Corvette Clock Quartz Movements. . . . .
Replacement quartz movements have been around for many years. They are a very viable alternative to the standard mechanical movements. As stated previously, mechanical movements are very prone to wear and malfunction due to dirty movement parts. You don't see many older Corvettes with a working mechanical clock. Quartz movements are very accurate, have a very low current draw, and do not have contact point windings to burn out. The quartz movements are a direct replacement (see photo) for all Corvette Borg clocks from 1963 to 1982. It doesn't change the appearance of the clock. The older Westclox clocks can be retrofitted with the new quartz movements. The quartz conversions are normally warranted for a longer period.
There are two slight differences that the "purest" in our hobby might not go for in a quartz conversion. Clocks with a second hand would now move in a continues sweep motion rather than the tic-toc of the original movement. You also would not hear the tic-toc noise of the original movement. Small price to pay for reliability.
As you can see by this page I am very partial to quartz movements. Why? Because they work.
The top photo depicts a mechanical movement from a 1963/1967 Sting Ray. The bottom photo is a replacement quartz movement. As you can see, it is a direct replacement.
The quartz movements are not required to be lubricated which does not attract dust & dirt into the gears. Electrical hooks up the same as the mechanical movement.