It removes to allow access to the all metal, mechanical, weight driven movement created by "Regula" and bearing the Schmeckenbecher name and West Germany point of origin. A weight driven movement simply means that the chains need to be pulled every 8 days or as often as you wish to wind the clock and cuckoo activity. The bellow or whistle tubes are intact and the tops look and sound good too. At the bottom of each hour, a colorful bird opens the small 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. The bird reappears at the top of the hour and correctly cuckoos and chimes the current number of hours before going back inside the case and closing the door behind him; absolutely fascinating! The clock works just fine here, keeps good time, and cuckoos ok too.
Keep in mind this is an old clock and we don't know the service history though the movement does show signs of past maintenance. Nonetheless, 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 two sets of attached metal chains, a fancy wooden oak leaf pendulum, and two very heavy pinecone shaped metal weights.Ive looked the clock over fairly well and cant find any missing pieces and no damage save a few tiny chips on the antlers. It displays very well and is absolutely gorgeous! This clock is a wonderful look back at the greatness of Black Forest workmanship and is certain to capture the imagination of anyone seeing or hearing it in your home, office or wherever it is that you care to showcase a magnificent, very unique, mechanical, 8 day Black Forest 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 "VERY NICE LARGE GERMAN BLACK FOREST 8 DAY HUNTER DEER HAND CARVED CUCKOO CLOCK" is in sale since Tuesday, July 6, 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.