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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 Wood Chopper cuckoo clock with music 43cm by August Schwer

Brand: August Schwer

Model ID: august-5.0470.01.C

ISBN/UPC/GTIN: 4039212470406

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 beautiful and unique chalet 8-day cuckoo clock is expertly crafted by renowned cuckoo clock manufacturer 'August Schwer' in the Black Forest, Germany.

DESIGN 

Made from wood sourced locally from the Black Forest, Germany, this large cuckoo clock combines the elements of a carved and chalet cuckoo clock, with its beautifully carved front facade upon the beautifully decorated chalet chassis.  

The combination of elements within the scene at the front of the clock gives the impression of a chalet, deep in the woods, where a wood chopper works away. The hand-carved three-dimensional fir trees and other carvings really show off the skill of the Black Forest master carvers. 

Above this scene, on the balcony, a group of village dancers 'come to life' upon the hour as they rotate through the two arched-doorways while the melody - either of the two melodies "The Happy Wanderer" or "Edelweiss" - plays from the Swiss-made music box.

Stained in a rich walnut finish, this 8-day movement chalet cuckoo clock is perfect for adding some rustic charm and some a splash of life, sound and movement to any living room, hallway or study. 

THIS CLOCK FEATURES:

    • Moving cuckoo bird which moves out from behind its door and chimes with its 'cuckoo' sound on the hour.
    • Moving village dancers who twirl and rotate through the two arched-doorways. 
    • 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 roughly once a week or at the very least every eight days).
    • Equipped with a mechanical 'REGULA' movement which is made by the market-leader 'SBS-FEINTECHNIK' in the Black Forest/Germany.
    • Equipped with Swiss-made music box which alternates between playing two different melodies upon the hour - 'The Happy Wanderer' and 'Edelweiss'.
    • Solid cast-iron 'pine-cone-shaped' weights. 

    CUCKOO CHIME

    It features a charming hand-painted cuckoo bird which animates from behind its 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. 

    MUSIC

    The cuckoo clock plays it's melodies through a mechanical Swiss-made music box that alternates between the songs "Edelweiss" and "Happy wanderer". The sound can be switched off at night with a manual lever.

    8-DAY MOVEMENT

        This cuckoo clock has 8-day movement meaning approximately every eight days 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 & WARRANTY

        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 Europe & Mainland UK. 

        Product Details:

          Material:
          Wood 
          Colour: Walnut 
          Movement Type: 8-day Movement
          Clock mechanism 
          High quality 'Regula' movement
          Size (height): 43 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.