Hermle 132-071 clock movement
Hermle 132-071 clock movement is now equipped with a Swiss platform escapement. The quality of this escapement is much improved from the past and easier to time than ever. This ships bell strike clock movement is the only one in production in today's world. There is no other ships bell clock movement in either mechanical or quartz other than this one. Its just as well, as this one is a very good unit and is compact and high quality.
About the 132-071
The clock movement has outer plates 90mm wide, its spring driven, runs eight days on a single wind up of the springs. This one often said Seth Thomas on it, but when it says that its after the Seth Thomas USA name has been sold. So its really a Hermle clock movement of Germany instead of Seth Thomas making the clock. Seth Thomas maybe who put the clock together and brought it to market, its just not made by ST themselves. So I guess you would say both are true, Seth Thomas made it and also Hermle made it depending on if your talking about the clock or the mechanics within the clock.
These types of clocks were used in two different ways, bell strike and gong strike. If you order a new movement, it will come as a bell strike and will include the bells. If you rather stay with the gong instead, its only one screw to remove the bell from the new unit. You then bend the hammer out so it will hit the gong instead.
Swapping the 132-071
Removal and installation on this unit is pretty simple and people do not have trouble with this one typically. The minute hand comes off by holding the minute hand while turning its nut to the left. Next the hour hand comes off by friction fit, twist and pull toward you. The dial is next with a couple screws, then you can see the dial blind plate with another couple screws. When these are removed if you flip the clock upside down the movement will drop out into your hands.
We also offer the movement with the dial and the hands, to use this unit on the Schatz Royal Mariner movement that is no longer in production. The Schatz unit is not available and this unit is very close, however the winding arbors are in different places, so this is why the new dial. The hands will need to be changed also for this conversion.