For a 1/16” thick clock face, I would suggest the MVT7130A, which is available in both battery and electric.
If your clock hands are over 6”, then I would consider one of our high torque movements like the MVT708CHT Which is also available as battery or electric.
Our MVT3160 has a 5/16” threaded shaft and a 5/8” overall shaft length. My only concern is that the shaft diameter on our C cell movements is 7/16”, not 3/8: https://www.clockparts.com/standard-c-battery-size-movements/
If this would be a problem, then consider one of the AA battery movements like the MVT7160A: https://www.clockparts.com/usa-made-motors-movements/
These AA movements have a 5/16” diameter shaft.
All of our chime movements are battery operated quartz movements: https://www.clockparts.com/chiming-clock-movements/
The electric chime shown below is an old design that probably has not been made in at least 50 years. Our mechanical strike would be about the closest movement we would have: https://www.clockparts.com/chiming-clock-movements/
The four melodies this movement plays are 2 versions of the Westminster Chime ( 1 hour only and 1 every fifteen minutes), Ave Maria, and a strike or Bim-Bam on the half hour and hour with an hour count: https://www.clockparts.com/quad-chime-pendulum-movement-with-remote-speaker/
The size of our reverse movement is 2-3/16" square and 5/8" thick: https://www.clockparts.com/reverse-high-torque-barbershop-quartz-movement/
Our smallest reverse dial is 6". You could take it to a store like Staples and have it reduced to a smaller size and printed out on a heavy paper.
Yes, the PD200 will work with the MVTRC15NP, but we already sell these 2 parts together in the MVTRC13P below: https://www.clockparts.com/westminster-whittington-recordable-chime-with-pendulum/
I have no way to cross reference exactly what you have. We also only work with battery and electric movements so we are not qualified to advise you.
The maximum weight for these American made mini pendulum movements is 2-1/2 ounces.
The closer you get to the maximum the more important leveling is (or being vertically plumb).
We stopped stocking alarm movements about 5 years ago. Unfortunately, control switch locations are not standardized at all, so finding replacements can really be difficult.
The longest shaft length you can get a quartz movement in is 1-1/4” long. It’s an engineering limitation.
Our high torque quartz continuous sweep movements have a balanced maximum weight for the second hand of 7 grams and 18 grams for the minute hand.
You would probably have to use hard wired electric movement rated for use with 3 or 4 foot hands, depending on what your torque requirement is. This is beyond the capabilities of the quartz movements we offer.
Here are 2 chimes with the features you want:
We have plenty of Westminster Chimes with pendulum, please see below:
We have a press-on at 1/4” overall shaft:
The next shaft length would be 17/32”, the MVT7130A “I” shaft movement:
For your minute hand length you will need a high torque movement. Possibly the MVT708CHT or MVT712HT below:
These are “I” shaft movements, so the mounting holes will be like those at the top right of the link below:
You need a high torque movement. Our high torque quartz movements are designed to operate up to an 18” minute hand.
You need to determine just how thick your clock face is so you can select the right hand shaft length. Here are a couple of links below to consider:
Here’s a link to our selection of large clock hands:
Yes, there is an extra nut.
The open minute hand nut is for use with a second hand, and the closed minute hand nut is for use with no second hand.
Matching a movement to a pair of hands requires you to have calipers or a micrometer to make some very accurate measurements.
You have common spade style hands which can easily be replaced. Here are links to some chime movements:
You will need to check the length of the hand shaft. Let me know any questions.
Yes, potentially the pendulum swinging 2” behind the dial is a problem because most battery movements have a pendulum that swings 3/8” of an inch behind the clock face. In your case I would use a separate pendulum drive like the PD200 below:
It has a 7 ounce maximum capacity. Can easily be used as a separate pendulum drive as I’m suggesting here.
It depends on what size hands you need. The MVT0560 has a total shaft height of 1/4", but the hands we have availablefor it are under 2". The MVT7130A has a total shaft height of 17/32", and includes a choice of 45 pairs of hour and minute hands under 5".
The closest size we have to what you are looking for is our 2-1/4" F59 series, which fits into a 2-1/8" mounting hole size.
These inserts are designed for a 3-1/8” mounting hole, so to properly fit you would need to make some type of adaptor ring:
Please advise what the diameter of the mounting hole size is.
It’s smaller than the diameter of the front of the clock, but actually the most important measurement.
Our F59 series has a brushed gold roman or Arabic option.
Overall size 2-1/4”, 2-1/8” mounting hole size.
