Instructions for Quad and Rhythm Battery Chiming Clock Movements

The “Quad” and “Rhythm” battery operated chime clock movements have a tubular bell sound and can play Westminster or Ave Marie chimes; or Bim-Bam strike. They use two “C” cells, and look like this:

Note on Some Rhythm Movements

Some Rhythm movements start out striking 1 (instead of 6) when the batteries are first put in. If this is the case and your clock is striking the wrong hour, push the “Set” button  to correct it. Each time you push “Set”, the striking advances one hour. Push the “Monitor” button to hear the hour that the clock thinks it is.

Quick Setting Instructions

  • Take the power cells out of the clock;
  • Set the hands forward to 5:45;
  • Insert the power cells, + end down (use alkaline cells);
  • Note: When setting the hands, use the minute (long) hand, or use the knob on the back of the movement. Only turn the hands forward (clockwise);
  • Move the hands forward to 6:05; the clock will chime, then strike 6;
  • The hands are now showing 6:05 a.m. Move the hands forward to the correct time.

Full Instructions

  • Take the power cells out of the clock (if they are in);
  • Set the hands forward to 5:45;
  • Insert the power cells, + end down (use alkaline cells);
  • Note: When setting the hands, use the minute (long) hand, or use the knob on the back of the movement. Only turn the hands forward (clockwise);
  • Move the hands forward to 6:05; the clock will chime, then strike 6;
  • Choose the melody you wish the movement to play (4X4 Westminster, 4X4 Ave Marie, Westminster, Bim-Bam or Gong). Note: when in a 4X4 mode it will chime each quarter-hour;
  • The hands are now showing 6:05 a.m. Move the hands forward to the correct time;
  • When in 4X4 mode, it may take a complete hour for the chime to synchronize after setting;
  • If you want the sound off at night, set the sound lever (on back right hand side) to the up position (Night off). The sound will be off from 11 p.m. to 5:45 a.m.
  • Set the sound lever to “24 Hour” (middle position) for the clock to play the sound all 24 hours each day;
  • The “Monitor” button demonstrates the hourly chime.
  • The “Set” button advances the strike one hour (use if the clock is striking the wrong hour).
  • The volume control on back adjusts the sound louder or quieter.

Note: If the clock is chiming and the chime ends abruptly, install new power cells.


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3 comments

  1. I have a Hermle mantel clock in which the chimeing is all not in sink. It will chime but sounds like dead notes and then another song chime will come in and repeat itself. The clock keeps perfect time but I need the unit for the back which is plastic and one C cell battery on each side and approx. 5″ long X 2″ high.

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