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Cuckoo Clocks: Tracing The History

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

The craft of clock making is said to have started in Black Forest, Germany. The abundance of both time and woods have fashioned the idea of creating clocks, which was followed after an imported clock from a nearby area.
The first clocks that were produced in this region were rather primitive but are great alternatives [...]

History of cuckoo clocks

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Cuckoo clocks are unique creations that are centuries old. The first cuckoo clock was produced back in the early 18th century in Germany’s region known as the Black Forest. Clock making in this area of Germany dates back to the early 17th century, almost a full hundred years before clockmakers and craftsmen produced the very [...]

How to shop for a cuckoo clock

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Cuckoo clocks make great gifts, souvenirs, and timepieces that will add charm and character to any home. If you are in the market for a cuckoo clock, carefully consider your options before purchase. In addition to scouring your local antique and clock shops, turn your search to the World Wide Web to find that perfect [...]

How to Wind a Cuckoo Clock

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

We have a lot of clocks in our home. Most of them make some sort of noise on the hour (steam trains, cartoon characters, birds,
dogs, horses, wild animals; I’m not kidding!), some of them on the half-hour as well, and one that even chimes on the quarter hour. We just like clocks. Needless to say, [...]

Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

Known for its harsh winters, its many local artisans, and an abundance of hard woods unique to the area, Triberg in the Black Forest is the prime location for the production of cuckoo clocks. Even today, most of the worlds supply of cuckoo clocks still comes from Germany, mostly from the Black Forest area. There [...]

How to take care of your cuckoo clock

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

A cuckoo clock is a humorous and charming addition to any home. In addition to notifying you of the time with its classic “cuckoo,” these conversations pieces are historically made in the beautiful Black Forest region of Germany, so they make excellent souvenirs for travelers heading to this area on their next European adventure. Whether [...]

Where to Find Cuckoo Clock Parts

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

In some places, one might be able to find old men bent over tables with all of the knowledge, expertise and inventory of parts that are necessary to fix a broken or malfunctioning cuckoo clock. For those of us who don’t have the time or desire to seek out such eccentric craftsmen, the Internet has [...]

What You Should Know About Cheap Cuckoo Clocks

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

There are cuckoo clocks available for people with all kinds of decorating or collecting budgets. On Ebay you’ll find cheap cuckoo clocks priced from $9.99 to thousands of dollars before the bidding begins. Obviously, if a clock is hand carved, very old, and in good shape, it will end up bringing in lots of bidders [...]

The Benefits of Quartz Cuckoo Clocks

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Unlike windup cuckoo clocks, which require rewinding every one, two or eight days before, quartz cuckoo clocks use a more modern timing mechanism, drawing power from batteries and running continuously until the batteries run dry. Battery cuckoo clocks run for approximately one year on a new set of batteries give or take a little, depending [...]

Finding a Cuckoo Clock Repair Service

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Weights hanging from the bottom of your cuckoo clock keep it running smoothly and accurately. Some cuckoo clocks have two weights and some have three. Since the internal working parts for these two types of timing mechanisms are different, the prices for repairing them will be different no matter where you go or who does [...]