Buying a Cuckoo Clock
Buying an authentic cuckoo clock
All over the world, cuckoo clocks are highly popular. If you have decided to buy a cuckoo clock, you may want to know that there are thousands on the market today that are anything but authentic. Cheap cuckoo clocks can be found starting at under $10. If all you want is the semblance of a cuckoo clock, then by all means buy one of these cheap ones. If, however, you want an authentic German cuckoo clock, such as the Black Forest cuckoo clocks, then you should expect to pay just a bit more. Remember the old saying “you get what you pay for”. This certainly rings true when you are speaking of authentic German cuckoo clocks.
Each German cuckoo clock is hand crafted by highly skilled and talented wood carvers. From the intricately designed leaf motifs to the more elaborate and beautiful Chalets with their beer drinkers, animals, and maidens, German cuckoo clocks are all especially beautiful. One great way to ensure that what you are getting is the real deal is to pay attention to cuckoo manufacturers. Rombach & Haas, Anton Schneider and Hubert Herr are all very popular manufacturers of German cuckoo clocks and as long as your clock bears one of these names (spelled correctly of course) then you can probably assume that it is the real thing. Just a note, a truly authentic Black Forest cuckoo clock will come with a certificate of authenticity so that you know for sure that you are getting the very popular and high quality work of the Black Forest manufacturers.
Cuckoo clocks are beautiful creations. Whether you are planning to collect them or simply add one to your home décor, be certain that you are getting an authentic cuckoo clock. Replicas may look just as nice, but if it is quality and tradition that you are after, then make sure that you know what you are getting.