Chiming Quartz Clock Movements
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- 1/16 inch thick
- 3/16 inch thick
- 5/16 inch thick
- 9/16 inch thick
- 3/4 inch thick
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Removing a Bad UnitThe 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, but other times glass covers the dial and you have to figure out how the clock case was put together. This is 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, just grab it with your thumb nails and pull it straight off of the clock to take it off.
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 your fingers. Next is the hour hand, this is only a friction fit with a round hole in the hand, the tube its on tapers 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 you can unscrew it with your fingers. With the hex nut off, the quartz clock movement will just fall out of the back side of the dial (face).
Quartz Movement AssemblyThese are the assembly instructions for the time only quartz clock movement into the clock case.
- Place hanger on post (optional)
- Place black washer on post (optional)
- Put post through the clock dial face
- Slide the brass washer onto the post of the movement that is sticking out of the clock dial face
- 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.
- Push hour hand on the post (smaller of the 2 hands with round hole). This is a friction fit and should push all the way down on the post without it touching the clock face.
- Put the minute hand on the post
- 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.
- 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 !
Movement DescriptionTakane Westminster QU22 Chiming Pendulum Clock Movement. This movement is simple in design and to use. There is not a lot of options to figure out and costs less also. The chime is the electronic type and comes out of a built in speaker. So no speaker to mount, not many settings, simple economical compact and effective. The pendulum, clock hands and the second hand are sold separately.
- 16 inch pendulum at longest
- Westminster chime
QU22 Chiming Pendulum Clock Movement Notes
MovementTakane made chiming quartz clock movement that plays Westminster on the quarter hour and then strikes out the hour at the top of the hour.
SoundWestminster chime on the quarters and then strikes out the hours.
HandsAny of the hands we sell for quartz clock movements will fit this unit. As far as the quartz units go, we only have the standard American “I” shaft units and hands. This means the hour hand will have a round hole and the minute hand would have a oblong hole. The hour hand goes on as a friction fit, then the minute hand goes on the upper post with its nut. You can use a second hand but it is optional. All hands are sold separately and are available here as well.
PendulumThis movement supports a pendulum that is 16 inches at its longest. However you can shorten it 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 you do not use the pendulum, it can just lock the pendulum swinger to one side and not use it. These items are sold separately.
Mounting PostThe movement has a post with threads and comes in three lengths. This is the fat part with the threads 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 11/16 long. The posts are all 7/16 wide and this is wider then the typical ⅜ wide posts that are found on the market. Be sure the dial has a hole diameter of ½ inch wide for this to go through.
- Westminster and then strike out the hourly count
- Second Hand Option
- Pendulum Option
- Takes one C Cell Battery
- Insert a C cell battery into the movement.
- Make it chime the hours by turning the knob on the back
- Install the hands where the clock chimed.
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Flat-Tapered quartz clock hands for time only clock movements sold by Clockworks. An hour hand with a round mounting hole for a friction fit.