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Assemble A Quartz Movement, Dial & Hands Together

Assemble A Quartz Movement, Dial & Hands Together
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Follow these easy steps to assemble your quartz clock movement, clock dial, and clock hands together:

  1. Mount hanger onto movement (unless hanger is built into case or hanger is not required).
  2. Use rubber spacer gasket between movement and dial to hold movement in position without having to overtighten the hex nut.
  3. Place a brass washer between the dial and the hex nut to prevent the nut from marring the dial as you tighten it down.
  4. Tighten the nut down only enough to hold the movement firmly in position. If the movement can rotate in your clock case, timekeeping, chime sequencing and pendulum swing will be affected.
  5. Temporarily place the minute hand over the "I" shaft as illustrated and rotate the hand clockwise until it is pointing at the "12" on the dial. Lift the hand off.
  6. Choose any number on your dial (9:00 is illustrated) to align the hour hand with. Very carefully press the hour hand straight down onto the tapered, friction-fit hour shaft until the hand is firmly in place. In the event that the hour hand is not perfectly aligned with the number on the dial that you have chose, DO NOT try to rotate the hand hub on the tapered shaft. Lift the hand straight off. Realign the tip of the hand with the number and press the hand on correctly. This procedure is very important when you are mounting hands on chiming movements.
  7. When you have the hour hand mounted, carefully remount the minute hand at 12:00. While holding the tip of the minute hand between your thumb and forefinger at the 12:00 position, thread on either the closed nut (if no second hand is being used) or the open nut (if second hand is being used).
  8. Press the stem of the second hand down over the tiny second hand pin shaft that protrudes up through the center of the minute hand shaft.
  9. Insert the appropriate battery into your movement (observing +/- polarity marking) and set the correct time with the hand set knob, located in the back of the movement.
  10. Make certain there is clearance between the hands. Also make sure there is clearance between the hands and the dial, as well as any glass cover in front of the dial.


 
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I have a 32" wall clock that is not working and I believe the movement needs to be replaced. The actually clock dimension is 25 1/2. How do I find the correct movement for this clock?

Asked by: Sharron
Hi Sharron, please contact us at 1-800-556-2548 or klockit@klockit.com with the measurements below. You will need to remove the clock movement from your clock. We'll then be able to help you find the proper replacement! (1) Thickness of material the shaft will have to travel through including the clock face and any material the face will be mounted to (maximum dial thickness) (2) Total length of the hand shaft on the movement. Please measure the entire length of the shaft from the base of the movement where the shaft comes out of the movement to the tip where the hands attach to (total hand shaft length) (3) Your movement's case dimensions (4) Minute hand length from the center mount hole to the tip
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-04-26

I need a quartz movement with a pendulum (distance from center of dial to end of pendulum opening  is 8 1/4" I prefer a movement that uses a C battery

Asked by: Milo
Hi Milo, we need more information before providing a recommendation. Please contact us at 1-800-556-2548 or klockit@klockit.com with the measurements below: (1) Thickness of material the shaft will have to travel through including the clock face and any material the face will be mounted to (maximum dial thickness) (2) Total length of the hand shaft on the movement. Please measure the entire length of the shaft from the base of the movement where the shaft comes out of the movement to the tip where the hands attach to (total hand shaft length) (3) Your movement's case dimensions (4) Minute hand length from the center mount hole to the tip
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-03-15

why does my minute hand move with the ticking of the clock?

Asked by: mgib
Please contact us at 1-800-556-2548 for tech support.
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-02-25

How do I get back to the initial phase of the quartz movement so that it will adjust to signal properly?

Asked by: Hals
Hi Hals, it's a simple fix! Please check your email for more details.
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-02-10
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