VDS Certificate

VDS Zertifikat für original Schwarzwälder Kuckucksuhren

Certificate of original Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks

The certificate of the "Association of the Black Forest Clock - Die Schwarzwalduhr (VdS)", known as the VDS certificate, stands for the unmistakable authenticity of original Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks - made in Germany. This certificate of authenticity is a guarantee that all cuckoo clocks, which carry this seal, were also produced here in the Black Forest.

In order to carry this certificate, the Black Forest Cuckoo C
locks must fulfill a very high standard and have a predetermined quality. The basic prerequisite for this is that the production of the cuckoo clock takes place in a manufactory here in the Black Forest.

But the proof of origin is not enough to get the certificate. A further prerequisite is that the movement and the functions of the cuckoo clock only work mechanically. In addition, all parts required for the production of the watch must have been produced in the Black Forest. For a quartz watch or a solar watch, there is no way to get this coveted certificate.

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