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    This thread convinces me that most battery quartz clocks are overpriced. The movements seem to be mostly the same in terms of accuracy and durability and cost less than $20. You're paying for the name and case.

    With my Weems & Plath, I can't find a way to remove the movement. So I am willing to spend the shipping to test the company's lifetime warranty
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    Default Re: Quartz battery clock movements

    I need a couple that don't go "tick-tick-tick-tick", drives me nuts.
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    Default Re: Quartz battery clock movements

    Quote Originally Posted by stromborg View Post
    I need a couple that don't go "tick-tick-tick-tick", drives me nuts.
    They're the only kind worth having.

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    Nice collection.

    I have a chiming clock -- mechanical of course---in the family room. When I croak, my wife will gladly never wind it again and not be bothered by its ringing
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    Default Re: Quartz battery clock movements

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    This thread convinces me that most battery quartz clocks are overpriced. The movements seem to be mostly the same in terms of accuracy and durability and cost less than $20. You're paying for the name and case.

    With my Weems & Plath, I can't find a way to remove the movement. So I am willing to spend the shipping to test the company's lifetime warranty

    Some years ago I bought half a dozen for that sort of sum.I used one as a kitchen clock for about nine years before it ceased to function and over that time it was as accurate as I needed it to be.

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    Default Re: Quartz battery clock movements

    Quote Originally Posted by stromborg View Post
    I need a couple that don't go "tick-tick-tick-tick", drives me nuts.
    https://www.clockparts.com/continuou...rtz-movements/

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    "Continuous Sweep", so that's what they're called. Thanks for the tip, now to find the decorative but formerly noisy clocks to retro-fit.
    Steve

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    Default Re: Quartz battery clock movements

    Gee...sounds like we have enough guys here to buy in bulk from those guys I need one, too!

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    Default Re: Quartz battery clock movements

    To tide myself over until my clock comes back from Weems & Plath (8 week turnaround), I bought a small brass clock for $30 from Amazon. Oddly, the price jumped to $40 an hour or so after I bought it.

    Never realized how often Amazon changes prices.

    I suspect the $30 quartz clock has the same workings as a $130 quartz clock.
    Last edited by Bobcat; 05-10-2022 at 11:38 AM.
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    Weems & Plath are repairing/replacing my clock under warranty. Great news
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    Weems & Plath are repairing/replacing my clock under warranty. Great news
    very good!

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    Andrew, go to https://www.clockparts.com/clock-movements-motors/ or an equivalent site. Select the movement (and hands set) that fits your clock body and face, i.e. the right mounting hole diameter and length of threaded mounting shaft. Remove the dead movement and replace with the new. That should solve the problem until the replacement movement goes belly up. Then repeat the process. The things have a limited lifespan.

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    Thanks Bob.
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    The clock came back from Weems. Great warranty

    The weird thing is that the package was addressed to me at the wrong address. Someone corrected the address with a pen and it got to me. The packing slip inside had the proper address. Can't figure how the printed address label was so far off.
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