We have 2 battery-operated ceramic clocks.
Both of them stopped ticking.
I changed the batteries but they still would not work.
I took them apart and found they were both corroded. And the whole mechanism popped apart.
For $8 each I bought replacement clockworks at Michael’s craft store.
They’re not difficult to put together but they take a little finesse to get the hour hand, the minute hand, and the second hand to all work.
On the first try the hour hand was moving ahead an hour about every five minutes.
I took it apart again and reseated all the pieces. Tighten the screws only finger tight; using pliers will bind up the mechanism.
I used new hands on the frog clock and colored them black with a Sharpie to make them more visible against the clock face.
On the dolphin clock I used the old hands since they were smaller and more appropriate (and cuter) than the ones that came with the movement.
Both clocks are now back on their hooks and keeping time.
A reasonably cheap fix. By the way, fixing clocks is not my cup of tea.
What craft do you enjoy?