How do I identify my cuckoo clock?

How do I identify my cuckoo clock?

If you have an authentic Black Forest cuckoo clock, you should also find a sticker on the inside of your cuckoo clock in black, white, and gold with the letters ‘VDS’. Here at, all our clocks come with certification, along with a five-year product warranty.

Who is famous for cuckoo clocks?

Adolf Herr is at the helm of German craftsmanship and artistry. Making cuckoo clocks is an age-old art originally from the Black Forest region in Germany, and this art form has lived on from the 19th century to produce some of the most exquisite clocks on the market today.

Where are cuckoo clocks made in Germany?

Black Forest region
The Black Forest region in Germany is home to a number of cuckoo clockmakers who use the traditional craftsmanship started in the 1700s — when the cuckoo clock was first invented.

How can you tell the age of a clock?

How to Identify Antique Clocks

  1. Obtain books about antique clock collecting.
  2. Look for any markings (or signings) on the clock’s dial or movement.
  3. Read the label if the clock is unsigned.
  4. Identify what type of antique clock it is.
  5. Look at other items on the clock for clues as to when it was made, and who manufactured it.

What kind of bird is in a cuckoo clock?

wooden cuckoo bird
On a cuckoo clock, a tiny wooden cuckoo bird emerges from the clock every hour and makes a call. The cuckoo bird’s movement in and out of the door is powered by the clock’s gear mechanisms and pendulum swings.

What is a German made cuckoo clock worth?

Let’s begin with the good news: if your Black Forest Cuckoo Clock is a genuine antique, you’ll be thrilled to know that it could fetch anywhere between $150 to a cool $3,000; so checking its authenticity and features before you put a price on it would be one hugely-clever move!

How can you tell if a clock is vintage?

Using the Maker’s Name or Company Name to Identify an Antique Clock

  1. Engraved or printed near the center face of the dial.
  2. Engraved or printed around the edge of the dial’s face and may be covered by the bezel.
  3. Stamped or engraved on the clock movement’s backplate.
  4. A paper label pasted on the back of the clock.