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Urgos UW32 Series
A square unit that has on the back plate UW32 and then some other numbers, but we just ignore what comes after. There is so much confusion on the Urgos as they change around there numbers for the same item. If you follow the instructions and pick out what attributes your movement consists of, rather than trying to decode the numbers, its 100 percent success instead of 70. - Item UW32
UW32: $419.00 – $619.00
Urgos UW03 Series
A rectangle unit that has on the back plate UW03 and then some other numbers, but we just ignore what comes after. There is so much confusion on the Urgos as they change around there numbers for the same item. If you follow the instructions and pick out what attributes your movement consists of, rather than trying to decode the numbers, its 100 percent success instead of 70. - Item UW03
UW03: $639.00 – $1,650.00
Urgos UW66 Series
A rectangle clock movement made by Urgos clock company. The UW66 series is a cable driven, triple chime unit and they all have a 49mm hands shaft from the front plate and out. They are all consistent in this way however the pendulum length does still vary in options. Please select the pendulum length below. - Item UW66
1. Chime type?
There are two chime types, Westminster chime only, or triple chime. The Westminster with just have chime or silent at the 3 O'clock switch, and the triple chime will have your choice of three songs and also silent at the 3 O'clock switch. If you have no switch at 3 O'clock, its Westminster only.
2. Weights hang on?
There is only two options for this. Either the weights will be hanging on chains coming down from the movement, or the weights will be hanging on pulleys that are hanging from cables. The chain driven units get wound up by pulling down the chains, the cable
driven gets wound up by a crank key that gets inserted into the dial holes.
3. Hand Shaft Length?
This is the measurement of the shaft that the hands go on, from the front plate of the movement and all the way out to the end of the minute hand nut threads. This is in mm but you can convert to inches online if you need too. Just type into a google search mm to in. The options are displayed on each movement series so all you have to do is figure out what mm length yours has that matches.
4. Pendulum length from top?
The Germans measure the pendulum length from the top of the movement and all the way down to the bottom of the pendulum nut threads. This measurement is approximate and varies depending on bob diameter. (The bob is the round disk at the bottom of the pendulum). The larger diameter on the pendulum bob, the longer the pendulum is needed to be for the same unit. The Germans base there PL length (sometimes stamped on the movement, but usually not) on a bob diameter of 4 1/2 inches. (4 1/2 inches = 145mm). So when the list says for example 93cm, they are talking about the pendulum from tip to tip, the pendulum leader that is hangs on, and the suspension spring that the leader hangs on. All three components put together in one measurement in CM's.
If this is confusing, we can do this another way. If you take off your pendulum, and put it on the kitchen table, and measure the pendulum from tip to tip when it is off the clock, we can say this instead=
- If the pendulum Length 27-30 inches, get the 80cm movement
- If the pendulum Length 31-34 inches, get the 93cm movement
- If the pendulum Length 35-37 inches, get the 100cm movement
- If the pendulum Length 38-40 inches, get the 110cm movement
- If the pendulum Length 40 plus inches, get the 116cm movement
Plug and play? Almost, but there are some things to do, and instructions will be emailed to you. If you get stuck just call or email.
It is not hard to remove the old unit and put this new one in. After you get the hands and the dial out of the way really there are only two screws underneath that hold the movement in there. All the other stuff hangs off of it. The instructions explain all this anyway, and if you get stuck call or email.
So there you have it, a new movement ready to go in a week, for about 1/4 to 1/2 the price of an overhaul. German made, no knockoffs, ready for another 30-40 years of service
Why get a new Urgos clock movement?A new movement will last much longer than a repair ever would. It would usually cost less and be up and running in a very short time whereas a repair can take months.Read More »
The new movement would be faster, cost less, and would last a lot longer. This is because a repair on the unit is a very time consuming process and the movement would be disassembled and reassembled for this. The only time you should have the movement serviced is if it is out of production and not available new, or it is a very high end movement such as a tubular bell. A tubular bell clock movement is the only one someone would consider doing a repair on rather than a replacement as these are more expensive.
Identifying an Urgos clock movementTo determine the numbers you have on the movement, you need to get to the back of the brass mechanical clock movement. Often there are side access panels to the clock if it is a floor clock. Read More »
You can remove the side access panel and look inside with a flashlight to get the information off of the back plate. Taking the movement right out of the case is an option as well, since you will be ordering a different one anyway. The numbers are located on the bottom of the back plate of the brass movement itself. Not on the paperwork or the clock case, only on the brass movement.
