The Canton 004 (47mm)
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The Canton 004 (47mm)

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The Canton 004 (47mm)
The Canton 004 (47mm)
The Canton 004 (47mm)
The Canton 004 (47mm)
The Canton 004 (47mm)
The Canton 004 (47mm)
The Canton 004 (47mm)
The Canton 004 (47mm)
The Canton 004 (47mm)
The Canton 004 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Canton 004 unique: Today, we’re excited to showcase this stunning watch originally created by the Hampden Watch Company in 1918 — the Canton 004. The Canton 004’s gorgeous dial features a tan background and brown, rustic numerals. In addition, the dial boasts a beautiful and intricate center pattern along with the words “Dueber Hampden.” We encased Hampden’s original pocket watch with our scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case and a copper crown. The crown pairs perfectly with the piece’s numerals, while the Machined Titanium emphasizes the dial’s background. The back of the watch features 307-grade open-face movement with nickel and a stripe-patterned finish. The ¾ plate boasts 17 jewels, and breathtaking gold-plated gears power the watch. The movement also features distinct engravings that convey its authenticity, including “safety pinion,” “Canton, O No. 307.,” and more. We matched the watch with our comfortable and attractive Mojave leather watch strap that complements the dial’s numerals. The Hampden Watch Company created the Canton 004’s pocket watch in Canton, Ohio, in 1918 — the same year that WWI concluded. The Great War initially began in 1914 and claimed around 40 million lives in only four years, including 117,000 American soldiers. The United States officially entered the war in 1917 after the German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann promised Mexican President Carranza to support Mexico in a war against the United States, which Mexico declined. With America’s strong military support, the Allies ultimately prevailed. The Allies and Germany signed an armistice agreement on November 11, 1918.

Movement Manufacturer Information

The movement inside of this watch was made by Hampden Watch Company. We call this model "The Canton" because the company was located in Canton, Ohio.

Although founded in 1877, Hampen's story truly begins after its purchase by John C. Dueber in 1886. Mr. Dueber was in the process of moving his Kentucky based watch case manufacturing company, and he ultimately decided to move both the case company and Hampden watch company to Canton, Ohio together. Housing both operations on one campus, Dueber was able to produce cases for their own watches, unlike any other watch company. These two companies together eventually formed the Dueber-Hampden Watch Company. The company thrived until the late 1920's when it hit financial trouble and eventually closed its doors. The original factory building is no longer standing.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hampden Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3778141
  • Manufacture Year: 1918
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Canton 004 unique: Today, we’re excited to showcase this stunning watch originally created by the Hampden Watch Company in 1918 — the Canton 004. The Canton 004’s gorgeous dial features a tan background and brown, rustic numerals. In addition, the dial boasts a beautiful and intricate center pattern along with the words “Dueber Hampden.” We encased Hampden’s original pocket watch with our scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case and a copper crown. The crown pairs perfectly with the piece’s numerals, while the Machined Titanium emphasizes the dial’s background. The back of the watch features 307-grade open-face movement with nickel and a stripe-patterned finish. The ¾ plate boasts 17 jewels, and breathtaking gold-plated gears power the watch. The movement also features distinct engravings that convey its authenticity, including “safety pinion,” “Canton, O No. 307.,” and more. We matched the watch with our comfortable and attractive Mojave leather watch strap that complements the dial’s numerals. The Hampden Watch Company created the Canton 004’s pocket watch in Canton, Ohio, in 1918 — the same year that WWI concluded. The Great War initially began in 1914 and claimed around 40 million lives in only four years, including 117,000 American soldiers. The United States officially entered the war in 1917 after the German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann promised Mexican President Carranza to support Mexico in a war against the United States, which Mexico declined. With America’s strong military support, the Allies ultimately prevailed. The Allies and Germany signed an armistice agreement on November 11, 1918.

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