Looking for something unique and different? This River City Clocks chalet style, quartz (battery) cuckoo clock might be what you are looking for. Rather than the usual design that is meant to be hung on a wall, this cuckoo clock is designed with a flat, wide base, in order to be stood on a level surface – whether that is a desk, a table, a shelf, or anywhere else in your home. On every hour the cuckoo bird emerges from a swinging door above the clock dial and counts the hour by cuckooing once per hour (example: at one o’clock the bird will cuckoo once. At eight o’clock the bird will cuckoo eight times). The half hour is announced with one cuckoo call. After the cuckoo bird cuckoos one of twelve different melodies will play:
1. Happy Wanderer
3. Dr. Zhivago
4. Swan Lake
5. He was beautiful (theme song of the movie the “Deer Hunter”)
7. Home sweet Home
8. Sound of Silence
10. The Entertainer (theme song of the movie “Sting”)
11. Love theme of the movie “The Godfather”
12. Fur Elise
Naturally as the clock is for standing on a flat surface, their are no weights hanging below this clock.
This clock also comes with a control for the volume level of the cuckoo call and a silent mode as well. It also requires three C size batteries to operate (not included) .
*Great effort has been made to portray each cuckoo clock as accurately as possible. However, as with any handmade item, the exact coloration and carving may vary slightly from clock-to-clock. We consider this to be part of their character and uniqueness.