The Medieval Reaper requires twice daily winding for consistent operation. This is true to the original form of this clock style. Stone driven clocks were produced at a time where life was a little more rough around the edges and things were generally more labor intensive. Wound or not, this clock is quite a conversation piece and very unique.
The 18" Waaguhr 8 day Medieval Reaper Wall Clock by Rombach & Haas is a certified German Black Forest clock produced in Schwarzwald, commonly known as The Black Forest. This clock ships with a certificate of authenticity and is identified by item number" RO0. Hand carved and built by skilled craftsmen this clock is 18 inches tall from top to bottom. This measurement does not include the height of the weights or pendulum. As with all mechanical clocks sold by Bavarian Clockworks, our Medieval Reaper Wall Clock by comes with a 2 year manufacturer's warranty and FREE SHIPPING. All service and warranty work is handled in-house, through our shop in the USA. We stand behind our products and are just a toll free phone call away! No calls to Germany, no outdated lists of worldwide repair shops to call, no nonsense.
In 1640 the ÒWaaguhrÓ was the first mechanical clock that was affordable to the new middle class in Europe. The simple design allowed for only one hand indicating the hour. The average person of the Seventeenth Century measured time at three intervals: sunrise, high noon, and sunset.
On the upper left side of the clock there is a rich man with his bags of money wearing a fine suit. Just above the 12 is the carving of a king, and to his right there is a carved figure of a monk. Underneath the dial are representations of the young and the old, and at the bottom you can see the world. The clock bears the inscription, Alle sind mein, or "All Are Mine."
The theme suggests that whether you are rich, royalty, a man of the church, young or old, all around the world, death will eventually come to collect you. At the top of the foliott balance, the grim reaper swings to collect his deathly harvest. The clock tells a chilling story of the medieval mindset. The hand painted and hand carved figures of the rich, the pious, the young, the old, and royalty cannot hide. Death stands above them all swinging his scythe.
The mechanism is made of wood and is powered by a roughly hewn rock from the Black Forest. This clock is a great moving decorative piece, but should not be relied on for accurate timekeeping as it is built as it was 400 years ago. Please note that slight variations from photographs are normal as each clock we sell is hand crafted.
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There are as many as 3 available options for shipping your clock including free shipping. The number of shipping options are determined specifically by inventory levels and which of our warehouse locations your clock will ship from. Look to the right of each clock photo on its product page for available shipping methods and costs for each. There you will find 1 or more of the following options:
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RETURNS: Clocks may be returned within 30 days of purchase per the Bavarian Clockworks return policy . We will pay return shipping costs if the return is the result of our error.
WARRANTY: This clock is backed by a minimum 2 year manufacturers warranty serviceable through Bavarian Clockworks in the USA with additional access to world-wide service stations for international customers outside of the USA. To learn more about your warranty and the protection that comes with your new cuckoo clock please visit our terms page.
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CERTIFIED AUTHENTICITY: We guarantee that all mechanical cuckoo clocks on our website are hand-crafted Black Forest originals. Each cuckoo clock ships with a certificate of authenticity. Chalet and traditional style clocks are uniquely hand-made and as such, slight variations from the clock pictured above should be expected.
A WORD ABOUT SERVICE: Unlike our competitors we personally service what we sell. All service and warranty work is handled in-house, through our shop in the USA. We stand behind our products and are just a toll free phone call away! No calls to Germany, no outdated lists of worldwide repair shops to call, no nonsense. Simply put, we take care of our customers.