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Quartz clock conversion????

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chopolds, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,877

    chopolds
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    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    I've got a 61 Olds I need to try and do a quartz conversion for. Guy on Ebay with all the kits only has them for Borg clocks, this one is a Hamilton Watch Co. He doesn't have a kit for it.
    Anyone know someone who does?
     
  2. I don't know if this is any help to you, but on my '49 Cadillac I used a quartz movement from the craft store for a conversion. It now runs on a AA battery, but it is accessible through the top of the glove compartment. It now keeps perfect time!

    ~Alden
     
  3. Do you have any pictures of the craft store parts or what you did to convert?
     
  4. Jokester
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 481

    Jokester
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    Look at almost any clock in your house. That's similar to what the craft stores have. Cut down the hands and install.

    my 2¢
     

  5. Automotive Stud
    Joined: Sep 26, 2004
    Posts: 4,165

    Automotive Stud
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    This might be a long shot but Hamilton watch is still in business. It might be worth a call or email to see what they recommend. They might even be able to rebuild it. That said, if it's a points type movement you might have luck cleaning them up to get it running again.
     

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