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Types of Cuckoo Clocks

One Day Cuckoo Clocks

All One Day Cuckoo Clocks are fitted with a mechanical movement that requires winding every 24 hours. At each full hour a small door opens and a cuckoo bird appears on a perch to call the number of hours. The cuckoo bird also calls once on the half hour. The One Day Clock is usually the cheapest cuckoo clock you can purchase. Many tourist purchase these while visiting The Black Forest in Germany. These clocks have two small weights hanging under the clock.

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One Day Musical Cuckoo Clocks

One Day Musical Cuckoo Clocks Contain two quality mechanical movements which require winding daily. At the full hour, the cuckoo bird calls the number of hours, followed by a melody from the music box. At the half hour the cuckoo calls once followed by a second melody. These two tunes are produced by tiny notes plucked by a rotating drum. The most common tunes are 'Edelweiss' and 'The Happy Wanderer.' There are three small weights under this clock, one for the melody, one for the time movement and one for the cuckoo. These clocks usually have small rotating dancers and other animated scenes.

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Eight Day Cuckoo Clocks

All Eight Day Cuckoo Clocks are fitted with a mechanical movement that only requires winding every eight days. At each full hour a small door opens and a cuckoo bird appears on a perch to call the number of hours. The cuckoo bird also calls once on the half hour. The weights on an eight day clock are much larger and heavier than one day clock weights.

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Eight Day Musical Cuckoo Clocks

Eight Day Musical Cuckoo Clocks Contain two quality mechanical movements which require winding every eight days. At the full hour, the cuckoo bird calls the number of hours, followed by one melody from the music box. The cuckoo bird also calls once at the half hour. Alternate melodies play only after the call of the cuckoo at each hour.These clocks usually have small rotating dancers and other animated scenes.

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Quartz Cuckoo Clocks

At Black Forest Hill we stock many German made quartz cuckoo clocks. Whilst not as authentic as the traditional mechanical cuckoo clocks they are of excellent quality. Cheaper clocks will not match the clarity of the enchanting sound of water running and the echo of the cuckoo in the forest. These clocks are very popular with the added bonus of not having to wind them, the cuckoo automatically goes silent at night after the room lights go out. The pendulum, weights and chains on these clocks are purely ornamental. These clocks are ideal with young children in the house as there are no long chains tempting the young ones to pull on!

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Kuckulinos - Novelty Cuckoo Clocks

These clocks are a small and cheap version of the quartz cuckoo clock. Most models run on either one or two AA size batteries. They are also produced and assembled in Germany. Most of these clocks have a swing pendulum or a girl that swings from side to side. Some models have a small cuckoo or they can be switched to listen to the Westminster sound.

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Miniature Wind Up Mechanical Clocks

Also made in Germany these clocks have a one day spring movement. They must be wound daily with a small key. Each clock has either a small pendulum or a swinging girl that bounces up and down on a spring.

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