About ISDD GMBH | German Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks
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ISDD sprung from a family love of cuckoo clocks and the craftsmanship and artistry that comes with these timeless pieces of German history. Claus-Stefan founded CuckooClocks.com in 2004 with a good friend, and the business has become the trusted source for traditional and modern cuckoo clocks — and German gifts and souvenirs. Claus-Stefan’s grandfather was in the business of carving wood cabinets for cuckoo clocks, while his business partner’s grandfather used to carve deer heads onto them. So when you buy from ISDD, you are buying from a family-owned business that loves sharing a piece of Germany’s history with customers across the world. Shipping is available worldwide, and each clock comes with a two-year warranty.
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Black Forest Cuckoo Clock History
The Black Forest and its cuckoo clocks are world-famous. In 1737, the first cuckoo clock was developed by Franz Ketterer, a clockmaker in our city Schoenwald in the Black Forest. Today, the traditional style and design — along with the affectionate and detailed wood-carvings, the system of the call of the cuckoo, and the mechanical clock movements — is created using the same methods as the original cuckoo clock. Its unique style has made the cuckoo clock a timeless design, and the craftsmanship of the traditional cuckoo clock lives on today.
About Schönwald — in the Black Forest
Schönwald is a small village located in the Black Forest of Germany. It is known as the birthplace of the cuckoo clock and as a well-known manufacturer of beautiful porcelain. It’s also a great place for a sporting holiday with some of the best skiing, hiking, and camping in Germany.
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Cuckoo Clocks Certificate of AuthenticityISDD is part of the Black Forest Clock Association. Clockmakers wanted to keep the tradition alive, so they formed this club for those producers of handmade traditional cuckoo clocks. These mechanical clocks are made with a lot of skill and precision, with each piece of the cuckoo clock made by hand using the same techniques passed down for centuries. When you buy an authentic traditional cuckoo clock with the VDS seal, you will receive a certificate of authenticity with your clock.
The Black Forest and its Cuckoo Clocks are world famous. In the year 1737, the first Cuckoo Clock was developped by Franz Ketterer, a clockmaker in our city Schoenwald in the Black Forest. With the style and design, plus the affectionately and detailed wood-carvings; the system of the call of the cuckoo and also the mechanical clock movement are maintained to this day. The unique styles have made the Cuckoo Clock a timeless design.
Our Cuckoo Clocks are only made with the robust rackstrike movement. This movement allows turning the hands left and right without endangering the mechanics of the movement.
All our clocks are meticulously inspected for the running and accuracy, In this way, we have the best guarantee for impeccable and reliable function. The wood-carvings we use are made in the Black Forest - without exeption. We prefer to use clock parts coming from the area around Schoenwald.