Here you will find the most comprehensive line of battery operated quartz and electric clock movements (MVT) on the market today. We have wide variety of time only MVT, pendulum MVT, chime MVT, bim-bams, and high torque MVT for driving large clock hands up to 17 1/2.
On this page you will see are most comprehensive line of battery operated quartz motors on the market today. We believe that when laying out your do it yourself project you should have a number of options so that your project can contain all the parts you need. In addition to containing the most reliable, accurate and popular motors we have a number of very specific purpose motors for time, weather and trigger applications. All are powered by AA battery or C cell battery. Additionally we can easily convert to electric power by adding our battery to electric converter. This converter allows you to have the best of both, electric power and battery backup.
Mini Quartz Clock Movement
Our line of mini quartz motor kits are perfect when space is a priority. The weather MVT is an interesting category. It includes thermometer MVT and well as tide MVT and time and tide MVT. Our thermometer clock parts are for both indoor and outdoor use and can operate hands up to 10” long if needed. They use out standard American “I” shaft minute hands, so the selection is amazing. The tide MVT have a hand that will make one revolution every 24 hours and 50 minutes.
Our Specialty MVT kits section is truly unique. It includes reverse time (for Barbershop Clocks), mechanism that show the day of the week, motors that operate on 24 hour (military) time, calendar mechanisms that show the time and date, clock, trigger mechanism that cause a device to chime on the hour and our rotary pendulum mechanism.
High Torque Movements
Our selection of MVMT kits or mechanisms is second to none. We also offer the widest selection of American made parts available anywhere. We have an entire category of just Made in America MVT. The accuracy and reliability of our USA Made Motors is excellent. You’ll be impressed.
You will also find the largest selection of high torque MVT anywhere. These MVT are used when operating clock hands that are over 7 inches long. Many wood workers are building large wall clocks and the high torque auto set MVT is a key element of those projects. It will automatically adjust for the spring and fall time changes and drive large hands. Visit high torque clock movement to see our wide selection.
Daylight Saving Motors
Auto Set Movements have taken the world by storm. No longer dependent of receiving a radio signal from Colorado the mechanism will “spring forward” and “fall back” twice a year to adjust to Daylight Savings Time just when you need them to. We have a US version and well as a world version. Best of all, these are also High Torque MVT capable of operating clock hands up to nearly 18 inches. Imagine not having to get out a ladder to change the time twice a year on a large wall clock high up on your wall!
Clock Parts chime MVT are a popular option, and we have a great selection. We go from basic Westminster Chimes that sound on the hour with an hour count, to our Quad chime offering 4 different chime choices with a volume control and the option of a Night Strike Silencing option. This is an outstanding selection we have, the best in the industry. We even have MVT that will allow you to record 10 seconds of whatever sound you would like. Pretty amazing.
We have a great selection of C cell standard MVT in both regular and pendulum models. These are perfect for applications when changing batteries is problematic. C cell movements have the longest battery life of all of our mechanisms and can last for several years if an alkaline battery is used. They are also good for use with hands between 5 and 7 inches, when you need a little extra power but not high torque MVT.
Pendulum MVT are another dominant category. We have American made AA pendulum MVT, More powerful C cell pendulum MVT and finally pendulum drives that have the capacity to operate up to 7 ounce (up to 25 inch) and 10 ounce (up to 41 inch) pendulums.
What is a Clock Movement
A movement is a set of mechanisms made of many moving mechanical parts. It is also known as a caliber of a clock or watch. A clockwork movement or motor is made of many moving parts precisely engineered. Quartz movements help keep time accurate and are commonly protected in case and is the most common clock part mechanism.