Diamond-shaped quartz clock hands
Diamond-shaped quartz clock hands fit battery clock movements that Clockworks sells. Minute hand has an oblong mounting hole whereas the hour hand has a round one.
So, measure Quartz clock hands by the minute hand only, from the mounting hole to the end. The hour hand comes with the pair, but only measuring the minute hand. The hour hand will come proportionately shorter .
Battery Quartz Clock Hands - Quartz clock hands in black and gold. Please choose the length by the minute hand only. - Clockworks
These are sold as a pair with both hour and minute hands. Of course, styles vary depending on length.
Quartz Clock HandsThese are quartz Clock Hands that will fit any battery movement we offer. There are two types of quartz hands in the world. One is the China standard and one is the American standard. The China way of using the hands is with round holes in both the hour and minute hands.
Comparatively, the American style has an oblong mounting hole in the minute hand and a round hole for the hour hand that fits what is known as an "I" shaft. All of the hands that we offer fit "I" shaft movements only. In other words all of them will fit the quartz movements that we sell.
Quartz clock hand compatibilityWhen replacing a quartz clock movement, the old hands may fit the new movement just fine. However, if there is an oblong hole in the minute hand, chances are good that it will fit.
The hour hand will fit the new quartz movement either way. To clarify, it is the minute hand (the longer of the two hands) that is a concern. In any event, if in doubt, it is best to order new hands for the new movement upon checking out. This way it will be all set and you will have everything you need for a smooth movement swap out.
Measuring and Ordering New HandsQuartz clock hands come together as a set, but you only measure the minute hand when replacing them. Measure it, the long hand, from the mounting hole to the tip. The shorter hand, the hour hand, comes with the minute hand and is proportionally smaller.
For larger dials that are more than 10 inches wide, see our High Torque movement and Hands section. As for Second hands, they will fit the high torque clock movements, however they do not come in long lengths like the minute hands do.
Mounting Quartz Clock HandsMounting quartz clock hands is easy. First put on the hour hand, with it’s round hole. As a friction fit, just push it on. The minute hand, with its oblong mounting hole, and goes on next.
Fit it onto the “I” on the top of the shaft. To tighten the hands use the nut with a hole if using a second hand. However, use the cap nut if not using a second hand.
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Quartz Clock Movement Removal
This note explains quartz clock movement removal from the case. The following does not apply to quartz units made in Germany or inserts .
Removal needs access to both the back side and the dial side of the clock dial . There is no many case designs it would not be possible to cover all of this information. The clock case went to together so it comes apart.
Getting access to the dial area
There are many case designs and styles and there is no telling what way the clock case is. Most times this is a very easy thing to do but of course there are some instances they do not make it user friendly. It is on the users end to get to the dial and movement area to continue with the swap out.
Clock hand removal
Quartz clock movement removal always needs the hands removed first. This is so there is access to the hardware that mounts the unit.
Quartz clock movements have two styles of minute hands .
One style has the nut holding it secure and the other style is only on by friction fit. The friction fit has no nut and just pulls off with twist and pull at once. The second style has a minute hand nut to secure the minute hand. Removal is done by turning the nut to the left with needle nose pliers. Once the nut is loose by the pliers it only requires fingers to unscrew it.
The hour hand is only a friction fit by its round mounting hole. The movement’s hour tube is tapered wider on the low end of it. This makes the hour hand friction fit only. Just twist the hand and pull it toward you until it comes off.
Second hand pulls straight up and off if the clock has one.
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