Black Forest clocks are handcrafted in Germany and are known the world over for fine workmanship and reliable performance. Cuckoo clocks made in the Black Forest cities Schonach and Triberg are characterized by detailed hand woodcarving and mechanical movements that must be wound in order for the clock to continue working. Genuine Black Forest cuckoo clocks have either a 1-day mechanical movement that needs to be wound every day, or an 8-day movement that needs winding every week.
Original Black Forest Clocks were first made between 1740 and 1750, and the conventional design has changed little since that time. Renowned clock manufacturers such as Anton Schneider, Hoenes and Hekas Uhren have been officially certified by the Black Forest Clock Association, or VDS. Certification assures the consumer that a Black Forest clock from these companies is a genuine Black Forest creation and that the clock and mechanism have been produced in the Black Forest region. The certification indicates an original Black Forest clock that has been carefully handcrafted using traditional methods and is of the highest quality.
Genuine Black Forest cuckoo clock designs include chalet-style clocks with Alpine, Tudor or Black Forest Germany houses that can incorporate carved animals, dancers or wood choppers. Traditionally carved styles of Black Forest clocks feature detailed hand-carved nature or hunting scenes with birds, leaves or deer. Most Black Forest clocks are carved from the Linden tree, native to the Black Forest region, although maple is also used occasionally.
Prices for genuine Black Forest cuckoo clocks can vary by factors such as clock size, intricacy of hand carvings or hand painting, the musical tones, or whether the clock offers an automatic or manual nightly shut-off feature.
An original Black Forest clock is a distinctive and authentic creation handcrafted to precise standards of German engineering and a beautiful timepiece that will last for generations to come.
This original German carved cuckoo clock is created from Black Forest wood. The clock has been created in the shape of a traditional chalet house with a roof. The border of the clock has gorgeous carved details. It has a hand-carved highly detailed bird at the top of the roof. In addition, it features large carved leaves with hand-painted pink-toned flowers with painted green stems and leaves. This Black Forest cuckoo clock measures nine inches by seven inches or 23 centimeters by 17 centimeters. The weight is less than five pounds
or two kilograms. It has a one-day movement mechanism.
Moving elements of this cuckoo clock are the beautiful hanging pendulums and the hand-carved and hand-painted cuckoo bird. The cuckoo bird makes it’s call each full hour and half- hour. A great extra feature is the manual night shut-off, which prevents the cuckoo call with a simple lever. The easy to read clock dial is also carved wood with painted white numbers. This variety of 100 percent Black Forest hand-carved clock does not play music.
When ordering this clock, it will arrive with a certificate from The Black Forest Clock Association, stating it is an authentic, high-quality, mechanical clock from the Black Forest region of Germany. This hand-crafted clock is created by Hekas and is available from the Cuckoo Palace. Hekas has been creating cuckoo clocks since 1938. Hekas was started by Helmut Kammerer, and now is operated by third-generation members of his family. They guarantee that each clock meets their high standards of inspection before it is sold.
This clock is a cuckoo clock in the carved style. Lovely broad
leaves fan out around the clock face. On top of the clock, a small
bird spreads its wings towards the sky. Below the clock, two large
pine cones hang down. All of these are carved from rich, handsome wood. The wood is mostly left unpainted to allow the natural beauty of the grain to show through. The face of the clock is also made
from wood and is painted with gold Roman numerals. Even the clock hands are made of wood. Above the clock face is a small bird painted in white and green. The clock sounds every hour and half-hour.
It does not play music.
Cuckoo clocks did not originate in the Black Forest of southwest Germany, but that region is where their manufacture was perfected. The Black Forest is an area of rolling hills, towering trees and picturesque villages. Today, tourists travel to the Black Forest to enjoy its beauty and to purchase a cuckoo clock, the most famous export of the region. German experts continue to hand-craft cuckoo clocks from a variety of woods. There are many types of cuckoo clocks, including chalet-style clocks, carved-style clocks and shield clocks. Newer, more modern types of cuckoo clocks are being produced as well. However, traditional cuckoo clocks remain the most popular. The rich materials and whimsicality of cuckoo clocks combine to yield their undeniable and unique charm.
If you’re looking for a fun and decorative cuckoo clock
that will make a lasting impression in your home, the 1-day-movement Chalet-Style clock by Hekas is the perfect match for you.
This clock features traditional clockwork movement. The “1-day-movement” function means that the clock requires winding each day by pulling the chains. The dimensions
are 10″ x 11″, which is a very convenient size allowing for
easy placement in any living space.
