All 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.
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. This ensures that gravity can slowly pull on the weights and power the clock via the inner clock mechanism. Remember to pull gently when winding and it 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.
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
Most cuckoo clocks (either mechanical or battery powered) come with 'nighttime 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 'nighttime shutoff' which are usually a lever with 2 positions - sound on or sound off.
Battery powered cuckoo clocks usually come with an automatic 'nighttime 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.
Brand: Trenkle Uhren
Model ID: trenkle-1511
Estimated Delivery Time: Approximately between September 29 and October 02.
The beautiful chalet style cuckoo clock is crafted by renowned Black Forest manufacturer 'Trenkle Uhren' in Germany. It depicts the delightful scene, set in front of a traditional Swiss chalet cottage, of a small boy walking his lamb while a little girl feeds a pair of mother and baby ducks. The cuckoo bird, perched inside it's window, springs out on the hour with it's signature 'cuckoo' call. This sound can be manually switched off at night.
This 1-day movement mechanical cuckoo clock needs to be wound up every day, meaning you need to pull on the chains until the weights are up thus enabling the clock mechanism to run. The size refers only to the clock, without pendulum and weights. It is made of entirely of Black Forest wood which includes its dial, its wooden hands and wooden bird. It's weights are made of cast iron.
|Movement Type:||1-day movement|
|Size (depth):||15 cm|
|Size (height):||21 cm|
|Size (width):||28 cm|
|Light sensor:||No, manual night-time shut off|
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.