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Offline hearn

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  • Name: Jim Hearn
Has anyone converted a 1950s Cadillac clock to quartz?
« on: December 15, 2017, 12:55:25 AM »
I am looking for a source for the conversion kit to convert a 54 clock to quartz.  Anyone know of a source for these kits?  Thanks, Jim

Offline Steve Passmore

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  • Name: Steve Passmore - Sadly Deceased
Re: Has anyone converted a 1950s Cadillac clock to quartz?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 05:44:40 AM »
I did a 41. Bought a cheap clock off eBay and used the motor. Removed the innards from a spare 41 clock as I didn't want to ruin my good one if it went pear-shaped.  Some companies do it for you but never heard of a specific kit?
Steve

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Offline Jeff Rose CLC #28373

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  • Name: Jeff Rose
Re: Has anyone converted a 1950s Cadillac clock to quartz?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 08:24:07 AM »
I did in the 70. Bought a movement from Klockit. It was under $10 I think. Took the innards out of mine and just put the little quartz movement in there. I had to remove some of the case on the little quartz movement to get it in there but it fit. I used the hands from the quartz one and just filed them down to look like the originals. They are hard to see at night tho because I guess the paint on the original reflected light better.
The only thing is that the time changing stem doesn't work but I have it in there for looks. I got a movement that automatically adjusts for Daylight savings time too.
Jeff
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Offline bullet bob

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Re: Has anyone converted a 1950s Cadillac clock to quartz?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 09:01:51 AM »
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Offline 35-709

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Re: Has anyone converted a 1950s Cadillac clock to quartz?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 09:49:14 AM »
Have had excellent service from Instrument Services ---

https://www.clocksandgauges.com/contact-us.html
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Offline C Gorgas

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Re: Has anyone converted a 1950s Cadillac clock to quartz?
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 10:07:59 AM »
I use Williamson's Inc., Chester, AR for all my instruments and yes, they can change the clock to quartz.

Offline Art Gardner CLC 23021

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  • Name: Art Gardner
Re: Has anyone converted a 1950s Cadillac clock to quartz?
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 11:30:02 AM »
Art Gardner


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