- 1 Day Regula Movement- providing the best movements available for cuckoo clocks
- Cuckoo on 1/2 hr & hr.- the bird's door will open and it will call and move
- Wood Dial, hands and cuckoo- true to Black Forest standards, this is not made of common plastic
- Chalet Style-features village scenes
- 8” Tall-small enough to be easy to move and also decreases price
- Includes Water Trough- a number of features come with this!
- Hand carved case- nothing about this is mass produced!
- Brass German made clock movement
- Wood Cuckoo Bird
- Night Shutoff- gives you the choice of enjoying a cuckoo call through the night or peaceful silence
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 cock:
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 CHALET CUCKOO CLOCK?
Chalet cuckoo clocks are more recent than traditional cuckoo clocks and the main portion of the clock is the chalet, or house. They feature scenes of village life and are known for their figurine movement. Chalet clocks are brightly colored in contrast to carved cuckoo clocks.
There are also three different styles; the Schwarzwald, Swiss and Bavarian. Each style depicts a unique scene from its respective region.
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.
I WANT A CLOCK THAT HAS DANCING FIGURES AND A TOWN SCENE. WHAT SHOULD I GET?
A chalet style of cuckoo clock is right for you. This what they are known for. If you don’t mind it not being authentic you can also get a quartz chalet clock.