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Help I D a cuckoo clock

Spike9

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I'm trying to find out what the clock is worth for a friend. I'm not sure if she wants to sell it.I might want to buy it but we don't know the correct pricing on it. It's a black forest clock.
Brand new in the box it looks older the instructions were in German. Looking for the brand name and what the correct pricing is of this and if anybody knows the year it was made?
Thanks for the help.

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I'm trying to find out what the clock is worth for a friend. I'm not sure if she wants to sell it.I might want to buy it but we don't know the correct pricing on it. It's a black forest clock.
Brand new in the box it looks older the instructions were in German. Looking for the brand name and what the correct pricing is of this and if anybody knows the year it was made?
Thanks for the help.

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Welcome to the forum.

Hönes is a German retailer of cuckoo clocks that was established in 1950, so the clock is not older than that year.

Can you provide a picture of the back of the movement? With it, we can identify the movement maker and possibly narrow the date of manufacture from 1950.

Regards.
 

Spike9

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Welcome to the forum.

Hönes is a German retailer of cuckoo clocks that was established in 1950, so the clock is not older than that year.

Can you provide a picture of the back of the movement? With it, we can identify the movement maker and possibly narrow the date of manufacture from 1950.

Regards.
I can't remove the back of the clock it's nailed shut,what do you think this is worth
 

Spike9

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It is quite modern. Hasn't got any signs of antiquity.
A cuckoo clock seller will be along soon to tell you the current retail price.
or you could just go and look them up.
Thank you for replying I tried looking it up I can't find anything like it That's why I'm not sure if it's value?
 

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The tune it plays is 'Lara's theme', which was composed in 1965, so the clock must be after this date.

The lever at the back with directions in various languages is the strike shut-off switch.

As a modern clock it is not worth much to a collector, but I am not informed about modern cuckoo clock prices in USA, so will not venture to give an estimate as there are others here who will know more.

JTD
 

Spike9

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The tune it plays is 'Lara's theme', which was composed in 1965, so the clock must be after this date.

The lever at the back with directions in various languages is the strike shut-off switch.

As a modern clock it is not worth much to a collector, but I am not informed about modern cuckoo clock prices in USA, so will not venture to give an estimate as there are others here who will know more.

JTD
Thank you so much
 

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I'd have ventured a guess at more like 1985 or later. However, after reading to the quote below, I may revise that to before 1984?
A comparable clock is likely to be 2 to 4 hundred Euro's new. On e-bay they go for all sorts of prices maybe be an idea to have a look.
Hönes Uhren was founded in the year 1950 by master clock-maker Daniel Hönes. In 1984 the company was taken over by Wolfgang Trenkle, who still runs it at present. The creative businessman comes from a family that has long been involved with the tradition of Black Forest clocks, so it is not surprising that as a young boy he already built his first cuckoo clock himself. And he has been creating special clocks for his own company for 30 years now, and in doing so fulfilling his lifetime dream.


Meanwhile, Hönes offers 450 different models. From little 20 cm cuckoo clocks to majestic grandfather clocks, the range of Hönes Uhren GmbH includes something for every price range and every style: Traditionally carved clocks with hunting motifs, wonderful Black Forest houses and modern designs in the highest quality make the heart of every cuckoo clock fan beat faster.


Just about 60 staff members in the Neustadt district ensure that Hönes clocks continue to gain in popularity. The company's trademarks are the elaborate decorations and the company logo instead of the number 12 on the clock's face. This emblem ensures that you have an original Black Forest cuckoo clock from Hönes on your hands.


Regional materials are almost exclusively used in the production: The wood for the cases and carvings comes from local Black Forest locations, the brass movements are also directly produced in the clock-making region. Only for the musical movements do we turn to the experience of our Swiss neighbors, who have been building incomparably good movements for centuries.
 

Spike9

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I'd have ventured a guess at more like 1985 or later. However, after reading to the quote below, I may revise that to before 1984?
A comparable clock is likely to be 2 to 4 hundred Euro's new. On e-bay they go for all sorts of prices maybe be an idea to have a look.
Thanks
 

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Spike,

In today's world, you don't set a price, you have to take whatever someone offers you. It's a total buyers market, you will be lucky to get an offer. I agree with Peter, it's not very old.

Willie X
 

Spike9

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Spike,

In today's world, you don't set a price, you have to take whatever someone offers you. It's a total buyers market, you will be lucky to get an offer. I agree with Peter, it's not very old.

Willie X
Is there a way to not here the song and and just have the cuckoo noise
 

Spike9

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My Girlfriend's going to just give me the clock. I'm going to keep it I just want to shut the music off .I'll have to have my husband set this up I appreciate everybody's help!!
 

Spike9

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Poke a toothpick or matchstick probably better under the worm that runs the fan. Don't harm the nylon wheel of you can avoid it. A bit of duct tape to the wood on the case to hold it there?
Thank you,it's new and still in the box.Ill have to have my husband set it up
 

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