Hampden Pocket Watches

Founded in the late 1870s, the Hampden watch company produced pocket watches up until the early 1930s when it was bought by the Soviet Union, which moved the Hampden watch company to that country.

The Hampden Pocket Watch Company was renowned for its high quality watches while it was in business that time. Today, many of the watches made by this company are collector items by hobbyists and the general public.

The Hampden Pocket Watch Company made some unique and special models, or grades of watches. The William McKinley grade was a thin, 16 size watches introduced in 1902. It came in either 17 or 21 jeweled versions. The watch was named after President William McKinley, in reverent memory of his assassination a few years earlier. He was laid to rest in Canton, Ohio, where the watch factory was located. The Dueber Watch Company grade was made in both 16 and 18 size, in 15 jewel, 17 jewel and 21 jewel models also.

The company placed ads listing them as passing inspection on all roads and crossroads, which forces some of us to that perhaps the watch in question wasn't acceptable to some of the railroads at that particular time.

The Molly Stark was a 3 size, 7 jewel gilded and elegant ladies' watch and was introduced in 1896. Another grade General Stark, named after her husband, was a 16 size, 17 jewel nickel watch that came in both open face and hunting case versions. General John Stark was a fighting hero at Bunker Hill during the Revolutionary War and since the watch factory was located in Stark County, Ohio, the company decided to honor the General and his wife by associating watch grades with their names.

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BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE 6S GOLD FILLED HAMPDEN HUNTER POCKET WATCH
$66.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 52m
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Hampden Double Roller 18S 21J Open Face John Hancock Pocket Watch
$93.00 (9 Bids)
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Antique Hampden Molly Stark Hunting Pocket Watch 1882 NICE FREE Ship
$22.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 23h 10m
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Antique 1914 Hampden Open Face Pocket Watch Gold Filled Case 17 Jewels Works
$49.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 23h 45m
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1904 Hampden Wm McKinley 16 Size 17 Jewels Hunter Case Pocket Watch Runs
$56.55 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 53m
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12s Hampden 302 5 Pocket Watch Movement 7 Jewel 2989438 1913 OF
$10.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 17m
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CIRCA 1904 GENERAL C STARK HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH CANTON OHIO
$76.75 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 5m
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Vintage KW LS 14s Hampden Silverode OF Pocket Watch 199 RUNS VERY NICE NR
$46.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 14m
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LOT 12 AMERICAN POCKET WATCH DIAL MOVEMENTS WALTHAM USA HAMPDEN STEAMPUNK PART
$6.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 26m
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Vintage Pocket Watch Lot South Bend 17 Jewel Illinois Hampden All R Working
$73.47 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 48m
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AMAZING 1889 12K Solid Gold 6S Hampden Hunter Pocket Watch No Scrap 484g RUNS
$122.50 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 31m
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Another 20+ Illinois Elgin Waltham Hampden pocket watch dials
$23.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 5m
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Small Vintage Hampden Gold Filled Mens Pocket Watch 3341595 Not Working
$0.31 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 12m
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Low 1887 HAMPDEN Key Wind Key Set Pocket Watch 11 Jewels Size 18 Runs
$93.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 18m
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Antique 1914 HAMPDEN Pocket Watch 17 Jewels Size 18 Runs
$137.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 27m
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Hampden Watch Co Special Railway 21 Jewel Gold Jewel Settings Pocket Watch
$48.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 23m
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VINTAGE POCKET WATCH 1910 HAMPDEN MOLLY STARK BEAUTIFUL GF HUNTERS
$17.03 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 53m
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1884 Hampden 15 Jewels Lever Set Pocket Watch Model 3 Size 18s for Repair
$9.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 12m
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ANTIQUE HAMPDEN 21 JEWEL OPEN FACE RAILROAD POCKET WATCH YEAR 1900 1901
$46.44 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 20h 55m
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2 Old Pocket Watch partsCentury+Hampden
$7.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 10m
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Antique 18 Size Hampden WOOLWORTH Key Wind Key Set Pocket Watch Movement 4 Parts
$15.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 7m
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lot of pocket watch movementswalthamelginhampdenand illinoistotal 11
$9.95 (1 Bid)
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Hampden Pocket Watch
$5.52 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 7m
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MENS VINTAGE ESTATE HAMPDEN ELECTRIC GOLD FILLED POCKET WATCH BROOCH PIN
$2.25 (2 Bids)
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HAMPDEN 21 JEWEL 16 SIZE GRADE 105 RAILROAD POCKET WATCH MVT
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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Lot of 6 Antique Pocket Watch Movements Waltham Hampden Elgin
$3.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 18m
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Hampden 1890 Pocket Watch Serial Number 582036
$3.25 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 22m
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Hampden 16 Size Nickel 17 Jewel Open Face Pocket Watch 5M
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 26m
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Hampden 18 Size RAILWAY SPECIAL Pocket Watch Mvt 44M
$20.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 27m
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1891 Hampden Canton Ohio John C Dueber Special Nonworking 721110 Pocket Watch
$9.50 (12 Bids)
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The forerunner of the Hampden Watch Company, the Mozart Watch Company, was founded by Don J. Mozart, in 1864, in Providence, Rhode Island. After many failures and setbacks was restructured and realigned and the name changed to the New York Watch Company and was located in Springfield, Massachusetts in October, 1867. On April 20, 1870, the factory was destroyed completely by fire. After the factory was rebuilt and production resumed in January, 1877 the name was changed to the Hampden Watch Company.

John C. Dueber bought the controlling interest in the company in 1886. By 1889 the company had located to Canton, OH. By 1890, the company was making 600 watches a day, had 1000 employees, and owned net assets of $2,600,000. Hampden produced some very fine quality movements, and also introduced the first 16 size, 23 jewel movement made in America.

Each watch case was carefully made of 57 pieces and they used 14-karat-gold cases and 17 jewel movements to complete this artistic production. Dueber sold the company to Walter Vrettman in 1925. Vrettman went bankrupt in 1927 and sold all of the company's equipment to Amtorg, a Russian purchasing company. The company was later bought and moved to USSR in 1930

DUEBER HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH

HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH (1901 ad)
"Accurate-to-the-second" (1901 ad)
DUEBER-HAMPDEN WATCHES are the most elegant and accurate watches made. Finely adjusted movements, 21 and 23 Jewels, solid gold cases. A gift that lasts a lifetime.
Every watch warranty accurate. Made in the only factory in the world where they compete watch (both case and movement) is made. "Lever set" and cannot "Set" in the pocket.
Look for these trademarks engraved movements: "John Hancock" 21 Jewels, the Gentlemen's Watch "The 400" the ladies' Watch. "Special Railway," 21 and 23 jewels, for Railway Men, etc.
Look for the Name "DUEBER" in the case.
DUEBER-HAMPDEN WATCH WORKS, Canton, O.