Oktoberfest Chalet Cuckoo Clock, Animated Beer Drinker, Model #1247
This is a charming cuckoo clock from Sternreiter. Experience the simplicity of life by a Black Forest barn or house. This peaceful scene depicts a typical Black Forest chalet with a still water pump and pine tree. There are paintings (done by hand!) of beautiful flowers, and there is a man in typical Bavarian costume drinking his beer.
It is an affordable clock with all the charm of a Black Forest cottage. The dial, numerals, hands, and cuckoo bird are all made of solid wood. The bird and beer drinker move along with the mechanically produced cuckoo call. The sound of the bird is produced by real wooden whistles which call the hour and once at the bottom of the hour.
This clock is 8 inches tall and uses the German Regula model 25 movement which is reliable and easy to service. Two cast iron pine cones apply gravity to the tarnish resistant chains which drive the movement, time and cuckoo call.