Before The Hunt 8 Day Mechanical Carved Cuckoo Clock 59cm By SCHWER

Before The Hunt 8 Day Mechanical Carved Cuckoo Clock 59cm By SCHWER

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Height: 59.0cmWidth: 39.0cm

A Traditional Design

Attention to detail is easily apparent with this exquisite 8 Day Mechanical Carved Cuckoo Clock by German designer AUGUST SCHWER, who has been producing high quality cuckoo clocks in the heart of the Black Forest since 1885.

Measuring 59cm in height*, this beautifully hand-carved clock features a stag head carving crowning a traditional hunting scene. Hunting scenes often feature a hare and a pheasant and 2 rifles. Additional details to complete the hunting scene includes a powder bag at the base of the clock as well as a horn that surrounds the dial. Beautiful oak foliage also adorns the clock, rounding out this fantastic hunting scene.

As this clock is an 8 day mechanism, the weights need to be wound once a week. The in-built cuckoo of this clock calls the time each hour and once at half past through a door that opens, with a manual silencing on/off switch should that be preferred. There is no music with this clock.

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Benefits of a Mechanical Cuckoo Clock

Black Forest mechanical cuckoo clocks are weight driven and are available in two different movements:

  • 1 Day Movement - you wind the clock by pulling the chain and winding the weights once a day
  • 8 Day Movement - you wind the clock by pulling the chain and winding the weights once a week

Each mechanical cuckoo clock will have either two or three weights; two weights for cuckoo only and three weights for cuckoo and music. One weight runs the clock movement and hands that show the time and the second weight drives the cuckoo calling mechanism. The cuckoo sound is produced using bellows that push air through two whistles creating the 'cook' and 'coo' sounds respectively. If you choose to also have music with your mechanical cuckoo clock, the third weight drives a traditional mechanical music box movement with a pinned cylinder that plucks notes on a 'comb' to produce a melody.

Award Winning Clocks

  • The August Schwer clock factory is famous for their award-winning clocks, having won a number of awards over the years including cuckoo clock of the year in 2015
  • The company produced their first cuckoo clock in 1737 and today their clocks depict woodland scenery inspired by the unique rural scenery of the Black Forest
  • The company remain authentic in their terms of production, using only wood and metal from the Black Forest itself, aside for rare occasions where the material is sourced elsewhere
  • The cuckoo clocks produced by August Schwer are produced with a high attention to detail, with delicate and intricate carvings on all of their designs

Why Shop at the Clock Shop?

Our small family run business has been standing in the same location since 1993, providing Australia with the number one option for consistent quality timepieces. Don’t believe us? Check out our company reviews!

If you’re looking to purchase an authentic German cuckoo clock in Australia, then we offer a large range of quality timepieces that add a German inspired atmosphere to your home.

When you purchase a cuckoo clock from us, you will be guaranteed a product that is authentic in origin, sourced directly from Germany, and crafted of the highest quality. These beautiful and unique hand carved clocks date back to the early 18th century and are still manufactured in the Black Forest region of Germany today. 

A Guaranteed Product of Authenticity

The Clock Shop is a member of the “VDS-Verein die Schwarzwalduhr” (= Black Forest clock association), and a certificate of authenticity is included for all clocks with a mechanical movement made in the Black Forest. In order to provide customers with this certificate of authenticity, the product must be produced authentically and exclusively from the Black Forest, and must be working purely mechanically with all of its essential working parts to have also been produced in the Black Forest as well. SCHWER mechanical cuckoo clocks all guarantee the hallmarks of quality and authenticity and as such, come with this certificate. When you purchase a mechanical cuckoo clock from the Clock Shop we will guarantee:

  • 2 year warranty on all cuckoo clock purchases
  • A VDS Certificate of authenticity
  • Top quality customer service with fast response times
  • Fast and secure delivery to anywhere in Australia
  • A 100% happiness guarantee policy with easy returns

Key Features:

  • Genuine hand-carved 8 day mechanical carved cuckoo clock by SCHWER
  • Traditional pre-hunting scene
  • Stag head at the crown of the clock with 2 rifles hanging from the head
  • Hare and a pheasant on the side of the clock
  • Additional details include a powder bag at the base of the clock as well as a horn that surrounds the dial
  • Beautiful oak foliage also adorns the clock
  • Weights need to be wound once a week
  • In-built cuckoo of this clock calls the time each hour and once at half past through a door that opens
  • No music
  • Manual on/off switch
  • Timber pendulum that hangs below the clock itself, along with the weights
  • Measures 59cm in height*
  • Hand carved in the Black Forest region of Germany
  • 2 year warranty
  • Fast delivery Australia wide
  • Free delivery on orders over $400
  • Happiness guaranteed


Whilst we do our best to accurately capture all products to best represent their natural appearance, the colour and finish of this product may vary slightly from the images on our website.

*The measurements of the clock do not include the height of the weights or pendulum.

SKU 20042790
Model # 2.0126.01.C
Brand August Schwer
Height 59.0cm
Width 39.0cm
Type Cuckoo Clocks
Style Traditional
Style Pendulum
Style Carved
Movement Mechanical 8 Day Chain Wind
Clock Sound Cuckoo or No Sound
Numerals Roman Numerals
Pendulum Yes
Colour Walnut
Material Wood
Theme Hunting

2 Year Warranty

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All purchases from Clock Shop also come with our Happiness Guarantee policy - We will happily exchange or refund any product that you are not 100% happy with. To request an exchange or refund, simply contact us within 7 days from the date your item/s arrived. All of our products are quality checked before they are shipped out. If you receive a faulty item from us upon delivery, please contact us immediately at 

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