The Canton 006 (47mm)
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The Canton 006 (47mm)

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The Canton 006 (47mm)
The Canton 006 (47mm)
The Canton 006 (47mm)
The Canton 006 (47mm)
The Canton 006 (47mm)
The Canton 006 (47mm)
The Canton 006 (47mm)
The Canton 006 (47mm)
The Canton 006 (47mm)
The Canton 006 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Canton 006 unique: Today, we're thrilled to present this one-of-a-kind, classy piece initially manufactured by the Hampden Watch Company in 1914 — the Canton 006. The Canton's dial sports a pristine, white background with antique-looking hour and minute hands. Its dark brown numerals are displayed distinctly atop the white background, perfectly matching the hour and minute hands, and the numerals boast a classic, bold font style that looks gorgeous against the dial's simple background. We paired the pocket watch with our scratch-resistant Machined Titanium, which further brings out the piece's simple yet elegant watch style. We also equipped it with a copper crown, contrasting the dial. The case's clear back gives you an intimate look into the watch's inner workings. You can see its 307-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish and pendant setting. The piece's bridge plate boasts 17 screw-set jewels, and you can view the watch's shining gold-plated gears powering this antique beauty. Finally, we matched the watch with our artisan-crafted Cordovan Oxblood leather watch strap, adding even more elegance to the piece. The Hampden Watch Company created the pocket watch in Canton, Ohio, in 1914 — the same year in which the United States military occupied Veracruz, Mexico. The United States and Mexico had had poor diplomatic relations since the Mexican-American war that ended in 1848. On April 9, 1914, the Mexican government arrested nine unarmed U.S. Navy sailors in Tampico, Tamaulipas, in what is now known as the Tampico Affair. The Mexican government released the sailors, but the United States navy demanded an apology and a 21-gun salute. Mexico apologized but refused to salute. After receiving word that Mexican President Victoriano Huerta received weapons, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson delivered an order for the Navy to take Veracruz. The United States occupied the city for seven months, resulting in further tension with Mexico.

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: 3234464
  • Manufacture Year: 1914
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Canton 006 unique: Today, we're thrilled to present this one-of-a-kind, classy piece initially manufactured by the Hampden Watch Company in 1914 — the Canton 006. The Canton's dial sports a pristine, white background with antique-looking hour and minute hands. Its dark brown numerals are displayed distinctly atop the white background, perfectly matching the hour and minute hands, and the numerals boast a classic, bold font style that looks gorgeous against the dial's simple background. We paired the pocket watch with our scratch-resistant Machined Titanium, which further brings out the piece's simple yet elegant watch style. We also equipped it with a copper crown, contrasting the dial. The case's clear back gives you an intimate look into the watch's inner workings. You can see its 307-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish and pendant setting. The piece's bridge plate boasts 17 screw-set jewels, and you can view the watch's shining gold-plated gears powering this antique beauty. Finally, we matched the watch with our artisan-crafted Cordovan Oxblood leather watch strap, adding even more elegance to the piece. The Hampden Watch Company created the pocket watch in Canton, Ohio, in 1914 — the same year in which the United States military occupied Veracruz, Mexico. The United States and Mexico had had poor diplomatic relations since the Mexican-American war that ended in 1848. On April 9, 1914, the Mexican government arrested nine unarmed U.S. Navy sailors in Tampico, Tamaulipas, in what is now known as the Tampico Affair. The Mexican government released the sailors, but the United States navy demanded an apology and a 21-gun salute. Mexico apologized but refused to salute. After receiving word that Mexican President Victoriano Huerta received weapons, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson delivered an order for the Navy to take Veracruz. The United States occupied the city for seven months, resulting in further tension with Mexico.

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