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Forum topic by SteveMI posted 07-07-2017 09:20 PM 545 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-07-2017 09:20 PM

I’m going to make some Craftsman style clocks with ceramic tiles to sell in a store. My intent is to put a quality movement in the clock too keep with the tile (Motawi and Pewabic) expense. Most will have a pendulum, but I am not going to get into sound. It would be great if there was a recognized brand that I could highlight.

Klockit has non-chime movements from $14 – $21 with no real brand. Then a Seiko quarts at $23.

Clock Parts has some pendulum for $27 – $30.

Woodcraft, Rockler, Michaels, JoAnn… all sell movements.

So, what has given people the best results and which would you stay away from?


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#1 posted 07-07-2017 10:41 PM

Woodcraft & Rockler resell Klockit parts at a premium …


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#2 posted 07-07-2017 10:51 PM

I vote Klockit :<))

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#3 posted 07-08-2017 03:14 AM

Any clock movement in those price ranges should be fine. There are also movements in the $6-10 range that are closer to the quality you would find in most clocks today. Buy a high torque movement if you have large heavy hands.

One feature that I really like is a continuous sweep movement. They are completely silent. Many of the other types have really loud ticking noises. My guess is that the design is deliberately magnifying the sound to pretend to be an old fashioned clock, but most are too loud for my taste.

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