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I have a linden battery operated clock purchased about twnety fives years ago. I went to change the batteries and can not get it to start again. I am thinking the " brain mechanism " has gone bad. The mechanism operates on two " c " batteries and reads " Hermle Quartz 1217 made in germany ". Is a replacement mechanism avaiable and if so where? Thank you for any help you can give me.

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Hi John,
Hermle still makes movements but I don't recognize your model number. You could try www.blackforestimports.com
Otherwise you should be able to put in a movement of another manufacturer. German movements use hands with slightly smaller mounting holes than most so you should get a new pair of hands with the movement too.
Here are links to the quartz movements I sell:
http://www.norkro.com/webpages/quartz1.htm
http://www.norkro.com/webpages/quartz2.htm

Michael

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Michael Radi

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Clock repair and clock parts questions.

Experience

I have been professionally repairing clocks for 17 years. I owned and ran a clock shop for 6 years and I am the owner of the clock parts supply company; www.norkro.com

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National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors

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High school graduate, some college, graduate of Niles Bryant School of Piano Tuning and repair.

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I perform about 20 clock repairs per week.

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