Most mechanical cuckoo clocks are either 1-day or 8-day movement. This means they don't run on batteries (quartz movement) but instead need to be manually 'wound' by hand. A 1-day movement clock needs to be wound a minimum of once every day while an 8-day movement clock needs to be wound a minimum of once every eight days to keep time.
Each mechanical cuckoo clock needs to be manually 'wound' by hand. This is done by gently pulling on the chains at the bottom of the clock towards the floor until the weight on the opposite end is raised to it's utmost position. Gravity does the rest and as the weights slowly lower again they pull the chain through the clock-work and power the mechanism. Remember to pull gently on the chains and it also helps to lightly support the weights as you raise it up with the chain. All of this might sound complex but it's really very simple and the routine is really quite endearing.
A mechanical clock (either of 1-day or 8-day movement types) can be wound at any time of the day as many times as you want. Be sure to lightly pull the weight chains to raise the weights in accordance to the instruction manual.
Most cuckoo clocks (either mechanical or battery powered) come with 'night-time shutoff' in either a manual or 'light sensor' variety. This just means that both varieties enable you to control when the clock makes sounds.
Mechanical cuckoo clocks have a manual 'night-time shutoff' which are usually a lever with 2 positions - sound on or sound off.
Battery powered cuckoo clocks usually come with an automatic 'night-time shutoff' otherwise known as a light sensor which detects light levels and disables sound when the lights are off or it is very dark. While some include volume levels as well as sound on/off positions, some models also include an option to stop the sound between the hours of 9:00pm and 8:00am.
Model ID: engstler-48712/8
Estimated Delivery Time: This clock will be sent directly to your delivery address from the clockmakers workshop in Germany. Subject to availability, the delivery day is approximately between July 09 and July 13 for all UK and mainland Europe customers. Please be mindful that, while uncommon, recently there have been some delays caused by recent supply chain distruptions, Brexit customs issues, and also Covid lockdowns in various European countries. 9 out of 10 times, delivery times are unaffected by these issues but we will notify you if there are delays. We pride ourselves on doing what's best for our customers.
IMPORT COSTS: Cuckoo Collections is proud to announce that we will pay for ALL customs charges or Import VAT costs for our UK customers (due to the new Brexit trade union with the EU). We don't want our UK customers being surprised by any additional charges. Therefore, if you are notified of any customs charges then please let us know. We will organise to have these paid or the amounts refunded back to you.
This beautiful 8-day mechanical chalet cuckoo clock is crafted by the 'Engstler' cuckoo clock company who is a renowned Black Forest cuckoo clockmaker in the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany.
Like many cuckoo clocks from Germany, the chalet-style is based on the ‘Black Forest chalet’. These types of traditional houses were common to the Black Forest region in Germany and traditionally built of wood and stone. This makes them a favourite theme for many cuckoo clockmakers, who adorn them with wooden hand-painted decorations such as pine trees, cheerful animals, log piles, mill-wheels and other delightfully iconic ornaments and characters of the region.
The craftsmanship and attention to detail on this decorative chalet cuckoo clock is certain to impress. It is perfectly suited to any room or space with natural wood features or 'down-to-earth' decor, and would make for a unique and unforgettable gift for yourself or a loved one, with its daily cuckoo chime a friendly reminder of the beauty of the natural world, of clear sparkling brooks, of pine
This clock is powered by 8-day-movement meaning approximately every eight days the clock needs to be manually wound. The act of winding the cuckoo clock is very easy and only requires someone to gently pull on the chains so that the weights are drawn back to their utmost position. Gravity does the rest and ensures the clock can be kept perfectly on time as the weight lowers and slowly pulls the chain back through the clock-work mechanism.
This clock is constructed with a wooden dial, wooden hands and wooden pendulum, while it's clockwork mechanism is metal. Its characters and adornments are also handcrafted from wood and hand-painted by skilled artists. The clocks weights are made of cast iron. NOTE: The height dimensions listed below refer only to the clock without pendulum and weights. Typically for 1-day cuckoo clocks, it is best to accommodate for clearance beneath the clock of about 1.5 metres for the "hanging weights and chain length".
All Engstler cuckoo clocks are crafted in the Black Forest region, Germany with locally sourced materials from the Black Forest. All the hand-crafted elements are made following the centuries-old tradition of craftsmanship in the region. All mechanical elements of each clock are thoroughly tested before they leave the workshop. This clock, as with all of our 1-day and 8-day cuckoo clocks from Germany, is certified with the 'Black Forest Clock Association's Certificate of Authenticity' seal to verify that the clock was made in the Black Forest Region, Germany and that all of its parts, including its internal clock mechanism, have been made with the highest standard of manufacture.
All of our cuckoo clocks come with a 30-day money-back store guarantee, a 2-year manufacturers warranty, and FREE shipping within most of Europe & Mainland UK.
Wood and metals
|Colour:||Varnished walnut-coloured wood and painted elements|
|Movement Type:||8-day movement|
|Size (height):||35 cm (13 ¾ inches)|
|Chime:||Cuckoo call every hour (unless the sound is switched off)|
|Sound off:||Manually with a lever|
|Country of manufacture||Germany (Villingen-Schwenningen in Baden-Württemberg)|
Worried about your order arriving on time? Nine out of ten of our orders arrive within the estimated delivery time or even earlier. However sometimes there can be factors (such as availability and delivery location) that can affect the delivery time and lengthen it by a few days or even a week or two for some more complex models. In such cases we will keep you informed of the delay and work with the the manufacturer and courier throughout the process to make it as simple as possible for you to rest assured knowing your clock is on track to you. Many of our clocks are held in stock with our suppliers but, depending on the model/brand, some are built-to-order by one of our many manufacturers in Italy, Germany, Japan or Switzerland. We appreciate your patience in such cases and we will inform you of the tracking details as soon as your order is shipped from the manufacturer or supplier.
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