Best Cuckoo Clocks: The Best In The Market

Cuckoo clocks can be great as gifts and even for your decor at your home. So we decided to take a look at some of our favorite cuckoo clock in this article. Sow without further ado, lets get right to it

Trenkle Black Forest Clock TU 20 PH

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Coming at a price of $45.84, it is a full brown graceful cuckoo clock. A disclaimer for this clock is that it is a small clock just like the Trenkle black forest clock. The clock has an overall rating of 3 stars on Amazon and one written review, which goes as follows

“It would have been more useful to have dimensions, not just weight. When the clock arrived it was far too small to be of any use, let alone hang it on a wall.”

Black Forest Clock with cuckoo, incl. battery

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Coming at a price of $30, this is one of our favorite clocks, coming with a creamy white colour. The clock comes with the following dimensions:  14 cm/5.6 inches. The clock operates solely on batteries and needs a single mignon AA battery which comes included with this clock. The battery’s running time is around a year and this clock comes with a 2-year warranty too. But this clock doesn’t have any reviews available on Amazon as of now

Kintrot Cuckoo Clock Black Forest Quartz Wall Clock

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A great looking cuckoo clock that even have people’ figurines working on it. It could be placed literally anywhere in the house however you deem fit. . The white dog in the front and the tiles behind add a beautiful to the contrast of the clock and makes it even more special when given as a gift. The clock comes with a light sensor which means that the cuckoo won’t be making sounds whilst you are speaking automatically. The dimensions of this clock are  16 x 7.5 x 13 inches. Moreover, the clock requires a total of 3 Type-C batteries which do not come included. Last but not the least the clock is available on Amazon a price of $215.99 as of now. And the clock also comes with a returnable policy within in the first 30 days of the purchase


This clock has an average rating of 4.2 stars on Amazon out of a total of 33 ratings. And 72% of these ratings are 5 Stars. Let’s take a look at some of the reviews to some of these reviews to get a better gist.

Dan Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Sent to my brother in California and went coo-coo over it. (‘;’)”

Fred R Weil Says: Gave 5 Stars

Great product, at a great price, and at an affordable price. Everything as listed. Just love listing to it. Super great communication with manufacturer.

Gerrie A Reiger Says: Gave 5 Stars

“This was a gift to my son and he loved it”

Kevin C Says: Gave 5 Stars

“I purchased this clock in August of this year I’ve always wanted a clock like this so I ordered it and when I received it I realize that being dancers just below the cuckoo bird were not moving on the hour as they were supposed to so I e-mailed the company and told them about this situation and I wrote back and told me what I could do that might possibly get them to work like they were supposed to after about three or four e-mails a day decided that this clock was effective and were more than willing to send me a new one and they did I. am very happy with this product and would recommend it to anyone that asked me thank you to the company for being so kind and gracious in this matter I really do appreciate it Kevin Burns

Amalon Customell Says: Gave 2 Stars

I don’t want to put any bad stars but the guy with axe stop hitting wood. And wheel doesn’t spin anymore. Can seller resolve this problem

Karl S Says: Gave 3 Stars

“The dancers stopped working the 2nd day after I received this. It was a birthday present for my wife. Amazon gave me a refund. I thought I had purchased a Black Forest clock but it was actually a Chinese knock off. My mistake.”

Shirly Says: Gave 5 Stars

“I bought this for my daughter who has it hanging in her beautiful home. The music and movements are so fun to watch. Everyone loves it! Excellent price.”

Kendal Handcrafted Wood Cuckoo Clock

A simple-looking woodish clock that comes with the following dimensions: 9 x 6 x 10.24 inches and weighs only 2 pounds. The clock will coo coo every hour just like every other cuckoo clock and also comes with an Automatic Night Shut Off Sensor so you won’t have to worry about it making a lot of sounds whilst you are sleeping. You can also adjust the amount of voice according to your convenience as it has a switch on it for that very purpose. Last but not the least the clock comes with a price of $70 as of now and comes with a year of warranty


It has an average rating of 4.3 stars out of 243 ratings. And comes with 68% 5 Star ratings. Lets take a look ato some of these reviews

Seth Says: Gave 5 Stars

“I love this cuckoo clock! Great deal for the price! I can see why some people complain about it coo cooing the incorrect number of times at the hour. What you need to do is push the “PUSH” button until you hear the bird coo coo the correct number of times the match the hour on the clock. After doing that, that feature should work fine.”

