Just as a totally random thought you could arrange the clock face to be viewed in a mirror - that gives you backwards movement you would need to reverse the numbers so they appear forward in the mirror.
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The instructable does not work for a sweeping second hand clock. I want to make it even if it means altering the circuitry. As mentioned I can do it successfully with a TICKING second hand clock but the ticking noise is irritating hence the need to make a silent sweeping second hand reverse clock. It is for my bar area and dont want to view it in a mirror.
Is the clock you have an electric clock or a mechanical clock.If mechanical there isn't much you can doif electrical you MAY be able to open the mechanism and swap over the coil connections this should make the mechanism run in reverse.
The clock is electrical.I have even tried to flip the coil only but it still turns clockwise.
In that case you have a mechanism that can't be reversed - Not all electric clocks will do it. Often it is the cheaper mechanisms that do - You can buy these bare mechanisms for £1 or so ($2)
I dont have a problem finding the mechanism that ticks, but I find the ticking sound very annoying. That's the reason for trying to reverse a silent, sweeping second hand clock.