The Hampden Watch Company came into existence following a reorganization of the New York Watch Manufacturing Co. The Hampden Watch Company also introduced a 16-size 3/4 plate movement. In 1888-1889 both operations were moved to a pair of adjacent factory buildings in Canton, Ohio.The firm then began to advertise itself as the Dueber-Hampden Watch Co.It was their reorganization and relocation from Rhode Island to Springfield, Massachusetts, however, that prompted their new name.The company expanded in 1888 when it was acquired by John C. From that point it was known as the Dueber or Dueber-Hampden Watch Company, and it soon became one of the most popular watch producers in the country.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.
One of the New York Watch Company's highest grades was the 18-size, 15-jewel grade, full plate movement, listed as adjusted to temperature. Hampden's highest listed 18-size grades were the 15-jewel Model 2 grade was also 15-jewel, with a patent regulator and adjusted to temperature and positions. of Newport, Kentucky purchased a controlling interest in the Hampden Watch Co.
Although the ads continued to use the Dueber-Hampden name, both companies remained two separate companies. Although higher-jeweled watches had been available for decades, most high grade watches only had 15 jewels.
Hampden was the first to mass produce and heavily promote 17-jewel watches.
Today they manufacture every component of their cases in Massachusetts and their ship’s bell movements are completely manufactured in-house except for the platform escapement.
101 Second Street Chelsea, MA 02150-1598 1-866-899-2805 probably know Hermle as a German brand, so what are they doing on a list of American manufacturers? Hermle makes movements in Germany, but they also manufacture clock cases and assemble clocks in their Amherst, VA facility. 340 Industrial Park Drive Amherst VA 24521 US 434-946-7751 Miller uses German made Kieninger movements in their clocks but the cases, dials, and pendulums are made in Michigan.