Timothy O Says: Gave 5 Stars

“I absolutely fell in love with this clock. I spent years in the service and this looks like one of the clocks that cost hundreds of dollars over there. Have works absolutely fantastic on my wall and looks like it was very well made.”

Traci Alexander Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Really like this clock. Visually just what I wanted. About the only thing I don’t like is that it chimes numerous times no matter what time it is. Would prefer to chime exact hour. Other than that I like it!”

Dan Says: Gave 3 Stars

“the clock is beautiful, but I never could make the sound work correctly.T
Keeps time and looks super cute though! so I kept it”

Craigmale Says: Gave 4 Stars

“It’s on the cheap side of things BUT works good so fare!! You do have to reset the hands to set it to CooCoo at the right times but it’s no big deal to do.. It all so uses D battery’s that should last a long time👍👍 Ya’ the bigger the battery the longer it last “FYI””

Cuckoo Clock Quartz-movement Chalet-Style 32cm by Engstler

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A graceful looking clock that comes with some great work done on it. The clock is 100% authentic black forest and every time when the clock sings the dancers dance the little girl rocks, and the mill wheel turns. Moreover, the clock comes with the following dimensions: 12.2 x 13.39 x 7.48 inches. Last but not the least, this clock is available at a price of $399 as of now and comes with a 2-year warranty from the creator so you don’t have to worry if the clock doesn’t stand on your expectation in any case


This cuckoo clock has an average raging of 4.5 stars out of a total of 126 ratings. 76% of these ratings are 5 Stars. Some of the reviews go as follows

Peggy Breitner Says: Gave 5 Stars

“It is gorgeous! I love the choice of songs that play each hour. I love the echo of the cuckoo. The detailing is perfect! I love the waterwheel that turns and the little rocking horse that rocks each hour. The craftsmanship is spectacular and meticulous! I absolutely love it! It was packaged so that it we perfect. It came when it was expected and I am so happy with my purchase.”

Amy Lynn Says: Gave 5 Stars

Bought this clock for my mom for Christmas. Shes over the moon about it and loves to watch it in action on the hour. The people dance, the cuckoo cuckoos, the girl on the horse rocks, and the water wheel turns. Shes happy so I’m happy! Also the seller is very good with communication since we thought there was a missing dancer but we found it.

Dennis Says: Gave 5 Stars

We received this clock straight from the Black Forest in Germany several weeks earlier than scheduled, we were pleasantly surprised. It was packaged well and everything was there except 3 C-cell batteries that weren’t included; the assembly was simple. The description on Amazon didn’t mention all it’s features so we were pleased to find that – – the mill wheel turns
– the rocking horse rocks
– the musical dancers dance
– it plays a different tune for each hour – 12 in all
– it requires 3 C-cell batteries, not included

Judy DT Says: Gave 5 Stars

Love our Black Forest cuckoo clock! Speedy, careful shipping – quality item. The quartz mechanism is very convenient & accurate, the light sensor turns off the cuckoo & music at night. The cuckoo, 12 songs, moving figures on the hour are still a delight – for me as well as the grandkids.
I debated about buying one in Germany, then couldn’t resist ordering back home through Amazon. A great experience.”

Robert M Says: Gave 4 Stars

“I really like this clock. It looks nice and sounds awesome. The only thing I have an issue with is when the bird cuckoo’s it has an echoing cuckoo which can be deceiving to the actual time.”

German Cuckoo Clock By Hekas

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Another great looking cuckoo clock that has the following dimensions: 11.81 x 11.81 x 7.87 inches and weighs 11. 4 pounds. It also comes with an automatic shut-off function which means that the clock will shut off automatically during the night to prevent itself from making sound whilst you are sleeping. This clock is available at a price of $329 as of now, and you can return it within the first 30 days of the purchase in case you don’t end up liking the clock.


