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Inexpensive and Functional Replacement But, be Sure to Confirm Length of Hands with Vendor Before Ordering
on November 30, 2014
Purchased this as a replacement after reviewing a large number of offerings on Amazon including others by this vendor, Orange County Clocks. The movement itself appears a near duplicate of the one needing replacement.Though hands in the approximate style of those to be replaced on my clock are displayed, their size/length is not. A second hand is not included though my clock was equipped with one and the subject movement/shaft is designed to receive one. It was my mistake to think that the much longer and more sturdily crafted hands of my former movement as well as the second hand, would fit this movement, despite near identical cases (I was able to get the second hand to fit). It would be helpful if Orange County Clocks furnished this basic info as there is no means for the customer to convey requests for specific hand style of length during the ordering process. Note also that the hands supplied are extremely thin and bendable. Given that they are configured as "friction fit" (press-on) the shaft, and the fit is quite snug, care must be taken not to bend or distort them while installing. Given that movements, hour, minute and second hands are apparently not interchangeable but are quite inexpensive, I'll likely eat the cost of this one and look for another movement with a proper length set of hands to do the job right. Attached photo shows new hands installed, with original, larger hands nearby for comparison.