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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.

Chalet 1-day Black Forest Mill cuckoo clock with music 33cm by August Schwer

Brand: August Schwer

Model ID: august-4.0267.01.C

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between December 26 and December 30.

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 charming chalet 1-day movement traditional cuckoo clock is crafted by renowned Black Forest cuckoo clock manufacturer 'August Schwer'.

DESIGN

For millennia, water has been used as a source of energy in the Black Forest. Honouring this motif, this German-made chalet cuckoo clock is fitted with a water wheel to the left of the clock which turns with the chiming of the cuckoo clock. The front of the clock is also decorated with many of the typical Black Forest paraphernalia including fir trees, a water trough, a little bambi deer.

Above this scene, on a balcony at the front of the house, a carousel of small hand-painted village dancers rotate and twirl along with the melodies - either songs "The Happy Wanderer" or "Edelweiss" which alternate each hour. This clock also features several hand-painted elements and a detailed wooden clock face with wooden Roman numerals and wooden hands.

CUCKOO CHIME

This clock features a charming little cuckoo bird which animates from behind its 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" or "Edelweiss".  The sound can be switched off at night with a manual lever.

THIS CLOCK FEATURES:

    • Moving cuckoo bird which moves out from behind its door and chimes with its 'cuckoo' sound on the hour.
    • Moving pendulum that sways side-to-side.
    • Moving wood-cutter who animates when the cuckoo bird chimes. 
    • Manual night-time sound shut-off lever.
    • 1-day movement (which means it needs to be wound manually only once a day).
    • A mechanical 'REGULA' movement which is made by the market-leader 'SBS-FEINTECHNIK' in the Black Forest/Germany.
    • Equipped with a Swiss-made 'REUGE' music box which alternates between playing two different melodies upon the hour - "The Happy Wanderer" or "Edelweiss".
    • Solid cast-iron 'pine-cone-shaped' weights. 

    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 as the weights lower, they slowly pull the chains back through the clock-work mechanism ensuring the clock can be kept perfectly on time.

        GUARANTEE

        This cuckoo clock by August Schwer 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:
          Wood 
          Colour: Walnut
          Movement Type: 1-day Movement
          Clock mechanism 
          High quality 'Regula' movement
          Size (height): 33 cm
          Size (width): 30 cm
          Size (depth): 19 cm
          Chime: Every hour
          Nighttime shut-off Yes
          Warranty 2 years
          VdS Certified Yes
          Manufacturer
          Made by August Schwer in Schoenwald, Black Forest, Germany

            

          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 26 and December 30.

          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.