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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Hampden 7 Jewel Molly Stark Model Ladys Pocket Watch 1911 Rare Blue Numerials
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Vintage Hampden Huge Pocket Watch Movement
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B82 1889 Hampden Railway 18S Model 2 Ls Adj 15j OF Pocket Watch Canton Ohio nr
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B87 1892 Dueber Hampden Model 2 108D 16S OF 17j Ls Fancy Dial Pocket Watch nr
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B67 1918 Dueber Hampden Ball Co Loner 16S OF 17j Wm McKinley Pocket Watch
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Antique 1916 16 Size 17 Jewel Hampden Open Face Pocket Watch
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18s Hampden Anchor 3 Pocket Watch Movement 17 Jewel 763149 1890 OF
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18s Hampden Dueber Grand 4 Pocket Watch Movement 17 Jewel 1918333 1904 HC
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18s Hampden 45 2 Pocket Watch Movement 11 Jewel 1821506 1903 OF
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18s Hampden 46 2 Pocket Watch Movement 11 Jewel 942251 1893 OF
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1885 Hampden 18S 15J Pocket Watch Decorative Case Runs Well Keeps Time
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1886 Hampden 18S 15J Pocket Watch 3 Oz Coin Silver Case SIJ Runs Well Keeps Time
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Vintage Hampden Pocket Watch for Parts
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16 Size Hampden Watch Co Pocket Watch Movement Fancy Blued Hands Lever Set CT
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Beautiful 1917 HAMPDEN 12s 19j POCKET WATCH Aviator Dueber
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Antique Gold Filled Genl Stark Hampden 1904 Pocket Watch 15 Jewel 12 Size
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1894 Hampden JCDueber Special Pocket watch Size 18 Railroad grade
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ANTIQUE HAMPDEN 109 POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT WITH DIAL AND HANDS
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1901 Hampden 18 size 15 jewel Open Face Pocket Watch Dueber Model 3
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1917 16s HAMPDEN WM McKINLEY PRESIDENT MODEL 17j NICE ANTIQUE POCKET WATCHRUNS
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Antique Hampden Pocket Watch 16s No 108 17 jewels
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Hampden Pocket Watch 14K Gold Pl Dueber Champion case 1896
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LOT OF 10 ANTIQUE HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH PARTS MOVEMENTS
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Vintage Hampden Pocket Watch PARTS ONLY
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Very Nice Hampden Watch Co Pocket Watch with Exceptional Train Engraving
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Hampden coin silver Thick pocket watch vintage Antique Hinged Springfield MA
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RARE ANTIQUE 1903 HAMPDEN GENERAL STARK 16s KEYSTONE CASE 17j POCKET WATCH
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RARE ANTIQUE 1898 HAMPDEN CHAMPION Damaskeened 18s CASE 7j OPENFACE POCKET WATCH
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16s Hampden Wm McKinley 4 Pocket Watch Movement 17 Jewel 1690202 1902 HC
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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.
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