The clock itself is manufactured from high quality wood with the finest of detail and subtlety. The cuckoo bird pops out of the front door of his cozy log home. Perched on the front porch is a happy St. Bernard carrying a small barrel of brandy to revive skiers stranded in the snow. A water pump, fire wood and holly, complete the expertly crafted decor, and a glossy finish provides the clock with beauty and durability.
This clock and similar cuckoo clocks are VDS certified, which means they are guaranteed to feature traditional mechanical clockwork created in Black Forest of Southern Germany.
Cuckoo clocks are truly a work of art. In this modern era of digital software and super computers,
many people opt for battery powered and electronic clocks. They’re missing out on the splendor and complexities of a well made mechanical clock. Such masterpieces are a great investment because
they can remain in a family for years to be steeped in history. A beautiful cuckoo clock will also make
a great gift to someone special in your life.
In a world of cell phones and electronic everything, one might believe that the sounds and quiet comforts of yesterday are gone forever. However, there are is a way to bring the beauty and peacefulness of a world before internet alive at home. The chalet cuckoo clock – 31cm by Trenkle Uhren is crafted by hand and brings old world style and quality to the new, fast paced world of the 21st century.
This chalet style clock is made with solid, hand-crafted construction. The lovely painted surfaces stand out in the artful style of chalet cuckoo clocks. A husband and wife
share the chalet with greenery and the cuckoo that makes an appearance every hour to announce the time. This clock also has a manual night-shutoff switch which becomes handy in areas where silence might be needed.
The clock movement is modern quartz which used battery power instead of needing to by wound every day or week.
This if perfect for busy people who want the nostalgia of the cuckoo but may not take the time to wind
it up. While quartz cuckoo clocks do not hold the VDS Certificate by the Black forest Clock Association, they are still made in the Black Forest. Only clocks with mechanical movements receive the VDS certificate. However, the outer quality of the clocks remains the same regardless of internal movement.
Trenkle Uhren has been creating quality cuckoo clocks for more than 3 decades. Their attention to detail and fine workmanship has earned them a place among the best clock makers in the world.
The cuckoo clock is one thing that holds the attention of everyone, be
it children or adults. The amazing wood work, intricate carvings and the fascinating appearance of a cuckoo that sings every half an hour normally entertains most people.
The Chalet style cuckoo clock with 8 day movement comes, as the name suggested, designed after Chalet houses. This means to say
that the singing cuckoo is housed in a traditional Alpine or Black forest house. This cuckoo clock shows the village scene which depicts a maid ringing the bell in the bell tower. This particular cuckoo clock measures 39 cm in height and 27 cm in width, and weighs 6 kg. It has one moving element, and is equipped with 8 day movement clockwork. This is meant to say that this cuckoo clock is equipped with mechanical movements which require the clock to be wound up every week.
A clock which comes with detailed design, this particular cuckoo
clock consists of a majority of the parts made out of wood. These parts consist of the wooden cuckoo, wooden clock dial and the wooden clock hand. Additionally, it needs specific mention that the figurines featured in the village scene depicted have been hand painted. A clock that has been set up to have the cuckoo call every half and full hour, it comes with a manual night shut off feature. This means that the cuckoo call can be shut off manually during the times you do not want any noise disturbances.
This cuckoo clock is manufactured by Hekas which is a company that has been in business since
1938 and is renowned for its reputation.
This original Black Forest chalet style cuckoo clock by Anton Schneider features several delicately carved moving parts mechanically powered by an eight day movement. Weighing just over 8 kg (about 18 lb), this wooden clock is 32 cm (13 in.) high by 29 cm (11 in.) wide.
Music plays every hour on a 22 tone mechanical musicwork made by Reuge Schweiz, alternating between two songs: “Der Froehliche Wanderer” and “Edelweiss.” The cuckoo call plays before the song at the hour and alone at every half hour. An auto-
matic night shutoff enables users to set the sounds always on, always off, or on during the day and off from 8 pm to 8 am.
In this chalet style wood cuckoo clock, the cuckoo sits just under the roof, with several dancers just below it. On the bottom left, a man drinks his beer next to a mill wheel while a dog watches. On the other side of the clock face, a lumberjack chops wood slowly. The dancers, beer drinker and lumberjack move every hour with the music, while the cuckoo comes out at the hour and half hour.
The whole clock is operated with an eight day movement, meaning someone must pull the chains down to wind the clock about once a week. The Schneider family has been hand carving clocks in Germany’s Black Forest region since the first Anton Schneider began making them in his farmhouse in 1848, and every clock comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Black Forest Clock Association.
