Setting Up Your Cuckoo Clock 2

You will find detailed instructions for setting up your cuckoo clock when you open the white cuckoo clock box. (I have also scanned the Cuckoo Instructions.) These are provided by the manufacturer and since they are generic and in a number of languages, can be difficult to follow. I’ve found that customers often find them confusing. So, I’ve done two things to help you:

  1. Typed up my own instructions which originated with Cuckoo Doc extraordinaire, Keith Seabolt of The Clock Shop. You’ll find these when you open the box. And here’s a PDF of my Cuckoo Clock Setup Instructions which you can view and print.
  2. And I have made this video so you can see the stepsin action:



Please feel free to contact me with any questions about your clock. My full contact information is enclosed with your clock. You can email me at [email protected] or text or call me at (800) 272-0742.

Wishing you years of smiles from your new cuckoo clock,

Jodie Davis The Cuckoo Clock Designer


P.S. Here’s another video, this one from the organization of Black Forest cuckoo makers to prepare and hang your clock properly and get it ticking — and singing — away!

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2 thoughts on “Setting Up Your Cuckoo Clock

  • joanne

    I would like one of your clocks and it seems perfect with the 8 day weights…..but, an automatic night shut-off would be wonderful. Would that mean that the clocks would be digital instead of manual and the weights wouldn’t be what winded the clock to work?

    Anyway, I’m voting for the automatic shut-off for night time.

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Joanne,

      It would require a different movement, still weight driven. Hey, these cuckoo makers are hi-tech without digital!

      At some point I had the conversation about this possibility, but can’t remember what the outcome was other than it is more expensive and since I hadn’t had any requests I’d just add the 8-day at that point. But now I have reason to revisit it thanks to your request.

      I can’t remember if the cuckoo magician here in Georgia can do it, or if there isn’t enough room in the box as it is at present (or it could be that it needs a bigger opening — can’t recall) and would require the factory make them special.

      If the former it would take 6 to 8 weeks to get one to you (I’m guessing). If the latter it won’t be until next year as my last order of the Quilt Shop Cuckoo is boxed and ready for pickup by the freight forwarder in Germany.

      Thanks for asking. A customer asking for the 8-day is what got me rolling on that, and they have proven very popular. Could be the same with the auto shut off.

      Will let you know,