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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 cuckoo clock with colourful birdhouse 21cm by Hubert Herr

Brand: Hubert Herr

Model ID: hubert-herr-705-1

ISBN/UPC/GTIN: 828829290521

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between December 04 and December 08.

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This colourful cuckoo clock is crafted by renowned Black Forest manufacturer Hubert Herr. As a wall cuckoo clock model, it's lovely design is perfect to add a splash of colour to a living room, hallway or study or as a precious addition as a modern cuckoo clock in a child's play room. 

It features:

  • Cuckoo bird with 'cuckoo' chime each hour
  • Manual 1-day movement 
  • Swinging pendulum

This cuckoo clock is a 1-day movement cuckoo clock which means it's clock mechanisms can accurately keep time for 1 day without the need for re-winding. All winding is done by hand, manually, by pulling down on the bottom chains. This raises the weights which allows mechanism to keep running which allows the clock to keep time and animate the cuckoo bird and sound. The act of pulling the weights need only be done every 1 days although it is fine to wind it up before during the 1 day cycle. 

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. Brass rack-strike clock mechanism, solid cast-iron weights. 
Colour: Orange, green, yellow
Movement Type: 1-day movement
Size (depth): 14 cm
Size (height): 21 cm
Size (width):
21 cm
Sound shut-off 
Manually - the clock can be silenced manually with a 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 04 and December 08.

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.