Urgos Clock Movement UW Alternate Identification Method
Urgos Clock Movement UW units are available in the floor clock models, meaning 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 you can match up the movement by its attributes instead of the number system that can be confusing and also sometimes incomplete. 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. Do you see how it can be tricky? Well this way just gets cuts out the movement numbers all together and gets down to what you need 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 Clock Movement UW Identification Directions
The movements are separated in series. Each question on the drop down menus are explained in the text below. What we are doing here is matching up the movements qualities or attributes to get the new number. Not all the conversions are listed the other way so this is used to narrow it down to the correct new unit.
If your numbers are not jiving with either of these lists, you can use the below method of figuring out what the new Urgos Clock Movement UW is. The below movements are separated in series, a series you can say is the outer plate size of the floor clock. Each question on the drop down menus are explained in the text below. What we are doing here is matching up the movements qualities or attributes to get the new number. Not all the conversions are listed so this is a way to narrow it down to the correct new unit.
Urgos UW32 Series
A square unit that has on the back plate UW32 and then some other numbers, but we just ignore what comes after for this method. - Item UW32
Urgos UW03 Series
A rectangle unit that has on the back plate UW03 and then some other numbers, but we just ignore what comes after to use this method. - Item UW03
1. Chime type
There are two chime types, Westminster chime only, or triple chime. The Westminster with just have chime or silent at the 3 O'clock switch, and the triple chime will have your choice of three songs and also silent at the 3 O'clock switch. If you have no switch at 3 O'clock, its Westminster only.
2. Weights hang on
There is only two options for this. Either the weights will be hanging on chains coming down from the movement, or the weights will be hanging on pulleys that are hanging from cables. The chain driven units get wound up by pulling down the chains, the cable
driven gets wound up by a crank key that gets inserted into the dial holes.
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 you can convert to inches online if you need too. Just type into a google search mm to in. The options are displayed on each movement series so all you have to do is figure out what mm length yours has that matches.
4. Pendulum length from top
The Germans measure the pendulum length from the top of the movement and 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 diameter on the pendulum bob, the longer the pendulum is needed to be for the same unit. The Germans base there PL length (sometimes stamped on the movement, but usually not) on a bob diameter of 4 1/2 inches. (4 1/2 inches = 145mm). So when the list says for example 93cm, they are talking about the pendulum from tip to tip, the pendulum leader that is hangs on, and the suspension spring that the leader hangs on. All three components put together in one measurement in CM's.
If this is confusing, we can do this another way. If you take off your pendulum, and put it on the kitchen table, and measure the pendulum from tip to tip when it is off the clock, we can say this instead=
- If the pendulum Length 27-30 inches, get the 80cm movement
- If the pendulum Length 31-34 inches, get the 93cm movement
- If the pendulum Length 35-37 inches, get the 100cm movement
- If the pendulum Length 38-40 inches, get the 110cm movement
- If the pendulum Length 40 plus inches, get the 116cm movement
Plug and play? Almost, but there are some things to do, and instructions will be emailed to you. If you get stuck just call or email. It is not hard to remove the old unit and put this new one in. After you get the hands and the dial out of the way really there are only two screws underneath that hold the movement in there. All the other stuff hangs off of it. The instructions explain all this anyway, and if you get stuck call or email. So there you have it, a new movement ready to go in a week, for about 1/4 to 1/2 the price of an overhaul. German made, no knockoffs, ready for another 30-40 years of service