Christmas Chiming Clock Movement


Christmas Chiming Clock Movement

Plays choice of 5 Chimes Westminster, Bell Westminster, Ave Maria, Gong Chime or 4 Christmas Songs. Has an Chime on and off setting along with an auto night feature and volume control.

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QU60P: $60.00

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Chiming Pendulum Quartz Clock Movements - Replace, or improve an existing pendulum quartz clock. Or build your own clock creation. - Clockworks 
Chiming QuartzAssembly DiagramMovement RemovalQuartz InstallationMovement MeasuringMeasuring Post LengthsDefinitions
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Quartz Clock Movement Removal

This note explains quartz clock movement removal from the case. The following does not apply to quartz units made in Germany or inserts. To remove the movement, need access to the back of the clock and the front side of the clock dial. There are so many case designs it would not be possible to cover all of the different variations. The clock case went to together so it comes apart. It may take a bit of probing but there is always a way to take it apart because it went together.

Getting access to the dial area

There are many case designs and styles and there is no way for us to know how the current specific clock went together. Most of the time the removal process is very easy but of course there are some instances where it is not user friendly. Thus, it is on the users end to be able to access the dial and movement area to continue with the swap out.

Clock hand removal

Quartz clock movement removal always needs the hands to come off first. There are two reasons for this. First, need to have access to the hardware that mounts the movement. Second, there is no way to take get the movement out of the clock if the hands are still on it. They certainly will not fit through the hole in the clock.

Quartz Clock Movement Removal - Minute hand

Quartz clock movements have two styles of minute hands. One style has a nut that holds it in place and the other style is a friction fit. The friction fit has no nut and just pulls off with a twist and pull. The second style has a minute hand nut to secure the minute hand. Removal is done by turning the nut to the left with needle nose pliers. Once the nut is loose it only requires fingers to unscrew it.

Hour hand

In a Quartz clock Movement removal task, the hour hand is only a friction fit. Thus, the hour tube tapers down on the movement, meaning it is wider on the low end of it. This makes the hour hand friction fit only. Just twist the hand and pull it until it comes off.

Second hand

The second hand pulls straight up and off if the clock has one.

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Quartz clock movement installation

In essence, this is a quick step by step practical guide for the quartz clock movement installation. The first step is to get the old unit out of the way. Of course, this is done by removing the hands from the clock.

Then remove the hex nut that is on the post where the hands were. In essence, the movement will fall out the back of the clock dial. On occasion, the movement will have glue holding it in place. So, if this is the case, very gently pry the movement off of the back of the clock with a screwdriver. Now it is out of the way and installation of the new quartz clock movement bought from Clockworks can be done. Likewise, Quartz clock movement installation is usually very easy. Altogether, these are the assembly instructions for the time only quartz clock movement into the clock case.

Sequential order of installation

  • 1. Place the steel hanger over the threaded post (optional)
  • 2. Place black rubber washer on the post next (optional)
  • 3. Start mounting the movement by putting the post through the dial
  • 4. Then on the front of the dial, slide the brass washer onto the post of the movement.
  • 5. Put the hex nut on post and tighten so it holds the movement to the back of the clock face.
  • 6. Push hour hand on the post by friction fit
  • 7. Put the minute hand on the post
  • 8. If using a second screw the doughnut on to hold the minute hand in place. Then install the second hand now by friction fit. The post just sticks onto the pin at the end of the post.
  • 9. If not using a second hand just secure the minute hand with the pretty cap nut.

The movement installation is now complete

Naturally, this applies to all battery operated clock movements available on Clockworks. For example, chiming quartz, time only, and high torque. Of course, the exception to this would be clock inserts.

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Quartz clock movement measuring

Please select the post length when ordering a new quartz clock movement. Of course, when doing quartz clock movement measuring, remember the post will need to be able to go through the thickness of the dial face. Also remember that the dial may or may not have a wood backing to it. With a wood backing the clock dial or face would be thicker and thus would need a longer post. Clockworks offers multiple post lengths on quartz clock movements for this reason. In other words, the post has to be long enough to go through whatever thickness we are calling the dial.

