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 GOLD POCKET WATCH MONTAUK 20 YEAR GOLD CASE DOUBLE COVER MANUAL WORKS
$41.62 (17 Bids)
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HAMPDEN DUEBER GRAND 17 JEWEL DOUBLE HUNTER POCKET WATCH R391 B
$49.95 (1 Bid)
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L 42 WATCH MAKER HAMPDEN 18 SIZE 21 J JOHN HANCOCK POCKET WATCH SIDEWINDER
$37.00 (10 Bids)
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ANTIQUE JOHN HANCOCK HAMPDEN WATCH CO 21 JEWELS POCKET WATCH
$51.00 (3 Bids)
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Rose Gold Hampden GF Pocket Watch 21 Jewels Side Winder Lever Set
$75.00 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE HAMPDEN WATCH CO DUEBER 21 JEWELS POCKET WATCH
$10.50 (5 Bids)
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VINTAGE POCKET WATCH HAMPDEN DEUBER MOLLY STARK 7 JEWEL G F HUNTING CASE RUNS
$20.99 (3 Bids)
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POCKET WATCH 14kt WHITE GOLD FILLED DUEBER HAMPDEN 19j AVIATOR 4nc
$56.55 (4 Bids)
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ANTIQUE HAMPDEN 14 KT GOLD PORCELAIN DIAL ROMAN NUMERAL SECOND HAND POCKET WATCH
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE POCKET WATCH 1899 HAMPDEN LS 6S 7J GF HUNTERS RUNS STUNS
$27.56 (7 Bids)
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1890 HAMPDEN Fancy Dial Pocket Watch 17j GOLD TRAIN INLAY Sterling Case 18s Runs
$65.01 (11 Bids)
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ANTIQUE HAMPDEN DIADEM RAILROAD DIAL LEVER SET HUNTERS CASE POCKET WATCH
$14.99 (1 Bid)
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ANTIQUE ART DECO HAMPDEN No 97 SIDE WIND RAILROAD DIAL RED SECONDS POCKET WATCH
$14.99 (1 Bid)
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18s Hampden Original Porcelain Fancy Gold Inlay Pocket Watch Dial fits a 23j
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Hampden 18s Railway pocket watch
$65.00 (2 Bids)
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Hampden Chronometer Pocket Watch 16s
$51.95 (3 Bids)
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10 Antique Hampden Size 3 O Pocket Pendant Watch Movements NR
$19.00 (1 Bid)
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Vintage 1900 Hampden 7 Jewels 14 K GF Dueber W C Co Special Case Pocket Watch
$32.00 (5 Bids)
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Vintage Hampden 15j Size 3 OS Hunting Case Pocket watch
$9.50 (6 Bids)
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Hampden 17 jewel pocket watch 17j Railway Special
$39.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Hampden Series IV 16 Size 15 Jewel HC Pocket Watch for Parts or Repair
$4.99 (1 Bid)
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Stunning 14K Gold Filled 18S Half Hunter Hampden Pocket Watch No Scrap 136gRUNS
$96.00 (7 Bids)
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1902 GORGEOUS 18s HAMPDEN MASSIVE SERIES IV POCKET WATCH NO Reserve
$56.00 (3 Bids)
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Antique Large Hampden Pocket Watch 17j Working NR
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Large 1885 18s American Hampden Pocket Watch Runs LK
$51.00 (8 Bids)
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Antique Hampden Pocket Watch 18 size 11 jewels silveroid case Runs
$6.50 (4 Bids)
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Hampden Watch Co John C Dueber Movements Antique Railroad Pocket Watch
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Two Hampden 18 Size Nickel Pocket Watch Movements 61M
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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ANTIQUE VICTORIAN GOLD FILLED HAMPDEN POCKET WATCH ORNATE HUNTING CASE
$45.00 (3 Bids)
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100+ Pocket watch hands for USA made 16 18 size ELGIN Hampden ILLINOIS Hamilton
$7.99 (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.