The Hekas chalet style cuckoo clock represents a centuries long tradition of German built timepieces. Made from the best materials by highly skilled craftsmen, this clock allows the purchaser to take part in one of the most enduring and traditional German customs.
This clock makes use of traditional gears and springs, where the clock must be wound up every eight days, otherwise known as an 8-day movement clock. The mechanical components are designed to the highest standards, allowing for accurate time keeping while freeing the owner from the inconvenience of having to keep track of batteries. The cuckoo clock’s exterior is constructed from traditional materials, which create a classically attractive appearance. In addition, this clock includes three moving elements, with children, a milkmaid and a water wheel conducting an entrancing show for owners and guests alike.
At 33 cm x 38 cm and weighing 12.5 kg, this Hekas clock is ideal for mounting on the wall in foyers, hallways or dining rooms. Mounting the clock is easy and can be accomplished in most homes with little effort. In addition, the mechanical 8-day movement eliminates the need to connect the clock to an electrical outlet.
Hekas is one of six German cuckoo clock manufacturers who are certified by the Black Forest Clock Association (VDS). Their clocks are produced in the traditional German manner and to the highest level of quality. Using design and construction techniques that are hundreds of years old, a Hekas Chalet style clock is literally a piece of Black Forest and German history that is suitable as both a timepiece and conversation piece.
The Hoenes cuckoo clocks are meticulously crafted
by hand, exactly like they have been constructed by the indigenous people of the region for hundreds of years. These German cuckoo clocks remain carefully created
by hand, in their workshop, today.
First, the workmen harvest only the very best Linden trees from the Black Forest. Once the wood chips are vigilantly produced for the cuckoo clocks, a process that takes years to complete, the master carvers painstakingly carve the pieces of wood into the ideal patterns. The Hones Company manufactures 35 diverse chalet cuckoo clocks. Once the carving
is completed, then each piece is diligently positioned by hand. The Hones Company provides three unique styles
of chalet cuckoo clocks. The Swiss chalet, Black Forest chalet and the Bavarian chalet are all popular choices.
Next, the inner workings of the clock are installed. The Hones Company works in concert with Swiss clock makers to make these parts for their Hones cuckoo clocks. The parts are made by hand, just like all components, for each exquisite Hoenes cuckoo clock.
The next step in creating a Hoenes cuckoo clock is the adding of the weights that keep the clock operating. These weights, usually shaped like pinecones, are added to the base of the clock. Owners of Hoenes cuckoo clocks have the selection of either a one day clock or an eight day cock. Each Hoenes cuckoo clock will have at least two weights. The first one works the timekeeping function of the clock. The second weight keeps the cuckoo performing. On musical clocks a third weight is present that controls the music. The functioning of the clock is controlled by these weights.
If equipped the music box is next carefully positioned into the clock by hand. After the Hoenes cuckoo clock has been carefully constructed, the clock receives one last inspection by a master clock maker. This insures that the clock will work properly when installed. Created just like they have been for centuries, they will bring delight to their owners for many years to come.
For 5 generations the Herr family has expertly handcrafted cuckoo clocks. The specialized knowledge and skill have been passed on to each new generation since the 19th century. The business has been expanded over time so that today, the Herr cuckoo clock factory ships it’s outstanding clocks all over the world. Hubert Herr Cuckoo Clocks are made in Triberg Black Forest Germany. They are the only genuine Black Forest Clock factory to manufacture the movements, cases and carvings on site. Each Herr cuckoo clock is made of solid wood and crafted by hand. Every genuine Black Forest Clock is made with precision mechanical movements of impeccable quality that are weight driven in the traditional manner handed down through the generations.
Hubert Herr Cuckoo Clocks are delicately carved in a variety of styles including, but not limited to, the ever popular Traditional Chalet design, the Bavarian Chalet design and the Typical Black Forest house design. A Traditional Herr cuckoo clock will delight the senses with it’s finely chiseled birds and floral carvings. Hubert Herr Cuckoo Clocks also feature beautiful moving parts such as the chicken and the fox, a moving chimney sweep and adorable moving squirrels. Musical models are available in a variety of tunes. At only 5.25 inches tall, they even produce the smallest cuckoo clock in the world! Herr cuckoo clocks, made in Triberg Black Forest Germany make excellent presents for any occasion and bring a bit of joy to any home.
If you are looking for a genuine Black Forest Clock made with old world craftsmanship, you need look
no further than the Hubert Herr Cuckoo Clock factory.