These movements can be used in numerous projects with clock faces made from many different materials. Popular choices include old LP records, hub caps and pottery and crockery pieces, the choice is basically yours, all you need to be able to do is establish the correct shaft length of your movement to suit the clock body, drill a 8mm central hole (shaft diameters are a standard 8mm) and find somewhere to hang it!
The Takane movements will serve as a replacement movement for numerous commercially made clocks where the movement has reached the end of its service life. For this end we offer purchase options without hands and numerals. Note that we will supply an average set of hands and numerals for customers who purchase a movement WITH hands and numerals and who omit to specify their preference. If you want your choice of hands and numerals please order them when you order your movement(s).
You’ll want to make sure that the clock movements thread length is long enough to fit through the thickness of the material you are mounting the movement to (clock dial material could be a simple clock face or decorative items like a wood plaque).
The threaded portion of the shaft (post) should come out of the mounting surface with about an 1/8” of length left for the mounting hardware. (Note: Some push on style clock movements will not have a threaded shaft.)
When using a glass front on your clock keep in mind the total shaft length (total post length). You’ll want to make sure there is enough room underneath the glass to fit the total shaft length including its minute hand cap nut or if you’re adding a second hand.
The post mounting hole of your clock dial (or mounting material) needs to have a large enough diameter to fit the shaft of the clock movement through it.