How to measure quartz clock movement post

What to measure

Clockworks offers multiple post lengths for quartz movements. When completing a quartz clock movement measurement, you will need to measure the post on the old movement. This is so it can match up with the new quartz movement. To clarify, the post is the part that goes through the dial (face) and mounts from the front and what is in a quartz clock movement measurement. This applies to all Clockworks quartz movements, including chiming quartz, and time only quartz movements.

Length depends on dial thickness

When working on a quartz clock movement measurement the post has to be long enough to go through whatever thickness that the clock face/dial, might be. The length of the threaded portion of the post/shaft, is the measurement needed. The threaded shaft needs to go through the dial/face of the clock from the back to the front. It needs to be long enough for a small hex nut to screw onto it. It can’t be too long or the hands will not move correctly. Clockworks has a variety of quartz clock movement lengths to accommodate a variety of different materials since some are wood and some are metal and some are plastic, etc.

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Measuring quartz post lengths

Above all, when replacing a quartz movement it means measuring quartz post lengths. Subsequently, the post will stick out through the front of the clock dial. Of course, there needs to be enough threads sticking out for the hex nut to be put on. Hence, the movement will be held in place to the back of the dial (clock face) and will not move. Sometimes if the clock has glass over the face it is possible for the post to hit it. Therefore it is important to measure the quartz post length correctly. In other words, if the post hits the glass, the hands will not be able to move. Thus making the clock not work.

Use the chart if building a clock

With that being said, find the correct quartz post length by using the chart below. So remember, the threads on the post need to be at least 2/16 longer than the thickness of the clock dial. To clarify, a clock dial is the face (also called the thing with the numbers on it). As always, email us if there is any question.

Measuring quartz post lengths if replacing a clock

If replacing a movement and not building a clock, it is easier to measure the quartz post length of the old movement. Before measuring, remove the movement first by taking off the hands and then the hex nut. Next, measure the length of the post that has the threads that the hex nut was on. In short, only measure the fat part of the hand shaft that we call a post. Also, never include the part that the hands go on when measuring the post length. All in all, the new unit needs to be the same post length as the old movement. Overall, this applies to all quartz clock movements available on Clockworks such as chiming quartz and time only quartz.

Dial Thickness

  • 1/16 inch thick
  • 3/16 inch thick
  • 5/16 inch thick
  • 9/16 inch thick
  • 3/4 inch thick

Size Post Needed

  • 3/16"
  • 5/16"
  • 7/16"
  • 11/16"
  • 15/16"
How to measure quartz clock movement post
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Christmas Chiming Clock Movement

The QU60 Christmas Chiming Clock Movement Plays 4 choices of chimes Mechanical Westminster Chime, Bell Westminster Chime, Ave Maria Chime, Gong Chime and 4 Christmas Songs: Wish you a Merry Christmas, Jingle Bells, It's the Season and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. The QU60 Christmas Chiming Clock Movement has multiple setting for the clock chimes and strike. The QU60 Christmas Chiming Clock Movement is also equipped with auto night feature if the chimes are not wanted at night. If set, it will not chime between 10pm and 6am and Volume Control. Clock hands and Second hands are sold separately.

Chiming Quartz Clock MovementThe post lengths are 5/16, 7/16 and 11/16. The post is the part that goes through the dial (face) and mounts from the front.

QU60 Christmas Chiming Clock Movement


QU60 Christmas Chiming Clock Movement

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Dial Thickness

  • 3/16 inch thick
  • 5/16 inch thick
  • 9/16 inch thick

Size Post Needed

  • 5/16"
  • 7/16"
  • 11/16"

New Quartz Clock Movement Particulars


The Christmas Chiming Clock Movement is the most durable we have to offer.


The unit can be set to play either Westminster, Bell Westminster, Ave Maria, Gong chime or Christmas Songs. One setting will chime on the half hours and then strike out the hour on the top of each hour. The other setting will Chime every quarter hour and then strike out the hour on the top of each hour There a Chime off and Always on setting along with a volume control and optional auto night silence switch for night silence.


