Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks from Germany
Cuckoo Clocks have been produced in the Black Forest of Germany since the 1740s. In the long winter months when working outside was not possible, men would master the craft of hand-carving clock cases and figurines to make extra money. They would sell their creations to the clock shops in the Black Forest which used the carvings for cuckoo clocks. The tradition still continues today. Master craftsman throughout the region spend their time carving the delicate figurines and extraordinary designs you see on modern day cuckoo clocks. The German cuckoo clock makers, carvers, and factories take great pride in their work and spend countless hours assembling, testing, and packaging each clock.
The Different Kinds of Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks
|Everyone knows that German cuckoo clocks come in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes. Not everyone knows that beyond the design there are a few choices you need to make when considering purchasing a cuckoo clock. Mechanical cuckoo clocks are the most well-known type of cuckoo clock. They require the you to pull the chains to raise the pine cone weights and wind the clock. There are eight day cuckoo clocks (you only need to wind the clock every 8 days) and one day cuckoo clocks (you need to wind the clock daily). Some styles of these clocks even play music and having moving figurines. If you want a cuckoo clock but don't like the idea of winding it up there are always quartz cuckoo clocks which are powered by batteries. |
|One Day Cuckoo Clocks||Eight Day Cuckoo Clocks||One Day Musical Cuckoo Clocks||Eight Day Musical Cuckoo Clocks||Quartz (Battery Powered) Cuckoo Clocks|