Traditional costume of Schoenwald
Memorial of Franz Ketterer Schoenwald
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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. In keeping with tradition, the family owned AUGUST SCHWER
factory has been manufacturing Heirloom Quality Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks since 1885. Today, as in the past, we are
endeavoring, through continuous innovations, to meet the heavy demands of our customers, Customers who have, for the most part,
remained completely loyal to the AUGUST SCHWER company. Even the former President of Germany Richard von Weizäcker is in
possession of an AUGUST SCHWER Cuckoo Clock.
Installation of the movement and cuckoo call technical details
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.
Detailed decoration of the clocks
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.