Serpentine quartz clock hands
Serpentine quartz clock hands will fit the time only clock movement from clockworks. The hour hand will have a round hole, and the minute hand will have an oblong hole. The oblong hole just fits over the movements "I" post and than the nut goes on top to hold it down.
Quartz clock hands are measured 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 just come shorter proportionately.
Quartz Clock Hands
Quartz Clock Hands that will fit any battery movement we offer. There are two types of quartz hands in the world. One is China standard and one is 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 offered here fit "I" shaft movements only. In other words all of them will fit the quartz movements that we sell.
Quartz clock hand compatibility
When replacing a quartz clock movement, the old hands may fit the new movement just fine. 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 your 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 Hands
Quartz clock hands come together as a set, and only the minute hand is measured 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, 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 Hands
Mounting 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 it’s 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. Use the cap nut if not using a second hand.