We have a large number of vintage and antique clocks currently listed along with an equally impressive collection of music boxes and other very nice antique and vintage collectibles. Be sure to have a look at our. This is an excellent find of a remarkable, unique, animated, musical mountain chalet cuckoo clock that was created about 35 years ago in the Black Forest of what was then, West Germany. The clock is made to look like the old City Hall in the Black Forest of yesteryear and has a colorful Oompah Band in the very front.
It has a very sophisticated look to it and extras like the carved wooden trim under the roof line and beam supports on each side of the case as well as wooden windows and shutters with colorful flower boxes under each. There is a lower balcony too complete with colorful trees on the front and a red heart as well. The band members are made from wood and each holds an instrument such as an accordian, French Horn, a mountain horn, and a drum. The wooden dial has a woodtone backdrop and features raised Roman numerals to mark the hours and matching fancy hands to point out the time. The back is wood too and secured with a metal latch.The back removes to allow access to the all metal, mechanical, weight driven movement inside the case that was produced by Regula. A weight driven movement simply means that the chains need to be pulled occasionally to wind the clock, music and animation, and cuckoo activity. The bellow or whistle tubes look good and sound good too. At the bottom of each hour, a colorful bird opens the small wooden door above the dial and stands in the doorway. He gives off a single cuckoo sound in tandem with a coiled cathedral chime inside the case and then retreats back inside and closes the door. At that moment, a high quality Swiss music box inside the case plays an extraordinary rendition of Edelweiss, a very popular old tune from the Sound of Music and all the while, the colorful musicians move back and forth as the music plays. The band stops when the music stops. The bird reappears at the top of the hour and correctly cuckoos and chimes the current number of hours and then goes back inside the case and closes the door behind him.
When he is safely inside, the Oompah bank begins to move back and forth as the music box plays a wonderful version of the Happy Wanderer, a very popular lively tune. The band stops moving when the music is over and wait until the next opportunity; absolutely fascinating! The clock keeps good time, cuckoos as it was designed to do, and the music is very nice too! The clock has another great feature... There is a metal lever on the left side that allows you to enable or disable the cuckoo, music, and animation activities as you wish which is a great option especially for light sleepers or when company is in town.Keep in mind this is an old clock and we don't know the service history so some adjustments or service may be needed once the clock arrives at its new home. We always advise our clock customers to service their vintage or antique clocks at least once every three years.
Doing so will preserve a classic clock like this one and keep it running strong for years to come. The clock comes complete as shown with three sets of attached metal chains, a chalet style pendulum and three heavy pinecone shaped metal weights.
Ive looked the clock over fairly well and cant find any damage or missing pieces. It shows little signs of use and is just stunning on display! The clock is one of the most beautiful clocks you could ever hang on a wall and has a nice patina going for it. The clock is an impressive size too measuring about 11" high (not counting the weights or pendulum), about 6 1/2" or so at its deepest point, and about 10 or so across the top.This clock would be the focal point in any collection and is certain to captivate the imagination of anyone seeing or hearing it in your home, office or wherever it is that you care to showcase a very nice, animated, musical German timepiece with a solid history behind it. Have it repaired, repair it yourself, or leave it the way it is for display. If you like this item and I'm sure you do, then I know you'll love the other items. Check back frequently since we're listing a lot of antique/vintage items as time allows! We'd be glad to send more pictures if available; just ask!
My wife and I have been accumulating lots of nice antiques and other collectors items over the years. But now is a good time to start clearing out the things we no longer wish to keep. We do all that we can to accurately describe each item to the best of our ability. Be sure to add commits to your favorites list. The item "RARE GERMAN BLACK FOREST 2 TUNE MUSIC OOMPAH BAND MOUNTAIN CHALET CUCKOO CLOCK" is in sale since Wednesday, November 24, 2021.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Clocks\Cuckoo & Black Forest Clocks". The seller is "commits" and is located in Yucaipa, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.