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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40 New Old Stock Pocket Watch Mainsprings Waltham Illinois Elgin Hampden 18S 0S
$9.50 (1 Bid)
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1906 HAMPDEN WATCH CO HUNTER POCKET WATCH WITH YELLOW GOLD FILLED CASE 4U2FIX
$34.99 (1 Bid)
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Rare Antique 1889 Hampden L Kupfer Model 2 PERRY 4oz Coin Silver Pocket Watch
$73.00 (8 Bids)
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Lot of 14 Antique POCKET WATCH MOVEMENTS Waltham Hampden Gruen Hamilton
$27.48 (8 Bids)
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Ladies Hampden Diadem pocket watch gold filled15 jewels for parts or repair
$40.00 (1 Bid)
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Vintage 1888 HAMPDEN 18 S Pocket Watch Movement DIAL HANDS Stem Crown Runs
$19.38 (12 Bids)
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Hampden Pocket Watch Menlo Park
$110.00 (1 Bid)
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Lot of 8 Vintage Hampden Pocket Watch Movement Lakeside 310 Minute Man Gen Stark
$42.75 (7 Bids)
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Hampden WM McKinley RAILROAD Grade GOLD Filled Pocket Watch 16s 17J Adj 1916
$84.13 (9 Bids)
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Hampden Genl Stark 17 Jewel Pocket Watch Beautiful Runs great
$14.50 (3 Bids)
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1886 Hampden 18 Size 15 Jewel Model 1 Pocket Watch Movement Running
$12.84 (5 Bids)
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Antique Hampden Railway Pocket Watch Size 18 With 15 Jewels made pre 1900s
$25.00 (1 Bid)
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1921 Hampden Canton Pocket Watch Movement 17 Jewel Size 12 Art Deco Two Tone
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage pocket watch movement lot Waltham Elgin Hampden
$7.50 (2 Bids)
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Antique c 1911 HAMPDEN 16s 17 Jewel Pocket Watch Fully Working
$33.00 (8 Bids)
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1913 Hampden 17j Pocket Watch in Fancy Case Mint Double Sunk Dial size 16 Runs
$56.99 (17 Bids)
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Low 1878 HAMPDEN Key Wind Key Set Pocket Watch COIN SILVER Case Size 18 Runs
$76.00 (18 Bids)
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Hampden New Railway 17j Pocket Watch Ca 1896 Runs Well
$31.00 (7 Bids)
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Hampden Pocket Watch PARTS REPAIR
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Hampden 14k Special Pocket Watch Pristine Looks Works Great Stunning
$104.49 (5 Bids)
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1887 Hampden Pocket Watch 18 Size 11 Jewels Grade 70 Gold Filled Case Runs
$37.00 (12 Bids)
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Hampden RAILWAY 18 Size Pocket Watch Movement NR
$19.00 (1 Bid)
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Hampden 16 Size Antique Pocket Watch ESTATE FIND NR
$12.00 (2 Bids)
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Hampden 18 Size Pocket Watch Movement Walker Plainwell Michigan
$19.38 (2 Bids)
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1891 HAMPDEN 15 Jewel 18s Geo W Plinke Dial Open Face Pocket Watch E46
$12.00 (4 Bids)
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Large 1902 18s American Hampden Dueber Pocket Watch 15jewels Runs LK
$31.99 (3 Bids)
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Hampden 16 Size Nickel Nice Complete Pocket Watch Movements 84F
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Hampden 3 0 6 12 18 Size Nickel Nice Pocket Watch Movements 53F
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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HAMPDEN 21 JEWEL 16 SIZE GRADE 105 RAILROAD POCKET WATCH MVT
$26.25 (4 Bids)
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6 Hampden Caravelle Dominique For Parts Case Pocket Watch Lot E938
$2.50 (5 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.