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Posts: 1021 | Location: Omaha, Nebraska in the USA | Registered: February 14, 2009
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Posts: 1021 | Location: Omaha, Nebraska in the USA | Registered: February 14, 2009
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Posts: 1021 | Location: Omaha, Nebraska in the USA | Registered: February 14, 2009
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Deacon

I know you haven't posted your comments yet, but I saw the MF Robinson & thought I would let you know if you are interested;
1900 census Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Marcus F. Robinson white male birth July 1834 Massachusetts, listed as a jeweler
Mary A. Robinson spouse Dec 1848
Grace E. daughter Apr 1867
William AH son Dec 1869
Grace D daughter-in-law Sep 1871
William F. grandson July 1898

Marcus is the only one listed with an occupation.

Sorry to but in.

Tom
 
Posts: 5113 | Location: New Mexico in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2007
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Thanks Tom, I am partial to the Robinson watch because as a child I lived in Springfield and the Hampden was made there. Oh yes, almost forgot, Springfield is located in Hampden County.


Deacon
 
Posts: 1021 | Location: Omaha, Nebraska in the USA | Registered: February 14, 2009
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Deacon, That M.F. Robinson is exceptionally nice. It shows the "heyday" of the Springfield Hampdens. As for the Model 4 Jeweled motor, I discussed some of the technicalities of these in a earlier thing at;

http://ihc185.infopop.cc/eve/f...469104152/m/3401061713

In short, the Model 4 jeweled motor is to me something that some extraordinarily good watch designer got by the "design minefield" laid by Mr. Dueber in his fight to knock out competitive sounding movements to sell cases.
 
Posts: 6532 | Location: Southern California in the USA | Registered: July 19, 2007
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Dave, I looked at your earlier Hampden post and WOW! I think John Dueber was dead by the time the model 5 Railway came out. He was not a watch maker and he seems to have been a good case maker and a somewhat reserved and self made man. He certainly had some reason to be a hard competitor.


Deacon
 
Posts: 1021 | Location: Omaha, Nebraska in the USA | Registered: February 14, 2009
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Deacon, you have a fine collection of Hampden's and I waiting with bated breath on your commentary for each....

Thanks for showing us the Hampdens....

Regards,
Jerry
 
Posts: 2860 | Location: Chino, California in the USA | Registered: June 23, 2008
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Nice Hampdens, Deacon.That Robinson is a real gem.I have no "Springfield" watches yet.I live only an hour away from Springfield Mass., so I'm ashamed of myself for not having at least one.How did you end up out there, after being a kid in Mass?That 104 is a work of art!...Regards, Ted .
 
Posts: 1201 | Location: Lebanon, Connecticut USA | Registered: March 28, 2008
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Recent pick up--Hampden -18 size--The Dueber Watch Co.

 
Posts: 1945 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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Hampden-The Dueber Watch Co.--#720157--gilt mvm

 
Posts: 1945 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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Hey~ I had a Hampden one time, [ on-line sale with bad pictures, guy called it a Hamilton] Mad
Then I found out that USSR bought out Hampden in the 30's, and as the Russians say, "Ne Kulturney", so I didn't want no more Eek
I post this to jab a good friend who is a big Hampden collector~ perhaps he will read it Roll Eyes
Hey some really nice looking watches guys, thanks for showing them! Hampden was a leader in the watch circles and brought many "firsts" to the trade that many manufacturers copied[which would be the height of flattery] Big Grin Big Grin
regards,
bb
 
Posts: 6401 | Location: Texas in the USA | Registered: July 27, 2009
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Recent pickup. Hampden Dueber-18 size-15 jewels-serial number-665941

 
Posts: 1945 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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Dueber dial on 665941

 
Posts: 1945 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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My Dueber Watch Co. and No. 310



 
Posts: 57 | Location: Southwest Michigan in the USA | Registered: November 17, 2009
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1880-82 Model 1 from Springfield. When it comes to the 18s movements I'm partial to the early ones before Duber moved the show to Canton. This movement is an 11j key wind in a Keystone coin triple hinge case with a nice beveled glass crystal.

