Choosing the perfect cuckoo clock can be quite challenging because there are so many choices available on the market these days. Selecting the best one comes down to a matter of personal taste, so it is better to choose a clock that suits your style.
This battery-operated quartz cuckoo clock is made in Germany. It measures 11 inches, 8×10 inches (without pendulum and weights). It depicts a typical Bavarian beer garden in Germany. Beer gardens are usually located near a brewery or pub. Biergartens (beer gardens) are an essential part of Bavarian culture and their origin goes back to a few hundred years.
This clock has intricate details made of solid wood. The cuckoo bird calls every hour and animates from behind its door. The plants and little flowers hanging on the windows are hand-painted.
The bell and roof are hand-carved and covered with wooden shingles. Everything you see is made of wood including the hands and dial.
This cuckoo clock shows a typical open-air establishment where beer is served in front of a brewery or pub. On the left, you can see a server and on the right is a drinker with a glass of beer in his left hand. Every hour, when the music plays, the drinker moves its hand and the wheel in front turns.
It has two pine cone-shaped weights and a pendulum which are also made of wood.
Although this clock has a quartz movement, the quality is as high as mechanical movements.
Here is an example of a cuckoo clock that has mechanical movement:
I find it more convenient than mechanical movements that require winding every 24 hours or seven days, but since it is powered by batteries, it doesn’t need to be wound.
I love traditional cuckoo clocks, especially chalet-themed ones as they depict the local culture and scenes of nature and meticulously made. In addition to the cuckoo call, music has always been an essential part of cuckoo clocks, so aside from the quality and style, when looking for a perfect cuckoo clock, I look for the night sound shut off feature. Music gives you a nice and lovely experience during the day but it could be unpleasant during the night.