Urgos Clock Movement Identification

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Urgos clock movement identification

Urgos Clock Movement units have identifications on the back plate of the unit itself. These movements are available new in only the floor clock models such as grandmother and grandfather clocks. This is the more involved way of getting to the correct new unit and takes some figuring out. The other way is just by the movement numbers and is in another section. This section is only for if the first way produces no results. The movement can match up by its attributes instead of the number system that can be tricky.

UW identification explanation

There are times that the Urgos Clock Movement UW number is not on the lists but is still available with a different name. A example being UW66016 is really a UW66018 but with a different name. Or UW32/1 is really a 32319 or even a 32001. This way just gets cuts out the movement numbers all together and gets down to what is needed with no numbers involved at all. Again need to mention that this way is only used after the first way failed in some way.

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Urgos UW03 series clock movement

Urgos clock movement UW series

The movements are separated in series. Each question on the drop down menus are explained in the text below. This will be matching up the movements qualities or attributes to get the new number of the same unit. Not all the conversions are listed in the chart so this is used to narrow down to the correct new unit. If it has not been done already please try the number conversion chart first. That is the fastest, most accurate, and easy to use method for getting a new movement. This information is another way of figuring out what the new Urgos clock movement is now called. The below movements are separated into series such as UW32 and UW03. This series only indicates the outer brass plate size, and this is how it is separated below.

Urgos UW32 Series

Urgos clock movement UW32 Series

A square unit that has on the back plate UW32 and then some other numbers. Disregard what comes after the 32 for this style of identification. -Item UW32

Urgos UW03 Series

Urgos clock movement UW03 Series

A rectangle unit that has on the back plate UW03 and then some other numbers. Disregard what comes after the 32 for this style of identification. - Item UW03

Urgos UW66 Series

Urgos clock movement UW66 Series

A rectangle clock movement made by Urgos clock company. The UW66 series is a cable driven, triple chime unit and they all have a 49mm hands shaft from the front plate and out. They are all consistent in this way however the pendulum length does still vary in options. - Item UW66

1. Chime type

Westminster chime only or the three song options called triple chime are the chime types. The Westminster only with just have chime or silent at the 3 O'clock switch. The triple chime will have a choice of three songs and also silent at the 3 O'clock switch. If no switch at 3 O'clock it is Westminster only automatically.

2. Cable or chain driven

Weights hang from chains or cables. Wound by pulling chains or wound by a crank key on the cable driven units.

3. Hand Shaft Length

This is the measurement of the shaft that the hands go on, from the front plate of the movement and all the way out to the end of the minute hand nut threads. This is in mm but can convert to inches online if needed. Just type into a google search mm to in. The options are displayed on each movement series so all we have to do is figure out what mm length it has that matches.

4. Pendulum length

German units measure the pendulum length from the top of the movement and all the way down. That is all the way down to the bottom of the pendulum nut threads. This measurement is approximate and varies depending on bob diameter. (The bob is the round disk at the bottom of the pendulum). The larger the bob diameter is, the longer the pendulum is.

Pendulum lengths are typically indicated on German made movements by a CM number on the back plate. This measurement is based the length on a bob diameter of 4 1/2 inches / 145mm. When the list says for example 93cm it is referring to the complete pendulum assembly with a 4.5 bob. This includes the leader it hangs on, and also the suspension spring. All three components in one measurement provided in centimeters.

Pendulum Length to CM

  • 27-30 inches, get the 80cm movement
  • 31-34 inches, get the 93cm movement
  • 35-37 inches, get the 100cm movement
  • 38-40 inches, get the 110cm movement
  • 40 plus inches, get the 116cm movement

Summery

Plug and play? Almost, but there are some things to do and instructions will be emailed. It is not hard to remove the old unit and put this new one in. After getting the hands and the dial out of the way really there are only two screws underneath that hold the movement in. All the other components such as the weights and pendulum hangs off of this mounted movement. The instructions explain all this anyway and if stuck just call or email clockworks.com. A new movement ready to go in a week for a fraction of the price of an overhaul. German made ready for another 30-40 years of service

The content of this website is copyright by Clockworks and written by James Stoudenmire in year 2022

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Craig
Craig
10 days ago

I have an Urgos Grandmother clock that is having issues. UW 7/63. Also has this number on backplate 243539. Where can I find help with trying to get it working again and also trying to date and find information about this clock. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Rickey Griffin
Rickey Griffin
3 months ago

Trying to find the age of latest find it is Urgos PL116 and 3261 that’s all I can find on it. Thanks

Ed LaBonte
Ed LaBonte
8 months ago

I have an obsolete 66027 and would like to know what the pendulum length prescribed is? Lost Pendulum.

Linda Roche
Linda Roche
10 months ago

We have a Grandfather clock with Urgos number 03012A. Is a replacement available?

