Antique Clocks & Watches

Antique Cuckoo Clocks

Contrary to popular belief, the cuckoo clock apparently did not originate in the Black Forest in Germany, but it probably did originate in Germany. The earliest known description of a cuckoo clock was written in 1629 by a German nobleman named Philipp Hainhofer, who described a clock owned by a German Prince. Over the next century, the concept spread slowly, with additional descriptions and drawings of cuckoo clocks published in musical handbooks and other printed materials.

Around 1740 to 1750, the first clockmakers in the Black Forest began making cuckoo clocks. These clockmakers refined the design and construction of the clocks, making technical improvements to it and developing the beautiful design that we now recognize as the traditional Black Forest cuckoo clock.

In addition to the richly carved and decorated casings of the cuckoo clock, they are distinctively different from other clocks because they use the call of the cuckoo bird instead of the more conventional bell, gong, or chime. Some modern cuckoo clocks use a recording of an actual cuckoo bird call, but the traditional cuckoo clock created the call through the use of 2 organ pipes, tuned and timed to mimic the sound of the cuckoo.

Here you can find Swiss and German antique cuckoo clocks of all kinds, with a fresh selection of bargains on rare clocks with character every day.
Auctions Buy It Now All
Enter Zip or Post Code for shipping:
28 itemsPriceShippingTotalTime Left
Outstanding Antique Black Forest Cuckoo Clock Buy Now »
Free Shipping

Outstanding Antique Black Forest Cuckoo Clock

Buy: $1,500.00 Ships:
Free
$1,500.00
Buy now
15 hrs
4 mins
Negative For An Antique Cuckoo Clock Buy Now »

Negative For An Antique Cuckoo Clock

Buy: $13.99 Ships:
Based on Zip
$13.99
Plus shipping
Buy now
1 day
2 hrs
25 mins
ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST THREE BIRD STYLE CUCKOO CLOCK Buy Now »
Free Shipping

ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST THREE BIRD STYLE CUCKOO CLOCK

Buy: $550.00 Ships:
Free
$550.00
Buy now
1 day
14 hrs
17 mins
ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST QUAIL CUCKOO CLOCK Buy Now »
Free Shipping

ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST QUAIL CUCKOO CLOCK

Buy: $1,200.00 Ships:
Free
$1,200.00
Buy now
1 day
14 hrs
33 mins
ANTIQUE GERMAN CUCKOO CLOCK WITH MUSICAL MOVEMENT Bid Now »

ANTIQUE GERMAN CUCKOO CLOCK WITH MUSICAL MOVEMENT

Bid: $89.95
Ships:
Based on Zip
$89.95
Plus shipping
1 day
14 hrs
45 mins
Vintage Gebrkuner Animated Musicians Black Forest Cuckoo Clock Buy Now »

Vintage Gebrkuner Animated Musicians Black Forest Cuckoo Clock

Buy: $158.19 Ships:
Based on Zip
$158.19
Plus shipping
Buy now
2 days
6 hrs
5 mins
Linden Tempus Fugit Clock By Cuckoo Clock. Vintage Oak HOURLY CHIME VERY NICE!!! Bid Now »

Linden Tempus Fugit Clock By Cuckoo Clock. Vintage Oak HOURLY CHIME VERY NICE!!!

Bid: $50.00
Ships:
$30.00
$80.00
2 days
8 hrs
54 mins
ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST HUGE STAGG HEAD QUAIL CUCKOO CLOCK Buy Now »
Free Shipping

ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST HUGE STAGG HEAD QUAIL CUCKOO CLOCK

Buy: $1,200.00 Ships:
Free
$1,200.00
Buy now
2 days
14 hrs
14 mins
VERY NICE  EARLY RAILROAD INLAID / EBONIZED CUCKOO CLOCK - RUNS GOOD Bid Now » Buy Now »

VERY NICE EARLY RAILROAD INLAID / EBONIZED CUCKOO CLOCK - RUNS GOOD

Bid: $129.99
Buy: $329.00
Ships:
Based on Zip
$129.99
Plus shipping
Buy now
4 days
14 hrs
37 mins
Antique American/German Hand Carved Black Forest Cuckoo Clock Buy Now »

Antique American/German Hand Carved Black Forest Cuckoo Clock

Buy: $165.19 Ships:
Based on Zip
$165.19
Plus shipping
Buy now
5 days
7 hrs
22 mins
Vintage Animated Black Forrest Cookoo Clock with Rabbit & Fawn move when Chimes Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Animated Black Forrest Cookoo Clock with Rabbit & Fawn move when Chimes

Bid: $79.95
Buy: $110.00
Ships:
Based on Zip
$79.95
Plus shipping
Buy now
5 days
9 hrs
45 mins
VINTAGE 1950'S JAPANESE "POPPO" TEZUKA BLONDE CUCKOO CLOCK Buy Now »

VINTAGE 1950'S JAPANESE "POPPO" TEZUKA BLONDE CUCKOO CLOCK

Buy: $85.00 Ships:
Based on Zip
$85.00
Plus shipping
Buy now
5 days
13 hrs
41 mins
Antique Cuckoo Clock Case #2 Buy Now »

