I have a Ibraclock wall clock I switched the Dotz in mid- 2013. It worked well for these almost 3 years, until last week it stopped working. I thought it was just the battery needs to be replaced, but when I went to get the stack used saw that she had leaked. Was a Duracell Alkaline Battery, leaked even having load, because apparently the clock worked a long time in this situation.
Cleaned all the battery compartment and put a new battery, but Ibraclock wall clock not work more. Open the machine and saw that the liquid that leaked from the stack had oxidized metal parts, in other words, the machine probably is doomed.
I like the model of Ibraclock wall clock, and a similar it would cost me at least a hundred dilmas, I thought I'd take it to any local watchmaker to change the machine. But, on second thought, the deal seemed so simple that I could do this myself and save. It was enough to find the correct machine.
Then started searching the “Internet, the World Wide Web” (Any News et al., years 90) and I found out that these machines, naturally manufactured in China, cost for here about lousy R$ 2,00 for wholesale purchases (25~ 100 pieces).
The machines don't seem to vary greatly in. Height, width and depth seem to be standardized, 5,5 cm x 5,5 cm x 1, 5 cm. What tends to vary is the shaft length. 13mm is what serves my watch, but there are major and minor. I didn't need the handle, at worst I would cut it, but in the end it wasn't necessary.
I also found machines for musical clock, Watch machines with bird calls, machines for clock with pendulum. Ultimately, looks like a nice deal for artisans, because all mechanical/electronic mechanism comes ready and low cost, getting the only craftsman with the creative, and then the watches made with the most different formats and materials.
Confirmed the model I needed, I bumped into freight value, who at best was nearly quadruple the price of the product. Some stores also require minimum order. The best option ended up being an ad with the Quartz Watch 13 mm machine with handle and shaft – Uniart costing R $ 2,59 and freight by R$ 9,55. I didn't want to pay more than the product freight, so I got right 4 machines and the shipping came out on R$ 9,61. Total R$ 19,97 the 4 machines and more freight. Not bad, a watchmaker would charge at least R$ 30,00 the service, and that's still being very optimistic. For less, I fixed my watch and I was even with 3 reserve machines.
See the prices today, less than a week after, I noticed that the inflation that the PT brought back you on little machine, and the new price is R$ 3,79. But I also found out that this same store I bought is a partner of Casas Bahia, so you can buy there paying less for shipping (R$ 8,91 for my ZIP CODE). Click here to purchase the Quartz Watch 13 mm Machine with handle and shaft – Uniart in Casas Bahia. Or if you prefer, Click here to purchase the Quartz Watch 13 mm Machine with handle and shaft – Uniart in Extra.
In just two days the machines have arrived. And my Ibraclock wall clock? I was able to make the switch from machine without difficulty, all it took was to remove the original, fit the replacement, put the nut, and pointers. There was just close the clock, put the new battery and adjust the pointers. Soon! My watch was already back to life.
Check out the photos of Quartz Watch 13 mm machine with handle and shaft – Uniart and their installation in the Ibraclock wall clock:
And to close, check out this video of Ibraclock wall clock working with the new machine installed: