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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18s Hampden 62 3 Prvt Label Pocket Watch Movement 15 Jewel 708020 1890 OF
$18.27 (4 Bids)
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18s Hampden John Hancock 3 Pocket Watch Movement 21 Jewel 1508017 1901 OF
$81.75 (8 Bids)
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18s Hampden 64 3 Pocket Watch Movement 16 Jewel 769399 1890 OF
$28.75 (5 Bids)
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Exceptional Antique Hampden Dueber Open Face 21 Jewel Pocket Watch
$101.00 (6 Bids)
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1902 Hampden Molly Stark Pocket Watch 3 0 Size 7 Jewels Gold Filled Case Runs
$118.49 (16 Bids)
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Vintage Hampden Molly Stark Pocket Watch 14K Double Gold Plated
$31.00 (9 Bids)
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ANTIQUE 18s TRENTON OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH DUEBER HAMPDEN SILVER CASE
$20.50 (9 Bids)
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Dueber Hampden Pocket Watch Movement For Parts
$12.38 (3 Bids)
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Hampden 19j Railway pocket watch parts movement parts repair steampunk J 501
$2.24 (2 Bids)
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Pretty Antique 18s Hampden Pocket Watch Movement Dial Hands 19
$24.50 (3 Bids)
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VINTAGE POCKET WATCH 1896 18S HAMPDEN HUNTERS 15 JEWELS RUNNING
$26.00 (5 Bids)
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1908 Hampden 18 Size 21 Jewel Model 3 Dueber Watch Co Pocket Watch Running
$46.78 (33 Bids)
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HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH 12 SIZE 17J MODEL V DUEBER GRAND VINTAGE 1908 NR
$30.00 (1 Bid)
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6 S 15 Jewel Hampden Pocket Watch Hunters Case w Ladies Fancy Vest Chain
$20.01 (20 Bids)
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1903 Hampden Pocket Watch 6 Size 7 Jewels Grade 200 Gold Filled Case Runs
$22.50 (13 Bids)
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Hampden Dueber Pocket Watch Co Canton Ohio 24359 558696 Church Cross
$51.00 (2 Bids)
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Vintage 18S Hampden Pocket Watch Running
$10.31 (2 Bids)
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1903 Vintage Lady Hampden Molly Stark 14KGF Necklace Pocket Watch Not Running
$15.00 (1 Bid)
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Lot of 3 Antique Pocket Watch Movements Hampden
$23.50 (5 Bids)
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Great Lot of 2 Two Antique 18S Pocket Watch Movements Waltham Hampden Lot 7D
$10.51 (2 Bids)
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Hampden Diadem Pocket Watch 3 0 size 15 jewels beautiful gold filled case RUNS
$71.00 (12 Bids)
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HAMPDEN Wm MCKINLEY POCKET WATCH SIZE 16
$10.49 (2 Bids)
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11 VINTAGE POCKET WATCH MOVEMENTS DIALS WALTHAM ELGIN FRERES HAMPDEN LOT
$14.50 (3 Bids)
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HAMPDEN Railway 23 Jewel Gold Filled Lever Set Pocket Watch 1566263
$71.07 (5 Bids)
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Antique Hampden Molly Stark Pocket Watch Dueber Special Case for parts repair 1
$9.95 (1 Bid)
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Hampden Special Railway 21 Jewel RR Grade Pocket Watch 4oz Coin Silver Case Runs
$114.25 (6 Bids)
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ANTIQUE HAMPDEN DUEBER WATCH CO POCKET WATCH 18S RAILROAD 1913 NO RESERVE
$45.89 (6 Bids)
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Antique Champion Hampden Gold Filled Pocket Watch Canton Ohio
$0.99 (3 Bids)
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CIRCA 1910 HAMPDEN MOLLY STARK POCKET WATCH 14K GF CASE NONWORKING
$8.61 (2 Bids)
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1899 HAMPDEN JOHN HANCOCK Pocket Watch 21 Jewels 5 Positions Ore Silver
$51.00 (4 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.