Antique Cuckoo Clock Case #2

Buy: $18.19 Ships:
Based on Zip
$18.19
Plus shipping
Buy now
7 days
6 hrs
9 mins
Vintage German Cuckoo Clock Black Forest Buy Now »

Vintage German Cuckoo Clock Black Forest

Buy: $76.99 Ships:
Based on Zip
$76.99
Plus shipping
Buy now
7 days
6 hrs
16 mins
German Black Forest US Zone Two Bird Musical Box Cuckoo Clock Buy Now »

German Black Forest US Zone Two Bird Musical Box Cuckoo Clock

Buy: $60.19 Ships:
Based on Zip
$60.19
Plus shipping
Buy now
8 days
8 hrs
16 mins
SWC-Tall Case Cuckoo Clock w/ Wooden Works, CT, c.1820 Buy Now »

SWC-Tall Case Cuckoo Clock w/ Wooden Works, CT, c.1820

Buy: $32,000.00 Ships:
Freight
$32,000.00
Plus Shipping
Buy now
8 days
10 hrs
27 mins
Antique Vintage Cookoo Clock Weights 2 pounds 8.4 oz ea. Buy Now »

Antique Vintage Cookoo Clock Weights 2 pounds 8.4 oz ea.

Buy: $24.50 Ships:
Based on Zip
$24.50
Plus shipping
Buy now
9 days
2 hrs
39 mins
Antique Vintage Black Forrest Cookoo Clock Case w/ original How To Mount Label Buy Now »

Antique Vintage Black Forrest Cookoo Clock Case w/ original How To Mount Label

Buy: $40.00 Ships:
Based on Zip
$40.00
Plus shipping
Buy now
9 days
2 hrs
48 mins
Antique German Fox & Grapes Black Forest Cuckoo Clock Buy Now »

Antique German Fox & Grapes Black Forest Cuckoo Clock

Buy: $419.99 Ships:
Based on Zip
$419.99
Plus shipping
Buy now
12 days
4 hrs
30 mins
Vintage German Two Bird Musical Cuckoo Clock Buy Now »

Vintage German Two Bird Musical Cuckoo Clock

Buy: $55.99 Ships:
Based on Zip
$55.99
Plus shipping
Buy now
14 days
9 hrs
26 mins
Vintage Scmeckenbecher Musical Stag's Head Cuckoo Clock Buy Now »

Vintage Scmeckenbecher Musical Stag's Head Cuckoo Clock

Buy: $67.19 Ships:
Based on Zip
$67.19
Plus shipping
Buy now
15 days
16 hrs
41 mins
Vintage Scmeckenbecher Musical Two Door Cuckoo Clock Buy Now »

Vintage Scmeckenbecher Musical Two Door Cuckoo Clock

Buy: $67.19 Ships:
Based on Zip
$67.19
Plus shipping
Buy now
15 days
16 hrs
41 mins
Vintage German Hand Painted Cuckoo Mini Wall Clock As Found Buy Now »

Vintage German Hand Painted Cuckoo Mini Wall Clock As Found

Buy: $10.49 Ships:
Based on Zip
$10.49
Plus shipping
Buy now
17 days
2 hrs
25 mins
Antique American/German Rein Hand Carved Black Forest Cuckoo Clock Buy Now »

Antique American/German Rein Hand Carved Black Forest Cuckoo Clock

Buy: $172.19 Ships:
Based on Zip
$172.19
Plus shipping
Buy now
18 days
10 hrs
43 mins
AROUND THE CLOCK HEROES FIREFIGHTER CUCKOO CLOCK FIREMAN COLLECTIBLE Buy Now »

AROUND THE CLOCK HEROES FIREFIGHTER CUCKOO CLOCK FIREMAN COLLECTIBLE

Buy: $209.99 Ships:
Based on Zip
$209.99
Plus shipping
Buy now
18 days
16 hrs
43 mins
GOLDEN SPIKE WESTERN TRAIN CUCKOO CLOCK TRAINS LOCOMOTIVE Buy Now »

GOLDEN SPIKE WESTERN TRAIN CUCKOO CLOCK TRAINS LOCOMOTIVE

Buy: $269.99 Ships:
Based on Zip
$269.99
Plus shipping
Buy now
18 days
16 hrs
51 mins
VERY NICE ANIMATED CARVED BEARS BLACK FOREST CUCKOO CLOCK Buy Now »

VERY NICE ANIMATED CARVED BEARS BLACK FOREST CUCKOO CLOCK

Buy: $225.00 Ships:
Based on Zip
$225.00
Plus shipping
Buy now
19 days
10 hrs
36 mins
VINTAGE BLACK FOREST '8-DAY "HUNTER" LARGE CUCKOO CLOCK MADE IN GERMANY Buy Now »

VINTAGE BLACK FOREST '8-DAY "HUNTER" LARGE CUCKOO CLOCK MADE IN GERMANY

Buy: $139.00 Ships:
Based on Zip
$139.00
Plus shipping
Buy now
25 days
5 hrs
14 mins


 Search eBay 
Search For In Category Min.
Price
Max.
Price
# Items
Per Page

 

You are here: Home » Cuckoo Clocks

 
   
 
 
 

This page and its contents are © copyright 2008-2014 by Tropical Web Works. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy