At Mayama we are visited by many customers who have a problem, their favourite clock has stopped working! Their clock may have stopped keeping time accurately or stopped altogether. While this sometimes can be fixed with a simple change of batteries, often the problem goes deeper than this. The problem is usually due to a faulty clock movement. Most movements can operate for a number of years without any problems however movements can go bad, particularly as they age. The best solution is to buy and fit a new movement.
Replacing the Clock Movement
The process of replacing a movement is relatively simple and can easily be done by yourself. Fixing this issue requires a completely new movement, some simple tools, and your hands. Always work in a well-lighted area, and if you require reading glasses, it is advised that you wear them.
- Start by taking out the old movement to determine which type of new movement you will need to buy. To do this you will need access to the clock hands. If they are under glass you will remove the bezel by undoing the screws either from the front or back. Once the bezel and the glass are removed, you will be able to access the hands.
- Remove the sweep (second) hand by gently easing it off with a light pull. Check to see if the minute hand is held on by a nut which can be unscrewed anti-clockwise. If not held on by a nut then gently pull the hand off. The hour hand should just be a push on, so again gently ease it off.
- You will be now able to see if the movement is held onto the dial by a nut or held in place by the clips in the movement case. If there is a nut unscrew it anti-clockwise.
- Now the old movement should be free. Bring the movement, nuts and hands to Mayama for replacement. Having the old movement ensures you get a replacement with a similar shaft size. Your old hands will not fit the new movement so having the old hands will help you select similar suitable replacement hands.
- Once you have the replacements you can then put the clock back together with the new hands and movement.
Watch Our Tutorial
The instructions included above are taken from our video tutorial. The video tutorial will guide you step-by-step and includes helpful images to go alongside the instructions.
Watch the video below or follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d17jDQA0rmo