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-RE34S-2
Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between June 09 and June 13. 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.
The "'Free Bird' Modern Art Style" cuckoo clock is a unique, modern cuckoo clock, carefully hand-crafted by Rombach & Haas, who are a renowned cuckoo clock maker in the Black Forest, Germany.
Crafted from wood and materials locally sourced from the Black Forest, and built with the same care and attention as their traditional range, this 'chalet-shaped' cuckoo clock is a modern twist on the traditional cuckoo clocks of old and adds to their ever-growing range of beautifully crafted modern cuckoo clocks.
Each cuckoo clock is a unique blend of materials and craftsmanship and each in this range come in a variety of colours/finishes, some in full colour, some with the crisp wood-grain showing through the varnish.
Adorning each cuckoo clock is a hand-carved cuckoo bird, made by a skilled woodcarver. Upon the hour and also each half hour, these birds come to life, and animate to the sound of their natural-sounding 'cuckoo' call, which is created by mechanical 'bellows' within the housing of the clock.
Fitted with a very reliable clock-work mechanism known as the 8-day ‘REGULA’ movement, this modern cuckoo clock needs to be ‘wound’ once every eight days. Although a 1-day movement model is also available in the same colours.
This clock comes with the following features:
Since 1894, Rombach & Haas has passed down the techniques of clock-making through generations of family. This expertise is what gives all of their traditional and modern cuckoo clocks the quality, fine detail and lasting finish for which they have become renowned.
When you buy a Rombach & Haas cuckoo clock you are buying a guarantee of superb quality and craftsmanship. Their reputation with the Black Forest Clock Association (VdS), for which they are a long-standing member, is evidence of this.
All of our 1-day and 8-day cuckoo clocks are given the seal of approval by the Black Forest Cuckoo Clock Association.
We also offer FREE SHIPPING to all mainland UK and European customers as well as a 30-day 100% money back guarantee.
|Materials:||Wooden housing & cast iron weights|
8 day movement
|Chime:||Every half and 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.
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