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Quartex® Atomic Clock Movement

Quartex® Atomic Clock Movement
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Quartex® Atomic Clock Movement 

Quartex® Atomic Clock Movement is rated 4.63265306122449 out of 5 by 98.
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Quartex Brand

Our popular Atomic Clock Movement auto-synchronizes with the official U.S. time in Fort Collins, Colorado up to 5 times per day. Also known as radio controlled, these atomic movements are the most accurate clock movements on the market today. Auto-sets for DST assuring you have the correct time, every time.

Use these atomic clock movements in your next project, or replace your old quartz motors with an updated clock movement that sets itself! A free pair of hands is included with our quartz atomic clock movements. In order to ensure that your radio controlled clock motor receives the best signal strength, we do not recommend using this movement with a metal clock face. Operates in the Continental U.S. only in Pacific, Mountain, Central and Eastern time zones. Use this hanger to hang your clock quickly and efficiently.

Warranty1 year
Maximum Dial ThicknessSee Below
Total Shaft LengthSee Below"
Shaft Diameter5/16"
Chiming Melody SoundNone
Case Size2-9/16"H x 2-3/16"W x 3/4"D
Free Pair of Hands*Yes
Battery1 AA (#45001)
Hardware IncludedYes

*You will be able to choose your Free Pair of Hands after you make your selection below. Select Group A Sweep Second Hands are an additional charge.

View Atomic Clock Movement Instructions

Stock No.

Maximum Dial Thickness
Maximum Dial Thickness: Refers to the thickness of material the hand shaft will travel through, including the clock dial and any material the dial is mounted to.

The maximum thicknesses listed below have 1/8" built in to accommodate for mounting hardware.

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Total Hand Shaft Length
Total Hand Shaft Length:
Refers to the total length of the hand shaft.

Measure the entire hand shaft to determine your movement's total hand shaft length, from the base of the clock movement to the tip where the clock hands are attached.


























Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good At This Price I have built four clock using the Quartex Atomic Clock motor. It has been easy to install, and with a couple of restarts, easy to get it set. It works perfectly. My only complaints are 1) the case is too thick for some of my clock designs, and 2) there needs to be a version with a longer stem for some things I want to build. I have been able to get around both of these challenges so far; it was a real dilemma in the case of the pictured clock.
Date published: 2016-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up. Service was fast and good. I was surprised at how easy it was to set up this atomic clock movement. I recently designed and built an Arts & Crafts style wall clock. With your clock movement it keeps perfect time!
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to revive wife's favorite clock I ordered the Quartex Atomic Movement September 5th and received it very quickly. On the evening after receiving it, I decided to repair the old kitchen clock. I used a small pair of pliers and had the old movement out and the new Quartex Atomic Movement installed in no time. It was 11 PM when I "pulled the pin" and was fascinated by the clock advancing forward a full 12 hours and then reverting to the correct time, a little after 11PM. My wife rehung the clock the next day and it is working perfectly.
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth even with the Little Challenges Bought two units and had to modify both clocks to get units to fit in housing. The hour, minute and second hands were a little thinner than the originals and the hour hands have a slit in them for attachment. One unit second hand was stopping at the 29 second spot and would stay there for a while and then resume function. Emailed for fix to which the reply was to cut 1/8 inch off of second hand to get a better balance. I decided to try re-balance the hands as I wasn't excited about shortening the second hand. The re-balanced worked. Overall, I am pleased with the units and happy that they are keeping good time which is why the old quartz ones were replaced.
Date published: 2016-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm! I wanted a clock that would set itself so I wouldn't have to worry about it once the structure was put together. The Klockit clock works great!
Date published: 2016-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product! I bought this movement to replace the one in a reproduction vintage clock that sits on our mantle. The new movement was easy to install, seems to keep excellent time, and never has to be reset for Standard vs. Daylight savings time.
Date published: 2016-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! Bought this to replace a nice looking clock I own that had a broken movement. Installation was straight forward, and it picked up the radio signal pretty quick. I've had this movement for about a month, and it still keeps atomic time. It's slightly larger than a standard movement, so you're going to want to make sure it will fit before purchasing. It was easy enough to install I'm tempted to replace all my analogue quartz clocks with an atomic movement.
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accurate & dependable I bought the atomic clock insert well over a year ago and it has been running continuously and accurately ever since. I was concerned when I read that it was recommended not to place it behind a metal face because I bought it to go onto a 14" steel wheel cover. Once installed and started it did its syncing with Ft. Collins and has been accurate ever since. I'm located in North Texas; perhaps it would be different farther from Colorado. I am extremely happy with it.
Date published: 2016-09-05
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How much does the atomic clock cost and is there a replacement part for an 8" metal face?

Asked by: 78carolyn
Hi Carolyn, the current price for our atomic clock movements is listed above. We don't currently offer an 8" metal clock face, but we do carry 2 aluminum clock faces: #26334: #26914:
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-09-22

Can I hook this up to building power in lieu of using a battery ?  (I want to use it for a built-in wall clock as part of a trim package.)

Asked by: RichColvin
Hi Rich, we'll need more information about your project before confirming if our atomic clock movement can be hooked up to building power. We'll be in contact soon via email. Thank you!
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-09-22

I need it to fit in a certain size square hole. Do you know the measurements?

Asked by: Tony T
Hi Tony, this clock movement's shaft diameter is 5/16" and the overall dimensions are: 2-9/16"H x 2-3/16"W x 3/4"D. We hope this helps!
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-09-09

If I can not us a metal dial what dial do you have?

Asked by: hank1945
Hi Hank, please see our full collection of clock dials here: If you need help selecting the right clock dial for your project, please contact us at 1-800-556-2548 and we'd be happy to assist you.
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-09-01

I purchased atomic movement # 14353. What is the longest hands it will run? Thanks.

Asked by: Loye
Hi Loye, our atomic clock movements will drive up to 7" clock hands. Please choose a set from the first 5 categories currently listed on this page:
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-08-31

The hands on my original clock has a minute hand that is 13" and the hour hand is 6 3/4 ". I would like to add a hand to track seconds too. Will this clock movement be sufficient to operate them? The hands are made of light aluminum.

Asked by: Mari12
Hi Mari, this atomic clock movement is able to power clock hands up to 7" in length. If you're looking for timekeeping technology that auto-updates for DST that can also power longer clock hands, we recommend our high torque clock movement that uses Set & Forget technology, #14161:
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-08-29

what's the longest hands that can be used with this movement?

Asked by: stephen
Hi Steven, this clock movement can drive up to 7" clock hands. Add the movement to your shopping cart to select your free pair of hour/minute hands.
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-08-22

Does the movement come with a mounting nut? Does it include hour, minute, and second hands?

Asked by: sundy58
Hi Dennis, yes - this clock movement comes with the mounting hardware to attach the clock hands. Once you add the clock movement to your shopping cart, you'll be prompted to select your free pair of hour/minute hands. The second hand is an extra $0.40 - select a second hand from Group A:
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-08-22
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