3 birds, 5 leaves and limitless quality! Enjoy the classic traditional charms of the Black Forest's most famous work as well as getting a taste of the village life through moving dancers and music! Your clock will come with a Black Forest Seal to prove that you own a true clock made from the Black Forest!
-8 Day Regula Movement- only the best movement will do. And! You only have to rewind once a week!
-Cuckoo on 1/2 hr & hr.-the cuckoo will emerge from its carved wooden flap and call as well as move!
-Moving Dancers-Dancers add a taste of traditional village entertainment to this traditional clock!
-Hand-carved Birds & Leaves- From the wings to the expression in the eyes- the hand carving really brings the scene to life!
-Dual-Tune 36 Note Romance Music Box- A high number of notes like this one means higher sound quality!
Hones clocks are a leading brand of traditional Black Forest cuckoo clocks. Located in the Titisee-Neustadt, Hones cuckoo clocks are still handmade and mainly produced by small family-owned firms that work exclusively for Hones. Wood carvings and enclosures are used only from domestic production. Like their famous ancestors, quality is still the utmost important aspect and therefore are never mass produced. Nonetheless, they are still sold and treasured worldwide.
FAQs for this clock:
WHAT IS A BLACK FOREST CUCKOO CLOCK?
Black Forest Clocks are authentic cuckoo clocks from the Black Forest in Germany. To be a true Black Forest clock it must have all major parts made in the Black Forest and work mechanically. Therefore, quartz clocks are not Black Forest clocks. All of our clocks, except the quartz clocks, are Black Forest and will be delivered with the Black Forest seal.
WHAT IS A CARVED CUCKOO CLOCK?
A Carved cuckoo clock is a traditional cuckoo clock that features elements of nature from the Black Forest. This is typically leaves with a bird or deer. Some have music and some do not.
WHAT IS A “1 DAY CLOCK” AND “8 DAY CLOCK”?
This is simply how often a cuckoo clock’s weights need to be rewound.
-A 1 Day clock needs to be rewound about every 30 hours and has smaller weights than an 8 day.
-An 8 Day clock needs to be rewound once a week.
-Quartz clocks do not have to be rewound as they are battery operated.
*Note: since the cuckoo clock’s weights drop as it unwinds, make sure to hang it about 6 1/2 feet above the ground.
WHAT IS REGULA MOVEMENT?
Regula movement is simply the maker of the movements. It is the most common type of movement for cuckoo clocks.
HOW DO I REWIND MY CLOCK?
This is accomplished by simply pulling the chain as it reaches the ground.
WHAT IS NIGHT SHUT OFF AND SHOULD I CONSIDER IT WHEN BUYING MY CUCKOO CLOCK?
Night shut off gives you the ability to silence the music and cuckoo element of your clock. Most clocks are able to be shut off manually and some come with automatic night shutoff. If your clock does not have night shut off, you may want to give special consideration to the location your cuckoo clock will be placed in.
DOES MY CUCKOO CLOCK REQUIRE ELECTRICITY?
No. They are mechanically run, including the cuckoo.
WHAT DO EACH OF THE WEIGHTS DO?
-One weight is for the cuckoo call
-One runs the clock
-If it has three weights, than it will also play music.
HOW OFTEN WILL THE MUSIC PLAY?
This depends on the movement of your clock.
-Typically, an 8 Day clock will play music every hour
-1 Day clocks will play music on the half hour and the hour.
-If you have a quartz clock, it will generally play a song on the hour with about twelve different melodies.
HOW MANY TONES ARE IN A MUSICAL CUCKOO CLOCK?
There are about 18-36 different tones in a musical cuckoo clock. Clocks with a higher number of tones typically have a higher quality of sound.
WHAT ARE THE TUNES IN MY CUCKOO CLOCK?
It varies, however the most common are “Der fröhliche Wanderer” translated as “The Happy Wanderer” as well as Edelweiss.
Chalet clocks, particularly with beer drinkers, may feature songs such as In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus" and "Trink, Brüderlein Trink”.