I like this and it should be a separate forum so people that make, repurpose and stitch together movements, cases and home made cases can swap information on how they did it and why?
I built a House/Yard Clock just because I had the bits to do it and could find no other way to use the bits, I bought the old Shop Clock that was apparently outside a Funeral Home for many years and it was cheap, only $250.00aud, I Scrounged the Pole for free from a construction site and it weighs way over 100kg (over 220lb) I had to use an engine hoist to mount it on about 5 bags of concrete mix in a hole I dug out with a post hole digger.
The clock got powder coated to match the pole and the movements in the clock were restored by me and they were reverse polarity switching, I bought a controller from the UK for around $300.00 and I run it off a motorcycle battery recharged constantly by a solar panel, the only maintenance I need to do is to adjust it every 6 months or so when it slowly gets out of sync. Water incursion is a problem I can't completely fix and it is allowed to run down the pole inside.
So I guess I have joined the psychologically unstable community of people that feel the need to provide the time from their front yard, I just enjoy repurposing stuff that would otherwise just languish in the garage, I actually tried to sell the clock before I did this and was so disappointed with the offers I received I thought "Damn it Janet! I'll use it"
You could call it The Frankenstein Forum. You could even get "T" Shirts with Frankensteiners on it, for those that use broken, damaged, unloved or otherwise useless parts of clocks to build another one.