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Quartz clock movements vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, making it tricky to find the right clock hands for your clock project. Simply follow these two steps when selecting clock hands to ensure you purchase the right size and style of your clock project!
Step #1: Measure the Outside Diameter of the Clock Dial
Grab a tape measure or ruler, and measure from the outside diameter of the time ring on your clock dial (also called a clock face) as shown below. If there is no time ring, measure from the outside edge of the numerals or markers.
Step #2: Divide the Outside Diameter by Two
Take the outside diameter measurement and divide it by two. That measurement will give you the recommended length of the minute hand. We may not carry the exact size that’s recommended from this simple formula, so it’s perfectly OK to be within 1/4” of the recommended size.
If you have any questions on this information or need assistance determining what size clock hands will be best for your project, please leave a comment below and we’ll respond within 24 hours.