Shop Bear Woods for the highest quality Clock Motors plus the Longer Clock Hands for your High Torque Movements - up to 18" long.
You will enjoy years of trouble free operation with these quality USA Made High Torque Movements.
Clock Parts Shopping Tips
Step 1. Choose a clock movement from the functional options below - there are differences in function (Choice of High Torque Step-motion, Continuous Sweep (Silent Motion), and Pendulum), and differences in the length of the shaft that your clock hands will mount to. Helpful Info: Click Here to learn how to choose the right movement based on your clock face material.
Step 2. Choose your clock hands. (sold separately). The size of hands is based on the length of the minute hand from the mounting hole to the end of the minute hand. Most can be slightly trimmed if need be, and they are all USA made of aluminum. Our customers also spray paint them. Hands are extra, charged per set. Helpful Info: Click Here to learn how to choose the right size clock movement and hands.
Listed price includes the mounting hardware for your clock. (Washers, Nuts, Bolts and End Caps - Built in hangers as found on standard clock movements are not recommended due to the weight of the clocks you will build. We recommend checking out our selection of Picture Hanging Hardware)
FAQ: What is the difference between high torque and standard clock movements? High Torque Clock Motors are more powerful - made specifically to handle the extra weight of longer clock hands up to 18" in length. This means you can make a clock with a clock face/dial that is 40" wide or even greater! Comparatively, standard movements run clock hands up to 4.5 inches long.
What are the different types of high torque movements?
a) Bear Woods' bestsellers are Step Style High Torque Movements (Q-64 and Q-65 below.) These movements will make a stepping sound, but do not drive a second hand. (See below for pro tips about making your selection)
b) Also popular are Continuous Sweep Clock Movements with High Torque - they will drive the longer hands and operate silently. They can also drive our balanced sweep second hands (see below in red or black, 10 inches long). There are Sweep movements for AA and C Cell batteries. The C Cell will simply last longer.
c) High Torque Pendulum Movements in AA Cell or C Cell options. With this option you can drive the longer hands as well as a pendulum up to 25" long.
Our thanks for the photo goes to The Paint Place, Fort Saint John, BC where they run frequent classes that teach painting and clock-making. (We welcome your photos too!) How did they do it? Check out our blog post! Plus here is a DIY Large Wall Clock Summary:
The clocks shown use either a High Torque Movement for up to 5/8" thick material (Q-64) or some upgraded to Continuous Sweep Movements (Q-67) - scroll below for the selection. The class offered a selection of clock hands ranging from 8 to 12 inches for these clocks that are 30" diameter (add to cart below). The materials were cut wood and painted. Numbers are painted on.