Product Review: Quartex® High Torque, Set & Forget, 3 Battery Pack Quartz Clock Movement

The Quartex® High Torque, Set & Forget, 3 Battery Pack Movement is the latest edition to Klockit’s line of quartz clock movements. It’s a 3-in-1 clock movement that’s powerful, smart, and long lasting. Read the review below to find out how this clock movement works, what its most notable features are, and who should buy it.


Equipped With Power

14161-3This new clock movement is equipped with High Torque power, which means it is capable of running the longest clock hands on the market today. We recommend using our extra long clock hands with this movement – choose from 8” to 17 ½” hands in various styles to complement your clock’s style.

Set & Forget – Is it really that easy?

The answer is YES! It really is that easy. Simply select your time zone on the back of this clock movement, and the correct time and date are automatically displayed. You will never have to adjust the time settings on your clock when your movement is powered by our patented Set & Forget technology.

Inside this quartz clock movement, you’ll find a microchip “calendar” that is preprogrammed with the date and time until 2030. The microchip calendar enables the clock movement to automatically spring forward and fall back at Daylight Saving Time without a radio controlled signal.

In the fall, you’ll notice the clock movement will move the hands forward 11 hours at an accelerated speed to achieve a set back of one hour. In the spring, the movement will move the hands forward one hour at an accelerated speed to achieve the advance of one hour.

If you like the fact that you won’t have to update the time of your clock until 2030 with this motor, you’ll also enjoy this movement’s next notable feature.

Long Lasting Power

14161-2This new clock movement features long lasting power, thanks to its extended life battery pack. Simply insert three AA batteries to give this movement power to run up to five years. Trust us, you’ll enjoy the convenience of not having to take down your wall clock for five years!

Who Should Buy It?

After testing and working with this clock movement, I would highly recommend it to anyone who is creating a large wall clock or looking for a low maintenance clock movement. At just $13.25, the price is right for this movement. It’s easy to assemble and use in clock projects, and offers long-lasting power and smart technology.

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Written By: Rachel Hicks

Rachel is part of the Klockit committee responsible for finding and researching new products. She has helped review many items in order to understand what makes a great product for all of our Klockit customers.

Set and Forget Clocks

If you are like me, your body is still adjusting to the Daylight Saving Time ending on November 7th.  Colder weather and darkness at 5pm is hard enough, plus the aggravation of setting all the clocks in the house can be exhausting.  That’s why you should have a clock that changes time automatically.

You are probably familiar with Radio Controlled clocks that receive the radio signal from Fort Collins, Colorado.  Although these clocks are highly accurate to the second and change automatically for daylight savings time, you have to be careful where they are placed to get the radio signal.  Due to this concern we developed our Set and Forget clock movements.
These movements do the exact same function as our Radio Controlled movements but do not require a radio signal.  Ta da! There is an internal microchip calendar.  It keeps track of the current date and time and is preprogrammed through the year 2030.  The microchip tells the clock to make the DST change at 3am Eastern, 2am Central, 1am Mountain and 12am Pacific twice a year!  In the fall, the hands will spin around forward 11 hours to achieve a set back of q hour from standard time to DST.  In the spring, the hands will speed up to one hour.

Do you remember back in March of 2007 when the government extended Daylight Savings Time by about one month?  Our engineers took note of this and added a switch on the back for this new extension change.  Just in case the government decides to change it back there is a switch for NEW, OLD and OFF.   The NEW switch if for the current DST, the OLD is the conventional DST and OFF is for areas that do not observe DST.

Set and Forget clock movements were made to make your life easier.  Let the clock a change itself and there is one less thing you have to worry about.