Note that the hampden watch company was acquired by john c. They stayed separate until about 1925 when the companies were legally merged. A 16size, 23jewel model 5 special railway grade was introduced around 1920. A classic image from zazzles extensive collection of over 3,200 panoramic photographs, depicting iconic scenes from all fifty states. Ground was broken for the new dueberhampden factories oct. Dueber watch case company purchased hampden watch company and moved its facilities to canton, oh in 1888. We also feature pocket watch glass display domes, and pocket watch chains. This account has reached the download cap, additional downloads subject to. Antique 10k gold filled hampden pocket watchs14hunter etsy. The watch was named after president william mckinley, who had been assassinated a few years earlier.
Illinois pocket watch with dueber case movement sn 4608783. Apr 04, 2012 because dueber hampden was located in stark county some feel this is the reason for naming the watch in molly starks honor. I have a hampdendueber size 18 open face pocket watch with the mark in the back president in a rectangle with pointed ends. When looking for the number on your watch you should be looking at the serial number on the movement, not the case. Dueberhampden by 1900, the company employed more than 3,000 people, helping to make canton the watch making capital of the world.
My uncle has a pocket watch which he has had for a very long time. I have a hampden 1902 watch in a dueber special case small. Hampden movements were frequently offered factory fitted into dueber cases. The dueberhampden watch company was an american watch manufacturing company. Help with dueber case marking solid or gf the ebay community. Dueber in 1888, so some hampden watches are marked dueber watch company.
Photo, print, drawing employees, dueber hampden watch works, canton, ohio, sept. One for its watches hampden watch company, canton oh and one for the cases it manufactured, deuber watch company, canton, oh. The edge of the open case has a lovely embossed detailing to the edge. Use this table to look up the serial number of your hampden pocket watch and hence the year of manufacture. The william mckinley grade was a thin, 16 size watch introduced in 1902 or 1903. Employees, dueber hampden watch works, canton, ohio, sept. This is a beautiful pocket watch made by hampden co,10k gold filled hunter case.
Dueber had been manufacturing watch cases since 1864 and bought controlling interest in a case company in about 1886. A short video of my prized 1906 hampdendueber model gen. Ive had the delight to restore many hundreds of hampden dueber pocket. The hampden watch company was originally known as the mozart watch company. Featuring a pocket watch with a silvertone metal case and a white face. Anyone have insight on whether this is a gold or a gold filled mark. They introduced the first watch movement to the market with 23 jewels. The back of the metal case is marked dueber silverine 928840.
Hunter case is provided by your friendly dueber warranted 20 years. Dec 19, 2017 the dueber special grade of case was a gold. The plans called for two buildings for the two separate companies. Howard elgin national hamilton hampden illinois other pocket. Dueber hampden remained dueber family owned until albert m. At about this time an antitrust law was passed and the watch case manufacturers formed a boycott against dueber. He was a conductor for railroad passenger service back in the 1900 30s. Dueber had previously made watch cases, and it is possible to find watches of many brands in dueber cases. Hampden antique pocket watches with 15 jewels for sale ebay.
Gorgeous old vintage hampden watch co railroad pocket watch 17 jewels works. Below is a picture of the serial number on the pocket watch case. Hampden antique pocket watches with 17 jewels for sale ebay. Dueber hampden by 1900, the company employed more than 3,000 people, helping to make canton the watch making capital of the world. Info, specs, and value american antique pocket watches, with serial number lookups for manufacturers such as elgin, illinois, waltham, and hamilton. Hampden pocket watch trademarks pocket watch database. Hampdendueber pocket watch with molly stark printed. Advertisement for watches by the dueber hampden watch works, canton, ohio. I have a hampden dueber size 18 open face pocket watch with the mark in the back president in a rectangle with pointed ends. Within the clockworks, the pocket watch is marked metropolitan no 85283. Dueberhampden watch company, dueberhampden watch works went. This antique style offering from the dueber watch company is reminiscent of the antique american pocket watches produced in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Dueber special railway swiss mechanical pocket watch high. Oct 25, 2017 dueberhampden by 1900, the company employed more than 3,000 people, helping to make canton the watch making capital of the world.
