A classic! The deep walnut color is precisely the shade of the world renowned Black Forest. It features elements of tradition from the dawn of the cuckoo clock by including dancers that move to the music as the cuckoo bird pops out. All of this activity occurs in the clock that has incredible hand carved design featuring three birds and five leaves. One bird takes flight from the top of the clock while the other two perch themselves elegantly on the sides.
-Quartz Movement- battery operated, so you never have to worry about rewinding it!
-Cuckoo with Music & Babbling Brook on hour- the babbling brook is an added delight that occurs at the time of the cuckoo calling
-Wood Dial, handle- there are no shortcuts in our designs as everything is mad of Linden wood from the Black Forest
-12 Melodies & Moving Dancers-most cuckoo clocks only have two songs, so this is an added luxury!
-Auto-Night Shut-off Sensor- have no fear! You don't have to worry about it waking you up at night!
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 QUARTZ CLOCK?
A quartz clock is battery operated and does not qualify as a Black Forest clock. However they do still look the same as Black Forest clocks as they come in traditional and chalet styles. They are a great opportunity for someone with a limited budget.
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 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.
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.
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”.