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6 Unique Occasions Where a Clock Makes the Perfect Gift

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Not sure what to get as a gift for someone special? Consider a clock. Clocks are incredibly versatile, timeless and sentimental, making them ideal for almost any occasion. Here are a few unique occasions where a clock makes the perfect gift. Housewarming If you have a relative or best friend who’s just moved into a new home, you can show them some love and congratulate them on their new chapter with a clock. A clock makes a perfect housewarming gift because it will remind them of their special day, plus they can hang it on the wall or place it...

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The Art of a Carved Cuckoo Clock

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Hand-carved cuckoo clocks feature some of the most beautiful, intricate designs ever made. If you’ve ever wondered how the clockmakers craft such detailed designs and why the clock is still considered to be a German icon, you’ll find all the information you need to know here.  Where Were Cuckoo Clocks First Made? It’s strongly believed that the first cuckoo clocks were originally made in the Black Forest Region of Germany. What once was a significant mining region in Europe, became an area known for its wood carving and watchmaking industry after the war. Although it is still disputed, the first...

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5 Reasons Why a Cuckoo Clock is a German Icon

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If you have a cuckoo clock that you’ve been admiring for years, you might find yourself asking why is it such a German icon? Here are 5 reasons below. The Founding Father of the Cuckoo Clock Was German Franz Anton Ketterer was born in a small village called Schonwald, located in the Black Forest region of Germany. He is believed to have been the founding father of the cuckoo clock, donning the first hand-carved clock sometime around the 18th century.  It Put the Black Forest Region on the Map The Black Forest Region was once considered among the most significant...

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Who Invented the Cuckoo Clock?

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The cuckoo clock has become a German icon that can be found in homes worldwide. Many of us know where it came from, but few know how it came to be. If you’re curious about who created the first one, learn everything you need to know about the invention of the cuckoo clock below.  Who Invented the Cuckoo Clock? The founding father of the cuckoo clock was named Franz Anton Ketterer. It’s believed that Franz invented the cuckoo clock in the early 1700s. After passing, his family carried on the business and his German descendants continue to make weather instruments...

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5 German Themed Gifts

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At Frankenmuth Clock Company, we sell much more than authentic German clocks. Check out some of our best-selling German-themed gifts that are perfect for a variety of occasions.  German Nutcrackers Looking for a present that will add to the holiday spirit? A festive Nutcracker is a thoughtful gift for collectors, friends and children alike. From Christmas to Oktoberfest themes and everything in between, our store has a wide selection of authentic German nutcrackers. Browse our online selection today to view one of a kind handcrafted Nutcrackers in a variety of costumes.  German Incense Smokers Incense smokers can be seen all...

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