Many hampden watches are still repairable, but hampden parts are becoming harder and harder to find. Howard elgin national hamilton hampden illinois other pocket watches rockford south bend make an offer newsletters. Today, dueber watch company is an american owned brand featuring highquality pocket watches. The case does not have 14k anywhere so is the mark dueber warranted 20 years solid 14k. In 1931, the first state watch factory produced pocket watches that were presented at a ceremonial.
May 19, 20 set up a search alert to hear when 14k gold pocket watches items arrive. Mozart founded the company in providence, rhode island. Hampden dueber watch company production dates by serial. Used antique gold 1894 hampden dueber 17j pocket watch for. Unfortunately for mozart, this company soon failed, but in 1867, he reorganized. Mar 01, 2012 a short video of my prized 1906 hampden dueber model gen. Hampden dueber watch company production dates by serial number table. Get the best deal for hampden antique pocket watches from the.
Fantastic 16s hampden dueber railroad pocket watch. I know that it has a movement sn 4608783, the case says dueber 25 year gaurantee its sn is 11225098. Buy online, view images and see past prices for pocket watch by the hampden watch co. This commemorative poster print features a large scale reproduction of an original panoramic photograph of a view of the employees at the dueber hampden watch works in canton, ohio, on september 20, 19.
A charming antique dueber hampden white gold filled pocket watch with a silvery face with hammered gold texture to the center and a band of matte silver with black arabic numerals. All jewelry all newly listed all pocket watches all wrist watches american waltham ball e. Antique hampden pocket watch repair, mechanical hampden. In 1930 the watch factory, along with all tools and parts, was sold to armen hammer who moved it all to russia, where it became known as the amtorg watch co. Watch and patent information guide with serial numbers and. The buildings had a combined frontage of 1,140 feet, almost twice as long as the great waltham factory. On these pages, weve provided short howto articles in an attempt to answer a few of the most common questions and help you to learn more about the proper care and handling of your vintage pocket watch. The dueber hampden watch company was an american watch manufacturing company. Apr 03, 2011 i have a hampden 1902 watch in a dueber special case small sailboat with flowers engraved on the case.
In a nutshell this story should interest people trying to find out more about the history of hampden watches, the dueber watch case co. Dueber hampden model 307 pocket watch may 02, 2008. Its hard to believe a 106 year old watch could keep such good time. Dueber, john duebers son, sold the business to a group of cleveland, ohio businessmen in september 1925. Dueber pocket watch dueber was used as a trade name used on pocket watch movements manufacturered by hampden. What links here related changes upload file special pages permanent link page. Within the face are two arrow hour and minute hands and a separate secondhand dial. The watches produced in the canton factory had the names hampden watch company, the letters hwco, john c. Dueberhampden watch works ohio history, canton ohio, the.
The hampden pocket watch company made some special models, or grades. Opening the case of a hampden or dueberhampden pocket watch for repair is a simple process that can be completed in one to two minutes. Dueber watch co watches are made using swiss made movement and steel cases. Set up a search alert to hear when 14k gold pocket watches items arrive. Gladiator 9 and 11 jewel, gulf stream special 21 jewel, hampden watch co. In order to remain in business, dueber bought the hampden watch co. The large case is close to the size of the antique 16s size pocket watches from ball watch co, elgin, hamilton, hampden, illinois and waltham. Dueberhampden remained dueber family owned until albert m.
The dueber hampden watch company was at the forefront of innovations in the american watch manufacturing industry. I have a hampden 1902 watch in a dueber special case small sailboat with flowers engraved on the case. Opening the case of a hampden or dueber hampden pocket watch for repair is a simple process that can be completed in one to two minutes. Dueber, john dueber s son, sold the business to a group of cleveland, ohio businessmen in september 1925. Over the years, weve discovered that our customers have some common questions about their vintage and antique watches. Dueberhampden watch works buckeye tree the buckeye state ohio buckeyes stark county cuyahoga falls canton ohio ohio usa big ben pocket watch. Though not particularly valuable, hampden pocket watches are attractive timepieces that can be easily restored to preserve your own slice of the early 20th century. There are 94 hampden pocket watch for sale on etsy.662 236 1554 1280 652 854 1464 1463 685 1046 601 460 495 411 442 991 1330 1426 861 1501 17 735 676 1486 739 452 115 1017 999 872 1357 851 786 1217 422 1055 271