Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Two New Wall Clocks!

We're very pleased to introduce two more NEW fine clocks to our lineup.

The Jugend

This is a timeless design built with absolute quality. This clock has an entirely solid walnut case, made in the U.S.A. The dial is heavy, solid brass with a brushed finish.

The Hummel

Another classic design, this clock is entirely made in Germany. It features marquetry around the dial and a wonderful natural cherry finish.

Friday, July 12, 2013


We're excited to introduce these new models to our collection! Please take a moment to follow the links to learn more about these great clocks!

The Tristan

This one is really fantastic, and we spent a long time in development. It features a German enamel dial and a CAST-BRASS bezel. This clock is leaps and bounds over similar clocks with spun metal dials. It's available in oak or cherry finish.

The Verdi

The Verdi combines the elegant Brahms wooden case with the high quality enamel and brass dial and bezel.

Bavarian Chalet

This is a beautifully made clock with lots of eye-candy - and at a Great Price!

Quartz Chalet

A great cuckoo at a great price!

Beer Drinker

Animated chalet. One-day musical.

...and there's still more to come! Stay tuned to see what we have coming.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

What is the VdS?

Sometimes we're asked, "What is the difference between those clocks which are VdS certified and those that aren't?"

This can mean many things in an age of outsourcing and Chinese manufacturing, but in our case VdS certification means that the clock has been certified by the Black Forest Clock Association of clockmakers as being an Authentic Black Forest Clock. While all of our cuckoo clocks from North Coast Imports are made in Germany and have the highest-quality mechanisms that are made in the Black Forest, some of our cuckoo clocks may have parts from other regions of Germany, Italy, and possibly Eastern Europe. The VdS certified clocks have a higher percentage of parts that come from the local Black Forest area.  Cuckoo manufacturing is a matter of strong local pride for Black Forest artisans. It is a cottage industry that all takes place within a few square miles.

The VdS also provides a wealth of extra support and information on their Authentic Black Forest clocks. Their website includes high-quality videos for setup and maintenance of your timepiece, as well as some interesting historical information.

All of our mechanical cuckoo clocks at North Coast Imports are German, with Black Forest mechanisms, and most of them are also VdS Certified. Just check the description on our website to see which cuckoo clocks are certified as having mostly Black Forest parts and construction.