When it comes to the 16s I'm into the 1900's McKinelys 17-21j.

Roland.

 
Posts: 438 | Location: Toronto, Ontario in Canada | Registered: January 18, 2010
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A 1000 were made in this run year. Much more over the total grade run, so parts are around even though it's a key wind. This images doesn't allow all the blued screws to show, but against the gilt they look very nice.

Roland.

 
Posts: 438 | Location: Toronto, Ontario in Canada | Registered: January 18, 2010
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Will have to post some pictures but I picked up another Hampden 16s 21j Wm McKinley from ebay. This one is the 3/4 plate finger version and from the Hampden serial number look up table only 7,550 were made of this version, 21j LS adj5p made in 1918. Not a bad find for just a tad over $100, hairline free DS gothic 5 min marker dial in a fancy Star nickel case.
 
Posts: 1820 | Location: Michigan in the USA | Registered: September 19, 2009
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Seldom seen 23j New Railway HUNTER 1895. 700 production, how many exist??

 
Posts: 198 | Location: Vermilion, Ohio in the USA | Registered: May 14, 2003
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Dial on 18sz serial # 1056425 New Railway Hunter

 
Posts: 198 | Location: Vermilion, Ohio in the USA | Registered: May 14, 2003
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Very nice! I just picked up a New Railway 23j in the more common open face configuration.
 
Posts: 311 | Location: Portland, Oregon in the USA | Registered: February 07, 2010
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My latest Hampden-fishscale pattern made for the W. J. Johnston Co. in Pittsburgh--sn-3129743--16 size

 
Posts: 1945 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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Dial for Hampden fishscale movement made for the W.J. Johnston Co. in Pittsburgh

 
Posts: 1945 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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Recent Hampden Private Label-The Compound
Gilt movement-15J-Grade 49--sn 783557

 
Posts: 1945 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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That Compound is a nice find. I almost bid on it myself. I'm glad someone here snagged it.
 
Posts: 311 | Location: Portland, Oregon in the USA | Registered: February 07, 2010
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Thanks Chris. I wonder if anyone has any info on what the Compound stood for.
Tony
 
Posts: 1945 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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Hello!

I am new to this forum and wanted to post one of my Hampden watches by way of an introduction.
I'm fascinated by all Hampden watches and love to find out more & more. I stumbled upon this forum by chance and look forward to learning and hopefully participating.

Alan (Garratt)

 
Posts: 3 | Location: 50 miles north of London in the United Kingdom | Registered: December 09, 2011
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I only have two Hampdens, a 12-size Paul Revere and the 6-size series I, shown below. The movement won't send your hearts racing, but the case is pretty nice.

 
Posts: 1350 | Location: Pasadena, California USA | Registered: November 11, 2005
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It is in a 14k 3-color gold case.

 
Posts: 1350 | Location: Pasadena, California USA | Registered: November 11, 2005
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With a nice pair of birds and a little diamond on one cover. (The case is unsigned as far as I can see.)

 
Posts: 1350 | Location: Pasadena, California USA | Registered: November 11, 2005
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My most recent find. Hampden hunter 18 size railway-serial number 647045. Serviced by Chris Abell.

 
Posts: 1945 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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John C. Dueber Special--sn 964852-18s-Hunter

 
Posts: 1945 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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Here's my first Hampden. 18s 15J Grade 36 Model 2 Woolworth

The case is almost perfect, no brassing, NAWCO 20 year. Shows a little discoloration on the bow. Last serviced June, 1931, but it does not run. The balance wheel is pegged to one side. Would that indicate the roller jewel is outside the pallet fork? Appears to be wound tight, but sets okay.


Dave Turner


 
Posts: 1917 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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