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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 4.5694 out of 5 by 72.
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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.

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.

Need help? Please call:
1-800-556-2548

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.

1-4

5-9

10+

Quantity

14352

1/16"

7/16"

$13.50

$13.25

$13.00

QTY:  

14353

1/8"

9/16"

$13.50

$13.25

$13.00

QTY:  

14354

3/16"

5/8"

$13.50

$13.25

$13.00

QTY:  



 
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 Easy to install I liked the easy to follow instructions. The clock movement was packed safe in the box that they came in. The price was great too. Thank You :-)
Date published: 2016-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install--follow the directions! This is the fourth atomic movement I have purchased. So far all run well and keep perfect time. Even sets daylight time automatically. GREAT ! ! !
Date published: 2016-03-14
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 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 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 2 out of 5 by from DST switch doesn't seem to work on ET Well as another commenter noted, the value of the DST switch doesn't seem to do anything here now that we're on DST. I've just re-synced the clock 4 times which it's happily done, but never to the proper EDT. It forever stays on EST regardless of the value of the DST on/off switch on the back. Temporary solution is to flip to CST but ultimately the movement will need to be replaced. My recommendation would be to just try one of the set & forget movements. I'm not sure the atomic ones are worth the trade off assuming you can set the clock for yourself the first time.
Date published: 2016-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth It Movement installed easily. Adjusted to Colorado Clock smoothly, and has been keeping exact time effortlessly. It does exactly what your description said it would do, and yes, I plan on buying more as needed.
Date published: 2016-01-21
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what is the dial thickness? What is the Hand Shaft Length? How do I find these measurements?

Asked by: sarah
Hi Sarah, 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. Please scroll your mouse over the question marks listed next to the measurements listed above. There are charts that show these measurements in detail. If you have any further questions on this information, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-556-2548.
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-06-27

Is the dial thickness the distance between back of the case and where the hands attach on the front?

Asked by: sarah
Hi Sarah, our measurement "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. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-06-27

How do I know what Shaft size to get?

Asked by: Tide
HI Andrew, please measure the thickness of material the hand shaft will have to travel through (including the clock face and any material the face will be mounted to). After you have that measurement, please match that up with the measurements listed in the Maximum Dial Thickness column above. If your thickness is greater than listed above, please contact us at 1-800-556-2548 and we'll help you find the best alternative.
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-06-27

will these movements work with any size set of hands?

Asked by: Tide
Hi Andrew, this atomic clock movement can properly operate clock hands up to 7" in length. Any longer and the hands will strip the internal motor. A free pair of hour/minute hands is included with this clock movement; add the movement to your shopping cart first and then follow the screen prompts to select your free pair of hands.
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-06-23

I need to make a rather large clock for our church sanctuary. How big is the largest dial you sell? Would this Quartex Atomic mechanism run long hands for a large dial? Do you have any other atomic mechanism that would use larger batteries?

Asked by: Loye
Hi Loye, we've listed out top 3 largest clock dials we currently offer. This atomic clock movement can only drive up to 7" clock hands. We do offer a high torque, Set & Forget clock movement that will drive up to 17.5" clock hands and auto-update for DST. #26941 13 1/2" Square Metal: http://www.klockit.com/products/sku-26941.html #26095 11 5/32" Round Metal: http://www.klockit.com/products/sku-26095.html #26889 11 1/2" Round Metal: http://www.klockit.com/products/sku-26889.html #14161 High Torque, Set & Forget clock movement: http://www.klockit.com/products/sku-14161.html Please feel free to contact us at 1-800-556-2548 or klockit@klockit.com if you have any questions on this information. We're happy to help! Yes the #14161 if they are seeking an atomic movement. This would be the only option still offering a time update for DST while be able to offer longer hands.
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-06-16

Hello, I'm looking for a motor to run a second hand only. Not sure what I need.. 

Asked by: The1poolguy
This clock movement will operate with a second hand only and mark the seconds only. If you have any questions on this information, please contact us at 1-800-556-2548.
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-06-15

I have an out door clock that is 8.25" in dia. Will an atomic clock movement work in it? Is the atomic movement considered high torque? The old movement is a quartz HD-1688 shaft 5/16" D, threaded shaft 5/16" L, over all length 5/8"

Asked by: KFLIP
Hi Kflip, this atomic clock movement can properly power up to 7" clock hands. It is not considered a high torque clock movement, but you most likely wouldn't need that type of movement with a clock that's 8.25" in diameter. The closest option we offer in the atomic line would be our #14354, which can accommodate a maximum of 3/16" thickness and offers a total shaft length of 5/8". If the material on your clock that the hand shaft will need to travel through is greater than 3/16", please contact us at 1-800-556-2548 and we'll help you find an alternative clock movement for your outdoor clock.
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-06-08

What size is the whole body and would this be able to fit any 12" minute hand? 

Asked by: menzie
the quartex atomatic movement won't do on my clock since I have a metal clock. I just want a square clock movement that would a 12" min. hand
Answered by: Carmencita
Date published: 2016-06-06
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