Hermle Clock Movement 130

Notes on 130 / 131 seriesHermle movement identification131 Series CM Notes132-071 Timing132-071 DescriptionExplosion132-071 Installation

The below 131 and 130 series Hermle clock movements have a 90mm plate diameter and is spring driven. All clock movements in this series take a number 3 size single end key. What is being offered on this page is the movement alone with no other components such as pendulums and gongs. The movements come with the hand nut and also the suspension spring and leader if it is a pendulum unit.

How to identify a Hermle movement

On the back plate of the clock movement you will see the numbers such as 451-050 94cm. These numbers let us know everything we need to know about the mechanical clock movement itself. This tells us if the clock is weight driven or spring driven, if it has a pendulum, the size of the movement and the length of the hand shaft and much more. To match up the numbers to the new movement numbers is to get the exact same movement you have now but brand new. Since the new movement will be the exact same and not some knock off imitation, all of your existing clock components will usually fit just the same as the old unit.

The pendulum length (**cm) will be from the suspension post all the way down to the bottom of the pendulum nut threads. So this pendulum length includes the pendulum from tip to tip, the leader it hangs on, and the suspension spring the leader hangs on, all in one measurement. This pendulum length will not always be exactly what is marked on the movement. There are other factors such as the pendulum bob diameter. The larger the pendulum bob diameter then the longer the pendulum length will be even though it will be marked a certain CM length on the back of the movement.

If the CM length on the old unit matches the CM length on the new unit, this is all that is needed. Sometimes it is required to use the old leader from the old unit and put it on the new unit. Now if the old unit and the new unit have matching CM numbers and there is still a timing issue, it’s usually because it had the wrong pendulum to begin with. The next question would be, did the clock ever keep time with the pendulum it had?

The 132-071 has a platform escapement, what this means is it has a balance wheel rather than a pendulum.

There is an arm sticking out of it and it is able to move up or down to adjust the timing. When the factory set the time, they had it keep perfect time when the arm was in the middle of this platform. This is intended to stick straight out in the middle, in between the + and - symbols. It would not surprising if this moved some in shipping and have to adjust the timing a little. It may be best to adjust this arm and start in the dead center. If the clock is slow, move the arm slightly to the + and do the opposite if it is running fast.

The 132-071 is now improved with a Swiss platform escapement. The quality of this escapement is much improved from the past and easier to time.

We also offer the movement with the dial and the hands, to use this unit on the Schatz Royal Mariner movement that is no longer in production. The Schatz unit is not available and this unit is very close, however the winding arbors are in different places, so this is why the new dial. The hands will need to be changed also for this conversion.

Hermle clock movement 130 series exploded view

The following instructions are to install a new 132-071 clock movement.

1. Remove the hands. To remove the minute hand, hold it still while using needle nose pliers on its nut just to loosen it. Turning the nut to the left a little bit will loosen it so you can just take the nut off with your fingers. When the minute hand nut is off, you can remove the minute hand. This is only on by the minute hand mounting square hole on the movement’s square shaft. When the nut is removed it will come off if you wiggle the hand around. Now for the hour hand, this is on only by a friction fit, it has a round hole in the hour hand and presses on to a round shaft. This comes off by twisting back and forth and pulling toward you at the same time. Although you may not be able to tell, the hour hand tube is tapered wider as it goes into the movement. This means the more the hour hand is pressed down onto this post, the tighter it will be and harder to come off.

2. Take the mounting screws out. This will require a small flat head screwdriver, there are usually four screws at the 12 - 3 - 6 and 9 o’clock positions to remove. Sometimes there are also screws on the back of the clock case as well to remove so the entire movement with the dial comes out the front. So there is a couple of different ways that this may be mounted into its metal clock case but it will be either both or one of these mounting methods.

