In a nutshell this story should interest people trying to find out more about the history of Hampden watches, the Dueber Watch Case Co., The Mozart Watch Co., The New York Watch Co., The Manheimer Watch Co., The Clinton Watch Co. (Hampden Watch Corporation). Additionally, Type-1 watches made during the Soviet era in the two Moscow factories and at Zlatoust & Chistopol...  read more

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Now the whole story is contained within the one place, with the option to download a pdf copy.

This is the story of how a bunch of American watchmakers helped kick-off a huge industry.

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News

July 2018: Support for the "Against Malaria" charity is created to enable voluntary donation to be given by visitors to the site.

February 2019: The Herman London Appendix is completed and added to the Birth of soviet Watchmaking blog.

November 2019: A second edition of The Birth of Soviet Watchmaking is completed and available in PDF format via the blog site.

January 2020: The original Hampden Watches & Birth of Soviet Watchmaking blogs are converted to this combined web site. As the blogs grew they became cumbersome and difficult to navigate. This site is hosted by Wix and will be improved and added to over time.

March 2020: We are interviewed for Sa Fona Gastro Crono. The article can be seen HERE.

September 2020. Added street maps of Canton city  before and after the factory was built.

November 2020. A video of American watch factories from the early 20th century added. Find a link on the John Dueber page.

You are welcome to contact me about any related matter. Just click on the link above or go to the 'contacts' page.

Please note... I DO NOT SELL, APPRAISE OR REPAIRS  WATCHES

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