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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 8-day hunting style musical cuckoo clock with large stag head, hanging hare and pheasant, rifles, pless-horn and dancers 87cm by Hönes

Brand: Hones

Model ID: hones-86261/8T

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between December 23 and December 27.

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 stunning carved 8-day movement traditional musical cuckoo clock is crafted by renowned cuckoo clock manufacturer 'Hönes' from the Black Forest.

Design

Standing at 87cm's tall, this grand traditional carved cuckoo clock is hand-carved by a master carver in the Black Forest, Germany. Made from wood sourced locally from the region, and with it's grand size, it stunningly combines iconic elements of the famous Black Forest to create a functional work of art which can be passed on for generations to come. 

Designed in the traditional 'hunting-style', it features all of the famous elements of 'the hunt'; from the large carved stag head which is mounted at it's top; to the two crossed rifles; the game animals hanging either side of the clock face; to it's fürst pless horn and game bag

The stag head crowns the clock beautifully, it's long antlers - solid but elegantly crafted - reach above it's detailed head, with fine detail in the fur and eyes. It is mounted on a cross-hatched board and around it, and winding throughout the entire perimeter of the clock, are the stunning carved oak leaves and branches. Their symmetry beautifully frames the other elements within the scene. Below the stag head are two crossed rifles, realistically carved and engraved with design flourishes and cross-hatched gunstocks. In the centre of the clock, the wooden clock face, with it's wooden hands and Roman numerals, is encircled by a fürst pless horn and either side of the clock face, a realistically hand-carved hare and pheasant are hung. Below the clock face, a game bag hangs from the pless horn by it's carved faux-leather strap.

Finally, above the clock face, on a balcony at the front of the clock, a carousel of small hand-painted village dancers comes to life when the melody plays either "Edelweiss" or "The Happy Wanderer", alternating between the two songs on the hour. During the melody the carousel rotates through the arched doorways while the dancers twirl.

Stained in an 'antique walnut' finish, and with a chassis covered in finely hand-crafted shingles, this monumental 8-day movement carved musical cuckoo clock is simply perfect for adding some rustic charm, and a touch of life and sound to any living room, hallway or study. 

Cuckoo Chime

This clock features a charming little cuckoo bird which animates from behind it's little door and sings in the hour (a succession of cuckoo calls to correspond to the hour in the day). The sound can be turned off manually at night with a 'sound-off' lever. 

Music

The cuckoo clock plays it's melodies through a mechanical Swiss-made music box that alternates between the songs "The Happy Wanderer" and "Edelweiss". 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. It sings a succession of cuckoo's equal to the hour of the day. 
    • Moving village dancers who animate by twirling and rotating through the two arched doorways when the melodies play.
    • Moving pendulum that sways side-to-side.
    • Manual night-time sound shut-off lever.
    • 8-day movement (which means it needs to be wound manually only every eight days).
    • A mechanical 'REGULA' movement which is made by the market-leader 'SBS-FEINTECHNIK' in the Black Forest/Germany.
    • Equipped with Swiss-made 'REUGE' music box which alternates between playing two different melodies upon the hour - 'The Happy Wanderer' and 'Edelweiss'.
    • Solid wooden 'pine-cone-shaped' weights. 

    8-day Movement

        This cuckoo clock has 8-day movement meaning approximately every eight days the clock needs to be manually wound although you are free to wind it at any time within this period. 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 clock-work mechanism. 

        Guarantee

        This cuckoo clock by Hönes 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, a 2 year warranty, and FREE shipping within most of Europe & Mainland UK.

        Product Details:

        Material:
        Locally sourced wood, brass rack-strike clock mechanism, solid wooden weights.
        Colour: Natural 'dark walnut' stained wood.
        Movement Type: 8-day movement
        Size (height):
        87cm
        Chime: Cuckoo call once every half-hour and then on each hour for the number of hours (unless sound is switched off).
        Sound shut-off:
        Manually - the cuckoo chime can be silenced manually with a "sound-off" lever. 
        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 23 and December 27.

        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.