Clock Movements

A clock movement is the inner workings of a clock or time piece. This is the main engine that runs the clock and keeps time going. There are two main categories- battery and mechanical.

A battery operated movement, sometimes known to as a quartz or quartex, keep time with electricity from batteries. These are generally cheap to replace and not hard to fix. Clockworks offers some of the highest quality replacement battery movements for your projects here.

Mechanical movements are more complex and scientific. They run off of weights, cables, gravity and springs. Identifying your movement is the first step in replacing or repairing your clock. You can get help identifying your movement here.

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Cuckoo clocks are captivating timepieces known for their charming, distinctive chimes. At Clockworks, Inc., we often get asked if cuckoo clocks go off every hour. Indeed, traditional cuckoo clocks chime on the hour, with many also chiming on the half-hour. The mechanical movement, driven by weights or springs, powers the clock’s timekeeping and the cuckoo call. Additionally, the whimsical bird… View Product

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Cuckoo clocks symbolize rich meanings and deep cultural significance beyond their role as timepieces. At Clockworks, Inc., we understand the enduring appeal of these unique clocks. As the number one reseller of Hermle clock movements and a trusted source for clock parts and repairs, we are passionate about horology. This article explores what the cuckoo clock symbolizes and why it… View Product

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Cuckoo clocks are cherished for their intricate designs, historical significance, and whimsical charm. At Clockworks, Inc., we understand the enduring appeal of these unique clocks. As the number one reseller of Hermle clock movements and a trusted source for clock parts and repairs, we are passionate about all things horology. Cuckoo clocks, originating in the 18th century Black Forest region… View Product

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Determining when a clock transitions from merely old to officially an antique involves specific age criteria. Typically, a clock must be at least 100 years old to be considered an antique. This standard, known as the 100-year rule, reflects the technological and design sensibilities of different eras. However, there are exceptions where clocks that are rare, have unique features, or… View Product

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Understanding the difference between vintage and antique clocks is crucial for collectors and enthusiasts. These terms often overlap but refer to different periods. Typically, a clock must be at least 100 years old to be considered an antique, carrying significant historical value. Conversely, vintage clocks usually fall into the 20-99 years old range, appealing due to their age and style…. View Product

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The most popular antique clocks vary by preferences and market trends but include highly sought-after types like grandfather clocks, French ormolu clocks, cuckoo clocks, mantel clocks, and regulator clocks. Grandfather clocks are iconic with their tall, elegant wooden cases and famous chimes. French ormolu clocks boast ornate, gilded bronze designs with porcelain accents. Cuckoo clocks from Germany feature charming bird… View Product

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Yes, antique clocks can indeed be worth quite a bit, depending on various factors like age, rarity, brand, and condition. The age of the clock plays a crucial role, with those over 100 years old often attracting collectors due to their historical significance. Brands and makers such as Seth Thomas, Gustav Becker, and Howard Miller typically command high prices, while… View Product

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Seth Thomas clocks have a rich history that spans over a century, starting from the early 1800s. Founded by Seth Thomas in 1807, the company initially produced popular wooden gear clocks, then transitioned to brass movements by the 1840s. During the mid-19th century, Seth Thomas expanded its product line to include mechanical clocks, marine clocks, and the popular Regulator series… View Product

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Determining the age of a Seth Thomas clock involves examining various identifying features and conducting historical research. Start by looking for the Seth Thomas logo or trademark stamps on the clock movement and case, with early logos featuring “Seth Thomas” in script or block letters, and mid-1900s logos displaying an “S” inside a diamond or an “ST” inside a circle…. View Product

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Dating a Seth Thomas clock movement involves careful examination and historical research. Start by identifying the Seth Thomas logo or trademark stamps on the movement, such as early logos with “Seth Thomas” in script or block letters, and mid-1900s logos with an “S” inside a diamond or an “ST” inside a circle. Check for serial numbers often found on the… View Product

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The Jauch clock has a fascinating history rooted in German clockmaking traditions, beginning in the early 20th century in the Black Forest region of Germany. Founded by Egon Jauch in 1923, the company initially gained a reputation for producing reliable mechanical clock movements. During the mid-20th century, Jauch expanded its product line to include mantel, wall, and grandfather clocks, becoming… View Product

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Yes, Urgos is still in business. Founded by Johannes Haller in 1920 in the Black Forest region of Germany, Urgos quickly became known for producing high-quality clock movements due to its precision engineering and reliable craftsmanship. During the mid-20th century, Urgos gained international recognition for its mechanical movements, including those with Westminster, Whittington, and St. Michael chimes, which were used… View Product