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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Amazing Antique Hampden Watch Co 15J 16s Pocket Watch Fancy Dial
$84.50 (6 Bids)
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Hampden Watch Company 17 Jewel Pocket Watch
$31.25 (13 Bids)
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1918 16S HAMPDEN WM MCKINLEY 17j Pocket Watch Movement
$10.50 (4 Bids)
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Hampden Pocket Watch for parts or repair serial number 2807209
$14.38 (4 Bids)
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Antique 1880 Dueber Hampden Pocket Watch Silver Silveroid Large Key Wind Repair
$36.00 (13 Bids)
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HAMPDEN RR18SIZE 21 JEWELS POCKET WATCH RUNNING
$36.09 (9 Bids)
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Vintage Dueber Hampden Pocket Watch 16 size 17 jewels gold filled case RUNS
$58.75 (18 Bids)
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Hampden Pocket Watch 107 D Star in Flag 16 size 17 jewels silveroid case RUNS
$19.50 (15 Bids)
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18 Size Hampden Fancy Dial Pocket Watch 20 Year Gold Filled Case Runs
$78.00 (16 Bids)
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DH6 Hampden Watch Co 452mm 24HR POCKET WATCH DIAL Enamel STEAMPUNK ART Collage
$10.00 (1 Bid)
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1881 Hampden Pocket Watch 18S 15J Adj Perry Model W132
$102.50 (16 Bids)
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HAMPDEN PERRY 18 size pocket watch
$53.50 (6 Bids)
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1888 Hampden Pocket Watch 6 size 11 jewels Gold Filled Hunter Case Runs
$59.75 (9 Bids)
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Antique HAMPDEN WATCH CO Gold Filled 20 Year Large 50mm Pocket Watch RARE
$9.50 (10 Bids)
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1907 Hampden Genl Stark Pocket Watch 12 Size 15 Jewels Gold Filled Case Runs
$27.99 (8 Bids)
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Hampden Wm McKinley Antique Pocket Watch 1917 Good Runner
$11.38 (2 Bids)
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hampden 16 size pocket watch 15 jewels
$13.49 (3 Bids)
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1891 Hampden Model 2 18S 15J Pocket Watch Movement Dial
$14.99 (1 Bid)
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Antique Hampden Dueber Special Hunter Case Diadem 3 0 Gold Filled Pocket Watch
$9.38 (9 Bids)
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18s Hampden Champion Pocket Watch Silverine Case 1183415 1890 OF
$5.00 (1 Bid)
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Antique Pocket Watch Movement Part lot Hampden Waltham Elgin 25+ movements
$19.61 (4 Bids)
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Antique Pocket Watch CP Barnes Bro 1884 Springfield MA Hampden Watch Co
$9.95 (1 Bid)
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ANTIQUE HAMPDEN 17 JEWEL 1919 GENTS 12s HUNTING CASE POCKET WATCH RUNS NO RES
$33.50 (13 Bids)
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23J Hampden New Railway 18 Size Pocket Watch in 25 year GF Case
$212.50 (3 Bids)
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Antique Elgin Dueber Hampden Waltham Illinois Coin Silver Case Pocket Watch Lot
$42.00 (7 Bids)
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Hampden Special Railroad pocket watch 16S 23 jewels rare near mint 16438
$78.00 (11 Bids)
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Hampden Special Railroad pocket watch 16S 23 jewels scarce excellent 16439
$71.00 (11 Bids)
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Beautiful 1915 Hampden Wm McKinley 17j 16s pocket watch
$6.50 (6 Bids)
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WOW ANTIQUE HAMPDEN DUBER 11 JEWEL 1889 18 SIZE POCKET WATCH RUNS NO RESERVE
$33.00 (15 Bids)
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ANTIQUE HAMPDEN 11 JEWEL HAYWARD 1882 18 SIZE POCKET WATCH RUNS NO RESERVE
$17.50 (9 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.