Quartz Clock Movement Parts and Accessories

Quartz Clock Hands

Quartz Clock Hands that will fit any battery movement we offer. There are two types of quartz clock hands in the world. One is China standard and one is American standard. The China way of using the hands is with round holes in both the hour and minute hands. American style has an oblong mounting hole in the minute hand and a round hole for the hour hand that fits what is known as an "I" shaft. All of the hands offered here fit "I" shaft movements only. In other words all of them will fit the quartz movements that we sell.

Quartz clock hand compatibility

When replacing a quartz clock movement, the old hands may fit the new movement just fine. If there is an oblong hole in the minute hand, chances good that it will fit. The hour hand will fit the new quartz movement either way. It’s the minute hand (the longer of the two hands) that is a concern. If in doubt, it's best to order new hands for your new movement upon checking out. This way it will be all set and You will have everything you need for a smooth movement swap out.

Measuring and Ordering New Hands

The hands come together as a set, and only the minute hand is measured when replacing them. Measure it, the long hand, from the mounting hole to the tip. The shorter hand, the hour hand, comes with the minute hand and is proportionally smaller. For larger dials, more than 10 inches wide, see our High Torque movement and Hands section. As for Second hands, they will fit the high torque clock movements, however they do not come in long lengths like the minute hands do.

Mounting Quartz Clock Hands

Mounting is easy. First put on the hour hand, with it’s round hole. As a friction fit, just push it on. The minute hand, with it’s oblong mounting hole, and goes on next. Fit it onto the “I” on the top of the shaft. To tighten the hands use the nut with a hole if using a second hand. Use the cap nut if not using a second hand.

How to measure the minute hand

Item #H1

Clock Hands Sizes =
  • 2 1/16" (52mm)
  • 3" (76mm)
  • 3 1/8" (79mm)
  • 4 1/8" (102mm)
  • 4 11/16" (119mm)
H1: $1.00
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Item #H2

Sizes =
  • 1 7/8" (47mm) or 2 1/8" (54mm)
  • 2 1/2" (64mm) or 2 7/8" (73mm)
  • 3 3/8" (86mm) or 4" (101mm)
  • 4 1/2" (114mm) or 4 3/4" (121mm)
H2: $1.00
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Item #H3

maltese Sizes =
  • 1 3/4" (44mm)
  • 2 1/16" (52mm)
  • 2 3/4" (76mm)
H3: $1.00
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Item #H4

Tapered Clock Hands Sizes =
  • 1 1/2" (38mm) or 1 7/8" (47mm)
  • 2 3/16" (55mm) or 2 9/16" (65mm)
  • 3 1/8" (79mm) or 3 5/8" (92mm)
  • 4 1/2" (114mm)
H4: $1.00
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Item #H5

Tapered Clock Hands Sizes =
  • 2 1/8" (54mm)
  • 3 3/8" (85mm)
  • 4" (101mm)
H5: $1.00
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Item #H6

Clock Hand Straight Sizes =
  • 1 5/16" (33mm)
  • 3 3/4" (95mm)
  • 4 1/8" (105mm)
H6: $1.00
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Item #H7

Clock Hands Sizes =
  • 2 1/4" (57mm)
H7: $1.00
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Item #H8

Clock Hands Sizes =
  • 1 3/8" (35mm)
  • 1 13/16" (46mm)
  • 2 1/4" (57mm)
  • 2 3/4" (70mm)
  • 3 3/8" (85mm)
h8: $1.00
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Item #H9

Clock Hands Sizes =
  • 1 3/4" (44mm)
  • 2 1/2" (63mm)
  • 2 7/8" (73mm)
H9: $1.00
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Item #H10

moon hands Sizes =
  • 2 1/2" (63mm)
  • 3 1/8" (79mm)
H10: $1.00
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Item #H11

