Just one look at the shingled roof show how detailed this clock is. A Black Forest tree stands in front of a wooden overhang on the side of the chalet. In front of the tree sits a pile of wood to be chopped. On the side a overhang shields a merry little water wheel that spins along behind a wooden fence. The dancers frolic about on the balcony below the cuckoo clock. Your clock will come with a Black Forest Seal!
*2 Year Warranty
*No additional parts required
-1 Day Regula Movement- the best available to cuckoo clocks!
-Cuckoo on 1/2 hr & hr.- cuckoo will be revealed from behind the flap and bob up and down as it calls
-Moving Woodchopper, Water Wheel & Dancers- set the tone of a merry European traditional village party
-Dual-Tune 22 Note Romance Music Box- highest quality Swiss music box
-Night Shutoff- gives you the option to have a soft cuckoo call through the night or a peaceful night of 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 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 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 and also highest quality 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.
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”.
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.
WHAT TYPE OF WOOD IS MY CUCKOO CLOCK MADE OUT OF?
All Black Forest clocks are made out of Linden wood from the Black Forest.