3. Taking off the clock dial. The dial is usually attached to a metal plate, this metal plate has usually three or four posts that go into the clock movement. The dial comes off of the metal plate with three or four small flat screws. The metal plate that the dial is attached to comes off by releasing the posts that go into the movement. The posts that go into the movement will come off by one of these two ways, the post may have a tapered pin, this means a pin that is fat on one side and skinny on the other. The skinny side will be stuck into a hole drilled into the post. To take this out you only need to yank out the pin by grabbing the fat end with some needle nose pliers and yank on it. Other times there will be a locking collar with a set screw to loosen and the collar comes off. With the posts released from the movement, the dial will come straight forward and off of the movement.

4. Installing the new movement. Installation is the reverse of the removal. There is nothing usually added to the installation. Put the metal plate with the posts back on the clock movement with its tapered pins or set screws. Install the movement with its metal dial plate into the round metal clock case and reattach. Install the clock dial back on to its metal holding plate. Put the hour hand on the clock as a friction fit and then the minute hand with its nut.

5. Set the chime with time. After the new movement is installed, you will notice the clock will chime 5 minutes before the hour or after the hour, or 8 minutes, or whatever. The idea being that it won’t chime when it’s supposed to.

This fix is very easy but some people have a hard time believing it is as easy as described. Please read this text carefully. Take the minute hand off of the clock, this is the longer of the two hands. With this minute hand off of the clock, turn it upside down and you will see it has a square hole where it attaches to the clock. This square hole is in a bushing that will rotate WITHIN the minute hand itself. So just use needle nose pliers to turn this bushing so the square in the bushing will rotate. Then put the hand back on the clock and see if it’s pointing to the correct place where it chimed. Then set to time.

Hermle 130 Series
Hermle 130 Series
Hermle 130 or 131 series clock movement winding arbor configuration

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Clock Movements

130-020 Hermle Clock Movement 130-020
  • Balance Escapement
  • 33.2mm Hand shaft
  • 3 Hammer Below
  • Bim Bam Strike
Front Side Back

130-020: $199.00

132-071 Hermle Clock Movement 132-071
  • Swiss Platform Escapement
  • 11 Jewel Balance
  • 27.6mm Hand shaft
  • Ships Bell Strike
Front Side Back

Clear

132-071: $449.00$469.00

130-070 Hermle Clock Movement 130-070
  • Balance Escapement
  • 33.2mm Hand shaft
  • 2 Hammer Back
  • Bell or Gong
Front Side Back

130-070: $199.00

131-041 Hermle Clock Movement 131-041 25cm
  • Pendulum Unit
  • 27.2mm Hand shaft
  • 1 Hammer Back
  • Bell or Gong Style
Front Side Side Back

131-041: $199.00

130-080 Hermle Clock Movement 130-080
  • Balance Escapement
  • 33.2mm Hand shaft
  • 2 Hammer Top
  • Bell Strike
Front Side Back

130-080: $199.00

131-080 Hermle Clock Movement 131-080
  • Pendulum Unit
  • 33.2mm Hand shaft
  • 2 Hammer Top
  • Bell Strike
Front Side Back

Clear

131-080: $199.00

131-081 Hermle Clock Movement 131-081 18cm
  • Pendulum Unit
  • 27.2mm Hand shaft
  • 2 Hammer Top
  • Bell Strike
Front Side Side Back

131-081: $199.00

131-080 Hermle Clock Movement 131-030
  • Pendulum Unit
  • 33.2mm Hand shaft
  • 3 Hammer Side
  • Bim Bam Strike
Front Side Back

Clear

131-030: $199.00

130-627 Hermle Clock Movement 130-627
  • Balance Escapement
  • 3 Hammer Below
  • Bim Bam Strike
  • Back Wind
Front Side Back

130-627: $199.00

130-678 Hermle Clock Movement 130-678
  • Balance Escapement
  • 2 Bells back
  • 8 Day Wind Up
  • Back Wind
Front Side Side Back

130-678: $199.00

131-070 Hermle Clock Movement 131-070 21cm
  • Pendulum Unit
  • 33.2mm Hand shaft
  • 2 Hammer Back
  • Bell or Gong
Front Side Side Back

Clear

131-070: $199.00

131 / 130 Movement Parts

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