Changing the Battery In Your Clock Insert
Posted on June 16, 2016 | By clockde
A clock insert is found in many table clocks or desk clocks. These work well and create a design where the battery may be hidden inside the clock so there are no plastic or unsightly battery cavities directly on the back of the clock where they are in view. The back of this type of clock can look as nice as the front and be completely finished. These are made by taking the body of the soon to be clock and making a cavity about an inch deep within the face of the wood where the dial will later sit or be “inserted”. The entire front and back of the clock is finished so it looks great from any direction.
Removing the Clock Insert
The clock insert is then pressed into the hole and is held in by friction.
If the clock is new, the insert may be tight and harder to remove. The manufacturer understands that the wood will shrink some with time and want the insert to stay tight for the life of the clock. Many come with a suction cup where you may stick the suction cup on the glass of the dial and pull the insert out so you may access the battery cavity as in the diagram above.
Many come with a suction cup where you may stick the suction cup on the glass of the dial and pull the insert out so you may access the battery cavity as in the diagram above.
If there is no suction cup, you may be able pry the clock out with your fingernail or small sharp, flat object being careful not to scratch the body of the clock.
Once the clock insert is out, you will be able to access the battery cavity and time setting wheel.
Installing the Clock Insert
**Don’t forget to set your time with the time setting wheel before you insert the clock back into the body.
Place the clock on a protective surface face up in front of you. Insert the movement so the 12:00 position is at the top of the clock. If not, your clock will look crooked in the body. then press in until the clock is fully inserted into the cavity.
We do not sell replacement clock inserts, but we do have a full selection of table and desk clocks that are finished on all sides that use these clock inserts.