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 POCKET WATCH 18 SIZE 21J THE DUBER WATCH CO NICKLE CASE VINTAGE 1
$51.07 (9 Bids)
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1887 Hampden 412352 18s 7j Gilt Key Wind Full Plate Pocket Watch Antique 591102
$62.00 (3 Bids)
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GREAT OLD HAMPDEN 16S 17J G WM MCKINLYM 5 OF POCKET WATCH 1915
$62.00 (15 Bids)
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Hampden Paul Revere Pocket Watch Movement 12 size 17 jewels RUNS
$57.97 (11 Bids)
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Antique HAMPDEN Gold Filled Ladies Pocket Watch
$15.50 (6 Bids)
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Hampden Genl Stark 15J Bridge Plate Sz12 LS Pocket Watch Sold for Parts Only
$1.55 (4 Bids)
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DUBER HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH21 JEWELS NOT RUNNING
$16.50 (3 Bids)
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antique pocket watch hampden co springfield mass gold plated old
$11.95 (4 Bids)
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Vintage Hampden Silveroid Key Wind Pocket Watch
$49.99 (1 Bid)
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Antique Hampden William McKinley Pocket Watch For Parts
$20.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 55m
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Hampden Dueber Watch Co Pocket Watch 18 size 15 jewels display case REPAIR
$41.58 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 52m
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NICE EARLY HAMPDEN 18s POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT
$6.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 33m
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9 Antique Pocket Watch MOVEMENTS Elgin Hampden Waltham South Bend 12s 16s 18s
$24.59 (5 Bids)
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Antique c1880 Hampden HAYWARD 18s Series II Pocket Watch MOVEMENT
$18.50 (3 Bids)
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13 Antique Pocket Watch Movements dials Elgin Trenton Waltham Hampden etc
$5.00 (2 Bids)
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16 SIZE OPEN FACE LEVER SET 19 JEWELS HAMPDEN RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
$90.88 (10 Bids)
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ANTIQUE 18S HAMPDEN NEW RAILWAY 17J RAILRAOD POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT PARTS
$20.50 (2 Bids)
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Illinois Hampden O 6 8 16 18 Size Clean Gilded Pocket Watch Movements 13Y
$16.50 (5 Bids)
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ANTIQUE 16S HAMPDEN 17J OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT PARTS
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE POCKET WATCH 1915 16s HAMPDEN 17J NO 108 GF DS DIAL
$8.27 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 46m
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Hampden 16 Size White Alloy Unbreakable Pocket Watch Mainsprings 98Y
$14.99 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE ART DECO 12S HAMPDEN PAUL REVERE 17J GOLD FILLED POCKET WATCH PARTS
$12.50 (2 Bids)
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VINTAGE POCKET WATCH 1918 HAMPDEN MOLLY STARK TRANSITIONAL 7J RUNS
$15.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 1m
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Hampden 18 Size 7 Jewel Hunting Cased Pocket Watch Movement 66Y
$12.27 (2 Bids)
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1897 HAMPDEN Watch Co 17 Jewel Grd 108D Size 16s GOLD Fill Pocket Watch E1298
$27.99 (4 Bids)
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HAMPDEN PERRY 18 size pocket watch
$51.99 (12 Bids)
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Hampden 16s 17j Open Face Pocket Watch 1909 NO RESERVE
$22.72 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 26m
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Hampden Watch Co Wm McKinley 16s Pocket Watch 17j 3 Finger Bridge Movmnt
$16.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 50m
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18s Hampden 17 Jewels Adjusted Nickeloid Pocket Watch Excellent Working
$56.55 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 53m
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ANTIQUE 6S HAMPDEN GOLD FILLED HUNTER POCKET WATCH PARTS REPAIR
$13.49 (2 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.