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Hampden Grade 36 Serial No. 248537
AS received, with regulator arm "outside the box".


Dave Turner


 
Posts: 1916 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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Got the Hampden running!
As the first pictures shows the regulator arm outside the "Tucker's patent square regulator" (that's the way I received it).
I thought sure I had a bad balance staff or broken jewel.

I removed the balance cock, and re-positioned the regulator arm and she's purring away as it should.

Wonder why it was outside the square? Would a jolt to the watch do this?


Dave Turner


 
Posts: 1916 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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Picked this Hampden up from Phil. Hampden 18 size-serial number 760918-Marked Special

 
Posts: 1945 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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Nice, Let's see the front.


Dave Turner
 
Posts: 1916 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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Dial fronting Hampden marked Special

 
Posts: 1945 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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Just acquired this Hampden grade 41 (Hunter in an OF Case) Private Label.
Ser. No. 363117
Label is G. Durner Milwaukee, WI.
The dial isn't great, and I don't think the hands are correct.??
Any other pertinent information would be appreciated, comments, etc.


Dave Turner


 
Posts: 1916 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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Hampden front


Dave Turner


 
Posts: 1916 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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From ebay--Hampdem-18s-sn-407918-Gilt movement with teske regulator made in Springfield

 
Posts: 1945 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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My first 18s-KW Hampden-sn-66059-Springfield

 
Posts: 1945 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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Looking good Tony!


Dave Turner
 
Posts: 1916 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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Got the old Hampden cleaned up and running! Still has the crusty dial and mismatched hands. Which hand is incorrect?


Dave Turner


 
Posts: 1916 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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Dave it is hard to say but I would vote for the minute hand as being correct and the hour hand as incorrect.


Deacon
 
Posts: 1021 | Location: Omaha, Nebraska in the USA | Registered: February 14, 2009
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Thanks Deacon,
That's what I was thinking too.


Dave Turner
 
Posts: 1916 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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When my father went in the Navy in 1941, my mother and I came to live with my grandparents in Canton Ohio. As a kid, I had no interest in watches, but my granddad took me over on Dueber Ave SW in Canton and we were able to go in the abandoned factory where many windows were broken out and there were little tin cans from movements or parts strewn about. He had told me the company sold out to the Russians in about 1930 when business was very depressed, and we walked around the place for a few minutes and then left. He was a diesel engineer for another big plant in Canton - Hercules Engine Co. The first pocket watch I owned, I acquired in 1958 and it was a 16s Wm McKinley 21J - I have been hooked ever since.


Clark Reed
 
Posts: 540 | Location: Anderson, South Carolina in the USA | Registered: April 09, 2013
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A minor update, I looked thru my Hampdens and while I cannot be absolutely positive, the minute hand seems to be a factory original minute hand. It could of course been a factory made replacement but correct all the way.


Deacon
 
Posts: 1021 | Location: Omaha, Nebraska in the USA | Registered: February 14, 2009
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I was searching for an escape wheel for a 11J Hampden and found this watch listed as non-working, which I bought for $32.

When I opened the package it was running, and is cased in what I think is the original Dueber Silverene case.
So, I'm still looking for an escape wheel!

Wonder what Lindell would do with the dial? Outside the two small chips, all in the white area and one minimal hairline it looks pretty decent.

Hampden Grade 54 OF 11J


Dave Turner


 
Posts: 1916 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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Lakeside

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Posts: 3963 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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Dial of Lakeside

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Posts: 3963 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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An antique dealer here in Ottawa Canada today showed me SN 54495. Hampden on the dial, with E Burhorn, Council Bluffs LA on the movement. Key wind and 18 size.

The database says 1877, 15j, railroad, and lever set. J.C. Perry grade. The dealer thinks it is key set. It was not running, but looked intact.

It lives in a very heavy Dueber coin silver case.

I do not personally want this watch, but I am willing to pick it up for anyone interested and who can tell me how much to offer. The book seems to say $100 as the dealer buying price, which suggests to me that "early" might be this watch's best feature. Remember that I would need to ship it, also.

Email or post if interested, thanks.
 
Posts: 97 | Location: Ottawa in Canada | Registered: December 21, 2012
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Just got this one 18s.23Jewels,Special Railway,
Two Tone,Hunter in a Dueber case S/N 1287133 = 1899

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Posts: 3963 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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Dial

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Posts: 3963 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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Hallmark

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Posts: 3963 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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case open

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Posts: 3963 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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Also,I am waiting on a 12 size Hunter,21jewels
Grade 312.Will post pics. when I receive it.I
am not really into 12 sizes but couldn't let this
one get away.

Roger
 
Posts: 3963 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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Hampden 12 size Hunter,S/N 2935683,21jewels,Grade 312 Adjusted.Book says it is a two Star watch.

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Posts: 3963 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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movt.

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Posts: 3963 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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case

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Posts: 3963 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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18s.17 jewels NEW RAILWAY S/N 874466=1894,Model 2,
Adjusted Hunter in a Dueber case with watch case
paper. Looks to be an original combination. Can't
find much info.on this as to how many made etc.
Would welcome any info and comments.

Roger

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Posts: 3963 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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Case Dueber Special

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Posts: 3963 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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Case paper numbers match the case

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Posts: 3963 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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Hallmark

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Posts: 3963 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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Movement 1

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Movement 2

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