Made in Germany
In order for a clock to earn a certificate of authenticity from the Black Forest Clock Association, it must operate mechanically, be handmade in the Black Forest and all of its major parts must be from the Black Forest. My love for cuckoo or coo coo clocks dates back over 50 years, spending time with my grandfather, a collector, hobby builder and fellow lover of clocks. He must have had over a hundred clocks throughout his home, most all accurately keeping time. I remember he purposely had them set at slightly different times so that when the chimes and music played, it took about 15 minutes for them all to complete their announcements and animation.
My son also brought me a simple traditional German cuckoo clock home when he was performing with “Up With People” some years ago (pictured above). Musical chalet cuckoo clocks however are still my favorite. Their charm and beauty always give me a warm feeling inside. Each one is so unique.
What’s your favorite style?