Quartz movement just means 'battery powered'. Unlike mechanical 1-day and 8-day clocks, a quartz movement clock doesn't need to be manually wound and instead will always work until the battery runs out (on most models it takes roughly one year for the battery to drain although this can differ depending on the model). The quartz power runs the time-keeping as well as the cuckoo bird sound/movement. On some models it also powers the movement of dancers, music, water wheel, and other animations etc. We generally recommend quartz movement cuckoo clocks for people who might forget to wind their clocks or who want a hassle free option.
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.
Brand: Trenkle Uhren
Model ID: trenkle-478-QM-HZZG
Estimated Delivery Time: This clock will be sent directly to your delivery address from the clockmakers workshop in Germany. Subject to availability, the delivery day is approximately between December 14 and December 18 for all UK and mainland Europe customers. Please be mindful that, while uncommon, delays can occur but we will notify you if there are delays.
IMPORT COSTS: Cuckoo Collections is proud to announce that we will pay for ALL customs charges or Import VAT costs (due to the new Brexit trade union with the EU). We don't want our customers being surprised by any additional charges. Therefore, if you are notified of any customs charges then please let us know. We will organise to have these paid or the amounts refunded back to you.
This beautiful battery-powered cuckoo clock is crafted by renowned Black Forest cuckoo clock manufacturer 'Trenkle Uhren'.
Like many cuckoo clocks from Germany, the chalet-style centres around the theme of the ‘Black Forest chalet’. These types of traditional houses were common to the mountainous Alpine regions in Germany and traditionally built of wood and stone. This makes them a favourite theme for many cuckoo clock makers, who adorn them with common decorations such as pine trees, cheerful animals, log piles, mill-wheels and other delightfully iconic ornaments and characters of the region.
Plays 12 melodies, one for each hour as listed below:
This cuckoo clock does not need to be manually wound because it is battery powered. Each hour the little cuckoo bird peeps out from it's door and sings in the hour with a 'cuckoo' call corresponding with the time, followed by one of the twelve melodies. This cuckoo clock also features an automatic night-time shut-off which works via a light sensor and shuts the sound off when the room is dark.
The craftsmanship and attention to detail on this decorative chalet cuckoo clock is certain to impress. Perfectly suited in any room or space with natural wood features or spaces with a rustic or 'down-to-earth' decor, a cherished cuckoo clock makes for a unique and unforgettable gift for yourself or a loved one - it's daily cuckoo a friendly reminder of the beauty in the natural world, of clear sparkling brooks, of pine covered mountains.
This clock is constructed with a wooden dial, wooden hands, exclusive life-like wooden cuckoo bird and wooden pendulum. It’s weights are made of cast iron. The dimensions listed below refer only to the clock without pendulum and weights however, as it's weights are purely decorative, they do not add much extra height.
All Trenkle Uhren cuckoo clocks are crafted in the Black Forest region, Germany with locally sourced materials from the Black Forest. All the hand-crafted elements are made following the centuries old tradition of craftsmanship in the region. All mechanical elements of each clock are thoroughly tested before they leave the workshop.
We have a 30-day 100% money back guarantee on all of our cuckoo clocks and each Trenkle Uhren cuckoo clock comes with a 2 year warranty.
|Power Source:||The clock needs two baby C batteries|
|Size (depth):||17 cm|
|Size (height):||31 cm|
|Size (width):||32 cm|
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.