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New York Watch Company

The New York Watch Company got its roots from the purchase of the Mozart Watch Company in 1866 out of Rhode Island. Before any watches were produced, they relocated to Springfield Mass. It was not until early 1871 that the first New York watches were sold on the market. The first watches were key wind and set, full and three quarter plate. The New York Watch Company closed its doors in the summer of 1876 with remaining unsold movements. Some of these movements were completed by the purchaser in 1877, known as the Hampden watch Company. The serial number range of the New York watches completed by the Hampden Watch Company was approximately NY 45,000. Some 60,000 watches were produced. The first Hampden serial numbers began at serial number 59,000, however some of the New York watches were finished under the Hampden name, movement and dial. The difference if manufactured in this serial number range is the length of the balance cock. Those watches after serial number 45,000 with long balance cocks were New York watches. The shortened step balance cocks were attributed to the Hampden Watch Company.
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