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Choose shaft length

Choosing your shaft length

Selecting the correct shaft length is important, as you must have sufficient clearance when going through your dial board and when using a glass front on your timepiece. The length of the shaft is determined by the threaded part of the movement. The tip of the shaft where the habds are applied is another 4mm. The barrel nut provided secures your movement to the dial. Measure the thickness of the material, which the shaft must protrude. Allow an extra 3mm for hardware and clearance off the dial.

Movements come with a built in hanger. Please note that your project should be less than 2 kilo's when using this hanger. We recommend heavier clocks use a heavy duty metal hanger.

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