Battery Quartz Clock Hands - Quartz clock hands in black and gold. Please choose the length by the minute hand only. - Clockworks
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These are sold as a pair with both hour and minute hands. Of course, styles vary depending on length.
Quartz Clock Hands
These are quartz Clock Hands that will fit any battery movement we offer. There are two types of quartz hands in the world. One is the China standard and one is the American standard. The China way of using the hands is with round holes in both the hour and minute hands.
Comparatively, the American style has an oblong mounting hole in the minute hand and a round hole for the hour hand that fits what is known as an "I" shaft. All of the hands that we offer fit "I" shaft movements only. In other words all of them will fit the quartz movements that we sell.
Quartz clock hand compatibility
When replacing a quartz clock movement, the old hands may fit the new movement just fine. However, if there is an oblong hole in the minute hand, chances are good that it will fit.
The hour hand will fit the new quartz movement either way. To clarify, it is the minute hand (the longer of the two hands) that is a concern. In any event, if in doubt, it is best to order new hands for the new movement upon checking out. This way it will be all set and you will have everything you need for a smooth movement swap out.
Measuring and Ordering New Hands
Quartz clock hands come together as a set, but you only measure the minute hand when replacing them. Measure it, the long hand, from the mounting hole to the tip. The shorter hand, the hour hand, comes with the minute hand and is proportionally smaller.