Jauch Clock Movements

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Jauch clock movement conversion

Jauch clock movement conversion is the best thing to do if it is possible. The new unit from Clockworks.com would be a fraction of the cost of a cleaning on the old. There is no way even the best repair job can be better than a new one. Although the conversion will provide a movement produced by someone else, the quality is equivalent. The following is a guide for the Jauch clock movement conversion aspect alone. These are the specific requirements for the conversion only. The regular movement installation instructions will be provided upon checkout separate from this.

Three weight movement conversions only

These are available only for the three weight floor clock models such as on a grandfather clock. If you have spring driven Jauch clock movement there is no replacement and an overhaul of the movement is the only option. If this is your current situation please email some pics of the clock movement to [email protected] and we can quote you for a professional restoration instead.

Movement includes the following

The Hermle conversion kit is equipped with the movement, shims, seat board screws, hands, and pendulum hook. The movement itself comes with the chains with the hooks and ends. It also comes with the leader in the back with its suspension spring. It will have the nut to hold the hands on the clock on the front side. The movement will already be oiled and tested. It is ready to be mounted and set up to run for another 30 years.

Tools required

The Jauch to Hermle conversion requires only the very basic tools. Two pairs of needle nose pliers and a couple different screw drivers is usually all that is required.

The simple conversion only stuff

Instructions for the movement will be emailed to you however these are for the conversion only. The conversion does require a little more involvement than just swapping out the same with same. The movement is not the same but it is so close we only need to do a couple of things. Therefore these are the simple requirements specific to the conversion Jauch to Hermle.

These are the only things that make this a little more involved than just swapping the movement with the exact same. The dial has to be attached to the case instead of the movement. The new movement will have to sit on the shims to have the hand shaft the correct height. It requires a little more weight for the chime and will come with the filler to put into the current weight shell. The movement will come with different hands because your old ones will not fit. Kit comes with a new top hook for the wood stick pendulum because the old one will not hang on the new movement. All this comes with the kit and is all just swapping the parts except the dial.

Shims are included

The hand shaft height on the new movement is a little different then the old. It us up higher and would require these shims to boost it up in the air some. That way its in line with the dial hole like it was.

Hands are included

The old hands will no longer fit on the new movement so it is included with this conversion kit. They will be the same in style and appearance as the clock has now. Its only the mounting hole for the minute hand is a different size.

Pendulum top hook included

All these Jauch kits had wood stick pendulums on them instead of the brass lyre style. The way in which the pendulum attaches to its hanger is with a top hook. Its just the little hook on the top. A new one comes with the kit because the old one will no longer hang up there.

Longer seat board screws

Because we raised this movement up some for the hand shaft to line up with the dial hole, longer screws are needed. These are the two screws that go under the movement to secure it. They are longer to reach up in there to secure the new movement.

All that was easy - just swapping a couple parts.

Lets now explain the details on the clock dial alterations that maybe required.

The moon dial

The dial would need to be attached to the wooden clock case instead of mounted to the movement. If the current dial has feet that lock into the movement right now, this will have to change. The feet would be removed and the dial attached to the wood instead. The moon phase will no longer function. Its this or just get a new dial for your new clock movement if it is available. More details about the dial in another section.

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Jauch Clock Conversion Dial Instructions

These are the instructions for the dial to be mounted to the wood case instead of the movement on a Jauch clock conversion. If attached to the movement with four posts coming off the back of the dial, this will have to change.

Clock moon dial mounting

There are two ways the dial is mounted on the clock. The best scenario for the conversion is to have the dial attached to the wooden case. It will have no interaction with the movement at all except if there is a moon phase. With the dial attached to the wood case already it makes this easy. The dial is taken care of and there is nothing required to do with it. The other half of the time the dial maybe mounted to the movement via four posts on the back.

Dial feet removal if needed

With the four post instance these posts would need to be removed and some small holes drilled into the corners of the dial. The dial would need to be attached to the wood case instead of the movement. The reason is the new movement will not have the holes in the front plate to clip the dial on the movement. Some posts unscrew and some snap off but in some situations you may have to use the bolt cutters.

Dial back board removal option

A different way is to remove that back blind plate that the face is attached to for the Jauch clock movement conversion. That is the plate the bolts stick out of and is separate from the fancy front face. They are screwed in or riveted just see how its mounted and reverse that method. The risk on doing it this way is bending or scratching the face when doing this. Also if screws are rivets are removed it could leave holes in the front face appearance.

The dial makes the clock

The dial on the old Jauch movement may be better quality than what is on the market today. If it is a high end clock from back in the day, the dial maybe worth treating well. The dial is what is looked at all the time, it makes the clock so to speak. So treat the dial well and try not to scratch it up during the conversion. If all goes south we do offer them for the movement kit to replace what is currently used.

Handling the dial

When handling shiny parts like the weights and the dial use gloves to avoid touching the shiny part with the skin. These are not delicate but if the corners get hit they curl up and does not look good upon correction. So just do not let it hit the ground and to not touch the shiny parts with the skin.

