Urgos Clock Movement

Why get a new Urgos?IdentificationWhat happened?Urgos AvailabilityNot on the list?Urgos UW 7/** IssueUrgos UW 6/** issue

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. 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.

  • Half the cost of a overhaul
  • Lasts twice as long as a overhaul
  • Get it now instead of months later
  • Comes with cables or chains
  • Already oiled and test ran
  • Comes with instructions and support

To 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. You can remove the side access panel and look inside with a flashlight to get the information off of the back plate. If you have a cell phone you can reach in and take a pic of the back of the movement to see the numbers also. 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.

With age, the mechanical clock movements oil solidifies and becomes black and sticky. By the time 20 or 30 years go by, the oil has solidified and is creating wear on the movements brass plates.

If you look at your old clock movement, you will see holes in the brass plates where there are small pivot arbors sticking into these holes. These pivots are what the gears of the clock ride upon and as the pivots spin in the solidified oil, this makes the holes oblong instead of round. With the pivot holes oblong, the holes are pinching the pivots and creating resistance in the gear train. With the solidified oil and the pinched pivots, the clock will eventually stop working or chiming.

This wear takes place in the holes that are in the brass plates and is hard to identify sometimes. These holes in the brass plates become oblong instead of round and this pinches the pivot arbor going into it. Between this, and the solid oil, the clock ceases to function. To have this repaired is an expensive and long process. To have a mechanical movement serviced can cost hundreds, if not over, a thousand dollars and in some cases it can take weeks or months to complete it.

With age, the mechanical clock movements oil solidifies and becomes black and sticky. By the time 20 or 30 years go by, the oil has solidified and is creating wear on the movements brass plates.

If you look at your old clock movement, you will see holes in the brass plates where there are small pivot arbors sticking into these holes. These pivots are what the gears of the clock ride upon and as the pivots spin in the solidified oil, this makes the holes oblong instead of round. With the pivot holes oblong, the holes are pinching the pivots and creating resistance in the gear train. With the solidified oil and the pinched pivots, the clock will eventually stop working or chiming.

This wear takes place in the holes that are in the brass plates and is hard to identify sometimes. These holes in the brass plates become oblong instead of round and this pinches the pivot arbor going into it. Between this, and the solid oil, the clock ceases to function. To have this repaired is an expensive and long process. To have a mechanical movement serviced can cost hundreds, if not over, a thousand dollars and in some cases it can take weeks or months to complete it.

If your movement numbers match with the above numbers, just click the link and order the product. If your movement number is not on the above list we need to figure out what the new number is for your unit and if its still made.

To narrow this process down, keep in mind Urgos is only making the three weight clock movements only. If you have two weights or springs to wind up, and its made by Urgos, its no longer made and we need to figure out a Hermle unit to replace it instead. Best to email us some pics of your clock movement in this situation to [email protected]

To convert your three weight Urgos clock movement to the new number, please use the below chart to match what the movement used to be called to what it is now called by its new number, then order that new number with the above links.

If you have a / in the number, it’s definitely the old system and therefore an older movement which has lived its life as its over 40 years old. If it does not have a / it still may be the old numbering system as well. Either way, convert old number to the new and order the new unit with the above links.

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. Same with the 03 series, for example 3/12 is the same as 03012 and is the same as the new number 03096. Wow, huh? Confusing sometimes. Just call us if you like with the numbers and we can sort it out for you. 800-381-7458, if you get VM it only means we are already on the phone, we will call you right back. Our email address is [email protected] if you choose to do that instead.

This 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. 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]

This 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. 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.

