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Home > Frequently Asked Questions > Choosing a Mechanical Movement

Choosing a Mechanical Movement

Choosing a Mechanical Movement

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When choosing a movement, first ask yourself these questions.

  • What size case/cabinet are you placing this movement in?
    You must determine if the movement will actually fit in the cabinet. Our catalog or web site gives you the necessary dimensional information you will need to make your decision.

  • Do I want a pendulum movement?
    Case size and style are what normally dictate what type of movement you place in a clock case. Please note the section in our catalog or web site that refers to length and swing of a pendulum. This is very important information. Pendulum length refers to the distance from the movement's hand shaft to the very tip of the threaded rod at the bottom of the pendulum. Pendulum swing refers to the overall swing (or inside case dimension) needed for the pendulum to operate without hitting the sides of the case.

  • Do I want a Westminster Chime, Triple-Chime, or a Coil-Gong Movement?

    Listen to The Sounds of:
    Westminster Chimes and Hour Strike
    St. Michaels Chimes and Hour Strike
    Whittington Chimes and Hour Strike

    Movements shown in our catalog or web site with Westminster chimes come equipped with only the Westminster chime. Westminster chimes play a succession of four notes each quarter-hour. Commonly known as "Big-Ben", these chimes play 4 notes on the quarter-hour, 8 notes on the half-hour, 12 notes on the three-quarter hour and 16 notes on the hour, then count the hour. Movements equipped with Triple-Chime allow you to choose any of three chimes: Westminster, St. Michael's or Whittington. St. Michael's and Whittington Chimes play a succession of 8 notes on the quarter-hour, 16 notes on the half-hour, 24 notes on the three-quarter hour and 32 notes on the hour, then count the hour. A Coil-Gong Movement strikes once on the half-hour, and count the hours on the hour.

  • Do I want a chain-driven or cable-driven movement?
    There are a few advantages to a cable-driven movement that are noteworthy. To wind a chain-driven movement, open the waist door of the cabinet and pull the free end of the chain(s) downward. It is very easy to accidentally hit the weights or pendulum when winding this type of movement. This increases the likelihood of damage to the pendulum, weights and suspension spring. With a cable-driven movement, winding is accomplished by simply inserting a crank into the dial and cranking up the weights. This method eliminates the necessity of being in close proximity to the pendulum and weight assemblies.


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