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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.

Carved 1-day cuckoo clock with cuckoo bird and five carved leaves (Varnished wood and painted flowers) 22 cm by Engstler

Brand: Engstler

Model ID: engstler-522/21

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between September 28 and October 02. Please be aware that this is only a general estimate from past delivery times for this clockmaker. Delays are uncommon but can happen and this can increase the delivery time. In all cases, we will notify you once we are aware of any delays.

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This beautiful 1-day mechanical carved 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.

Design

Made from wood sourced locally from the Black Forest in Germany and carved by hand by a master carver, this traditional carved cuckoo clock is perfect for adding some rustic charm to any living room, hallway or study, and would look at home in any room or space with natural wood features or spaces with a rustic or 'down-to-earth' decor. This cherished cuckoo clock would also make for a unique and unforgettable gift for yourself or a loved one. Its hourly cuckoo chime is a friendly reminder of the beauty in the natural world; of clear sparkling brooks; of pine-covered mountains. 

This clock features:

  • 1-day movement (which means it needs to be wound manually only once a day).
  • A moving cuckoo bird which moves out from behind its door and chimes with a 'cuckoo' sound on the hour.
  • A moving pendulum that sways side-to-side.
  • A manual 'sound-off' lever to switch off the sound at any time.

1-day Movement

This cuckoo clock has 1-day movement meaning each day (or every 24 hours) 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 as the weights lower, they slowly pull the chains back through the clock-work mechanism ensuring the clock can be kept perfectly on time.

Materials

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".

Authenticity & Warranty

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.

Product Details:

Material:
Wood and metals
Colour: Natural varnished wood and hand-painted flowers
Movement Type: 1-day movement
Size (height): 22 cm (8 ¾ inches)
Chime: Cuckoo call every hour (unless the sound is switched off)
Sound off: Manually with a lever
Warranty: 2 years
Country of manufacture Germany (Villingen-Schwenningen in Baden-Württemberg)

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between September 28 and October 02. Please be aware that this is only a general estimate from past delivery times for this clockmaker. Delays are uncommon but can happen and this can increase the delivery time. In all cases, we will notify you once we are aware of any delays.

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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