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Buy Clock Hands for Making and Repairing Clocks

Choose Clock Hands From 1-5/16" Up To 18" Long - Reliably Made. Sorted from largest to smallest below. Looking for the selection of free clock hands to go with your standard movements? Click here

    How to choose clock motors and hands for replacement

Clock Parts Shopping Tips - Motors and Hands Sold Separately

Step 1.  Choose a clock movement from the functional options (Step motion, chime, pendulum, silent) and that is suitable for the thickness of your clock dial (Figure 1 & 2 above). (More details in the table below.)  

Step 2.  Choose hands. When you are looking at the details of a clock motor, scroll down to choose clock hands that fit with that motor. MIX & MATCH between clock motor shaft lengths for best quantity discounts.  (continuous sweep excluded from mix and match)
»Jump to Clock Movements/Motors ⇓ Scroll Down for Clock Hands Sorted Largest to Smallest. ⇓

What is the difference between high torque and standard quartz clock movements and the hands that go with them?

High Torque Clock Motors are more powerful - made specifically to handle the extra weight of longer clock hands up to 18" in length so 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 for Smaller Clocks (less than 11" diameter)

?  What are the different types of clock movements? 

1) Reliably Made Step Style by Takane(AA batteries) These movements will make a slight stepping sound.  Available in High Torque for Large Hands, and Standard for Hands under 5".

2) Continuous Sweep Clock Movements operate virtually silently with a sweeping second hand motion.  Available in High Torque for Large Hands, and Standard for Hands under 5".

3) Pendulum, Chiming, Pendulum + Chime Movements in AA Cell or C Cell options.  Available in High Torque for Large Hands, and Standard for Hands under 5".    

How do I choose the right size clock hands? 

1) Refer to the figure/video 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) A general rule of thumb in choosing the right size clock hands is to  choose a set of hands where the minute hand is roughly 1/2 the diameter of the ring created by the numbers on the clock face. For example if the diameter of an imaginary circle to the bottom of the numbers on your clock face is 4-1/4 inches long than choose a set of clock hands with a minute hand about 2-1/8 inch long.



What's included?

Under 5" - We offer 28 options that are available free with purchase of a standard/mini clock movement.  And another 100+ options that are for purchase.  Extra sets are $1.50 or less.  See product details to know if a second hand is included.  Otherwise purchase second hand separately if you like one.

5 to 18 inches - Hour and Minute Hands.  An optional 10" Sweep Second hand is available, and only works with a High Torque Continuous Sweep Motor.

What Customers Say:

Shop below for clock hands - starting with those to make larger clocks, and followed by replacement clock hands to go with our standard quartz motors.

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