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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.

Antique Replica 1885 'Railroad' style 8-day movement cuckoo clock 47cm by Rombach & Haas

Brand: Rombach & Haas

Model ID: rh-7401

ISBN/UPC/GTIN: 4250742211264

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between December 01 and December 05.


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A beautiful replica of the 'Railroad' chalet-style cuckoo clocks of 1885, this traditional cuckoo clock is intricately hand-crafted by renowned Black Forest cuckoo clock manufacturer 'Rombach & Haas' in Germany. 

This clock features:

  • 8-day mechanical movement.
  • A life-like animated cuckoo bird which calls once every half hour and then calls the number of hours upon the hour.
  • A swinging pendulum.
  • Manual night-time sound shut-off.
  • 2-year warranty.

Made from wood sourced locally from the Black Forest, this traditional cuckoo clock which is fashioned after the 'railroad gatekeeper houses' of the 18th century, is hand-carved by a skilled craftsperson to create the intricate chalet-style housing, adorning leaves and other design flourishes. It is then lightly stained in a rich walnut varnish and the parts are assembled together with the clock-work mechanism, and adorned with a hard-carved quail bird (unique to this model). This is how the iconic Black Forest cuckoo clock is born. 

    Each traditional 'Rombach & Haas' cuckoo clock is powered with a mechanical extreme long-life rack strike movement. In addition, the models with music contain a music box from the market leader 'REUGE' of Switzerland. This such model 'cuckoo' calls every half-hour once and then the number of the hours every full hour.

    A simply stunning cuckoo clock, just imagine how this clock could transform a wall or a room in your home or office and bring a deep sense of nostalgia and a touch of old-world class. 

    This traditional cuckoo clock runs on 8-day mechanical movement meaning that it needs to be wound roughly once every eight days. To do this, one simply pulls on the chains until the weights are lifted up closer to the clocks body. Gravity then does the rest, pulling the weights slowly down over the course of eight days and thus feeding the chains through the clock-work mechanism and powering the movement.  

    This antique replica cuckoo clock has a wooden cuckoo, wooden clock dial, wooden bird and wooden clock hands. The weights are made of cast iron and the chains of solid metal. The height refers only to the clock housing and not the entire length of the clock with chains and weights attached. This height usually comes to roughly 1.5 meters or less for 1-day movement clocks. All of our traditional and modern cuckoo clocks come with setup, installation and maintenance instructions in English and we also offer guidance in our FAQ or directly via email if you have any questions or concerns. 

    This traditional cuckoo clock comes complete with the Black Forest Clock Association's 'Certificate of Authenticity' (VdS) 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. (See below).

    We offer FREE SHIPPING to all mainland UK and European customers and all of our traditional and modern cuckoo clocks come complete with a 30-day 100% money back guarantee.

    Product Details:

    Movement Type: 8-day movement
    Size (depth): 14 cm
    Size (height): 22 cm
    Size (width): 36 cm
    Light sensor:  No night-shutoff


    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 December 01 and December 05.

    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.