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Clock Movement price includes one of 28 free hands under 5" length (or choose from dozens of other styles) and mounting hardware plus a 3 year warranty on the clock mechanisms.

North American Made by TAKANE, the mini quartz clock mechanism is the standard in the industry. Great for the hobbyist or serious clock-maker, our clock motors are absolutely reliable. They run on one 'AA' battery and are accurate to within two minutes a year. We stock six shaft lengths to accommodate clock dial thicknesses from 1/8" to 3/4' thick.

Our USA made standard clock motors will drive hands up to 4-7/8" long which means you can make a clock up to 12" in diameter. For larger clocks, click here to choose a high torque (more power) clock motor and longer hands.

 

Common Questions

and tips for choosing clock parts

When repairing a clock we always recommend new hands as your old ones may not fit.

  • What is the difference between High Torque and Standard Quartz 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 42" wide or even greater! Comparatively, standard movements run clock hands up to 4.5 inches long. » Jump to Motors and Hands for Large Clocks

  • What are the different types of standard/mini clock movements?

    1) USA Made Step Style by Takane (AA batteries) These movements will make a very slight stepping sound.

    2) Continuous Sweep Clock Movements operate virtually silently with a sweeping second hand motion.

    3) » Click Here for Pendulum, Chiming, Pendulum + Chime Movements in AA Cell or C Cell options.

  • How do I choose the right size clock motor & hands?

    1) Refer to the figure at the top of this page, or » Click Here for helpful info (a new window or tab will open)  

    2) The size of hands is based on the length of the minute hand from the mounting hole to the end of the minute hand. (Figures 3 & 4 above) Most can be slightly trimmed if need be, and they are all USA made of aluminum.  Our customers also spray paint them.

    3) Our clock motors are sized by the thickness of the dial the movements can go through.  EG Q-16 below will go through up to 3/4" thick material. If your material is too thick, consider removing some to in-set the clock.  Or if your clock face material is too thin, consider adding some material behind the face so the hands will sit closer to your clock face.

    4) If you are using a glass or plastic cover over the movement, make sure you have at least 1/8" extra clearance as you will need room for the second hand. Our mini quartz clock mechanism fits a 3" hole if recessed.

  • What's included?

    Listed price for motors includes the mounting hardware for your clock. (Washers, Nuts, Bolts and Open Minute Hand Nuts. * Aluminum Hanger sold separately) Hands under 5 inches measured by the minute hand - choose one per motor or add some extras. 25 options that are free and include a minute, hour and second hand. PLUS about 75 styles / sizes sold separately. *Second Hands Sold Separately - listed by size)

  • Inspiration

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What

Customers Say

USA Made Step Motion Clock Motors, and also brilliant and silent Continuous Sweep (Silent) Motors (made overseas). 100 Styles of Hands to Choose from (25 free options with purchase)

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