Our F73 series has the same brushed gold dial options and is 2-3/4” overall and a 2-3/8” mounting hole:
Try taking the gasket off of the back of the insert clock. Wrap something like electrical or plumbers tape around the back of the insert. Then re-install the gasket.
Can be a bit of trial and error, but it normally works for small adjustments. Rubber bands can also work.
Our AA battery powered mini pendulum movements do not have enough power to operate a 25” pendulum.
You would need to use our PD200 to operate a pendulum of this size.
The PD200 will operate a pendulum up to 7 ounces, and the PHDPD will operate a pendulum up to 10 ounces.
Make sure you know the weight of your pendulum before ordering anything.
Being level or vertically plumb is very important for any pendulum drive. It’s important that the magnet and electro magnet on any pendulum drive also be as close as possible without touching.
It is surprisingly simple. Just drill a 3/8" hole in front of your clock case, slide the movement shaft through the hole and secure in place by tightening 1 hex nut.
Most quarts movements have the ability to run a second hand. It is your choice to use one or not. If you feel the step second motion would be a distraction then don't use one. A special closed nut is available to cover the small hole showing when a second hand is not used.
Using a pre-assembled quartz clock fit-up is the easiest way to make a clock. The clock movement, hands, dial, lens and Bezel are pre-assembled and ready to be installed. All you have to do is make a clock case with the correct size hole cut into it. Just set the time, put in a battery and press into the precut hole in your clock case.
To use a quartz movement requires a little more planning, but is still fairly easy to do. If you choose to do this you have the flexibility of being able to se a standard time only movement, a pendulum movement, a chime movement or a variety of other possibilities. You can also choose from dozens of clock dials and over 40 styles of clock hands. If you decide to use a quartz movement with separate hands and dial, it is much easier to create a design that is truly unique.
No, you do not. All you really need is a well lighted work area and a small pair of pliers.
Yes you can, and it is not to difficult. The first step is to remove the old movement from your clock. Remove the clock hands first by gently pulling them off. Sometimes the minute hand is held in place by a cap nut. Just unscrew it and continue to remove the hands. The movement itself is normally held in place by a hex nut on the hand shaft, or it can "snap in" which means it is being held in place by little plastic "fingers". Either unscrew the hex nut to remove or just pry away from the case until snaps free.
The next step is to determine the size of the movement you have. The most important dimension is the shaft length. If your movement was held in place by a hex nut, then you need to measure the height of the threaded portion of the shaft that the hex nut was mounted to. This is referred to as the threaded shaft length.If your movement was a "snap in", then just measure the overall shaft length.
Now that you know the critical dimension of your movement, look in the movement section of our web site to find a movement that suits your needs and budget. Please remember that the old hands from your movement may not fit the new movement. Hour and minute hands are included free with movements, so pick out a pair when you order.
We do not sell electric movements or parts for their repair. Please contact Empire Clock Co. at their web site "www.empireclock.com".
We do not sell mechanical movements or parts for their repair. Please contact Merritts at "www.merritts.com" or S. LaRose at "www.slarose.com".
Probably not. We deal only in the latest battery operated quartz movements. While it may be possible to use one of our movements to repair your clock, we have no way of telling because we can not reference the brand and model number of your clock to determine what you may need.
The shaft of the movement must be 1/16" to 1/8" longer than the thickness of the mounting surface.
There are 2 elements to consider - style and size. The style you choose is a matter of personal taste. Generally, the more traditional clock designs use hands similar to those shown below. Contemporary or Novelty clocks tend to look better with plain looking hands that do not distract from the overall design.
The size that you use is determined by the size of the clock dial or fare that you use. Most clock dials have a minute track that runs near the outside edge. The tip of the minute hand should be just above the minute track. If your clock dial does not have a minute track, then the minute hand should reach about halfway across the numbers or indicators.
Remember, the most important thing is what looks good to you. It is your design, it should reflect your taste.
We can run as few as 100 pcs. when making dials for fit-ups and 250 pcs. when making custom metal or styrene dials. Lead times can vary from two to four weeks depending on our schedule and the type of dial you want. Contact a ClockParts.com sales representative for additional information.
Yes, we do! We stock thousands of movements that are ready for immediate shipment. If you need 500 or 50,000 movements we can handle your needs.
We offer the best selection of fit-ups in the industry today. While some of our fit-ups are stocked pre-assembled, ready to go, many others are made to order. Making many of our fit-ups to order allows us to offer thousands of possible models with a lead time of one to two weeks. We think that offering the possibilities we do is worth the wait and so do most of our customers. Just contact one of our sales representatives to find out what is in stock and current production lead times.