Urgos clock movements have changed numbering systems many years ago. What this means is the movement you have now may have some markings on it, such as UW32/1A, but this same unit is now called UW32319 as they have a new number for the exact same movement. If you have an old number style and need to convert to the new number, the movement has definitely lived its life span and it's time to replace it.
Urgos UW 6/** clock movement issueThis movement is no longer available brand new as it has not been produced for a long time. It is best to get the closest equivalent movement to this old Urgos unit.Read More »
We have a Hermle unit that is of equal quality to replace this however. A Hermle unit is very close to what you have now, only the locations of the winders on the movement are in slightly different locations. So what this means is the holes in the clock dial face, where you wind the clock, will not line up with this new movement. You will need to cover the old winding holes somehow and drill new ones, or even better get a new dial with your new movement. The dials are a tricky thing, as sometimes we will have them pre-punched for the movement you are ordering, and sometimes we do not have them pre-punched.
If we have to send one with no punching, you will have to drill the holes to wind the clock on your end. To determine if we have a dial for you in punched or un-punched we would need a picture of the dial you now have so we can attempt to duplicate it with something from our stock, preferably with the punching predrilled so you can wind the clock. So please email us a picture of your old dial to [email protected] with the dimensional sizes of the clock dial you now have.
Urgos clock movement availabilityFloor clock movements that have three weights are the only ones available. The spring driven or two weight units have not been made in a very long time and an exact replacement is not available.Read More »
If you have a spring driven or two weight Urgos mechanical clock movement, please email us with the movement numbers (example= UW6/61 or UW7/67) and we will let you know what we have that is the closest equivalent movement that can be adapted to fit.
What happened to the old Urgos movement?With age, the clock oil will solidify and become more of an abrasive rather than a lubricant. The oil ends up being this sticky tar like substance and creates wear on the movement. Read More »
Although it is not easy to identify the wear all the time that the dried up oil has caused. Most of the wear occurs in the holes of the brass plates where the pivot arbors stick through it and attempt to spin. When they are spinning in the hole while lubricated with old sticky oil, this creates wear. The wear takes place in the pivot holes and the holes become oblong instead of round. When the holes become oblong the pivots get pinched, and between this and the sticky oil, the clock will ultimately cease to function properly. A good thorough cleaning would require the movement to be completely disassembled and new brass bushings installed in the pivot holes. This is a time consuming and sometimes challenging process and therefore it ends up being an expensive service.
How to order the Urgos clock movementWith the numbers off of the back plate, we need to figure out if it has an old numbering system or new one. If you have a / in the number, it’s definitely the old system and therefore an older movement which has lived its life.Read More »
If it does not have a / it still may be the old numbering system as well. So what you do, is go to the drop down menu by the order button, drop down the list and see if your numbers are listed.
If you do not see the numbers listed in the drop down menu, we need to use the chart listed below to find your movement number and get the new number that will be in the drop down menu. If the old number is listed here in the chart with a conversion to a new number, you will get the same movement that you have now. Since this is the same movement you have now but new, all of the components to the clock movement should fit fine as well (dial / hands / weights / chime block).
One more thing about the old to new numbers: if the old numbers have a / in it, replace that / with one or sometimes two zeros if the / is in the middle of the old numbers. EXAMPLE: 32/1 is the same as 32001 and is the same as the converted number 32319. If there is a letter at the end like 32/1A, ignore the A and pretend it does not exist.
Confused? Our phone number is 800-381-7458 and email is [email protected]
- Less cost than a cleaning in most cases
- Should last 25-30 years, a repair would not
- Easy to install, we can help if needed
- Ships same day as order
Urgos UW 7/** Clock Movement IssueThis movement is no longer available brand new as it has not been produced for a long time. The best way to get around this situation is to get the closest equivalent movement to this old Urgos unit.Read More »
We have a Hermle unit that is of equal quality to replace this however. The Hermle 241 series is a very close unit and can be adapted easily to fit. If you would like to get the best conversion number and be informed of any movements differences, please email us with your movement number. You can also email some pictures of the current clock movement in the same email. [email protected]
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