I have received a nice Hampden 12s pocket watch in a Dueber Special case. The movement says Dueber Grand on it and dates from 1899. An interesting thing, and what made me want it more, is that it is pin set. It has interesting hands and just the old Hampden logo on the dial. The inside of the case says Dueber with the anchor in the shield under it, and says Special under that. It winds , sets and runs nicely and I'm very pleased with it.
Posts: 328 | Location: Plattsburgh, New York in the USA | Registered: December 17, 2012
This is my only Hampden. From what I can find online, it is a Model 2, unadjusted, with 15 jewels, made in 1887. Any additional info would be appreciated.
Carl Mayer (1847-1916) was a German-born jeweler and watchmaker. In 1887 he had a store on Congress Ave. in Austin. The store was still on Congress, and still in his family, when I lived in Austin in the late 1960s.
Posts: 121 | Location: Fort Worth, Texas in the USA | Registered: April 17, 2015