April 19, 2019 5:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts


Finally a new quartz movement that will play Ave Maria or Westminster chime, either every quarter or just on top of the hour. Of course after the chime on the top of the hour, it will strike out the hours whatever hour it is.

This unit is the closest in size to the popular but obsolete Hermle quartz clock movement with equivalent sound quality if not better. It is a good unit to replace the Hermle 2215 or 2214 pendulum units, or even the 2114 or 2115 non pendulum units as its close in size and can be used with or without the pendulum.

The clock hands and the second hand are sold separately.

Minimum units Price/unit
1 $64.89
4 $59.89
12 $54.89
MSO: $64.89
Bulk discount available
Chiming Quartz InstructionsWhen replacing, you will need to measure the post on the old unit, so you can match it up with your new chiming quartz movement. The post is the part that goes through the dial (face) and mounts from the front. Keep in mind, these rules apply to non-Hermle units only. If you are replacing a Hermle 2214 or 2215 or 2114 or 2114, you would measure the entire shaft of the old one, not just the fat threads, and then deduct 1/4 inch to get what post length is needed. You will need new hands also.
Clock Dial

Chiming Quartz Clock Movements

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Dial Thickness

  • 1/16 inch thick
  • 3/16 inch thick
  • 5/16 inch thick
  • 9/16 inch thick
  • 3/4 inch thick

Size Post Needed

  • 3/16"
  • 5/16"
  • 7/16"
  • 11/16"
  • 15/16"

Removing a Bad Unit

The first step to replacing a quartz movement, is to be able to get to the movement from the back and also the front where the hands are. 1. Getting to the dial There are many case designs and styles and there is no telling what way you're clock case is made to get to the dial (face) of the clock. Sometimes it is very easy to get to the dial and hands, other times the dial is covered with glass and may require you to figure out how the clock case was put together, so you can take it apart enough to get to the dial. You may have to remove some screws, or if there is a bezel it maybe required to bend the bezel tabs some to get it off. Once you're at the point where you can remove the hands and also the back of the quartz unit, you're good to start replacing the unit. 2. Removing the hands If there is a second hand on the clock, it only needs to be grabbed with the thumb nails and pulled straight off of the clock to take it off. Read More »

There are two styles to the minute hand, the kind that has the nut holding it down and the kind that is only on by friction fit with a round hole in the hand. The friction fit with no nut style just pulls straight off like the second hand did. The other style (the kind we sell) has the nut on the top of the minute hand to hold it down. To take this off, hold the minute hand still as you turn the nut to the left with needle nose pliers to loosen the nut so you can take it off with you're fingers. Next is the hour hand, this is only a friction fit with a round hole in the hand, the tube its on is tapered fatter as it goes down into the movement. Just twist the hand and pull it toward you until it comes off.

3. Removing the hex nut Then you will see a hex nut (six sided nut). use the same needle nose pliers to just turn the hex nut some to the left so it can be unscrewed with the fingers. With the hex nut removed the quartz clock movement will just fall out of the back side of the dial (face).

Clock Dial Dial = The clock face that the movements post goes through. Clock Dial Post = Threaded portion on the movement that takes the hex nut. Clock Dial Hex Nut = A six sided nut that threads onto the movement post.
Clock Dial Hanger = Included, but optional, steel part to hang clock. Clock Dial Hands = AKA needles, arms, pointers. Indicates hour and minute. Clock Dial Second Hand = The optional skinny pointer that ticks out the seconds.

Quartz Movement Assembly

These are the assembly instructions for the time only quartz clock movement into the clock case.
  1. Place hanger on post (optional)
  2. Place black washer on post (optional)
  3. Put post through the clock dial face
  4. Slide the brass washer onto the post of the movement that is sticking out of the clock dial face
  5. Put hex nut on post and tighten to hold movement to the back of the clock face – you may use needle nose pliers to get a tighter fit, however do not crank it down so tight that it ruins the clock face.
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  1. Push hour hand on the post (smaller of the 2 hands with round hole). This is a friction fit and should be pushed all the way down on the post without it touching the clock face.
  2. Put the minute hand on the post
  3. If using a second hand, skip to step 9. If you are not using a second hand, screw the cap nut on. You are done.
  4. If using a second hand, screw the small donut on top of minute hand and then push the second hand onto the pin in the center of the unit. You are done installing you're brand new quartz clock movement !

Clock Dial

MSO Quartz Notes


The MSO quartz movement has step motion timekeeping accuracy and includes a time setting knob on the back of the unit. The knob on the back is so the time can be set by the back, in case you have the hands not easily accessible from the front. This is a pendulum unit but can be used with or without the pendulum. The pendulum motion does not have anything to do with the timekeeping on this unit. The clock hands and the second hand are sold separately.


This unit will play your choice of either Westminster or Ave Maria chimes with premium sound quality. It is exciting to find a unit to offer in today's world with the Ave Maria chime option, that is close to the outside dimensions of the obsolete Hermle 2215 units. It also has the ability of playing the chime every quarter hour or only on the top of the hour. Please note that the clock chime may take an hour to correct itself, if the time is advanced with the hand setting knob. The sound is premium as it has a larger sized external speaker can be mounted anywhere in the clock case with just two small wood screws. The strike count at the top of the hour can be set by the button on the back of the unit. It will advance the strike count one hour each time the button is pressed, this will not move the hands.


The MSO quartz unit uses any of the quartz hands we have to offer except for the very long high torque hands. If replacing a Hermle quartz unit, it will be required to get new hands for your new unit as your old ones will no longer fit. If your good with a needle file you can make the old hands fit but it is best just to get the new hands with the unit just in case. This unit will take a second hand if wanted, its optional. We offer the hands for this unit below.


This movement comes with a free pendulum that is 16 inches at its longest. However it can be shortened to anything less than 16 inches with ease. The pendulum has three bob diameter options to choose from, the bob is the round disk at the bottom of the pendulum rod. Please note although this is a pendulum unit, it can be used with or without the pendulum. If a pendulum is not used, you can just lock the pendulum swinger to one side and not use it.

Mounting Post

The movements threaded post comes in two lengths. This is the fat threaded part that takes the hex nut. This post length is what we measure, the actual part that the hands go onto sticks out another ¼ inch beyond this measurement, but we do not count that in the measurement. The post lengths available for this unit is either 5/16 long or 9/16 long. The posts are all 5/16 wide, and fit into a ⅜ dial hole.


  • Westminster or Ave Maria
  • Quarterly or Hourly Chime
  • Volume Control
  • Second Hand Option
  • Pendulum Option
  • Takes Two C Cell Batteries


  1. Connect the speaker wire.
  2. Install two C cell batteries, plus side up.
  3. Turn set knob until it strikes the hours.
  4. Put the hands on, pointing to that hour.
  5. Never turn the minute hand backwards.
  6. Choose the chime options.
How to make the clock chime when its supposed to. First we need to know, the clock chime is correct no matter what it says the chime is, its right. We only need to have the hands point to where the clock thinks it is, or where its chiming in other words. And then set the clock to time. So to point the hands to where the clock chimed we need to remove the hands, and put them back on the clock where the clock chimed. In other words if it chimed out that its 3 oclock, put the hour hand to the three and the minute hand to the 12. IF the clock minute hand will not point exactly to the 12, do this. Find the circle spinning setting knob on the back of the movement and hold this still with your fingers so it will not move. At the same time you stop this from moving, point the minute hand to the 12 where it was supposed to point to when it chimed. Let go of both.

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Threaded Post Length

5/16" Threads for 3/16" Thick Dials, 9/16" Threads for 7/16" Thick Dials