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Learn about types of motors - most of ours are USA Made |  Trust Bear Woods for the Highest Quality Clock Motors plus Longer Clock Hands up to 18" | Enjoy years of trouble free operation with these quality high power clock mechanisms.

Common Questions

and tips for choosing clock motors and hands

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 high torque (high power) movements?

    1) USA Made Step Style High Torque Movements These movements will make a very slight stepping sound & motion, but do not drive a second hand.
    2) Continuous Sweep Clock Movements drive the longer hands and operate silently + will drive a second hand (see below in red or black, 10 inches long).
    3) High Torque Pendulum Movements. With this option you can drive the longer hands as well as a pendulum up to 25" long.
    4) High Power Chiming Clock Movements
    Tips: AA Battery and C-Cell Options - The C-Cell Simply Lasts Longer. Always use fresh Duracell or Energizer batteries.

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

    How to choose clock motors and hands for replacement

    1) Refer to the figure above, 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-64 below will go through up to 5/8" 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.

  • What's included?

    Listed price for motors includes the mounting hardware for your clock. (Washers, Nuts, Bolts and Brass End Caps.) Note: 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
    Prices for clock hands includes a minute and hour hand. (Sweep 10" second hands sold separately, available for Continuous Sweep motors only)

  • Inspiration

    wall clock painting kits

     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. Our thanks also to Sterling Davis (Find him on YouTube) who does unique woodworking and scroll saw art, mainly from reclaimed pallet wood.  This fantastic scroll saw clock features a high torque clock movement (Q-64) and 10" hands.  The clock was cut with our Pegas Skip Tooth Scroll Saw Blades.

    Join us on Facebook - We are part of an awesome Facebook Group called "Making and Fixing Clocks!"  Click here to request to join.

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Most of our motors are USA Made | Trust Bear Woods for the Highest Quality clock Motors plus Longer Clock Hands up to 18" | Enjoy years of trouble free operation with these quality high power clock mechanisms