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OLD # CONVERSIONS

UW 32 Series

UW 03 Series

  • OLD # = NEW #
  • 32/1 = 32319
  • 32/2 = 32325
  • 32/3 = 32342
  • 32/5 = 32342
  • 32/6 = 32342
  • 32/8* = 32326
  • 32/9 = 32320
  • 32/10 = 32325
  • 32/11 = 32363
  • 32/12 = 32328
  • 32/13 = 32328
  • 32/15 = 32326
  • 32/19 = 32316
  • 32/20 = 32322
  • 32/26 = 32340
  • 32/33 = 32316
  • 32/35 = 32317
  • 32/36 = 32349
  • 32/42 = 32302
  • 32/43 = 32302
  • 32/45 = 32316
  • 32/36 = 32349
  • 32/42 = 32302
  • 32/43 = 32302
  • 32/45 = 32316
  • 32/49 = 32334
  • 32/50 = 32342
  • 32/57 = 32342
  • 32/59 = 32349
  • 32/61 = 32319
  • 32/62 = 32316
  • 32/68 = 32319
  • 32/70 = 32316
  • 32/71 = 32340
  • 32/73 = 32334
  • 32/75 = 32342
  • 32/76 = 32302
  • 32/77 = 32325
  • 32/78 = 32326
  • 32/86 = 32340
  • 32/96 = 32340
  • OLD # = NEW #
  • 32101 = 32328
  • 32102 = 32363
  • 32110 = 32333
  • 32114 = 32317
  • 32115 = 32320
  • 32130 = 32317
  • 32145 = 32333
  • 32149 = 32325
  • 32151 = 32316
  • 32166 = 32342
  • 32198 = 32316
  • 32207 = 32360
  • 32501 = 32319
  • 32166 = 32342
  • 32198 = 32316
  • 32207 = 32360
  • 32501 = 32319
  • 32535 = 32322
  • 32545 = 32316
  • 32546 = 32334
  • 32562 = 32316
  • 32568 = 32319
  • 32570 = 32316
  • 32573 = 32334
  • 32575 = 32342
  • 32576 = 32342
  • 32596 = 32340
  • 32601 = 32328
  • 32610 = 32333
  • 32639 = 32342
  • 32645 = 32333
  • 32647 = 32317
  • 32663 = 32317
  • 32664 = 32349
  • 32670 = 32322
  • 32681 = 32340
  • 32685 = 32333
  • 32691 = 32342
  • 32692 = 32316
  • 32696 = 32349
  • 32699 = 32342
  • 32700 = 32359
  • 32711 = 32331
  • 32760 = 32319
  • OLD # = NEW #
  • 3/1 = 03101
  • 3/1 = 03101
  • 3/3 = 03120
  • 3/5* = 03096
  • 3/11 = 03101
  • 3/12 = 03096
  • 3/13 = 03101
  • 3/15 = 03124
  • 3/18 = 03102
  • 3/19 = 03X102
  • 03020 = 03096
  • 03021 = 03101
  • 03022 = 03120
  • 03024 = 03101
  • 03025 = 03096
  • 03026 = 03102
  • 03027 = 03101
  • 03028 = 03X102
  • 03029 = 03121
  • 03030 = 03083
  • 03031 = 03101
  • 03032 = 03096
  • 03033 = 03101
  • 03034 = 03096
  • 03035 = 03102
  • 03036 = 03102
  • 03037 = 03121
  • 03038 = 03083
  • 03036 = 03102
  • 03037 = 03121
  • 03038 = 03083
  • 03040 = 03108
  • 03041 = 03X102
  • 03042 = 03108
  • 03044 = 03102
  • 03045 = 03082
  • 03046 = 03102
  • 03049 = 03123
  • OLD # = NEW #
  • 03051 = 03082
  • 03052 = 03083
  • 03053 = 03124
  • 03054 = 03101
  • 03055 = 03096
  • 03056 = 03102
  • 03058 = 03083
  • 03061 = 03096
  • 03064 = 03124
  • 03068 = 03120
  • 03069 = 03123
  • 03070 = 03X012
  • 03071 = 03108
  • 03078 = 03X102
  • 03086 = 03096
  • 03088 = 03124
  • 03089 = 03083
  • 03098 = 03123
  • 03106 = 03123
  • 03109 = 03124
  • 03089 = 03083
  • 03098 = 03123
  • 03106 = 03123
  • 03109 = 03124
  • 03110 = 03108
  • 03114 = 03083
  • 66010 = 66020
  • 66015 = 66020
  • 66016 = 66018
  • 66025 = 66020
  • 66032 = 66020
  • 66033 = 66044
  • 66035 = 66044
  • 66036 = 66018
  • 66038 = 66020
  • 66002 = 66020**
  • 66004 = 66018
  • 66005 = 66020**
  • 66009 = 66020

No Luck? Try This Way

Directions

If your numbers are not jiving with either of these lists, you can use the below method of figuring out what the new movement is.

Below the movements are separated in series. Each question on the drop down menus are explained in the text below.

What we are doing here is matching up the movements qualities or attributes to get the new number. Not all the conversions are listed so this is a way to narrow it down to the correct new unit.

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Urgos UW03 series clock movement

Urgos UW32 Series

Urgos clock movement UW32 Series

A square unit that has on the back plate UW32 and then some other numbers, but we just ignore what comes after for this method. - Item UW32

Clear

UW32: $419.00$619.00

Urgos UW03 Series

Urgos clock movement UW03 Series

A rectangle unit that has on the back plate UW03 and then some other numbers, but we just ignore what comes after to use this method. - Item UW03

Clear

UW03: $639.00$1,650.00

Urgos UW66 Series

Urgos clock movement 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. - Item UW66

Clear

UW66: $699.00


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