The Aleman is a black forest style cuckoo clock without needing to pull the weights down. A continuous swinging pendulum adds even more character to this beautiful piece. Our cuckoo carries the traditional look and function of Black Forest style models. The Aleman is 100% made in Japan and does not use a digital cuckoo sound, but a mechanically produced sound that creates the cuckoo sound. It comes equipped with a traditional style music box that plays after the cuckoo chirps. Clock is battery quartz operated.