Quartz clock movement glossary
The quartz clock movement glossary below are the terms typically used when replacing a unit. This will help us understand the instructions for building or replacing quartz clock movements.
The clock dial is the thing with the numbers on it that you tell the time with. Sometimes called the clock face and can come in any size or shape as long as there is indicators as to what the time is.Post =
Threaded portion on the movement that takes the hex nut. This is the fat part of the quartz clock movements hands shaft, and this part sticks through the back of the dial to the front to get mounted with a hex nut.Hex Nut =
A six sided nut that threads onto the movement post. This secures the movement to the back of the dial so it will stay there. The movements post sticks out just enough to get this hex nut on and so everything is secure and ready for the clock hands.
A hanger is the steel part to hang clock up on the wall and comes with the time only series quartz clock movements. The hanger is included with the quartz clock movement, but optional to use.Hands =
Quartz clock hands are measured by the minute hand only. They come as a set when ordered, the hour hand is smaller and shorter of course but we only measure the length of the minute hand from the center of the mount to the end. This applies to quartz clock movement hands only. (battery run)Second Hand =
The second hand is the skinny hand that goes very fast on the clock. There are two types of second hand motions, one will sweep around in a continuous fashion. These types of quartz clock movements are called a continuous sweep. If the movement jumps from one second to the next we call it a step motion instead. The second hands are mounted with a tube that is on the hand itself. This tube sticks friction fit into the end of the quartz clock movements hand shaft.