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 18 SZ 15J SWING OUT CASE POCKET WATCH W HEAVY CHAIN LEV SET J BOSS 25 YR
$51.00 (7 Bids)
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HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH 12 size 15 JEWEL GOLD FILLED ETCHED CASE NOT RUNNING
$25.01 (17 Bids)
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Antique 1919 Dueber Hampden Pocket Watch 12s 17J Openface NO REERVE
$33.22 (31 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 48m
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Hampden Watch Co Pocket Watch Movement 455mm 17 Jewels
$13.50 (4 Bids)
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Hampden Pocket Watch 14K Gold Filled 21Jewels Antique With Fob Beautiful
$129.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 12h 13m
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S 467 WATCH MAKER 2 VINTAGE HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH MOVEMENTS 18 SIZE JOHN DUEBER
$36.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 12h 52m
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CIRCA 1904 GENERAL C STARK HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH CANTON OHIO
$22.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 32m
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Hampden Antique Gold Filled Sz 6 LS SW HC 7J Pocket Watch Not Running
$18.99 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 13m
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ANTIQUE 1917 WM MCKINLEY MODEL 16 SIZE HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH RUNNING PERFECT
$16.59 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 57m
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Hampden large SIZE Gold Filled FANCY DIAL HUNTERS CASE NONRunning Pocket Watch
$22.51 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 9m
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18s Hampden 46 2 Pocket Watch Movement 11 Jewel 607765 1889 HC
$20.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 38m
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S 477 WATCH MAKER 19 PORCELAIN POCKET WATCH DIALS NYS SOUTH BEND HAMPDEN +
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 47m
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Antique Hampden 18 Size Hunter Cased Pocket Watch RUNS NR
$74.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 21m
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Lot of 8 Vintage Hampden Pocket Watch Movement Lakeside 310 Minute Man Gen Stark
$9.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 39m
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HAMPDEN ANTIQUE POCKET WATCH MOLLY STARK USA GF DUECO
$5.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 52m
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1878 Hampden key wind and set pocket watch in a beautiful coin silver case
$100.05 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 18m
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Hampden Watch Co Sterling Silver Pocket Watch Key Wind 2066670 1881 Lafayette
$70.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 35m
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1918 Hampden Size 16 17 Jewel Railway Pocket Watch in a really nice case
$76.00 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 15m
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Antique 18s Hampden Pocket Watch Movement Dial Hands 36
$15.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 27m
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ANTIQUE 1918 GOLD HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH DUEBER CASE 20 YRS 17j 16s D
$27.99 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 37m
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1908 Hampden Wm McKinley Pocket Watch 16 Size 17 Jewels Gold Filled Case Runs
$24.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 12h 11m
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VINTAGE POCKET WATCH 1902 HAMPDEN DIADEM GF HUNTERS RUNS BEAUTIFUL 2C
$7.77 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 16m
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Antique MASONIC CASED Hampden Keyless Pocket Watch in Gold Filled Hunter Case
$36.93 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 57m
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Antique Gold Filled MASONIC DIAL Hampden Fahys Montauk Keyless Pocket Watch
$89.70 (27 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 22m
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21 VINTAGE POCKET WATCH MOVEMENTS DIALS WALTHAM ELGIN HAMPDEN LEWY BROS LOT
$10.39 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 8h 22m
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ANTIQUE 1890 HAMPDEN DUEBER 18S 16 JEWELS SIDEWINDER POCKET WATCH TIP CASE RUNS
$24.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 35m
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hampden 18 size hunter pocket watch
$22.49 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 35m
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VERY RARE Hampden 18s 21j Mdl 4 John Hancock HUNTER Pocket Watch
$69.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 6h 10m
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ANTIQUE HAMPDEN No 700 15 JEWEL POCKET WATCH IN 20 YEAR GOLD FILLED DUEBER CASE
$5.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 6h 38m
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1908 Hampden Dueber Grand Pocket Watch 12 Size 17 Jewels for REPAIR
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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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.