Dial's moon phase interaction

In either situation the moon phase will no longer function if using the dial that is currently on the clock. If insistent on the phase of the moon turning it is required to get a new dial for your new movement. Clockworks.com offers these on the moon dial page will usually have a dial for the new unit. A moon gear to spin the new moon dial because your old moon gear will not fit would be needed. There is only a handful of customers that are very insistent they have the moon disk spin and usually no one looks at it anyway.

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Jauch Mechanical Clock Movement Availability

Jauch mechanical clock movement availability is zero. They are out of business and nothing is made. However there is still hope for a replacement unit but only if it is a three weight driven movement.

Jauch three weight clocks

Available for conversion from Jauch to a Hermle movement instead. This is what clockworks.com is offering as a replacement. The Hermle clock movements are of equivalent quality and size and have the same functions. The Hermle clock movement gets shipped with a few added items to make the conversion possible and simple.

Conversion requirements, the short version

The dial has to be attached to the wood case instead of the movement itself this is not hard and is explained. The top hook of your wood stick pendulum would be swapped out (provided). New hands are needed with your new movement (provided). Simple things like this will make the conversion possible and easy to do.

Jauch spring driven clocks

No longer made and there is no conversion kit either. These would need to be overhauled by us by sending it in. These ship ok and never a problem when they are double boxed. Clockworks.com would need only the movement alone and nothing else. The only replacement method that could be done is basically gut the clock case and start over.

Why the spring Jauch cant have a conversion kit

There is no close equivalent movement to this obsolete Jauch movement style in the modern market. What is the closest is still so far from plug and play its not worth chasing. It would require a new dial because the winding holes will no longer line up. The pendulum will not fit up to the new so that also gets swapped. The hands are not the same as the new one, the overall dimensions are not the same. The shaft the hands go on would be a different length. The strike or chime hammers will not be in the same place on the new one. So really there is no new one that will convert into the Jauch spring driven clock case. It would be more like just building a new clock from an old clock case.

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Why a New Jauch Clock Movement

Why get a new Jauch clock movement conversion instead of repairing the old one? The old movement has worked 30 to 40 years with not much complaint. However over time the oil becomes a solid and creates wear on the outer plates. The clock can be cleaned with new bushings installed in these outer plates. But this is time consuming and expensive both so it would end up taking weeks or months to complete. The price would be twice as much as a new movement would cost as well. Even the best repair of the old unit will not be better than the new unit, that would be impossible. So the choice is easy, if the movement is converted to the new one it will cost less and be done fast.

How the new movement comes

Jauch is out of business but clockworks.com offers one by Hermle that is very close to the same. The quality is the same and still made in Germany. The new one will be the same in every way except a few fitting modifications are required. The movement will be brand new and ready to run another 30 years and will come already oiled with instructions. The movement will come with its chains and the hand nut in the front. It will also come with its pendulum leader and the suspension spring at the top. Basically that entire gear meatball that came out of the clock case by removing the two screws from underneath.

Advantages of the new one

The new movement is much easier to get parts for because there is no parts available for Jauch. Because it will now be made by Hermle instead of Jauch there are more options also. You can upgrade the pendulum to a metal Lyre style if you choose where this is not possible for the Jauch unit. The movement can be replaced again in another 25-30 years as the converted movements are still available. If anything were to ever happen to the dial, hands, gong, weights or pendulum, then you can get all this new. It costs less than a repair especially considering a repair would have to be done every 8 years or so. A new movement is less than an overhaul, it will last longer, and is faster and easier.

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Square Movements

Clock Movement Identification
Jauch PL61

(old unit marked PL61 Westminster)

  • Jauch clock movement conversion
  • Hands, shims, top hook, screws included
  • Chime weight filler also included
  • $359
KIT J61 COMP: $323.00
Jauch PL64

(old unit marked PL64cm Westminster)

  • Jauch clock movement conversion
  • Hands, shims, top hook, screws included
  • Chime weight filler also included
PL64 Kit: $323.00$338.00
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Jauch 77

(old unit marked with PL77 on rear)

  • Westminster or Triple Chime
  • Hands, shims, top hook, screws included
  • Chime weight filler also included
PL77 Kit: $323.00$353.00
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Jauch PL78

(old unit marked with PL78 on rear)

  • Westminster or Triple Chime
  • Hands, shims, top hook, screws included
  • Chime weight filler also included
PL78 Kit: $323.00$353.00
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Rectangle Movements

Clock Movement Identification
Jauch PL93

(Marked Jauch PL93cm and PL94cm)

  • Hermle Flagship Conversion
  • Westminster or Triple Chime
  • Hands, shims, top hook, screws included
  • Chime weight filler not needed
PL93 Kit: $600.00$608.00
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Jauch PL116

(Marked Jauch PL110 or PL116)

  • Hermle Flagship Conversion
  • Westminster or Triple Chime
  • Hands, shims, top hook, screws included
  • Chime weight filler not needed
  • PL116 Kit: $600.00$608.00
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