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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.

Grade: Molly Stark

Manufacturer: Hampden
Manufacturer Location: Canton, Ohio
Movement Serial Number: 2508481
Grade: Molly Stark
Model: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1908
Size: 3/0s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Bridge Plate
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Dial Feet Locations: 13, 38.6, 54.4
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Verifications & Observations

  • June 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 2502857 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This movement is a Molly Stark 3/0
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Special Railway to Molly Stark
    Size changed from 18 to 3/0
    Jewels changed from 21j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 4
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
    Plate changed from Full to Bridge
  • November 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 2503069 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to Molly Stark
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
  • September 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 2506600 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • March 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 2503069 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to Molly Stark
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
  • March 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 2503069 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to Molly Stark
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
  • January 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 2502780 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This watch is a Molly Stark model - maybe a3/0
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Special Railway to Molly Stark
    Size changed from 18 to 3/0
    Jewels changed from 21j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 4
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
    Plate changed from Full to Bridge
  • January 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 2502780 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Special Railway to Molly Stark
    Size changed from 18 to 3/0
    Jewels changed from 21j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 4
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
    Plate changed from Full to Bridge
  • December 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 2508481 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: It looks there is 4 different 3/0 models ;
    My "Complete watch guide" say it's a Serie 2 ;
    not a Serie 3 as on your picture
    Look similar but the balance bridge and the train
    are reversed
    With the barel bridge down the balance cock is on
    the right
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • January 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 2508559 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • November 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 2504940 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • July 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 2505252 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • July 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 2505002 was reported as accurate
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