Tis clock has an average rating of 4.4 stars out of a total 142 ratings. 74% of these reviews are 5 Stars. Some of the reviews go as following

Melissa K Says: Gave 5 Stars

My wife and I have been looking for an authentic Black Forest cuckoo clock for quite some time. Be careful, there are fakes out there that are made in Asia and are touted as Black Forest authentic. Visit to make sure! This clock, made by Kammerer Uhren Hekas, comes with such a certificate and is made in Schonach, Germany in the heart of the Black Forest. In a recent trip to Germany we searched for clocks such as this and the majority were in the $750 – $1000 range even prior to shipping back to the States. Hence, we did not purchase. My wife wanted a large chalet-style with as long a “wind” as possible. Luckily, I found this beauty on Amazon while browsing for Christmas ideas. The packaging and shipping were excellent along with timeliness of shipping. Definitely recommend!

Two pieces of advice:
1. When an item ships from another country you have to factor in the “duties” to clear U.S. customs. UPS (in my case) pays this for you and then will require it back C.O.D. and you get no notice of the total until the Brown guy is at your front door. Be prepared; I believe ours was in the $20-$25 range, I don’t recall the exact figure.
2. Read the installation instructions carefully. They are translated from German, so the English is not very good. There is a lot of “packing” around the clock internals that you need to remove. Be sure to get it all! Enjoy your clock! Be sure to turn the cuckoo off prior to bed! :-]”

Asmita Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Great product!! Very easy to set up and with a little swing of the pendulum it started ticking with great cookoo sound. The little cookoo has made the home come alive over day and night. Not only kids by the guests too love it!!

It took me some time to make the clock accurate. It’s a mechanical watch and has much to do with the position of pendulum. After a few iterations, now I have been able to set it to an accuracy of almost a minute over eight days, which is good for me. The counter weights look very classy and easily hold charge for a week. Great packing and shipping!! Was a bit a nervous while placing an order of more than 200$ on a mechanical clock on Amazon. But looks like the risk was worthwhile.”

Cynthia Nicodemus Says: Gave 2 Stars

“I bought this for my husband for Christmas last year. It is beautiful and the detail is amazing but it will not keep the right time. It seemed like such a big hassle to return it so we didn’t and we just use it to look at and not for time. I have tried moving the pendulum as described in the directions but then it either runs too slow or too fast. If you are looking for a work of art it is great, if you are looking for a clock I wouldn’t count on it.”

Reid Mobly Says: Gave 5 Stars

“My beautiful German cuckoo clock arrived on time and works perfectly. I would buy from this company again. I was amazed watching the CD that came with it showing the clock being carved, painted and assembled by hand. I bought the clock as a Christmas present for my wife. She was so pleased.”

Laurena David Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Beautiful craftsmanship. Received quickly and looks beautiful. My husband had always wanted one and he loves it.”

Engstler Quartz Cuckoo Clock

A clock that comes at the price of “Engster”. The clock comes with the dimensions of 13.78 x 16.54 x 9.06 inches. The clock comes with a price of $534.43 as of this moment and you can replace it within the first 30 days in case you don’t feel satisfied. The clock has 5 ratings on Amazon 4 of which gave him 5 Stars and one 4 Star. Here is a look at some of the reviews

