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.
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.
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 '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: Rombach & Haas
Model ID: rh-4518
CHRISTMAS DELIVERY TIMES: With increased courier demand, and also logistic issues caused by Brexit and Covid, we make no guarantees for whether orders made after Friday the 10th of December (or later) will arrive before Christmas for our UK customers. However, depending on the manufacturer and model of clock, you might be able to order after the 10th for delivery before Christmas, but please check with us first. Also, orders made after the 16th of December may not be ready until mid January, this is because orders are not processed while the clockmakers are on holiday. As an alternative, we offer a range of 'custom message' gift cards which makes for a unique present. They can be used at any time and are sent to you digitally. See our range of Gift Cards here.
IMPORT COSTS: Cuckoo Collections is proud to announce that we will pay for ALL customs charges or Import VAT costs for our UK customers (due to the new Brexit trade union with the EU). We don't want our UK 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.
|Material:||Wood (Walnut color)|
|Movement Type:||8 day movement|
|Size (depth):||23 cm|
|Size (height):||42 cm|
|Size (width):||37 cm|
|Chime:||Every half hour once and the number of the hours every full hour|
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.