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.
Timely & Timeless offers genuine Hermle Replacement Mechanical Clock Movements, Kits, Parts and Accessories. Shop Mechanical Clock Movements by Hermle
Installing New Hermle Mechanical Movement
Even though it is relatively easy to instal a replacement clock movement, unless you are confident that you are able to do it yourself, we recommend that you rely on a professional to do it for you. Clocks, particularly older clocks are too valuable to take any chances. We are however, would be very happy to help you identify the correct movement and to ship it to you as quickly as possible so that your clock is keeping perfect time in no time at all. Please contact us if you need any assistance.
Hermle Clock Movements Warranty and Service
All Clock movements sold by Timely & Timeless are covered by the manufacturer's warranty
- FHS and URGOS clock movements have a 3 year warranty against factory defects. Within 1-90 days: repair or replace at manufacturer's discretion and return is paid by the manufacturer.
- After the 91 days and up to 3 years: customer responsible for return. Manufacturer will repair defective unit including pivot holes worn to the point the clock stops.
- If any markings are added to the movement, this becomes an automatic repair.
- Contact us for a return number before shipping
- It is the responsibility of the customer to pack the return securely. Damages due to improper packing by the customer will not be credited.
There are the following enhanced warranties available:
- Bearings in the UW03 series have a 15 year warranty.
- The AEL12 and SEW01 have a 5 yr. warranty on the balance unit
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