  • q-64-with-size
    USA Made High Torque Clock Movements (Up to 5/8" Dial Face)
    Average rating:
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  • q-65-with-size2
    USA Made High Torque Clock Movements (Up to 3/8" Dial Face)
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  • q-21-with-size
    USA Made High Torque Movement - C Cell (Up to 3/8" Dial Thickness)
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    Our Part Number: Q-20
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  • q-21-with-size
    High Torque Movement - C Cell USA Made (Up to 5/8" Dial Thickness)
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  • q-66-with-size
    Silent, Continuous Sweep Clock Movements for Longer Hands, AA Cell, for up to 5/16" Dial Face
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    Our Part Number: Q-66
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  • q-67-with-size
    Silent, Continuous Sweep High Torque Clock Movements, C-Cell, up to 3/8" Thick Dial Face
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    Our Part Number: Q-67
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  • Q-24Whitebackgroud
    High Torque Pendulum Clock Movement (up to 1/4" thick dial face) A Cell
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  • Q-22 super high torque clock
    High Torque (High Power) Pendulum Movements (up to 3/8" thick dial face) C Cell
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  • Super High Torque Chime Motor | Bear Woods Supply
    Super High Torque Pendulum & Chime Motor (for dials up to 3/8" thick)
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    Our Part Number: Q-23
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  • Q-HR24-HT
    24 Hour High Torque Movement
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  • Raised Vinyl clock numbers
    Black Arabic Clock Numbers (2-1/2" Tall)
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    Our Part Number: QN-01
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  • qn02modern
    Black Arabic Clock Numbers (2-1/2" Tall) With Dashes
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    CAD $8.50
    Our Part Number: QN-02
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  • Gold Colour End Cap for Clock Movements
    End Cap For Clock Mechanisms
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    Our Part Number: Q-CAP
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  • black caps Q-CAPBLK
    Black End Cap for Clock Mechanisms
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  • Gold Minute Nuts for Clock Movements
    Open Nut for Clock Mechanisms
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  • clock mounting wall cups
    Two Piece Mounting Cup to attach AA clock motors to walls directly!
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    Our Part Number: Q-CUP
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  • QMCUP
    Metal Mounting Cup for AA Battery Clocks
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  • 2 Piece Mounting Cup for C Cell High Torque Motors - Make Wall Clocks easily!
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  • High Torque Second Hand | Bear Woods Supply
    Sweep Second Hand for High Torque Motors, 10 inch - Red CAD $11.00
    Our Part Number: QH-10S-RED
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  • High Torque Second Hand | Bear Woods Supply
    Sweep Second Hand for High Torque Motors, 10 inch - Black CAD $11.00
    Our Part Number: QH-10S-BLK
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  • High Torque Clock Hands | Bear Woods Supply
    Clock Hands 5-3/8" for High Torque Movements, Black
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  • High Torque Clock Hands | Bear Woods Supply
    Clock Hands 5-1/2" for High Torque Movements, Black
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    Our Part Number: QH-61
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  • QH-80-preview
    5-7/8" Tapered Black Clock Hands
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  • QH-63-preview1
    Clock Hands 6" for High Torque Movements, Black
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  • High Torque Clock Hands | Bear Woods Supply
    Clock Hands 6-1/4" for High Torque Movements, Black
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  • QH-67-preview
    Clock Hands 7" for High Torque Movements, Black Spade Style
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  • High Torque Clock Hands | Bear Woods Supply
    Brass Clock Hands for High Torque Motors 7" Serpentine
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  • High Torque Clock Hands | Bear Woods Supply
    Black Clock Hands for High Torque Motors 7" Serpentine
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  • QH-68-preview
    Clock Hands 8" for High Torque Movements, Black Tapered
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  • Tapered and rounded 8 inch clock hands
    8" Tapered and Rounded Black Clock Hands
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    Our Part Number: QH-81
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  • Fancy Spade Clock DIY Hands
    8-1/4" Premium Black Spade Clock Hands
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  • Long clock hands tapered diy clocks
    9-1/2" Black Tapered Clock Hands
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    Our Part Number: QH-83
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  • High Torque Clock Hands | Bear Woods Supply
    Clock Hands 10" for High Torque Movements, Black Spade Style
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    Our Part Number: QH-66
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  • High Torque Clock Hands | Bear Woods Supply
    Clock Hands for High Torque Motors - 10" Silver Spade Style
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  • High Torque Clock Hands | Bear Woods Supply
    Clock Hands for High Torque Motors - 10" Tapered Style Black
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  • QH-65-preview
    Clock Hands 12" for High Torque Movements, Black Spade Style
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  • Fancy Spade Clock DIY Hands
    12" Premium Black Spade Style Clock Hands
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  • Large Clock Hands 12 inch for DIY Wall clocks
    12-1/4" Premium Black Tapered Clock Hands
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  • High Torque Clock Hands | Bear Woods Supply
    Clock Hands for High Torque Motors 14" Spade Style Black
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  • High Torque Clock Hands | Bear Woods Supply
    Clock Hands for High Torque Motors 14" Spade Style Silver
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  • Large Clock Hands 14" for DIY Wall clocks
    14" Premium Black Spade Clock Hands
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  • High Torque Clock Hands | Bear Woods Supply
    Clock Hands 17.5" for High Torque Movements, Black
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  • High Torque Clock Hands | Bear Woods Supply
    Clock Hands for High Torque Motors 17-3/4", Black Spade Style
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  • High Torque Clock Hands | Bear Woods Supply
    High Torque Clock hands 17-3/4 inch Clock Hands, Silver Spade Style
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  • Large clock hands for wall clocks
    17-3/4" Premium Black Tapered Clock Hands
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  • 18 inch High Torque Black Spear Clock Hands | Bear Woods Supply
    High Torque Clock Hands 18", Black Spear Style
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    Our Part Number: QH-78
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  • 18 inch High Torque Black Gothic Clock Hands | Bear Woods Supply
    Clock Hands for High Torque Motors 18", Black Gothic Style
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    Our Part Number: QH-77
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