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 Chester Woolworth Pocket Watch

Hampden Watch Co.

Grade: Chester Woolworth

Private Label(s) in Run:

Ph. Maret - Bellevill, Ill.
H. Phillips - Providence, R.I.

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Manufacturer: Hampden
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 53103
Grade: Chester Woolworth
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1877
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Adaptable
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 14, 36.5, 52
Case: Various
Database Version: v52.167
Registry Population: 8 (0.47%)

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Verification Reports for this Run

The following reports have been graciously submitted by dedicated members in reference to this production run. These reports are useful to verify data and track inaccuracies that require further research. Please note that reports may contain inaccurate information or assumptions that must be dilligently considered with other available sources.


Anonymous · September 6, 2023

Serial Number 54229 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Mine is adjusted
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from Woolworth to Chester Woolworth

Anonymous · May 3, 2022

Serial Number 54381 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Labeled ‘STUDLEY’ in script
11 jewels not 15
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from Woolworth to Chester Woolworth

Anonymous · June 10, 2021

Serial Number 53045 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from Woolworth to Chester Woolworth

Anonymous · July 31, 2020

Serial Number 54456 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from Woolworth to Chester Woolworth

Rickhufnagel7 Top Contributor Elgin Expert Hampden Expert Supporter 617 · June 26, 2020

Serial Number 53047 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Woolworth, 15 jewels, unadjusted, uploaded photos,
thanks!
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. The database has been updated accordingly.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from Unknown to Chester Woolworth
Size changed from Unknown to 18
Plate changed from Unknown to Full

Anonymous · February 21, 2020

Serial Number 53058 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from Unknown to Chester Woolworth

Anonymous · January 21, 2020

Serial Number 53133 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from Unknown to Chester Woolworth

Anonymous · November 7, 2017

Serial Number 54586 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: model - 1 , private label , kw ks , plain
regulator , not marked adjusted , movement finish
- gilt
Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from J.C. Perry to Chester Woolworth
Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
Adjusted changed from Yes to No
Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
Plate changed from Unknown to Full

Anonymous · April 2, 2017

Serial Number 53058 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from J.C. Perry to Chester Woolworth
Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
Adjusted changed from Yes to No
Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
Plate changed from Unknown to Full

Anonymous · June 14, 2015

Serial Number 53137 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from J.C. Perry to Chester Woolworth
Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
Adjusted changed from Yes to No
Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
Plate changed from Unknown to Full

Anonymous · February 3, 2015

Serial Number 54588 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: PRIVATE LABEL: H. PHILLIPS, PROVIDENCE,R.I.;
GRADE: UNKNOWN; MODEL: 1; YEAR:1874; MOVEMENT
FINISH: GILT; MOVEMENT SETTING: KEY; FULL PLATE;
PLAIN REGULATOR
Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from J.C. Perry to Chester Woolworth
Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
Adjusted changed from Yes to No
Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
Plate changed from Unknown to Full

galenpriest 16 · March 16, 2014

Serial Number 53103 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from J.C. Perry to Chester Woolworth
Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
Adjusted changed from Yes to No
Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
Plate changed from Unknown to Full

Anonymous · December 16, 2013

Serial Number 54446 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 15 Jewels, according to watchmaker.
Brass finished movement.
Key wind, Key set.
Watch is not a chronometer, nor is it
Damaskeened.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from Chronometer Dueber to Chester Woolworth
Jewels changed from 16j to 15j
Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
Factory Model changed from 0 to 1
Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
Adjusted changed from Yes to No
Hampden Grade Chester Woolworth Pocket Watch