Alternative Replacements for Obsolete Electric Units
The 8 day wind up Hermle 130-678 or 130-627 can be easily mounted in most tambour style clock cases to replace an obsolete electric motor. As it is a back wind unit there is no concern with the winding arbor configuration in the dial as in a front wind unit.
The 130-678 unit is a bell strike unit that comes with the bells preinstalled. This unit is the easiest to adapt to an obsolete electric clock movement. The winders are on the back, the strike is self contained on the movement so there is no chime block to buy, all you need is a different set of hands and the ability to mount this to the case with 3 wood screws.
The 130-627 unit is a bottom 3 hammer strike, so if your current electric movement has three rods below, this will work with it. If you have anything other than this as far as the strike goes, you would need to also get the chimeblock and rods with the movement. This unit will take chime block style A with 3 rods and most likely 7 inch length on the longest rod, and get be ordered at this link.
The length of the rods does not matter so much, just the longer the rod the deeper the tone. You will also need new hands for your new movement, any of the German mechanical clock hands you see at the top of this link
How the electric clock movements are sold
Replacement Electric clock movements and motors do not come with the hands or mounting hardware. These are sold as to replace worn units for repair on the existing clocks, so these parts would be used from the old unit.
If you need hands for a electric clock motor, it may be necessary to modify some quartz movement hands to fit the electric unit by means of filing and modifying the minute hand hole. This is because the electric movement hands are hard to come by and usually are not in production any longer.
The antique electric clock movement issue
There is a big issue with attempting to replace many antique electric clock movement motors as they are no longer in production. Alot of the very good quality antique units made by New Haven or Seth Thomas are not able to be repaired as the motors and movements are not available any longer.It is a real shame but often enough there is nothing that can be done but go with a battery unit instead. Please note, this is all the electric movements we carry at this time.
Hansen Electric #A-43RAHansen Synchron Motor to replace bad units. 1RPM, 60CC. Complete with a 10 tooth pinion. This unit's pinion rotates to the right, clockwise.
- 1-4 Units $49
- 5-11 Units $45
- 12+Units $39
Hansen Bottom SetBottom set electric clock movement. Movement is 5" high x 3" wide x 1 15/16" deep. Handshaft is the shaft that the hands go on, from the front plate of the movement all the way out.
- 1-4 Units $59
- 5-11 Units $55
- 12+Units $49
Golden HourGolden Hour replacement clock motor supplied with a 27 tooth gear. 110 Volts 60 cycles
- 1-4 Units $79
- 5-11 Units $75
- 12+Units $69
Spartus 58Spartus model 58 electric time pendulum clock movement. Pendulum included but is optional. Chime rod, mounting hardware and hand nut NOT included. 120V, 60Hz
- 1-4 Units $19
- 5-11 Units $18
- 12+Units $17
- 1-4 Units $25
- 5-11 Units $21
- 12+Units $18
We have the most common electric motors on this webpage. These units are sold as replacement units only and do not come with the hardware or hands. We do not have the hardware or hands to offer unfortunately.
Please see if we have what you’re describing on this webpage. If no luck, then try American Time and Signal at this link. As we generalize and stock the most common clock motors, ATS specializes and carries a wider variety of units.