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Hampden Watch Company

In the summer of 1876, the New York Watch Company had come to a financial position that was no longer sustainable. They closed their doors that summer. After 6 months of shut down the Hampden Watch Company was organized and set operations in Springfield Massachusetts. The first serial numbers for Hampden began with serial number 59,000 in 1877. The company had also taken some of the New York Watch Company movements as part of new ownership.

Some of these movements were made by New York and signed by Hampden including Hampden serial number sequence. They began with varying sizes of key wind watches mostly full plate, gilt and nickel. In 1886 Dueber merged with Hampden and was re-named the Hampden Dueber Watch Company of Springfield, Mass. In 1889 all operations moved to Canton Ohio which also was home to the Dueber Watch Case Company, (in business early 1864). The two companies maintained separate operating facilities. It is interesting to note that Dueber was forced to seek a Watch company purchase in order to break the boycott of Dueber cases imposed by some of the major Watch Companies of the period. Watches after 1889 included the signature names of Dueber Hampden Watch Company.

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Hampden Model 1 Key Wind Key Set, circa 1882

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Hampden Model 1 Key Wind Key Set, circa 1885

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Hampden John Hancock Grade Model 4, circa 1895

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Hampden Model 3 Grade 81, circa 1908

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