The Black Forest Clock Association: Verein – die Schwarzwalduhr (VdS)
Foundet in 1987 as a support organisation the VdS brought together manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and collectors of the original Black Forest cuckoo clock. The VdS was not only founded to provide a platform for communication between everybody “cuckoo clock” but also guarantee a geographical protection of the product and the collective brand “Black Forest Cuckoo Clock” which is a registered trademark.
The VdS-Certificate stands for authenticity, quality and origin of an original Black Forest cuckoo clock. All Black Forest cuckoo clocks with a mechanical clockwork and manufactured in the Black Forest are sold with this certificate.
Most of our cuckoo clocks are sold overseas – in fact several tenthousands of clocks every year and our customers far away can rely on the VdS-certificate that their cuckoo clock is a real one!
In 2023 VdS has 52 members, consisting of 13 manufacturers, 6 suppliers and 33 dealers and collectors of real Black Forest cuckoo clocks.