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 outstanding find of a lightly used, very rare musical wall clock that was created in the "Swiss" Alps by Faller and Sons about 60 years ago!It is a special diorama clock that was created to look very much like a rustic cabin complete with a "Reuge" music box and a lighted interior; really cool! The case is made of wood and there is a wooden chimney atop the case along with simulated boulders that are actually used on homes to keep the roof on during nasty winter weather. The roof edge is quite fancy and there is an open interior of the cabin that is featured and it sits behind glass to keep it intact.
There is a wooden stove, a table and chairs, dishes on the wall, a picture window on the back center with a mountain scene in it, and a fancy light in the center. There is a wooden balcony that has a wooden stump on one end and a stack of wood on the other. The dial backdrop is stunning featuring lots of colorful flowers and an ornate design.The dial itself has a black backdrop with raised Roman numerals to mark the hours and a pair of fancy matching hands to point out the time. The back is wood too and a compartment is open with wires attached for the battery that powers the light though I don't have a battery to test it. There is a "Swiss Reuge" music box inside the small case to the left of the movement and it has a round wooden ball attached to the a string protruding from the case.
When you pull the wooden knob, the music box plays a heavenly rendition of "In Munchen Steht ein Hofbrauhaus" which is the very popular theme song for the Oktoberfest each year. The music stops once the song is finished and will play again as you wish. There is a metal winding key for the music box alongside the case. The clock is fitted with a metal, mechanical, weight driven movement inside the case and there is a wooden door that slides into place over it making it easy to access. It's not marked as a Faller and Sons clock but this is definitely their design and undoubtedly created for the Switzerland market.It's not a cuckoo clock per se but a great musical wall clock. By the way, a weight driven movement simply means that the chain needs to be pulled occasionally to wind the clock. The clock works just fine here and keeps good time too. Keep in mind this is an old clock and we don't know the full service history though it looks to have had past maintenance.
Nonetheless, some adjustments or repairs may be necessary 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 a set of attached metal chains, a wire pendulum with an adjustable bob, and a heavy tubular metal weight. Ive looked the clock over fairly well and cant find any damage or repairs and only very little signs of wear; absolutely gorgeous on display!
This is an impressive clock and the ideal size too measuring about 10 1/2" or so high, about 4" at its deepest point, and about 11 across the top. This clock is a collection all by itself and is certain to impress anyone seeing it in your home, office or wherever it is that you care to showcase a very nice, unusual mechanical Swiss musical timepiece with a solid history behind it. 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 SWISS REUGE MUSICAL WOOD MOUNTAIN CHALET CUCKOO DIORAMA WALL CLOCK" is in sale since Friday, April 23, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Vintage (1930-69)\Cuckoo, Black Forest". The seller is "commits" and is located in Yucaipa, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.