Bemarch Says: Gave 5 Stars

“I did an enormous amount of research before purchasing this Cuckoo Clock , as it was a Christmas present for my daughter and she has wanted one for many many years. First of all all research says to buy an authentic Cuckoo , and the very best rated ones come from this region in Germany. There are a handful of generations old manufacturers and Engstler is one of them.
The first decision I had to make was whether to buy a more modern version that has batteries, or the more traditional weighted 1 day or 8day clock.
I chose the latter.
3 c batteries is all it takes to get this clock running.
The craftsmanship in this clock alone makes it worth every penny. The details, carvings ,clock face, and painting/ staining looks just beautiful.
The Cuckoo is a beautiful yellow, and has and the doors open on the hour – And when she sings it even has an echo.
After the door closes , the dancers start to spin around, the woodcutter chops his wood, and the water wheel turns.
There are twelve different melodies. All have a nice tone.
What I really love about this cuckoo clock is it is a blend of traditional craftsmanship , with a little modernization ( i.e. batteries.) Because of this you have a small volume control for your clock, and a light sensor on the front of the clock so it does not chime at night.
My daughter absolutely loves her gift, my grandchildren who are 2 and 6 just love it, and my husband says it’s time to buy one for our home !”

Larry Says: Gave 5 Star

“this clock is everything we hoped it would be and more! the detail and craftsmanship is outstanding.”

The Bradford Exchange Collectible Disney Pirates

A quirky cuckoo clock that can be quite intriguing especially for all of the “Pirate Of The Caribbean” fans out there. The clock looks like a ship that’s moving forward on its course. When the clock coos, the cabin, and the lanterns light up. The clock is available for a price of $224.95 as of this moment. This clock has an average rating of 4.3 from a total of 16 ratings, 58% of these ratings are 5 Stars. Some of the reviews go as follows

Gerald M Says: Gave 5 Stars

“I received the clock very well packaged to ensure no damage (and there was none). There really is a terrific amount of detail and the lights and music are great! An example of the attention to detail; the sails are actually made of canvass! I have read in other reviews about Bradford Exchange clocks that the volume is too low, even at the highest setting, that is not the case with this clock. The music is plenty loud enough and you may even be grateful for the volume control! Additionally, the sound quality is very nice, the music is clear and very recognizable to any fan of the movie series. The three position switch allows you to set either just the lights on (no sound), no lights and no sound, or sound/lights/and parrot on the hour. There is no automatic nighttime shut off. I look forward to enjoying this clock for many years to come!”

Brenda Stanley Says: Gave 5 Stars

“The clock was for a gift. He was very happy with it. You could look at it for a long time and keep seeing new things.”

Kris W Says: Gave 3 Stars

“It’s awesome art work but the pendulum will just not stay in motion no matter what you do.”

HerrZeit by Adolf Herr Adolf Herr Quartz Cuckoo Clock

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A beautiful looking cuckoo clock that is mostly made of wood and comes from the “HerrZeit Brand”, the clock comes with the following dimensions: 8.66 x 9.84 x 6.69 inches. The clock comes at a price of $333.51 and you can return the clocks within the first 30 days of the purchase. This clock comes with an average rating of 4.8 stars from a total of 6 ratings. And 80% of these reviews gave 5 Stars. Some of the reviews are as follows:

Lauren Brown Says: Gave 5 Star

“This is such a gorgeous clock. The deep hues that are reflected in this clock is amazing. I searched through many clock options and I am so glad that I picked this one.”

Karl S Says: Gave 4 Stars

“Lovely clock. Christmas present for wife. Was disappointed that batteries weren’t included when clearly it’s in the product description. First Black Forest clock I’ve purchased that didn’t have batteries.”

Ray A Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Excellent clock. The echo and mechanics are great. However, I would prefer the switches be on the back of the clock not the side so they are hidden at all times.”

Hopefully, this article was helpful in suggesting you some great cuckoo clocks. If you have any related questions, feel free to use the comment section below. And if you want to know why clocks don’t appear in dreams, we have a great article on just that so do give it a click if you are interested “Why don’t clocks appear in dreams? Clocks and dreams!“. Here is also a link about the history of clocks if you want to give that a look “History of timekeeping devices

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A University of London’ student with a passion for writing. Clocks have always intrigued me and the importance that they have in our lives is way beyond phenomenal. So, on this site, I write everything about clocks, everything from answering any clock-related queries that you might have along with recommending some of my favorite clocks accordingly. Moreover, I will also be conducting some researches on clock related topics and sharing the things that I learn. So stay tuned to ohmyclock for all the fun clocks related content

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