Hermle Quartz Clock Movements

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Hermle quartz discontinued - what now?

The Hermle Quartz clock movements are discontinued and no longer available. This section will discuss what to do for a new unit.

What we can offer

clockworks.com offers alternate movements that have the equivalent sound quality and lasts longer than the Hermle units. They have more features and does not break during daylight savings adjustments like the Hermle Quartz units did after years of service. To get the new movement some things are required to do. First is to be sure the new one will fit into the clock case because some are larger. Then convert the hand shaft from the old one to the new because it is measured in a different way. Lastly get new hands as the old ones will not fit.

Measuring the hand shaft

Once you get the movement out of the clock and measure the hand shaft it can determined what new movement post length to get. Hermle quartz is not the same as the typical because there is no threaded post. Instead it only has a hand shaft that sticks straight out of the clock movement. Instead of a threaded post on the movement they had a long lock collar to secure the movement instead. Hermle quartz hand shaft is measured from the black plastic base and all the way out. This would be measured out to the end of the minute hand nut area. After measuring this length you can subtract a 1/4 inch and this is the post length needed on the new unit.

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Replacing Hermle quartz movements

Replacing Hermle Quartz movements is sort of tricky. The units are no longer made and the new ones that are available mount in a different way. The Hermle Quartz clock movements were mounted in a way that is not typical to the rest of the quartz clock movements. This has to be taken into consideration during the quartz clock movement conversion to one of these fine alternate units.

Two ways of mounting

The Hermle Quartz are secured with a nut that went through the dial side and into the movement. The new unit instead has a post sticking out of the movement that goes through the back of the dial to the front. The new unit will have a hex nut on the front dial side to keep the movement secured.

What to do

Getting new movement requires to remove the movement from the clock case and do some measuring. So the first step is to get the movement out of the clock. The second is to measure the post that the hands go on. This is measured from the black plastic base and all the way out to the end of the minute hand nut threads. With this measurement you can deduct 1/4 inch from this, and this is the length that is needed for the new one.

Get new hands

Hermle Quartz units have unique hands. The minute hand on the new unit will have a larger mounting hole. It maybe possible to enlarge this mounting hole with a needle file so it will fit the new unit. However it is best just to get the new hands with the new unit.

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Removing Hermle Quartz Movement

Removing Hermle Quartz movement is done by removing a unique mounting nut. It is not the typical 6 sided hex nut like most units. Instead it used a nut that is slotted on either side of the hand shaft itself. This is just a different way to secure the Hermle Quartz movement to the back of the dial. The slotted nut has a deep threaded collar that goes through the front of the clock dial that screws into the movement. This is opposed to the common style quartz units that have a threaded post and utilize a hex nut. Where the hex nut is on the front of the clock face to hold the movement in place.

Sometimes removing the clock movement is done a different way. If the movement is mounted to the dial by double sided sticky tape. It would be needed to pry the movement off the back of the dial and hopefully leaving the dial in tact.

Steps to remove a Hermle quartz

  1. Remove the second hand. Pull it straight and it will come off.
  2. Take off the minute hand nut, just turn the nut to the left when holding the hand still.
  3. Take off the hour hand, its friction fit only, twist and pull toward you.
  4. There is a nut holding the movement that has two slots on either side and it maybe on tight. It is not easy for this to come off with out the special tool that is no longer offered. It is possible to use two big flat screw drivers and put one on each side of the nut. Careful not to scratch the dial, this is easy to slip and do.
  5. The movement will fall out of the back.

We are done removing the Hermle quartz movement from the clock case and ready to determine the best alternate substitute movement.

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Hermle quartz handshaft measurement

How to measure the Hermle Quartz handshaft. This is done by the entire hand shaft post that sticks out of the movement from the plastic and all they way out. We measure this different from other quartz units.

Hermle used three hand shaft lengths on there base units. These lengths are 16mm, 21mm, and 26mm. There was a time some of the 26mm were modified internally to create a extremely long hand shaft. It was something like 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 inches, if you have one like this there is no replacement.

Hermle to regular conversion

The following is conversion from the Hermle Quartz hand shaft length, to the length of the threaded post to order from us.


