Pocket Watch Database

Due to the lack of existing factory records, our Hampden Watch Co. database has been reconstructed using observations of known watches.
As a result, the information may contain inaccuracies. Please let us know if you have details that can improve the database.

From the American Horology Archive:
Hampden Grade No. 31 Pocket Watch

Hampden Watch Co.

Grade: No. 31

Manufacturer: Hampden
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 194681
Grade: No. 31
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1881
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 14, 36.5, 52
Case: Various
Database Version: v48.492

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Data Verification Reports

Anonymous · April 26, 2020

Serial Number 194681 was reported as accurate.

Majwatz 31 · September 10, 2016

Serial Number 194681 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Note: "Boston Watch Company" Watches made by
Hampden

If you run across a watch marked "Boston Watch
Company" on the movement and/or dial, it is VERY
likely that it is NOT an original Boston Watch
Company watch. The total watch production for
Boston Watch Company was around 5000 watches, so
if you have a Boston Watch Company watch with a
serial number above 5000, then it's not an
original Boston Watch Company watch!

The Dueber-Hampden Watch Company produced an
18-size model which was labeled "Boston Watch
Company". It is not known how or when (or if)
Hampden acquired the rights to the "Boston Watch
Company" name, but these Hampden-produced "Boston
Watch Company" watches are far more plentiful than
original watches produced by the Boston Watch
Company, which are quite rare and collectible.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from Unknown to No. 31
Plate changed from Unknown to Full

redjms Hampden Expert Supporter 56 · May 20, 2016

Serial Number 194681 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Dial & Mvt. both marked; BOSTON WATCH CO. [Mvt.
marked; BOSTON WATCH CO. BOSTON MASS., U.S.A.
Grade;31, Model; 2, Jewels; 11, Config.; Hunter,
Finish; Nickel, Setting; Lever, Plate; Full; Adj.;
No, Pos.; 0, RRG; No.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from Unknown to No. 31
Plate changed from Unknown to Full

Emeraldcitytime 1 · December 20, 2015

Serial Number 194707 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: full plate, not adjusted, 7 jewel, marked "Hampton
Watch Co." , nickel finish, made "Springfield
Ill", regulator whip and screwed down gage, flat
hairspring
Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from Unknown to No. 31
Plate changed from Unknown to Full
Hampden Grade No. 31 Pocket Watch