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 Molly Stark Pocket Watch c 1909
$21.50 (13 Bids)
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DUEBER Hampden pocket watch 21 J
$53.89 (3 Bids)
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1902 Hampden 18s Lever Set Coin Silver Antique Pocket Watch Runs Good
$91.00 (9 Bids)
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Misc Vintage Pocket Watch Lot of 4 For Parts Repair Elgin Hamilton Hampden
$110.27 (29 Bids)
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HAMPDEN KEY WIND POCKET WATCH
$32.00 (14 Bids)
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POCKET WATCH MOVEMENTS FACES LOT Hampden Waltham ElginHarlem Buren
$41.00 (3 Bids)
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ANTIQUE 14K GOLD FILLED MINIATURE FULL HUNTER HAMPDEN FOB POCKET WATCH
$84.12 (22 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 34m
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Hampden 14K white gold filled Pocket watch with chain
$9.95 (1 Bid)
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ANTIQUE POCKET WATCH LOT OF 3 HUNTER CASES ELGIN HAMPDEN BETSY ROSS
$20.99 (2 Bids)
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Low 1878 HAMPDEN Key Wind Pocket Watch MINT DIAL SPECIAL CASE Size 18 Runs
$130.50 (13 Bids)
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Very rare Hampden Railroad Standard Pocket Watch Private Label
$162.50 (9 Bids)
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1886 RARE hinged HAMPDEN DUEBER display case 18 size KEY WIND pocket watch
$98.00 (12 Bids)
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1906 Hampden General Stark Pocket Watch 12 Size 15 Jewels Gold Filled Case Runs
$26.56 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 31m
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Antique Hampden Pocket Watch 16s No 108 17 jewels
$41.00 (5 Bids)
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14K GOLD FILLED HAMPDEN LADIES HUNTER POCKET WATCH BY DUEBER FOR REPAIR NO RSRV
$25.99 (10 Bids)
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7 1 WALTHAM 1 ELGIN 2 SWISS 1 HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH 7J 15J 10KTGF 14KTGF CASE
$56.00 (9 Bids)
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ANTIQUE POCKET WATCH PENDANT STYLE LOT OF 6 HAMPDEN ELGIN
$19.99 (1 Bid)
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HAMPDEN WATCH CO 0 SIZE MOLLY STARK POCKET WATCH WRIST WATCH GF CASE NOT WORKING
$4.12 (2 Bids)
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GREAT OLD HAMPDEN 18S 21J G SPECIAL RAILWAYM 3 OF POCKET WATCH 1905
$96.96 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 32m
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Hampden Molly Stark Pocket Watch 3 0 Size 7 Jewels gold filled No Bezel runs
$11.50 (4 Bids)
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pocket watch lot American Waltham Hampden Watch Co
$11.62 (4 Bids)
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14k Gold Dueber Hampden Mens 17 Jewel Art Deco Pocket Watch w Original Box
$147.50 (22 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 35m
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Hampden 21 Jewel Dueber S18 Railroad Pocket Watch RUNS NR
$105.50 (9 Bids)
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ANTIQUE DUEBER POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT HAMPDEN WATCH CO MADE IN 1900 21 JEWELS
$16.28 (3 Bids)
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Hampden S12 The Minute Man Pocket Watch RUNS 17J NR
$19.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 21h 37m
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Very Large Vintage Hampden Watch Co Pocket Watch Canton Ohio Alex Moffat
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 21m
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Working Hampden Hunter Pocket Watch 1891 Pocket Watch Railway Hu
$20.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 15h 33m
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HAMPDEN WATCH CO POCKET WATCH IN COIN SILVER WITH FULL CASE AND WINDING KEY
$33.67 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 13m
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23 Jewel HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH RAILWAY No 104 PORCELAIN DIAL
$127.49 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 20h 18m
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Hampden Illinois 18s Swing Out Pocket Watch Hercules Case For Parts Or Repair
$24.99 (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.