Quartz Clock Help

Quartz Assembly Instructions

  1. Place hanger on post (optional)
  2. Place black washer on post (optional)
  3. Put post through the clock dial face
  4. Slide the brass washer onto the post of the movement that is sticking out of the clock dial face
  5. Put hex nut on post and tighten to hold movement to the back of the clock face – you may use needle nose pliers to get a tighter fit, however do not crank it down so tight that it ruins the clock face.
  6. Push hour hand on the post (smaller of the 2 hands with round hole). This is a friction fit and should be pushed all the way down on the post without it touching the clock face.
  7. Put the minute hand on the post
  8. If using a second hand, skip to step 9. If you are not using a second hand, screw the cap nut on. You are done.
  9. If using a second hand, screw the small donut on top of minute hand and then push the second hand onto the pin in the center of the unit. You are done.

Clock Dial
Dial = The clock face that the movements post goes through.

Clock Dial
Post = Threaded portion on the movement that takes the hex nut.

Clock Dial
Hex Nut = A six sided nut that threads onto the movement post.

Clock Dial
Hanger = Included, but optional, steel part that allows the clock to hang.

Clock Dial
Hands = AKA needles and pointers. The hour and minute indicators.

Clock Dial
Second Hand = The optional skinny pointer that ticks out the seconds.

Customers call with the numbers off of the clock movement wanting to match it up with the exact same unit. This unfortunately is not how replacing a quartz clock movement goes, unless you are replacing a Hermle chiming movement. You can tell if your clock is a Hermle chiming quartz movement because it will take two C cell batteries and it will have the numbers similar to 2215 or 2114. So if the clock is not made by Hermle and you still want to replace it then you would need to match the movement up by what it is instead of going by the numbers. There are so many different Replacement quartz movement manufacturers of quartz clock movements and there are so many made, it is impossible for us to have a reference of them all.

All that can be done is to forget about the numbers on the old quartz clock movement and come to the realization that you are not going to get the exact same Quartz clock movements replacement. So what to do is to match the Replacement Quartz Movements up with something that will work in its place, something that will fit dimensionally in the clock case and chime or have a pendulum if you want it to. At least now you are left with some options on whether you want to chime or have a pendulum when it may not have had these features before. If you were going by the numbers on the old quartz Movement, and you were looking to match them up, you would not have the freedom that you now have to change some things.

Best to start with the chime, do you want the Replacement Quartz Movements to make a chiming noise or an electro-mechanical strike like Bim Bam? If so then you would want to go to our Chiming Quartz page and browse our Quartz clock movements and see if what we have to offer will fit dimensionally in your clock case. The next question is do you want the clock movement to have a pendulum? If so, then you will want to see our Pendulum and or chime Units at this link. If the answer is no to these two questions then you just want a Time Only movement, this section has two different general kinds, there are low torque quartz and then there is high torque quartz. A Low Torque Time Only movement would run hands up to about 5 inches long. That is the measurement on the minute hand from the center of the hole to the end. A High Torque Time Only movement will run hands up to 18 inches, again this is the measurement of the minute hand. Of course if you want a very strong movement to run short hands then you can get a high torque movement and use it for a regular small clock as well. The thing you can't do is get a low torque movement and expect it to run exceptionally long hands.