at one point then someone could have replaced the key with a single end key instead of double. The double end key is what you would need instead, one for the winding up the clock and the other side for the F / S regulation. There are many sizes and combinations for the double end key and it may be tricky to get the right size. So you may just want to get the 4 pack of double end keys we offer. This is the top 4 most common double end clock keys that are used so the odds are with you that you will get the correct key with both sides fitting your clock movement.

If the pendulum leader is too short then you may need to adjust the fast / slow beyond what the regulator is designed to adjust. If this is the situation you may just want to get an adjustable bob to regulate the clock instead. If you get the adjustable bob instead you do not need a double end key. You only need to adjust the nut on the bottom of the pendulum bob as to raise the bob to speed up the clock time or the opposite to slow the clocks time down. So if you choose to get the adjustable bob, please see it displayed at the following link. The adjustable pendulum bob comes in three sizes, or bob diameters. Usually the middle sized bob or the smaller bob is fine for most clocks.

Using the clock key chart

To get the key you need, measure the shaft the key is to go on to, then use this chart to get the key size # you need. Please do not call asking what key your clock needs, as you will be told it would still have to be measured. Again, you are measuring the shaft that the key goes onto in MM and then using the below chart. Almost all post 1960 mechanical clocks, made in Germany take a size #8 key or crank, unless the movement is round. The round ones take a number 4 usually.

Clock key sizing chart

Shaft width / Key #
  • 1.75mm = 000 Key
  • 2.0mm = 00 Key
  • 2.25mm = 0 Key
  • 2.5mm = 1 Key
  • 2.75mm = 2 Key
  • 3.0mm = 3 Key
  • 3.25mm = 4 Key
  • 3.5mm = 5 Key
  • 3.75mm = 6 Key
Shaft width / Key #
  • 4.0mm = 7 Key
  • 4.25mm = 8 Key
  • 4.5mm = 9 Key
  • 4.75mm = 10 Key
  • 5.00mm = 11 Key
  • 5.25mm = 12 Key
  • 5.5mm = 13 Key
  • 5.75mm = 14 Key
  • 6.0mm = 15 Key
 

#F3 Clock Insert for a 2 1/8 Hole

The first step when ordering a clock insert is to measure how wide the hole is that the clock insert is supposed to go into. Once you have this information you can view the clock inserts below and get one that will fit into the hole. If the clock insert is too loose when you get it, you can put a rubber band around the back of the unit to fill up the space some. No one will see the rubber band and it makes the clock inserts fit tighter.
When selecting the correct clock inserts you will need to choose the dial face color and then also Arabic or Roman numbers. Roman numbers are the kind where 12 will be displayed as XII and Arabic would be displayed as 12. The inserts are categorized from smallest on the top of the page, and larger as you scroll down the page.

Insert #F3 = 2 1/4" (59mm)

  • White Dial Arabic or Roman
  • Curved lens
  • Includes 1 N battery
  • 3 year guarantee
Minimum units Price/unit
1 $11.89
5 $10.89
12 $9.89
50 $8.89

#H8 Quartz Clock Hands

Quartz clock hands for the standard "I" shaft battery clock movements. Basically if it takes a battery and you got it from us, these will fit. We only carry the "I" shaft units. What this means is the hour hand will have a round hole, and the minute hand will have an oblong hole. The oblong hole just fits over the movements "I" post and than the nut goes on top to hold it down.

The hands are measured by the minute hand only, from the mounting hole to the end. The hour hand comes with the pair, but we are only measuring the minute hand. The hour hand will just come shorter proportionately.

#H6 Quartz Clock Hands

Quartz clock hands for the standard "I" shaft battery clock movements. Basically if it takes a battery and you got it from us, these will fit. We only carry the "I" shaft units. What this means is the hour hand will have a round hole, and the minute hand will have an oblong hole. The oblong hole just fits over the movements "I" post and than the nut goes on top to hold it down.

The hands are measured by the minute hand only, from the mounting hole to the end. The hour hand comes with the pair, but we are only measuring the minute hand. The hour hand will just come shorter proportionately.

Long High Torque Clock Hands #HTH1

High Torque hands are long hands that need to go on a high torque battery operated clock movement. The hands have the USA standard 'I' shaft mounting hole in the minute hand. What this means is the hour hand will have a round mounting hole and the minute hand will have an oblong hole. These hands are sold as a pair, and measured by the minute hand only from the center of the mounting hole to the end of the pointer side.