The only difference between a traditional cuckoo clock and a quartz cuckoo clock is the way that they are built. Traditional cuckoo clocks are mechanical in nature. These require a lot of up keep to ensure that they are kept in the best possible condition. Quartz cuckoo clocks on the other hand, do not require much up keep at all. It does not matter if you choose a quartz or traditional cuckoo clock. You are sure to find the perfect design that will fit in nicely with your home or office.