Hermle quartz discontinued - what now?
The Hermle Quartz clock movements are discontinued and no longer available. This section will discuss what to do for a new unit.
What we can offer
clockworks.com offers alternate movements that have the equivalent sound quality and lasts longer than the Hermle units. They have more features and does not break during daylight savings adjustments like the Hermle Quartz units did after years of service. To get the new movement some things are required to do. First is to be sure the new one will fit into the clock case because some are larger. Then convert the hand shaft from the old one to the new because it is measured in a different way. Lastly get new hands as the old ones will not fit.
Measuring the hand shaft
Once the movement out of the clock and measure the hand shaft it can determined what new movement post length to get. Hermle quartz is not the same as the typical because there is no threaded post. Instead it only has a hand shaft that sticks straight out of the clock movement. Instead of a threaded post on the movement they had a long lock collar to secure the movement instead. Hermle quartz hand shaft is measured from the black plastic base and all the way out. This would be measured out to the end of the minute hand nut area. After measuring this length you can subtract a 1/4 inch and this is the post length needed on the new unit.
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