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Standard Quartz Clock Movements & Smaller Hands

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) Ifyou 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)

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  • Testimonials

    Clock Mechanisms, USA Made by Takane (fits up to 1/8" thick clock dial material)

    AMAZING SERVICE -- 2016-10-18 Today I will be placing my forth order for 20 more clock mechanisms from Bear Woods Supply with 100% confidence that if there is any issue with the order, it will be dealt with immediately. Great company to purchase from...Another bonus - MADE IN USA - support north America. These movements can be found all over the place but you can't beat Bear Woods Supply Company for SERVICE. That is paramount. -- By Donald Kelly

    American Made Mini Clock Movements (up to 3/8" thick dial face)

    Pleased to purchase a US made movement-- 2017-09-27 The movement is working very nicely and replaced a 20 year old movement that no longer worked. I was pleased to purchase a US made movement. -- By Sally Leong

    Mini Quartz Clock Movements (up to 3/8" thick dial face)

    Exceptional -- 05/08/2016 This is the second time I've bought a batch of this product. Exceptional quality, exactly what I wanted. Price is great also. I can't find anything locally or elsewhere online that works for me as well as these do. -- By Amy Hamilton

    Mini Quartz Clock Movements (up to 3/8" thick dial face)

    Clock Movements Purchases -- 02/23/2017 We purchased 100 sets of their clock movements to try in our product line. Still too early to review the reliability but the products arrived packaged well and appear to be a good value. Time will tell. It was an easy order process. If these work out, we will be back for more. -- By Bill Semple

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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