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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is the difference between 1-day movement and 8-day movement?

    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.

  • How do I 'wind' my mechanical cuckoo clock?

    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.

  • When should I 'wind' my mechanical cuckoo clock?

    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.

  • What does 'night-time shutoff' or 'light sensor' mean?

    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.

Chalet style 1-day Swiss house by Trenkle Uhren

Brand: Trenkle Uhren

Model ID: trenkle-1511

ISBN/UPC/GTIN: 4250401809641

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between March 30 and April 03.

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This beautiful traditional chalet 1-day movement cuckoo clock is crafted by renowned Black Forest cuckoo clock manufacturer 'Trenkle Uhren'.

It depicts the delightful scene, set in front of a traditional Swiss chalet cottage, of a small boy walking his lamb while a little girl feeds a pair of mother and baby ducks. The cuckoo bird, perched inside it's window, springs out on the hour with it's signature 'cuckoo' call. This sound can be manually switched off at night.

Features:

  • Moving cuckoo bird which moves out from behind it's door and chimes with it’s ’cuckoo' sound on the hour
  • Moving pendulum that sways side-to-side
  • Manual night-time sound shut off feature
  • 1-day movement (which means it needs to be wound manually only once a day)

The craftsmanship and attention to detail on this decorative chalet cuckoo clock is certain to impress. Perfectly suited in any room or space with natural wood features or spaces with a rustic or 'down-to-earth' decor, a cherished cuckoo clock makes for a unique and unforgettable gift for yourself or a loved one - it's daily cuckoo a friendly reminder of the beauty in the natural world, of clear sparkling brooks, of pine covered mountains. 

This 1-day movement mechanical cuckoo clock needs to be wound up every day, meaning you need to pull on the chains until the weights are up thus enabling the clock mechanism to run. The size refers only to the clock, without pendulum and weights. It is made of entirely of Black Forest wood which includes its dial, its wooden hands and wooden bird. It's weights are made of cast iron. 

All Trenkle Uhren 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.

We have a 30-day 100% money back guarantee on all of our cuckoo clocks and each Trenkle Uhren cuckoo clock comes with a 2 year warranty. 

Product Details:

Material:
Wood  
Colour:  Walnut
Movement Type: 1-day movement
Size (depth): 15 cm
Size (height): 21 cm
Size (width):
28 cm
Night-time sound shut off Manual (turn off sound with lever/button)
Warranty 2 years

Black Forest Clock Association's 'Certificate of Authenticity'

All of our mechanical Black Forest cuckoo clocks come complete with a 'Certificate of Authenticity' which verifies that the clock was made in the Black Forest Region, Germany and that all of it's parts, including it's internal clock mechanism, have been made with the highest of standard of manufacture. This certificate was created by the Black Forest Clock Association as a certification process designed to protect the Black Forest tradition and to represent it's quality around the world. This is the promise that Cuckoo Collections passes on from our manufacturers to you, the customer.

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between March 30 and April 03.

Worried about your order arriving on time? Nice 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.

At any time, if you have questions or concerns about the delivery time of your order (maybe because it's for a birthday, wedding or Christmas present) then let us know and we will do our best to fast-track the order with our manufacturers. Contact us here.