High Torque (Any dial diameter 3" to 30")
High Torque Quartz Clock Movements are geared special on the inside of the unit stronger as to take more weight. The C cell units are stronger than the AA units and would also last longer with the very long hands. The post that is being measured is as described on the above diagram. This is the threaded portion of the movement that goes through the dial face and needs to be long enough to mount the hex nut onto this post, in the front of the dial face. This means the movement is just mounted to the dial and nothing else, then you can put you're hour hand on, and then the minute hand with its nut.
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 offered below.
Every High Torque Quartz Clock Movements comes with the mounting hardware and also a metal hanger to mount it to the wall. We offer a large variety of hands on this same webpage also.
C Cell High Torque #HT2
The powerful C Cell high torque movement is the strongest on the market before getting into the electrical units. The case dimension = 2-3/4"H x 2-3/16"W x 1"D. The long hands for these High Torque Quartz Clock Movements are offered below on this same web page.
High Torque Hand Information
In the first place, use High Torque Clock Hands on larger clock dial diameters. Subsequently, these hands require a high torque clock movement that is run by a battery. Of course, these hands are for the American standard "I" shaft quartz movement that use a battery. The minute hand will have an oblong mounting hole and likewise the hour hand will have a round one. Altogether, the minute hand mounts on the oblong shaft of the clock movement. High torque hand information is important to know in order to choose the right ones.
Mounting the clock hands
The first piece of high torque hand information is mounting the clock hands. All in all, mounting the high torque hands to the high torque clock movement is easy. First, the hour hand is a friction fit so push it onto the post. Furthermore, push it down as far as it will go without it touching the clock face. Second is the minute hand which has the oblong hole. Similarly, it mounts on the tip of the oblong shaft of the movement. Finally, secure it with one of the hand nuts.
High Torque Hand nuts info
The second piece of high torque hand information is selecting the correct hand nut. There are two hand nuts that come with a new clock movement from Clockworks. One is a donut, which you use with a second hand, and has a hole in it. Likewise, the other nut is a cap nut which has no hole and covers the entire tip of the post. Of course, a second hand requires the use of a donut and not a cap nut.
High torque hands checklist
That concludes the high torque hand information on the mounting procedure. To sum up, some things to look out for: the hour hand is not rubbing the dial and the minute hand is not rubbing the hour hand. Equally important, be certain the minute hand is not rubbing the glass door or anything else during its sweep around. In fact, these hands should be parallel and cannot come in contact with anything. If any of these things occur, the movement will not run. Not to mention, causing frustration in the process.
Sold as a pair with both hour and minute hands. Styles vary depending on length and the longer hands will have a tail with counter balance.
Tapered High Torque HandsSizes =
- 5" (127mm) - 9 1/2" (244mm)
- 6" (152mm) - 11" (279mm)
- 8" (203mm) - 17.5" (444mm)
Spade Style High Torque HandsSizes =
- 5 1/4" (133mm) - 8" (203mm)
- 5 3/4" (146mm) - 8 3/4" (222mm)
- 6 3/4" (171mm) - 7" (178mm)
- 12" (304mm) - 17 3/4" (451mm)
Howard Miller Design High Torque Clock HandsSizes =
- 8" (203mm) - 10 1/4" (260mm)
Serpentine High Torque HandsSizes =
- 9" (229mm)
Clock Numerals - Dial Numbers
A versatile product for multiple types of clocks or craft projects. Use clock Numerals or dial numbers to replace missing ones on the clock dial. Additionally, use these numbers to create a clock dial out of whatever material the clock is to be made out of. Of course, it is always fun to be creative and incorporate these numerals in a variety of projects and not just clocks. In essence, these are sticky numbers that peel off and press on to whatever material the dial is made out of. However, Clockworks recommends using some more glue to secure them. The sticky back is not always sticky enough to hold them in place for a long time.
The best glue to use with these are the clear epoxy. So mix the glue and let it stand for about 5 minutes. Then it will be set as well as being clear. Furthermore, the brass numbers, in addition to the largest plastic numbers, do not stick on their own. Above all, remember to apply epoxy in order for them to stick to the dial. So either way, if using the self sticking or the non self sticking clock numerals the clear epoxy is a good idea for both.
These Numerals have a sticky back to them so they will mark your dial or wall when they come off.
For a more permanent method, drill and screw these clock numerals or dial numbers in place.