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Set up instructions for the Cuckoo Clock


 A                                                                                                                          B


Carton contents

(Chalet style (A) or Hunters Style (B)):

- Clock (note: Hunters Style clocks (B) have top carvings and any other top part

  attachmentssuch as deer head and antlers)

- Pendulum

- Weights (without music = 2 weights, with music = 3 weights)

- Instruction leaflet including warranty and service instructions

Carefully remove the clock from the carton by holding the frame.

Do not pull the figurines or other decorative attachments!

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1.  Open the latches on the back panel.

2.  Remove the panel.

3.  Pull out the wire clamps from each of the two bellows

     Do not blend any of the movement wore connections!

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4.  Carefully remove the cardboard under the strike gong.

5.  Check that the extension for the pendulum is going through the slot in the case.

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6.  Put back to back panel and close the latches.

7.  Fix the deer head on the attachment and mount it onto the front of the roof of the clock (Hunters Style

    clocks "B" only).

8.  Select a place for your clock (approx. 1.8-2m / 6-7 feet above the floor).

    Use a strong screw with a rawl plug and fix with small angle into the wall. Position it far enough

    from the wall to secure the clock properly. Make sure that the clock is hanging horizontally

    straight and flush on the wall to make sure the pendulum will not touch the case!

    The clock must be straight in a perpendicular way.



9.  Turn the door latch so it is clear of the cuckoo door



Bedienungsanleitung-012_04  10.                                       11a                                                                11b/12.


10.  Unwrap the chain retaining wire at the bottom of the clock and let the chain fall towards the floor.

    Remove any knots from the chains and pull out the retaining wire totally.

11.   Hang the pendulum onto the wire-loop(11a) and hang the weights onto the weight hooks.

12.   Start the clock by pulling the pendulum to the side and releasing it to swing. Adjust the clock on the wall

    to achieve and even tick tock. To achieve the even tick tock adjust the case carefully from the

    side to side(i.e. Level horizontally) until it has an even sound.

    Do not the clock upside down at any time after removing the retaining wire!

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13. The clock is set to 12 o'clock(noon). For setting the correct time turn the minute hand(long hand) slowly

     forward or backward until hour and minute hand show the correct time.

     Don't turn the hour hand!

14.  If the clock is not keeping good time this can be corrected by moving the pendulum bob up to make the

    clock run faster or down to slower.

     For pendulum with adjusting screw turn this screw to move the bob up or down.

     (Note: +/-2mm = approx. +/- 10 min./day)

15.  Winding up the clock:

  • 1-Tages clocks: Pull the chain down slowly to raise the weight.
  • 8-Tages clocks: When pulling the chain down slowly assist the weight with your hand.

      Never pull the weights down as this can result in severe damage to the pulleys!


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  16 1.                                                                                         16 2.


16.   Clocks with manual or automatic night shut-off for strike, cuckoo call and music (Note: The operation of

     this feature is from the left side or from below the case as per illustration 16a or 16b)

  1. Manual shut-off:
    • Position I = off,
    • Position III = on,
    • Position II does not exist for clocks with manual shut-off.
  2. Automatic night shut-off:
    • Position I = permanently ON,
    • Position II = automatic night shut-off from 9:00 pm till 8:00 am,
    • Position III = permanently OFF.

If you are experiencing difficulties in setting up your new cuckoo clock please contact your local retailer where you purchased this clock.

Care and maintenace
Cuckoo clocks do not need very much regular care. The modern movements are sophisticated, easy to maintain and durable. For cleaning the clock please use a soft dry paint brush. Please have the movement checked and oiled at regular intervals of approx. 2 years by a clockmaker nearby.
The avoid reducing the lifetime of the cuckoo clock please use the clock in standard room temperatures. Temperatrures below 5C (40F), high humidity of the surrounding air, much dust or dampness may damage your clock. Please do not hang the clock directly above a heater or above an open fireplace as the dry and warm air might distort the wooden parts and the oil in the bearings of the clock movement might run "dry".
Minor damage on the wooden parts and carvings due to transport may happen sometimes and can not be avoided. Please repair such minor damages yourself by using wood glue and felt-tip pen in the appropriate colour.



Safety and warning notes:
Our Cuckoo clocks are delicate mechanical products and should not be used as a toy by a child. The chains may break and the weights may fall down if too much force is used. Attention: Children may swallow small parts on the clock which my come off.

View the Discovery Channel's "How it's made" cuckoo clock episode.


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