Hristo
Hristo
10 months ago

Hello,
I have a grandfather clock with Urgos 03011B movement. Recently it stopped to play the quarter chimes. On a quarter hour only a click is heard and no chimes. Like the movement in in auto synch mode but all the time. What could be wrong with it? What is the proper replacement model? Can it be replaced with a mechanism that has auto night off chimes?

Hristo
Hristo
10 months ago

Thank you. I have two more questions:

  1. According to the Urgos weight table the proper weights for this movement are 2×7.7lbs and 1×9.9lbs, correct?
  2. What oil/grease you will recommend for oiling this movement?
Dan Sanson
Dan Sanson
1 year ago

My mother has a Ridgeway grandfather clock. Someone tried to wind it and knocked the pendulum off. When it fell it sheared off the rod at the end of the rating nut. Now I can’t adjust the time because there isn’t enough threaded rod below the pendulum bob. Any suggestions? It gains a couple of hours a week at the end of its adjustment range. It is an Urgos movement with no specs stamped on the movement.

Jeff S.
Jeff S.
1 year ago

My Urgos UW326920 movement is running too fast. I have lengthened the pendulum to it’s limit, but the movement still runs too fast, picking up a couple of minutes every hour. The ratchet wheel teeth appear okay, but the ratchet paw (name?) seems to allow the wheel to advance two teeth during some sweeps of the pendulum. The ratchet paw appears to be made of plastic. I’m not able to see if the ratchet paw is worn without removal or disassembly of the movement. Can this be corrected by replacing the ratchet paw or the suspension spring?

Penny Brenn
1 year ago

I have a urgo clock but don’t know what it is worth. Can you help or get me in contact with someone that can. Tried to post pictures but no luck

Last edited 1 year ago by Penny Brenn
Karen Grover
Karen Grover
1 year ago

My grandfather clock that I just purchased has UW 3/11 on the plate in back and also 61544 after the Urgos name stamp. Can you tell me it’s age? It runs perfectly and strikes the hour but the chiming doesn’t work. It makes an occasional chime and the mechanism moves better since I cleaned and oiled it but doesn’t produce the whole chime. Wondering if I can fix this. Can’t find specific info on Urgos.

Deborah
Deborah
1 year ago

So my clocks center weight drops like a rock. Other two weights run and drop normally clock chimes and strikes. Pendulum does not keep swinging of course. Looks like a gear is stripped smooth in the center weight assembly to me. In the back It says UW32685D and another number 1249351 URGOS MADE IN GERMANY. What can I get to fix this? It’s a ridgeway grandfather made in 1982.

Desert Bob
1 year ago

I recently acquired a Howard Miller Grandfather clock. I need a suspension spring, a key for the front door, and a leveling screw. Will Urgos parts fitit? thanks

Peter Schafer
Peter Schafer
1 year ago

Hello I have uw66009
Do you know the new movement number

Duncan Ellis
Duncan Ellis
1 year ago

We have an Urgos grandmother clock with pendulum. It has UW32068B on the back and 1227791. The pendulum and Bob was misplaced by our furniture removers and we want to replace it. Can anyone help me?

wes brown
wes brown
2 years ago

trying to replace urgos UW 06/36 Any ideas where to buy new or used

Sophia Rothberger-Kraal
Sophia Rothberger-Kraal
2 years ago

My son inherited a “Schippertje” (hanging clock with weights) with the following model number: UW 7/47 and 477069
It needs a new pendulum, as well as the part on which the pendulum hangs. Do you know where I could find these?

Ron Leo
Ron Leo
2 years ago

I have a grandmother clock with a Urgos movement. It is UW03003B. Can you tell me what replacement movement can be used for this? Thanks

Pat White
Pat White
2 years ago

I have a urgus clock works UW6/36 A also 625027. Age? Worth $300 est for restoration? Thank you, pat

Harold Smith
Harold Smith
2 years ago

Information on urgos grandfather clock movement, info on back plate 32942 and UW 3/5

John Willis
John Willis
2 years ago

i built a tabletop clock about 30 years ago including a Urgos UW64009 movement. i want to replace the movement but find no record or a similar movement>can you help?

Richard Larson
Richard Larson
2 years ago

is there a repair book available?

Gillian Dick
Gillian Dick
2 years ago

I have an Urgos mantle clock with pendulum It has UW65007 on the back and 6173 and I would like to know more about it i.e. it’s age and value. Can anyone help me?

russell nestor
russell nestor
2 years ago

i need an Urgos movement for my Aaron willard reproduction banjo clock. do you know where i could find a set?

Donald R. Hullet
Donald R. Hullet
2 years ago

I need to find the age of this Urgos grandmother clock. The numbers on the back are P.L.116 and 24183.
Thanks,
Don

Sven-Arne Jansson
2 years ago
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Thanks for a really good article about URGOS and its markings.

Sherry
Sherry
3 years ago

Trying to find out what leader I need for grandfather clock with urgos parts the imprint is UW327370 and like to find out how old it is

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