If the traditional clocks are too fussy for you they are modernizing them as simple silhouetts now. Target.com has a black version for $25.
Silhouette Cuckoo Clock
February 25, 2009 by Nikol
I have two neighbors who fix these clocks for a living (OK, they are retired, and do this for “fun”) and they have some beautiful Norweigen and German beauties on their walls. Digital clocks are on every appliance in our house so I hardly need the time….but the music they make and the craftsmanship they represent are “time honored”. Pun intended.