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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 8-day Large Black Forest Farming Estate cuckoo clock with music 47cm by August Schwer

Brand: August Schwer

Model ID: august-5.8800.01.P

ISBN/UPC/GTIN: 4039212880004

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between November 27 and December 01.

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Chalet 8-day Large Black Forest Farming Estate cuckoo clock with music 47cm by August Schwer

This is a very large and luxuriously equipped cuckoo clock. The clocks represents a Black Forest Farming Estate in all its detail and diversity. Many aspects of such a farm are included in the design of this clock. For one thing the shape of the building/clock itself is taken from old Black Forest farmsteads. Those were build by generations of farmers and consist of a main building and various annexes at every angle. Just like those, the clock house has side buildings. A mill-wheel is another typical feature of a Black Forest farm. Used as a power generator for sawing wood or grinding corn, many such wheels can still be seen today. A nice touch of clock history is added to the clock by the clock seller figurine to the left. During the long winters many Black Forest farmers had lots of spare time and they used it to carve and build clock, which were sold during the summer month by just such clock sellers as the one on the clock. These carring the clocks on their back and sold them all over Germany and the adjoining countries. This is actually how the clock industry started here in the Black Forest.This clock has a very elaborate decoration, with two figurines, various animal figurines and many smaller elements; altogether, a very convincing farming estate scene is displayed on the clock. All figurines and decorative elements are made of wood. Another eye-catcher is the shingle roof. It is fashioned after the real Black Forest farm house roofs, laid with individual shingles by hand. Dancing figurines made of wood, wooden dial, hands, cuckoo, pendulum. High quality music box, 2 melodies: Edelweiss and Happy Wanderer.

Product Details:

    Material:
    Wood 
    Colour: Walnut 
    Movement Type: 8-day Movement
    Clock mechanism 
    High quality 'Regula' movement
    Size (height): 47 cm
    Size (width): 52 cm
    Size (depth): 22 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 November 27 and December 01.

    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.