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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 musical cuckoo clock with owls and dancers 40.6cm by Hubert Herr

Brand: Hubert Herr

Model ID: hubert-herr-765RM

ISBN/UPC/GTIN: 4026061008997

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between December 31 and January 04.

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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This exquisite 1-day movement traditional carved cuckoo clock is crafted by renowned Black Forest cuckoo clock manufacturer 'Hubert Herr' in Triberg, Germany.

Design

Intricately carved and beautifully adorned with two hand-carved and airbrushed owls (both with realistic glass eyes), this musical cuckoo clock is made from wood sourced locally from the Black Forest and comes complete with moving cuckoo bird that springs from it's door and sings in the hours on the hour. It also features other very elaborate carvings including two hand-carved cukoo birds that sit either side of a wooden wrapped in a traditional 'plesshorn' and also hand-carved figurines which dance with the music by twirling and rotating through the two doors. This musical traditional carved cuckoo clock is perfect for adding some rustic charm to a living room, hallway or study.

Cuckoo Chime

It features a cute hand-painted cuckoo bird which animates from behind it's little door and sings in the hour (i.e. a succession of 'cuckoo calls' corresponding to the time of day). The sound can be turned off manually at any time with a 'sound-off' lever. 

Music

The cuckoo clock plays it's melodies through a mechanical Swiss-made mechanical music box that alternates between the songs "Edelweiss" and "Happy wanderer". The sound can be switched off at night with a manual lever. 

This clock features:

    • Moving cuckoo bird which moves out from behind it's door and chimes with it’s ’cuckoo' sound on the hour. 
    • Moving dancers that twirl when the melody plays after the cuckoo chime. 
    • A Swiss-made music box that alternates between the songs "Edelweiss" and "Happy wanderer"
    • Moving pendulum that sways side-to-side.
    • Manual night-time sound shut-off lever.
    • 1-day movement (which means it needs to be wound manually only once a day).
    • This clock also chimes once for each 'half-hour'.

    1-day Movement

          This cuckoo clock has 1-day movement meaning each day (or 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 ensures the clock can be kept perfectly on time as the weight lowers and slowly pulls the chain back through the mechanism.

          Guarantee

          This cuckoo clock by Hubert Herr is guaranteed with the 'Black Forest Clock Association's Certificate of Authenticity' to verify 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.

          All of our cuckoo clocks come with a 30-day money back guarantee and FREE shipping within Europe & Mainland UK.

          Product Details:

          Material:
          Locally sourced wood, wooden-dial, German-made brass rack-strike clock mechanism, Swiss-made music box, solid cast-iron weights.
          Colour: Natural wood & hand-painted elements
          Movement Type: 1-day movement
          Size (height): 40.6cm
          Sound shut-off:
          Manually - the clock can be silenced manually.
          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 December 31 and January 04.

          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.

          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.