Any of the quartz hands offered for quartz clock movements will fit this unit. The hour hand will have a round hole and the minute hand would have a oblong hole. The hour hand goes on as a friction fit, then the minute hand goes on the upper post with its nut. A second hand can be used only if its wanted. All hands are sold separately and is offered here as well.


This movement comes with a free pendulum that is 16 inches at its longest. However it can be shortened to anything less than 16 inches with ease. The pendulum has three bob diameter options to choose from, the bob is the round disk at the bottom of the pendulum rod. Please note although this is a pendulum unit, it can be used with or without the pendulum. If a pendulum is not used the pendulum swinger can be locked to one side and not use it.

Mounting Post

The QU60 units threaded post comes three length. This is the wide threaded part that takes the hex nut. The actual part that the hands go onto sticks out another ¼ inch beyond this measurement, but we do not count that in the measurement. The post lengths available for this unit is 5/16, 7/16, and 11/16 long

Hermle Quartz Clock Movement Removal Instructions

Getting to the dial and hands

There are many clock case designs and styles so this is difficult to give an exact procedure. Sometimes it is very easy to get to the dial and hands. Other times the dial has glass over it and may require you to figure out how the clock case was put together. Of course, you may have to remove some screws, or if there is a bezel the bezel tabs may need to be bent to get it to come off. Once you're at the point where you can remove the hands and also the back of the quartz unit, you're good to start replacing the unit.

Removing the clock hands

If there is a second hand on the clock, grab it with your fingers and pull it straight off of the clock. Hold the minute hand still as you turn the nut to the left with needle nose pliers to remove the nut and the hand. Next is the hour hand, this is only a friction fit, twist and pull off.

Removing a Hermle Quartz Movement

First thing to do when replacing a Hermle quartz clock movement is to get the old unit out of the clock case. Remove the hands and then the nut with the double slots under the hands. This nut turns to the left to unscrew, but it is not easy to do sometimes. A clock maker will have a special tool for these units only, but the customer is left to use two flat screwdrivers to do it. It is easy to slip and scratch the dial when doing this. Use a flathead screwdriver on both sides of the nut and turn them both at once to the left. The nut will come off and the movement will fall out from the back side.

New Quartz Clock Movement Installation Instructions

  1. Place hanger on post (optional)
  2. Place black washer on post (optional)
  3. Put post through the clock dial face
  4. Slide the brass washer onto the post of the movement that is sticking out of the clock dial face
  5. Put hex nut on post and tighten to hold movement to the back of the clock face.

    Quartz hands installation

  1. Push hour hand onto the post as far down as it will go without touching the clock face.
  2. Put the minute hand on the post
  3. If using a second hand, skip to step 9 otherwise screw the cap nut on and it is done
  4. If using a second hand, screw the small nut on top of minute hand then push the second hand onto the pin in the center.
  5. You are done installing you're brand new quartz clock movement !


  • Westminster or Ave Maria
  • Quarterly or Hourly Chime
  • Volume Control
  • Second Hand Option
  • Pendulum Option
  • Takes Two C Cell Batteries


  1. Connect the speaker wire.
  2. Install two C-cell batteries, plus side up.
  3. Turn set knob until it strikes the hours.
  4. Put the hands on, pointing to that hour.
  5. Never turn the minute hand backwards.
  6. Choose the chime options.

Making it chime on time

Make the clock chime and count how many times it strikes. Then take off the hands and put them back on to display the number of strikes. In other words, if there were 3 strikes put the hands on to point to 3 o'clock.

If the clock minute hand will not point exactly to the 12, do this. Find the circle setting knob on the back of the movement and hold this still with your fingers so it will not move. At the same time, point the minute hand to the 12. Then let go of both.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Threaded Post Length

5/16 Inch, 7/16 Inch, 11/16 Inch

  • Automatic night silence switch
  • Silence switch
  • 16′ pendulum at longest
  • Takes two 2 C cell battery
  • Plays 4 different Chimes
  • Plays 4 Christmas Songs
  • Detachable speaker
  • 3/4 Diameter post
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5 months ago

I don’t need the pendulum, will this operate without it?

James Stoudenmire
5 months ago
Reply to  Wayne

Yes. The pendulum is optional 😁

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