When the clock strikes the hour or half-hour the door opens and a cuckoo bird appears and calls along with the clock's gong strike.
This clock is hand made in the Black Forest in Germany. The mechanical brass movement is driven by two weights that look like pine cones and time escapes with the tick of a traditional pendulum swinging back and forth. The cuckoo call sound is made by two wooden whistles with bellows inside the clock case.
Even the packaging has old-world charm, as only paper is used. The factory packing is all made with renewable materials. This clock would be perfect for bird, animal, or nature lovers. Watch the video for complete action of this fine cuckoo clock. If you like this clock, be sure to check out model 8233QM which is the quartz or battery powered version of this clock.