The heart of every cuckoo clock is the mechanism.
The heart of every cuckoo clock is the mechanism. The majority of my clocks are made using Quartz movements from Korea. This is the manufacturer of choice for most German clock manufacturers too. They’re highly accurate and well made and suit most people’s lifestyle better than a mechanical movement.
For custom clocks I can also use a mechanical German made mechanism. They are a lot of fun, and need winding (by raising the pinecone weights). This needs doing every 24 hours or 8 days, depending on which movement I use. Mechanical movements are great for the purist but have no automatic shut off for night time and they also have a mechanical ‘tick tock’ which makes them less suitable for small households or those who don’t like that sound.
Personally I love the mechanical movements, but wouldn’t want one in my bedroom.
Mechanical mechanisms are also more expensive and take more time to fit.