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  • 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.

Barry & the Beehives Quartz 27cm by Loetscher

Brand: Loetscher

Model ID: loestcher-9006Q

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between December 24 and December 28.

PLEASE NOTE: Orders made after the 6th of December CANNOT BE GUARANTEED to arrive before Christmas. There will also be substantial delays with many orders due to our suppliers going on Christmas break for several weeks over December/January. If you are buying this as a Christmas gift, please contact us first so we can check stock availability and shipping times to your address. As an alternative, we offer a range of 'custom message' gift cards which make for a unique Christmas present. They can be used at any time. See our range of Gift Cards here.

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In early summer, Swiss beekeepers living in the mountains surrounding Lake Brienz reap the benefits of alpine wildflowers from which they obtain Swiss mountain honey. Tending beehives is a vital tradition that has been practiced in the Swiss Alps for countless generations. This delightful clock portrays a scene where Barry, the St. Bernard dog, stands guard before a typical Brienz chalet. Two handcrafted beehives—recreations of the design used by the area’s beekeepers—adorn the chalet’s edifice, along with an abundance of colorful alpine flowers.

Product Details:

Mechanical Movement: 

This quartz model is powered by two ‘C’ batteries. The chalet and figurines, hand-carved from locally sourced wood, are made with the same loving care and devotion to detail as our mechanical clocks. There are only two diffferences between the quartz and mechanical clocks. With the quartz there is no need for winding, and secondly, the quartz clock’s cuckoo sound is a high-quality recording. The weights are for aesthetic purposes and are made of solid iron.

Figurines and Ornaments:

The figurines are hand-carved and hand-painted, which makes each one of them original and unique.

Night feature: 

This clock features a manual switch that allows you to turn off the cuckoo without affecting the clock’s movement.

 

Material:
Wood
Colour: Wood, green, white, red, yellow
Movement Type: Quartz
Size (height): 27 cm (10.5 inches)
Size (width): 29 cm (11.5 inches)
Chime:

Every hour

Nighttime shut-off Yes
Warranty
2 Years International Warranty
Manufacturer
Made by Loetscher in Switzerland

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between December 24 and December 28.

PLEASE NOTE: Orders made after the 6th of December CANNOT BE GUARANTEED to arrive before Christmas. There will also be substantial delays with many orders due to our suppliers going on Christmas break for several weeks over December/January. If you are buying this as a Christmas gift, please contact us first so we can check stock availability and shipping times to your address. As an alternative, we offer a range of 'custom message' gift cards which make for a unique Christmas present. They can be used at any time. See our range of Gift Cards here.

Worried about your order arriving on time? Ninety-nine percent 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. In such cases we will keep you informed of the delay and work with the courier throughout the delivery process to make it as simple as possible for you. Also, due to availability, some of our clocks need to be custom built for you by one of our many manufacturers in Italy, Germany, Japan or Switzerland. In such cases we will also inform you of the tracking details once your order is shipped from the manufacturer.

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