Farming Scene With Wood Chopper 8 Day Mechanical Chalet Cuckoo Clock 39cm By SCHWER

SKU: 20078799


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Dimensions

Height: 39.0cmWidth: 57.0cmDepth: 22.5cm

A Delightful Farming Scene

This delightful 8 Day Mechanical Chalet Cuckoo Clock was created by German designer AUGUST SCHWER, who has been producing high quality cuckoo clocks in the heart of the Black Forest since 1885.

Measuring 39cm in height and 57cm in length*, this endearing chalet style cuckoo clock portrays the scene of a farming barn chalet in the mountainous woodlands of Germany & Switzerland. The scene depicts a standard Black Forest farming house, and the standard way of life for these people. Out the front of the barn, a farmer is chopping wood ready for the winter season, whilst two cows are featured in the barn. Additional features out the front of the chalet include a dog, water trough, tree, chopped wood logs and other farming equipment. The chalet itself features a timber facade with a hand laid wooden shingled roof and a wooden clock dial over a walnut finish. Additional features include handpainted red window shutters and flowers in the windowsill. Colourful dancers are featured on a balcony above the clock dial. Rounding out this unique clock is a timber pendulum that hangs below the clock itself, alongside the weights. One fascinating aspect of this clock is that all of the figurines have been made from wood and have been hand painted.

Chalet cuckoo clocks are the most famous and common type of cuckoo clock, and are often shaped as alpine houses and feature carvings that represent life in the mountain region of Europe (mainly around Southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria). The in-built cuckoo of this beautiful clock calls the full time each hour and once on the half hour, via a real hinge on the cuckoo door. There are two melodies that alternate with this clock after the cuckoo calls - Edelweiss and Happy Wanderer. These tunes are played on a high quality Swiss made music movement by Reuge. The clock also features a manual night shut off mode that is enabled via a wooden knob. Chalet style cuckoo clocks can range from simple arrangements of carved features to very detailed scenes with many moving parts (known as automaton). The particular automaton for this cuckoo clock includes the wood chopper and the dancers who twirl when the music plays. This delightful clock needs to be wound once a week and is sure to spark a sense of joy to whoever gazes upon the lovely scene.

This beautifully designed clock by SCHWER is a charming timepiece, suitable for those looking for a quality traditional cuckoo clock using carving methods that have been practised for hundreds of years.

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, precision 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-crafted 8 day mechanical carved cuckoo clock by SCHWER
  • Farming barn chalet in the mountainous woodlands of Germany
  • Farmer is chopping wood ready for the winter season, whilst two cows are featured in the barn
  • Additional features include a dog, water trough, tree, chopped wood logs and other farming equipment
  • The chalet features a timber facade with a hand laid wooden shingled roof
  • Wooden clock dial over a walnut finish
  • Handpainted red window shutters and flowers in the windowsill
  • Colourful dancers are featured on a balcony above the clock dial
  • Timber pendulum that hangs below the clock itself, alongside the weights
  • All of the figurines have been made from wood and have been hand painted
  • In-built cuckoo of this beautiful clock calls the full time each hour and once on the half hour, via a real hinge on the cuckoo door
  • Two melodies that alternate with this clock after the cuckoo calls - Edelweiss and Happy Wanderer
  • Played on a high quality Swiss made music movement by Reuge
  • Manual night shut off mode that is enabled via a wooden knob
  • Automaton for this cuckoo clock includes the wood chopper and the dancers who twirl when the music plays
  • Needs to be wound once a week
  • Hand laid roof with individual wooden shingles
  • Measures 39cm in height*
  • Hand crafted in the Black Forest region of Germany
  • 2 year warranty
  • Fast delivery Australia wide
  • Free delivery on orders over $400
  • Happiness guaranteed

Disclaimer:

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 20078799
Model # 5.8898.01.P
Brand August Schwer
Height 39.0cm
Width 57.0cm
Depth 22.5cm
Type Cuckoo Clocks
Style Chalet
Mechanism Mechanical 8 Day Chain Wind
Clock Sound Cuckoo & Music
Music Mechanical Music
Theme People & Culture
Automaton (Moving Parts) Wood Chopper
Automaton (Moving Parts) Dancers
Material Wood
Pendulum Yes
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