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Due to the lack of existing factory records, our Hampden 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.

Hampden Grade Gen'l Stark Pocket Watch

Grade: Gen'l Stark

Manufacturer: Hampden
Manufacturer Location: Canton, Ohio
Movement Serial Number: 2362596
Grade: Gen'l Stark
Model: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1907
Size: 12s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Geometric Radial
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate
Regulator: Hampden Star
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 17.0, 37.7, 58.1
Movement Markings: Gen'l. Stark
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Verifications & Observations

  • September 28, 2019:
    Serial Number 2362609 was reported as accurate
  • April 26, 2019:
    Serial Number 2362609 was reported as accurate
  • March 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 2362815 was reported as accurate
  • January 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 2362909 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Appears the S/N I have, 2362909, is 12-size, not
    16 size.
    Curator Response: Verified as 12s, Model 4, Openface, Gen'l. Stark. [eBay #392221967143]
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 16 to 12
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
Hampden Grade Gen'l Stark Pocket Watch