Continuous Sweep (Quiet) Clock Movements and Inserts
Virtually silent clock mechanisms bring a new dimension to clock making projects.
Upgrade to silent clock motors with these quality clock motors that run in a sweeping motion, and thus eliminate the stepping sound made by a traditional quartz movement with step second hand.
Enjoy years of trouble free operation with these quality clock mechanisms.
Clock Parts Shopping Tips - Motors and Hands Must be Added Separately.
Step 1. Choose a clock movement that is suitable for the thickness of your clock dial (Figure 1 & 2 above). (More details and tips 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. Hands sold separately.
|First Choose your Motor from Below, Then Choose your Hands
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||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.
||What are the different types of continuous sweep movements?
1) Mini Quartz Continuous Sweep Movements for clock hands up to 4-7/8". AA Batteries
2) High Torque Continuous Sweep Clock Movements drive the longer hands and can drive a second hand (see below in red or black, 10 inches long). AA and C Cell batteries. The C Cell will simply last longer.
3) Clock Insert - One style at the moment.
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-17-CS below will go through up to 1/4" 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.
For mini movements we have over 100 types of hands, with 28 options that are free. Read product details to see if the set includes a second hand. If not, you can choose a second hand separately.
Listed price for motors includes the mounting hardware for your clock. (Washers, Nuts, Bolts and Brass End Caps OR an open end minute nut if you ordered a second hand.) Note: Built in hangers as found on standard/mini clock movements are not recommended due to the weight of the clocks you mayl build. We recommend checking out our selection of Picture Hanging Hardware
Prices for longer clock hands (5" and up) includes a minute and hour hand. (Sweep 10" second hands sold separately)
Summary: The clock shown above the bed uses a high torque continuous sweep motor, and is mounted to the wall with one of our mounting cups. You also see our vinyl numbers, and 14" clock hands for a 32" diameter clock.