It is rumored that when Dueber-Hampden Watch Works closed its doors and shipped the remainder of its plant to Moscow, that paperwork containing the serial numbers of the Dueber-Hampden watches was taken south to Waynesburg, Ohio and burnt. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion. Donald Berger's grandfather, George Herrmann Berger is seated on the left side. That said, I know of errors in it, and I know that it isn't complete. In 1886, he bought controlling interest in the Hampden Watch Company in order to protect his business from the Watch Case Trust. The watch company and the case company were housed in separate factories located right next door to each other.
I have two railroad watches and they are both lever set. The Hampden pocket watch started with 15 jeweled models in their early railroad watches, 15 jewels being the minimum standard for a railroad grade. If yours looks like this, it's a 7 jewel. These photos are only on a 48 hour server that I found on ebay. The movement markings are the number of jewels in the watch and the serial number, The Serial number will give you a date range, someone should be along to decipher that for you. The Hampden Watch was made between 1882 and 1883, so you're close enough on the age. Berger and I were able to learn the year his watch was made.
Vrettman went bankrupt in 1927 and sold all of the company's equipment to Amtorg, a Russian purchasing company. Mozart produced his three-wheel watch in 1864, and with the assistance of Samuel Rice formed the New York Watch Company in 1866 in Providence, Rhode Island. This is also on the movement and can be used to date the watch. Contact our site Administrator at. Very educational thread on this Rockford. Do not use the serial number from the watch case. He would like to have it running and usable, but I think I read once where wind and set problems were the most expensive and difficult to fix.
The Hampden Pocket Watch Company Look up your Hampden Pocket watch serial Number The Hampden Watch Company was known for its high quality watches while it was in business. Elgin were well known for making the highest quality watches. Never use a screwdriver to try to open a case. Some American watch brands did not use a consistent series of serial numbers, but most of the big manufacturers did. Brief history of the Hampden Watch Company including production dates and serial numbers.
Please note it is impossible for me to give you attempts at values. The jewels don't get worn away as do metal grinding on metal bearings, hence improving accuracy and enhancing the life of the movement. Elgin Watch News If you visit this website frequently, you may be interested in some of the things that have changed recently. As far as jewels take a look at these 2 auctions. I don't know a lot about these things but in examining it, I wondered if the watch may have been in a different case at some time.
It was moved to Springfield, Massachusetts in 1867 and two grades of watches were produced. The Watch Trust The Watch Trust included many different watch making companies. The watch runs and belonged to my great grandfather. The company placed ads listing them as passing inspection on all roads, which leads one to think that perhaps the watch in question wasn't acceptable to some of the railroads. Your sale should mention that. I can definetly say that for th past 35 years, it has never tarnished or anything. The example below uses information from the American Waltham Watch Company, but that is just an example.
A lesser quality watch would only be made with a few jewels. And the two railroad watches which both were marked not only as to the number of jewels 21 but also adjusted in 6 and 5 positions. I have a Hampden Watch Co pocket watch to sell for a customer. The Elgin Watch Company produced 6. I have offered to help to list it on ebay but I know nothing about it and was looking for help in identifying and pricing it. The watch numbers are Roman numerals.
Also looking at my reference books, if yours is in a Dueber coin silver hunter case it's probably an 11 jewel. Rockford only came into existence in 1876. 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. You should consult the serial number table for the specific brand of watch movement you are trying to date by selecting a company from the menu on the left. The jewels are not for decoration; they are put into the mechanism to act as bearings on the gears. It has a gold filled chain with a 8. Serial Number off the movement: Important! Raymond is a very nice watch, and appears quite often on Ebay, so you can check completed to determine the value.
I think you would get more for it that way. It is interesting to note the fact that Cunard shipping authorities were able to identify a body of a passenger washed ashore on the coast of Ireland in October 1915. This article will help you understand where to look for, and find the two Elgin Pocket Watch Serial Numbers. Is it likely that this movement would have the same characteristics? The 20-year guarantee on the case gives an idea of how long the gold surface should last with normal use, and 20 years indicates a higher quality than most the guarantees range from 10 to 25 years. The l ast blog I mentioned corre sponding with Mr. The William McKinley grade was a thin, 16 size watch introduced in 1902 or 1903. Hampden Dueber 16 size pocket watch models: The Champion in 7 jewel, the John C.