Wiggle Sizes =
  • 1 1/2" (38mm)
  • 2 3/8" (60mm)
H11: $1.00
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Item #H12

clock hands Sizes =
  • 3 1/4" (82mm)
  • 4 7/8" (124mm)
H12: $1.00
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Quartz Clock Second Hands

Quartz clock second hands are mounted with a tube under the hand that fits by friction fit onto the quartz clock movement. To install the hand all that is needed is to put it in hole at the end of the hand shaft. If by chance it is not climbing the hill from 6 o'clock to 12 o'clock, it may require tightening for a better fit. This is not the usual situation, but it does happen. To tighten the post for a tighter friction fit is easy because the tube that mounts the hand is split. Just squeeze slightly with some needle nose pliers and it will be tight again. Remount the hand as before and it should climb the hill no problem.

There are two types of quartz movements that run these hands. Step motion is a movement that the second hand jumps from one second to the next. Sweep motion, this is when it sweeps around with no stopping right around the dial.

Item #SH1

Quartz clock movement second hand clockworks.com

Sizes =

  • 1 7/16" (36mm)
  • 1 13/16" (46mm)
  • 2 1/2" (63mm)

SH1: $1.00
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Item #SH2

Quartz clock movement second hand clockworks.com

Sizes =

  • 2 3/8" (60mm)
  • 2 3/4" (70mm)
  • 4 1/2" (114mm)

SH2: $1.00
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Item #SH3

Quartz clock movement second hand clockworks.com

Sizes =

  • 3" (76mm)
  • 3 1/2" (89mm)
  • 4 1/2" (Black)
  • 5 1/4" (133mm)

SH3: $1.00
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High Torque clock hands

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 on the clock movement.

Mounting the hands

All in all, mounting the clock hands to the high torque clock movement is easy. First, the hour hand is a friction fit so push it onto the post first. Furthermore, you want to 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.

Hand nuts note

By the same token, 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. Subsequently, a second hand requires the use of a donut and not a cap nut.

High torque hands checklist

That concludes 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. As has been noted, 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.

How to measure battery operated hands

Item #HTH1

Tapered battery operated long hand

Tapered High Torque Hands

Sizes =
  • 5" (127mm) - 9 1/2" (244mm)
  • 6" (152mm) - 11" (279mm)
  • 8" (203mm) - 17.5" (444mm)
HTH1: $3.00$13.00
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Item #HTH3

Long High Torque Clock Hands

Spade Style High Torque Hands

Sizes =
  • 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)
HTH3: $2.00$15.00
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Item #HTH7

Long High Torque Clock Hands

Howard Miller Design High Torque Hands

Sizes =
  • 8" (203mm) - 10 1/4" (260mm)
HTH7: $7.00$10.00
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Item #HTH8

Long High Torque Clock Hands

Serpentine High Torque Hands

Sizes =
  • 9" (229mm)
HTH8: $9.00
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Clock Numerals - Dial Numbers

Clock Numerals or numbers are used to replace missing ones on the clock dial. Can also be used to create a clock dial out of whatever material a clock is to be made out of. The sticky numbers have a peel and stick back however sometimes they required to use some more glue to secure them. The best glue to use with these are the clear epoxy that you mix and it dries in about 5 minutes clear. The brass numbers and the largest sized plastic numbers do not stick on there own and are required to epoxy on instead. So either way with the self sticking or the non self sticking the clear epoxy is a good idea for both ways they are sold.

Arabic Numerals

Sticky Clock Numerals

These Numerals have a sticky back to them so they will mark your dial or wall.

Item #DL18

DL18: $5.00
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Roman Numerals

Sticky Clock Numerals

These Numerals can be drilled and screwed onto a surface to stay more permanent.

Item #DL19

CL19: $5.00
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Brass Tone Clock Numerals - Dial Numbers

Brass tone clock numerals

Shiny brass colored aluminum for modern floor clock dials. Measurement is the overall height. The 1 1/8 inch size is for grandmother clocks and the 1 5/16 size is for the grandfather clocks

CD2: $15.00
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