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 WATCH Co 18 size Pocket Watch runnign
$36.80 (8 Bids)
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LOT of Hampden Pocket Watch Parts Including Staff Jewel Etc Watchmaker Material
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William McKinley Hampden Pocket Watch 2
$30.00 (10 Bids)
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LOT OF 3 12S ANTIQUE HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH MOVEMENTS PARTS REPAIR
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LOT OF 6 6S ANTIQUE HAMPDEN ELGIN POCKET WATCH MOVEMENTS PARTS REPAIR
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LOT OF 4 ANTIQUE 16 18 SIZE HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH MOVEMENTS PARTS REPAIR
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HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH 18 size running Champion Watch 16
$19.50 (4 Bids)
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Hampden pocket watch movement 18 size runs 17 jewel
$21.51 (10 Bids)
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ANTIQUE 1903 HAMPDEN GENERAL STARK GOLD FILLED POCKET WATCH 15j 12s PARTS
$20.50 (5 Bids)
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Hampden Box Hinge Fahys Case 14k Gold Fill 17j Dbl Sunk Dl Running Pocket Watch
$95.00 (14 Bids)
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Vintage Hampden Dueber Watch Company 21J 18S Antique Pocket Watch Circa 1916
$55.55 (5 Bids)
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ANTIQUE 16S HAMPDEN PORCELAIN POCKET WATCH DIAL PARTS REPAIR
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ANTIQUE 18S HAMPDEN PORCELAIN POCKET WATCH DIAL PARTS REPAIR
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Vintage 1894 Hampden 17j Jewels Size 6s Adj Two Tone Pocket Watch Movement
$10.49 (2 Bids)
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Hampden Diadem 11 15j Size 3 0 Pocket Watch 14k Special G P 1557581 Ladies Watch
$41.00 (9 Bids)
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Hampden Nickel Size 18 15 Jewel Anti Magnetic Pocket Watch Multi Colored Dial
$121.00 (4 Bids)
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RARE ANTIQUE 16s HAMPDEN SPECIAL RAILWAY 23J POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT 23 JEWELS
$16.50 (3 Bids)
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Hampden 17 jewel antique pocket watch
$49.00 (7 Bids)
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Hampden Watch Co Pocket Watch 21J Gold Plated for Parts or Repair 544 mm case
$47.00 (8 Bids)
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Hampden Watch Co personalized pocket watch for Railway Inspector railroad 16476
$76.00 (13 Bids)
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Clean HAMPDEN WATCH CO POCKET WATCH Running Watch 13
$10.49 (2 Bids)
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Vintage Hampden Pocket Watch Hunter Case 503mm Lever Set
$49.99 (1 Bid)
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POCKET WATCH DEUBER WATCH Co 18 size movement Hampden Watch Co Case
$13.49 (3 Bids)
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18 size HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH JOS WINEBURGH Son Scenic Engraved Utica NY 19
$18.50 (6 Bids)
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3 0s Hampden Molly Stark 3 Pocket Watch GF Case 7 Jewel 1084659 1896 HC
$27.99 (5 Bids)
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Vintage Pocket Watch Lot of 3 Waltham Hampden Westclox Not Working
$53.00 (10 Bids)
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HAMPDEN 17J POCKET WATCH 16S WM MCKINLEY DUEBER 20YR GF CASE 972 GR NOT SCRAP
$71.00 (2 Bids)
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ANTIQUE HAMPDEN DUEBER POCKET WATCH HUNTING LEVER WARRANTED 20 Yrs MOLLY STARK
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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3 0s Hampden Molly Stark 5 Pocket Watch Movement 7 Jewel 3206252 1916 OF
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Vintage Hampden THE MINUTE MAN 17 Jewel 12s Pocket Watch w Gold Filled Case
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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.