Horology history | Hampden Watches

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In a nutshell this story should interest people trying to find out more about the history of Hampden watches, the Dueber Watch Case Co., The Mozart Watch Co., The New York Watch Co., The Manheimer Watch Co., The Clinton Watch Co. (Hampden Watch Corporation). Additionally, Type-1 watches made during the Soviet era in the two Moscow factories and at Zlatoust & Chistopol...  read more

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Looking to find information about a pre-1930 Hampden watch? The banner below links to the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors look-up page.

    Compiled by Henry Burgell 

           (NAWCC Chapter 149)



From the Mozart Watch Co., to, the NewYork Watch Co & the formation of the Hampden Watch Co.

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John Dueber buys the company and moves both Dueber & Hampden companies to Canton OH.


After bankruptcy the equipment is shipped to the USSR where Cantonians teach Russians the art of watchmaking.

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With the sale of the watchmaking equipment and the end of US manufacture all that is left to salvage is the Hampden name.

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Manheimer sells Hampden to the Wein family and they guide the company over the next decades until the present day

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