Collectible Clock Parts & Tools

Collectible Clock Parts & Tools

Clock repair parts include movements, hands, pendulums, and other details. Clock-repair needs and parts available for watches, wall clocks, and free-standing time devices work to repair clocks and keep them running properly. Mix and match second hands with minute and hour hands, or browse complete sets for clock hands.

How many parts does a clock have?

Clock designs vary greatly, and the number of parts in the clock also vary. Where some clocks could have dozens of pieces, the simplest clock kits which only need to deal with time will have as few as four pieces to assemble. Professionals and more advanced hobbyists who wish to construct clock mechanisms from scratch for custom designs will need to purchase parts based on what functionalities they wish to include in the design.

Are quartz clock movements easy to repair and replace?

Many options are available for repairing clock movements, hands, pendulums, or any other clock parts. Repair kits often include tools and other additional supplies that you will need to handle the repair and replacement of clock parts. For more advanced work in clockmaking, Timesavers is an example of a brand that distributes the more heavy-duty and complex tools and base materials needed to build a wall clock or watch from scratch. Clock repair needs will also vary depending on whether there is a mechanical or quartz clock movement. Quartz clock movements may also have different types of hands, ranging from mechanized or pendulum-based time devices. Timesavers has quartz hands and clock repair needs as well as jewelry repair tools for watches. Timesavers alone also has dozens of styles for quartz hands. Timesavers also sells watch oil.

What is the difference between high-torque and low-torque movement?

Quartz clock movements come in a few different types. Low-torque hands and movements are parts for smaller timepieces. Some wall clocks will be small enough to use low-torque hands and parts, while others will need the high-torque clock movements. Quartz clock movements for watches will always be low-torque clock movements. Where low-torque clock movements only go up to about 10 inches, a high-torque movement will cover up to 30 inches. It’s important to remember that some clock movements will be mechanized rather than quartz. What this means is that the mechanical clock movement will not have the ticking second hand, but instead will move constantly in a smooth motion. The quartz clock movement has the ticking-style second hand.