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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • 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 8-day cuckoo clock with woodcutter, water pump and fir trees 26cm by Hubert Herr

Brand: Hubert Herr

Model ID: hubert-herr-65/23/1/8V

ISBN/UPC/GTIN: 4026061008041

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between October 06 and October 10. Please be aware that this is only a general estimate from past delivery times for this clockmaker. Delays are uncommon but can happen and this can increase the delivery time. In all cases, we will notify you once we are aware of any delays.

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This beautiful chalet 8-day movement traditional cuckoo clock is crafted by renowned Black Forest cuckoo clock manufacturer 'Hubert Herr' in Germany.

Design

Made from wood sourced locally from the Black Forest, Germany, this hand-made traditional chalet 8-day cuckoo clock depicts a beautiful Black Forest chalet with shingled roof, surrounded in fir trees, with a water pump, and a woodcutter man. On the hour the cuckoo bird moves out from behind it's little door and 'cuckoos' in the number of hours for the time of day, while the woodcutter animates by raising and lowering his little axe. This 8-day movement chalet cuckoo clock is perfect for adding some rustic charm to a living room, hallway or study. 

Cuckoo Chime

It features a charming little cuckoo bird which animates from behind it's little door and sings in the hour (a succession of 'cuckoo' calls corresponding to the time of day). The sound can be turned off manually at night with a 'sound-off' 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. 
    • Equipped with a German brass rack-strike movement by Hubert Herr which keeps perfect time as long as the clock is wound.
    • 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 every eight days).

    8-day Movement

          This cuckoo clock has 8-day movement meaning approximately every eight days (or sooner, if you like) 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 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 Hubert Herr 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 Europe & Mainland UK.

          Product Details:

          Material:
          Locally sourced wood, German-made brass rack-strike clock mechanism, solid cast-iron weights.
          Colour: Natural wood & hand-painted elements.
          Movement Type: 8-day movement
          Size (height): 26cm
          Sound shut-off:
          Manually - the clock 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 October 06 and October 10. Please be aware that this is only a general estimate from past delivery times for this clockmaker. Delays are uncommon but can happen and this can increase the delivery time. In all cases, we will notify you once we are aware of any delays.

          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.