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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.

Bear Encounter 8-day with music 35cm by Loetscher

Brand: Loetscher

Model ID: loestcher-2913.8M

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between June 03 and June 07.

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The European brown bear had disappeared from the Swiss Alps during 20th century, but returned sometime after 2005. Crossing paths with one is a rare and remarkable event. This enchanting eight-day cuckoo clock brings to life such a magical moment: a bear drops in for a visit at our farmer’s chalet. The farmer, charmed by this furry visitor, casually leans on his walking staff, apparently enjoying this pleasant surprise. The bear, standing on his hind legs, appears to reach playfully toward the farmer for—what else—a gentle bear hug. Barry, the Saint Bernard dog, stands dutifully by our farmer, unfazed by this furry visitor.

This exquisitely crafted clock has the familiar Swiss chalet-style veranda, as well as a staircase leading to the lawn below. Off to the right side of the scene you’ll find a long fountain well, carved from the twigs of trees from in and around Brienz. Figurines up on the balcony waltz joyously on the hour.

Product Details:

Mechanical Movement: 

This 8-day cuckoo clock can run for eight days straight before you need to wind up the chain.

Moving Elements:

Dancers who are positioned below the cuckoo and twirl around as the music plays.

Figurines and Ornaments:

The figurines on this clock 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, blue
Movement Type: 8-day Movement
Size (height): 36 cm (14 inches)
Size (width): 41 cm (16 inches)
Music:

Every hour

  • Melody 1: The Happy Wanderer
  • Melody 2: Edelweiss
Nighttime shut-off Yes
Warranty
3 Years International Warranty
Manufacturer
Made by Loetscher in Switzerland

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between June 03 and June 07.

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.

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