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Hampden Pocket Watch Repair

I specialize in the repair and restoration of early American and Swiss pocket watches, including Hampden pocket watches and am happy for your visit here today. I figured that I'd pass along a bit of information about Hampden timepieces, as their history and their watches are a great American success story. Interestingly this great brand was known in multiple names: Hampden- Dueber, Dueber-Hampden, Dueber, and Hampden.
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Regardless of these name variations,those fortunate Americans who owned a new Hampden Dueber watch knew their impressive quality which most likely was the finest item that they ever owned. If it's in your care now, you might consider returning it to it's original beauty and performance. It's a fine enough interment to warrant such, and I'll be happy to work with you every step of the way.

Hampden Pocket Watch Serial Numbers / Dates:

1877 - 59,000

1878 - 70,000

1879 - 100,000

1880 - 140,000

1881 - 180,000

1882 - 215,000

1883 - 250,000

1884 - 300,000

1885 - 350,000

1886 - 400,000

1887 - 480,000

1888 - 560,000

1889 - 640,000

1890 - 740,000

1891 - 805,000

1892 - 835,000

1893 - 835,000

1894 - 900,000

1895 - 930,000

1896 - 970,000

1897 - 1,000,000

1898 - 1,120,000

1899 - 1,255,000

1900 - 1,384,000

1901 - 1,512,000

1902 - 1,642,000

1903 - 1,768,000

1904 - 1,896,000

1905 - 2,024,000

1906 - 2,152,000

1907 - 2,280,000

1908 - 2,400,000

1909 - 2,520,000

1910 - 2,650,000

1911 - 2,700,000

1912 - 2,760,000

1913 - 2,850,000

1914 - 2,920,000

1915 - 3,000,000

1916 - 3,100,000

1917 - 3,240,000

1918 - 3,390,000

1919 - 3,500,000

1920 - 3,600,000

1921 - 3,700,000

1922 - 3,750,000

1923 - 3,800,000

1924 - 3,850,000

1925 - 3,900,000

1926 - 3,950,000

1927 - 3,980,000


Hampden Dueber watch company made nearly four million trustworthy timepieces in their 50 years of operation, beginning in 1877. Their factory originated in Springfield Ma. and later moved to Canton Ohio in 1889. In 1891 Hampden designed, manufactured and introduced the first 23 jewel pocket watch made in America. I should mention that the jewel in a watch is not ornamental, yet rather designed as a very low friction bearing in which the axil of a wheel rides in. Normally, the more jewels in a watch, the lower friction and the more accurate a given watch may be. After many years of great success, in 1930 the Hampden watch company was purchased by the USSR government. The factories machinery and supplies were packed in 28 freight cars and moved to Russia. The lineage of this soviet, "First State Watch Company" continues today with the Russian made line of watches of the Poljot brand.

I've had the delight to restore many hundreds of Hampden Dueber pocket watch over the years and continue to find their internal mechanical intelligence and external beauty and to be astonishing. I look forward to answering any and all questions that you may have relating to your Hampden or Hampden-Dueber pocket watch and it's guaranteed return to functionality.

Hampden pocket watches were made in several configurations and grades from open-faced models with it's case designed for instant viewing, or hunter's cased models - the type with it's dial hidden under it's case cover. Some Hampden pocket watches were wound in the rear of the watch by the use of a small key - later models were wound by simply twisting it's winding crown. Some early Hampden pocket watches required this same key to adjust the time appearing on it's dial. Others required a setting lever to be used. Later models used a simpler consumer friendly design of adjusting time by simply pulling the watches crown out of the winding mode into the setting mode - to make this time change. Regardless of the method of winding or setting your Hampden pocket watch, - they were all carefully made for generations of faithful use. Find below a listing of various Hampden movement models.

Hampden Dueber pocket watches appear in 5 different sizes, and many models:

18 size:
Anchor 17 jewel, Canadian Pacific 17 and 21 jewel, Correct Time 15 jewel, Duber grade in 11,15,16 and 17 jewel, Dueber Grand 17 and 21 jewel, John C. Dueber 15,17 and 21 jewel, Dueber Watch Co. 7,15, 16, 17 19 and 21 jewel, Forest City 15 jewel, Gladiator 9 and 11 jewel, Gulf Stream special 21 jewel, Hampden watch co. in 7,11,15,16,17 and 21 jewel, John Hancock in 17, 21 and 23 jewel, Hayward model in 11and 15 jewel, Lafayette in 11 and 15 jewel, M.J.& Co. Railroad in 15 jewel, Menlo Park in 17 jewel, Mermod, Jaccard & Co. in 15 jewel, Metropolis in 15 jewel, Wm.McKinley in 17 and 21 jewel, New Railroad model in 19 jewel, New Railway in 21 and 23 jewel, North American Railway in 21 jewel, Order of Railroad Conductors in 17 jewel, Pennsylvania Special in 17 jewels J.C. Perry in 15 jewel, Railway model in 15 and 17 jewel, Special Railway in 17, 21 and 23 jewel, Springfield in 1 and 11 jewel, Train Service Standard in 17 jewel, Theodore Studley in 9 and 15 jewel, Tramway spcl. in 17 jewel, Wisconsin Central Railway in 17 jewel, Hampden grades: 30,31,45,54,57,65,66,70, 71 all in 11 jewel, Hampden grades 43,44,47,48,49,63,67,68,69,80,81 all in 16 and 17 jewel, Grade 85 in 19 jewel, Grade 95 in 21 jewel and finally Grade 125 in 21 Jewel.

Hampden Dueber 16 size pocket watch models:
The Champion in 7 jewel, the John C. Dueber model in both 17j and 21J, the Dueber Watch Company in 17 jewel, the Hampden Watch Co. in 7j, 11j, 15j, 17j, 21j and 23 jewel. Masonic dial model, the Wm. McKinley in both 17 and 21J. New Railway in 19j, the Special Railway in 23J. The General Stark in 15 & 17j. and the movement model numbers: 95, 97,99,103,104,105,106,109,110,115,340,440,555, and the 17 jewel model 600.

Hampden Dueber 12 size, Hampden 6 size and the 000 size pocket watch models:
Similar to the established and respected Hampden pocket watch models tallied above, many of their smaller sized timepieces shared some these very monikers yet naturally, were in a smaller size. Some of the unique and above unmentioned smaller sized Dueber - Hampden models are: The General Stark the models 207,300,302,304,306, 305-308, 307, the 312-314, the model 31, the Aviator in 17 and 19j, the Beacon, Nathan Hale, Minuteman, and Paul Revere. 6 SIZE Dueber - Hampden models: the 200, the 206,the 213 and the 220. 000 SIZE Dueber - Hampden pocket watch models: the Diadem model, the Molly Stark, and the Four Hundred model. In this





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