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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Vintage Hampden 17 Jewel Triple Sunk Pocket Watch Serial 3419744
$92.99 (20 Bids)
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VINTAGE POCKET WATCH 1889 HAMPDEN 6s GF HUNTERS CASE LS LOOKING GOOD
$28.00 (23 Bids)
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1912 Antique Dueber Hampden WM Mckinley 17 Jewel Wind Pocket Watch Movement
$30.00 (8 Bids)
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Gold Hunter case HAMPDEN lever set Pocket WATCH 20yr 7j MOLLY STARK junk drawer
$35.99 (5 Bids)
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1897 Hampden 18s 17 Jewel John C Dueber Pocket Watch
$75.00 (1 Bid)
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Antique 18s LS Hampden Champion Railroad Hunting Case Movement pocket watch
$29.99 (1 Bid)
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1896 Hampden 18S 7J Pocket Watch Superb Dueber 3 Oz Coin Silver Case Not Running
$71.01 (8 Bids)
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Open face 16 size Dueber Hampden pocket watch case in good condition
$37.63 (3 Bids)
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Antique Vintage Hampden pocket Watch for Repair Parts working
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Hampden 18S 17J Pocket Watch
$61.00 (2 Bids)
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Group of Hampden Pocket Watch Mainsprings
$9.95 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Pocket Watch Lot 5pc For Parts Elgin Hampden Harman Alarm Gold Filled
$50.99 (4 Bids)
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2 Solid Brass Hampden Pocket Watch Convex Glass Movement Shipping Display Cases
$15.50 (3 Bids)
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HAMPDEN WATCH CO DUEBER GRAND pocket watch FANCY 14K gold filled 20YR CASE runs
$95.00 (1 Bid)
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1917 Hampden Pocket Watch No 109 3458712 Gr 109 15j 16s Not Running
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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CA 1908 Hampden Pocket Watch 17 Jewel Adjusted Size 18
$46.00 (14 Bids)
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15J HAMPDEN CHASED NICKEL POCKET WATCH EX DIAL JUST SERVICED
$51.00 (7 Bids)
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Womens 1903 Hampden Diadem Mechanical Pocket Watch Movement Crystal WORKING
$4.44 (2 Bids)
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Hampden Dueber pocket watch in coin silver case
$51.00 (4 Bids)
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2071 Antique Gold Filled Hampden Pocket Watch Pendant Size 125 across
$4.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Pocket Watch Lot 6 Watches 4 Repair Parts Elgin Waltham Hampden Westclox
$58.00 (4 Bids)
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HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH 21 JEWELS BROKEN NOT WORKING
$8.51 (6 Bids)
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Incredibly Engraved Hampden 10s Gold Filled Hunter Case Pocket Watch
$2.50 (2 Bids)
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DUEBER HAMPDEN 12s OPEN FACE GOLD FILLED GENTLEMANS POCKET WATCH Ca1910
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Hampden Antique American Molly Stark Pocket Watch with Fancy Dial Circa 1911
$67.99 (6 Bids)
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1878 HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH HAYWARD sz 18
$19.99 (1 Bid)
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1901 HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH NICE DIAL HANDS MVMT GOOD BALANCE FOR PARTS REPAIR
$0.01 (2 Bids)
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1887 Hampden Pocket Watch Hunter 14K Gold Plate CASE with Photo Ella
$33.00 (4 Bids)
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Hampden Nathan Hale Gold Plated Antique Pocket Watch 25th anniversary works
$0.01 (1 Bid)
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ANTIQUE VICTORIAN HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH FANCY ACANTHUS LEAF MOTIF 14k OVER METAL
$24.95 (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.