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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is a quartz movement cuckoo clock?

    Quartz movement just means 'battery powered'. Unlike mechanical 1-day and 8-day clocks, a quartz movement clock doesn't need to be manually wound and instead will always work until the battery runs out (on most models it takes roughly one year for the battery to drain although this can differ depending on the model). The quartz power runs the time-keeping as well as the cuckoo bird sound/movement. On some models it also powers the movement of dancers, music, water wheel, and other animations etc. We generally recommend quartz movement cuckoo clocks for people who might forget to wind their clocks or who want a hassle free option. 

  • 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 battery-powered musical cuckoo clock with birds and leaves 35 cm by Trenkle Uhren

Brand: Trenkle Uhren

Model ID: trenkle-34377-QMT

Estimated Delivery Time: Order before the 10th of December to be confident that your clock will arrive before Christmas, for all UK and mainland European customers. Our clockmakers increase production in anticipation of Christmas demand and endevour to dispatch all clocks in time for delivery before Christmas. However, for orders made after the 10th of December, we cannot be so confident in delivery before Christmas. Clockmakers go on holiday for several weeks on the 20th of December, meaning clocks ordered after the 16th of December may arrive in mid-January. If you require any more information about delivery time, please let us know via our contact page.

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This beautiful battery-powered carved cuckoo clock is crafted by the 'Trenkle Uhren' cuckoo clock company who is a renowned Black Forest cuckoo clockmaker in the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany. This clock features:

  • 12 melodies (see details below), a different song for each hour. The music starts to play once the cuckoo bird has finished chiming the number of hours. 

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, with carved birds and leaves, 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:

  • Battery-powered (typically last one year before needing a change).
  • A moving cuckoo bird which moves out from behind its door and chimes with a 'cuckoo' sound on the hour. Each cuckoo call is followed by a soft echo as if to mimic the sound coming from a deep forest valley.
  • The natural sound of a softly flowing river during the cuckoo call.
  • A moving pendulum that sways side-to-side with the seconds.
  • An automatic night-time shut off with a built-in light sensor which automatically switches off the sound when the lights go out. The sound can also be switched off manually with a switch.
  • 12 melodies (see below), one played for each hour after the cuckoo chime (unless the sound is switched off manually or via the light sensor).

This clock plays 12 melodies (one for each hour):

  • Happy Wanderer
  • Edelweiss
  • Dr. Zhivago
  • Swan Lake
  • He was beautiful
  • Lorelei
  • Home sweet home
  • Sound of silence
  • Clementine
  • The Entertainer
  • Love theme of the movie
  • Fur Elise

Battery-powered

This cuckoo clock does not need to be manually wound because it is battery powered. Upon each hour the little cuckoo bird peeps out from its door and sings in the hour with a 'cuckoo' call corresponding with the time. This cuckoo clock also features an automatic night-time shut-off which works via a light sensor and shuts off the sound of the cuckoo chime and the music when the room is dark.

Materials

This clock is constructed with a wooden dial, wooden hands, wooden pendulum, though the cuckoo bird, with its moving parts, is made of plastic. The clocks weights are made of cast iron. The dimensions listed below refer only to the clock without pendulum and weights however, as its weights are purely decorative, they do not add much extra height. 

Authenticity & Warranty

All Trenkle Uhren 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.

We have a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee on all of our cuckoo clocks and each Trenkle Uhren cuckoo clock comes with a 2-year store warranty. 

Product Details:

Material:
Wood 
Colour:  Natural varnished wood
Movement Type: Quartz battery
Powered source:
Two baby-C batteries (often referred to as 'LR14' batteries)
Music: 12 melodies (music can be switched off manually)
Size (height):
35 cm
Size (width): 24 cm
Chime: Cuckoo call every hour (when the light sensor detects light, but can also be switched off manually)
Light sensor:  Automatic
Warranty: 2 years
Country of manufacture: Germany (Simonswald in Baden-Württemberg)



Estimated Delivery Time: Order before the 10th of December to be confident that your clock will arrive before Christmas, for all UK and mainland European customers. Our clockmakers increase production in anticipation of Christmas demand and endevour to dispatch all clocks in time for delivery before Christmas. However, for orders made after the 10th of December, we cannot be so confident in delivery before Christmas. Clockmakers go on holiday for several weeks on the 20th of December, meaning clocks ordered after the 16th of December may arrive in mid-January. If you require any more information about delivery time, please let us know via our contact page.

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.

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.