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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Antique Hampden Railroad Grade Open Face Side Winder Pocket Watch Works
$35.16 (28 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 8m
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18s Hampden Dueber 3 Pocket Watch Movement 15 Jewel 705823 1890 OF
$26.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 52m
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1882 Hampden Model 3 Gladiator 9 Jewel 18s Lever Set Pocket Watch WORKS
$51.00 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9h 37m
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1915 Hampden Wm McKinley Pocket Watch 16 Size 17 Jewels Gold Filled Case Runs
$45.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 10h 35m
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1902 size 6 Hampden pocket watch in a thick GP duable Hunter case
$1.29 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 11m
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Vintage Pocket Pendant Watch Lot Hampden Westclox Rubis Endura Lucerne Park
$15.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 13m
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VINTAGE 16 SIZE HAMPDEN 15 JEWEL GRADE 309 POCKET WATCH PORCELAIN DIAL
$28.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 30m
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Low 1877 HAMPDEN HAYWARD Key Wind Pocket Watch COIN SILVER Case Size 18 Runs
$104.50 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 39m
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1917 HAMPDEN 15 Jewels Pocket Watch in 14k Gold Filled Ornate Case size 12 Runs
$46.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 12h 20m
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HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH 16 SIZE 11J HAMPDEN WATCH CO NICKLE CASE NO RESERVE
$13.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 6m
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Vintage Hampden Silverine Pocket Watch Dueber Case
$20.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 49m
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Antique Hampden 17j 18s Wm Mckinley Pocket Watch Running
$16.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 19m
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Hampden 18s 11J Hunters Case Pocket Watch Watch Movement for Parts Repair
$0.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 34m
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PAIR OF EARLY DUEBER HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH SHIPPING BOXES CANTON OHIO
$17.94 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 36m
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Hampden 16S 17J General Stark Pocket Watch Runs
$34.22 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 54m
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Antique 1900 Hampden Watch Co Fritz Abendroth Portland OR Pocket Watch Movement
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 36m
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Antique Hampden 307 Pocket Watch 12s 17 Jewel Royal 20 Year Case RUNS
$10.49 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 8m
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Nice Hampden John C Dueber Special 18S Rail Road Graded 17J GF Pocket Watch
$57.25 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 42m
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Works Vintage Hampden Champion18s Large Silveroid Case Pocket Watch
$35.33 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 54m
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Antique Hampden Watch Co 17 Jewels Open Face Pocket Watch Ticking
$15.49 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 10h
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Vintage Lot 8 HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH MOVEMENTS ALLHAVE Dials FOR PARTS 18s 12s 10s
$20.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 15m
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Antique 1894 Hampden 11j Pocket Watch Movement GLADIATOR For Parts Repair
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 24m
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Antique gold filled case Hampden 12s Watch 15j Pocket Watch Canton OH repair
$20.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 21m
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Uncommon high grade 18s Hampden Key Wind pocket watch Movement for restoration
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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Antique c1911 Hampden Molly Stark Pocket Watch Deuber Special Case Near Mint
$15.75 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 33m
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Antique American Hampden Dueber Coin Silver Pocket Watch c 1890
$80.75 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 2m
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Spectacular 1886 Hampden 18 Size Open Face Model 2 15 Jewel Pocket Watch
$56.00 (34 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 50m
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FANCY HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH Wm McKINLEY 17j GOLD FILLED w19
$65.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 54m
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Stunning 1890 14K Gold Filled 6S Hampden Hunter Pocket Watch No Scrap 60g RUNS
$46.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 7m
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Antique DUEBER HAMPDEN 21 Jewel POCKET WATCH
$11.61 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 41m
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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.