Hermle Clock Movements
What happened to my old Hermle clock movement and why should I buy the new one?
The simple answer is TIME. Even clocks are not immune to the passage of time. As the time goes by, the oil used in the mechanical clock movements solidifies and becomes dark and sticky. As 20 or 30 years go by, the pivot holes become oblong instead of round, the holes are pinching the pivots and creating resistance in the gear train. This is creating wear on the movement’s brass plates.With the solidified oil and the pinched pivots, the clock will eventually stop working or chiming. Yes, the clock movement can be taken apart and cleaned by a professional but the cost of getting a new movement is usually less than a cleaning, and it will last much much longer before you have to think about having your clock serviced again.The new movement will of course last a lot longer than any repair that can be done on the old unit.
Identifying and ordering a new Hermle clock movement
The numbers off of the back plate of the Hermle mechanical clock movement is all you need to know to find the correct movement and order it on our site. The first set of numbers (six or eight with a hyphen in the middle) tell us what type of the movement it is and any additional number identify the length of the gearing (pendulum).Please note that Hermle clock movements often have the name of the clock case maker stamped onto the brass plate of the movement. Many popular clock manufacturers used Hermle or as they otherwise known FHS movements but stamped their own name on the movement. For example, Emperor, Howard Miller, Sligh, Ridgeway, Seth Thomas, Pearl, King Arthur, Webly and many other popular manufacturers used Hermle movements. However, the part number remained Hermle and you should be able to identify your movement and replace it.