  • 1. measure the hand shaft on your current Hermle quartz clock movement
  • 2. Convert to the post length needed with the below information
  • 3. order whatever movement you would like from us with that post length.
  • 16mm (About 5/8") = Get a 5/16 post
  • 21mm (About 3/4") = Get a 7/16 post
  • 26mm (About 1") = Get a 11/16 post

Next step to replace the Hermle quartz

Now that your old unit is out of the way and you have converted the old hand shaft length to the new post length, we are ready to shop for a replacement. The next step is to take note of the overall size of the new movement and be sure that it will fit in behind the dial ok.

The new unit maybe taller or wider and we just want to be sure it will fit in there. If verified its ok, we can pick a new unit with the post length that was converted. Be sure to get new hands when your done, they are on the same page as the product. This is your old ones will not fit without modifications.

How to measure the Hermle quartz handshaft

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Hermle quartz clock movement replacement options

The best Hermle quartz clock movement replacements are listed in priority below. What this means is the closest to the old size, with the best sound quality is rated best on top of the list. Its also priced in this order also, highest to lowest.

  1. MSO Quartz
  2. QU40 Quad Unit
  3. QU30 Seiko Quartz
  4. QU22 Takane Quartz

Hermle quartz clock movements are no longer available, so these are the alternative replacements. They usually decide to give up the ghost at daylight savings when the time is adjusted.

Hermle units include the following series numbers

  • 2215 (Westminster and Ave Maria pendulum units)
  • 2115 (Westminster and Ave Maria non pendulum units)
  • 2214 (Westminster and Bim Bam pendulum units)
  • 2214 (Westminster and Bim Bam non pendulum units)
  • 2216 (Westminster and Silent Night pendulum units)
  • 2116 (Westminster and Silent Night non pendulum units)
  • 2117 (Ships Bell strike, non pendulum)

Note on the 2117 - There is no quartz unit on the market in today's world that will play ships bell strike unfortunately. It is a tricky situation with these as there is no quartz replacement for this one. You can go with the mechanical if you do not mind spending about $500 and some time / patience. It will be a conversion process and could be involved. please contact clockworks if you would like to pursue this.

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Hermle Quartz Clock Movement

Hermle 2114 / 2115 Series Discontinued

2114 / 2115 Series (Non Pendulum) Replacement unit 4 1/2W x 2 1/4H x 1 1/8D
Hermle Quartz Clock Movement

Hermle 2214 / 2215 Series Discontinued

2214 / 2215 Series (Pendulum) Replacement unit 4 1/2W x 2 5/8H x 1 1/8D

#MSO Premium Chime

5 1/4" x 4 5/8" x 1 1/8"

Chiming Quartz clock movements
Westminster or Ave Maria, quarterly or on the hour only.
  • Volume control
  • Can be use with or without Pendulum
  • 16" pendulum at longest is used
  • Volume control
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Minimum units Price/unit
1 $64.89
4 $59.89
12 $54.89
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MSO: $64.89

#QU40 Four Melody Chime

4 9/16" x 4 3/4" x 1 1/8"

Chiming Quartz clock movements
Westminster every quarter. Or Westminster, Ave Maria, Bim Bam options only on the hour.
  • Volume control
  • Can be use with or without Pendulum
  • 16" pendulum at longest is used
  • Auto Night Silence Switch
  • Volume control
  • Light Sensor
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Minimum units Price/unit
1 $59.89
5 $54.89
12 $49.89
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QU40P: $59.89

#QU30 Chiming Seiko (Great Sound)

Pendulum unit is 3 1/4"T x 5 1/4"W x 1 5/16"D

Non Pendulum unit is 3 1/4"T x 2 3/8"W x 1 5/16"D

Chiming Quartz clock movements
Westminster or Whittington on the quarters
  • Volume control
  • Pendulum or non pendulum units
  • The smallest chime unit available
  • Auto Night Silence Switch
  • Volume control
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Minimum units Price/unit
1 $49.89
5 $44.89
12 $39.89
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QU30P: $49.89

#QU22 Chiming Takane Quartz

Pendulum unit is 3"T x 4 3/4"W x 1 1/4"D

Non Pendulum unit is 3 1/4"T x 2 3/8"W x 1 5/16"D

Chiming Quartz clock movements
Westminster on the quarters
  • Pendulum or non pendulum units
  • Built in speaker
  • One C cell battery required
  • Wider post alert, its 7/16 wide
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Minimum units Price/unit
1 $39.89
5 $36.89
12 $31.89
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QU22P: $39.89