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Spencer
August 29th, 2008, 12:36 PM
Hey guys and gals,
Have any of you ever replaced the little battery operated clock movement inside of a pace clock?

I have one that I need to replace, but the mfg charges like $55 for the part and it should only cost less than $5....

Anyone have some history on this?

Thanks,
Spencer in Orlando

jim clemmons
August 29th, 2008, 01:05 PM
Hey guys and gals,
Have any of you ever replaced the little battery operated clock movement inside of a pace clock?

I have one that I need to replace, but the mfg charges like $55 for the part and it should only cost less than $5....

Anyone have some history on this?

Thanks,
Spencer in Orlando

Yes, I agree that the part is overpriced. We decided to switch to digital rather than continue to deal with analog clocks that had other issues as well, such as hand movement stoppage :notworking: or pausing.

hofffam
August 29th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Mechanical pace clocks are one of the MOST absurdedly priced pieces of pool equipment out there.

The clock movement is surely just a $5 retail part as said. I think the only thing unique is that the second hand moves continuously instead of in steps.

The site below carries clock parts - I just don't know if their motor will fit the hands on a Keifer clock.

http://www.klockit.com/products/dept-157__sku-BBBBN.html

ande
August 29th, 2008, 03:50 PM
get digital pace clock

Spencer
August 29th, 2008, 03:56 PM
I understand the digital pace clock thing but this one is being repaired by me to give to my son, Andrew, who's a collegiate swimmer for ECU. I figure he'll keep it in his dorm room and it'll be a cool thing for a lifetime swimmer to have.

He basically "grew-up" swimming with these clocks so it's nostalgic too!

His email address is "onthe60@xxxx" which only swimmers "get"....
And digital does not represent "on the 60" as dramatically as one of these.

Hope you guys understand what I'm getting at,
Spencer

JoeBob
August 29th, 2008, 04:03 PM
I got one of the Finis pace clocks for less than $200 and it works like a dream.

Spencer
August 29th, 2008, 04:08 PM
Guess I need to further my story, I found this one, a 31" Competitor pace clock beside the dumpster at the pool. They had just bought new digital ones, and the mechanics and motor is trashed....the rest is like new, because they made them to last.

Once I fix it I will need to then figure out how to ship it! LOL

Spencer

nkfrench
August 29th, 2008, 04:09 PM
Hey guys and gals,
Have any of you ever replaced the little battery operated clock movement inside of a pace clock?

I have one that I need to replace, but the mfg charges like $55 for the part and it should only cost less than $5....

Anyone have some history on this?

Thanks,
Spencer in Orlando

Yeah, I've spent the $55 (or whatever) and it's still cheaper buying parts instead of a totally new paceclock of the same model. I shopped for alternatives but couldn't find appropriate sweep clock innards.

Rob Copeland
August 29th, 2008, 04:13 PM
Spenser

You should look for high torque clock movement, for use with long handed clocks. Normal movements canít handle the torque. These will run closer to $10-$12.

Check out http://www.clockworks.com/quartz.html

Sooner
August 29th, 2008, 05:29 PM
slighty off subject but related to the comments about switching to digital. I really struggle with a digital clock versus analog when doing intervals such as 55 second 50's for example. I can immediately see the spatial difference for the next 50, but I have to think too much when using a digital. Guess I have too many years of analog behind me.

hofffam
August 29th, 2008, 05:41 PM
Spenser

You should look for high torque clock movement, for use with long handed clocks. Normal movements canít handle the torque. These will run closer to $10-$12.

Check out http://www.clockworks.com/quartz.html

Good site and suggestion for the high torque movement. You'll probably want the continuous movement for $16.

knelson
August 29th, 2008, 05:48 PM
slighty off subject but related to the comments about switching to digital.

My pool switched to digital clocks a year or two ago and it seems like they break a lot more than the analog clocks ever did. About the only advantage I see is the digitals are radio controlled so they're always synced up perfectly.

Brendan Hayes
October 10th, 2010, 06:34 PM
http://www.norkro.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=82&products_id=265

This motor is high torque with a sweep second hand for pace clocks.

no200fly
October 11th, 2010, 03:23 PM
I got one of the Finis pace clocks for less than $200 and it works like a dream.

Where did you get it? All of the the stuff I see online is $800 or more.

Brendan Hayes
March 26th, 2011, 01:18 PM
Hey guys and gals,
Have any of you ever replaced the little battery operated clock movement inside of a pace clock?

I have one that I need to replace, but the mfg charges like $55 for the part and it should only cost less than $5....

Anyone have some history on this?

Thanks,
Spencer in Orlando
http://www.seiko-precision.com.hk/v2/en/product-clock-wall-01.php#hightorque_sweepsec

This is the link to the Seiko skp site. They make precision movements and have several high torque sweep second hand motors available. These are the original motors in many Competitor clocks. Price is somewhere around 5-10.00 vs 45!

Brendan Hayes
March 26th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Hey guys and gals,
Have any of you ever replaced the little battery operated clock movement inside of a pace clock?

I have one that I need to replace, but the mfg charges like $55 for the part and it should only cost less than $5....

Anyone have some history on this?

Thanks,
Spencer in Orlando
http://www.seiko-precision.com.hk/v2/en/product-clock-wall-01.php#hightorque_sweepsec

This is the link to the Seiko skp site. They make precision movements and have several high torque sweep second hand motors available. These are the original motors in many Competitor clocks. Price is somewhere around 5-10.00 vs 45!