The Canton 018 (47mm)
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The Canton 018 (47mm)

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The Canton 018 (47mm)
The Canton 018 (47mm)
The Canton 018 (47mm)
The Canton 018 (47mm)
The Canton 018 (47mm)
The Canton 018 (47mm)
The Canton 018 (47mm)
The Canton 018 (47mm)
The Canton 018 (47mm)
The Canton 018 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Canton 018 unique: Today, we’re pleased to present this pristine, elegant watch originally manufactured by the Hampden Pocket Watch Company in 1915 — the Canton 018. The piece’s dial exudes sophistication with its striking dark Roman numerals that contrast its white background. The watch’s blue-tinted hour and minute hands emphasize the dial’s distinguished style. We encased the original pocket watch in our robust, scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case. The shimmering case draws further attention to the dial’s refined sophistication. We also added rustic colors to the final piece by equipping the watch with a copper-colored crown and Natural leather watch strap. The back of the watch boasts a Biltmore-grade open-face movement with nickel finish, pendant setting, and patent regulator. The watch also sports 17 luxuriously vivid jewels atop its bridge plate and gold-plated gears. The Hampden Watch Company initially produced the pocket watch in Canton, Ohio, in 1915 — the same year that Alexander Graham Bell made the famous “first transcontinental telephone call” from New York City to San Francisco during the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. In reality, this was not the first transcontinental phone call, but Bell and the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) claimed it was for marketing purposes. On the call, Bell repeated his famous line from 1876, “Mr. Watson, come here; I want you.” The call officially launched AT&T’s transcontinental service.

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: Sandblasted Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hampden Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3362017
  • Manufacture Year: 1915
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Canton 018 unique: Today, we’re pleased to present this pristine, elegant watch originally manufactured by the Hampden Pocket Watch Company in 1915 — the Canton 018. The piece’s dial exudes sophistication with its striking dark Roman numerals that contrast its white background. The watch’s blue-tinted hour and minute hands emphasize the dial’s distinguished style. We encased the original pocket watch in our robust, scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case. The shimmering case draws further attention to the dial’s refined sophistication. We also added rustic colors to the final piece by equipping the watch with a copper-colored crown and Natural leather watch strap. The back of the watch boasts a Biltmore-grade open-face movement with nickel finish, pendant setting, and patent regulator. The watch also sports 17 luxuriously vivid jewels atop its bridge plate and gold-plated gears. The Hampden Watch Company initially produced the pocket watch in Canton, Ohio, in 1915 — the same year that Alexander Graham Bell made the famous “first transcontinental telephone call” from New York City to San Francisco during the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. In reality, this was not the first transcontinental phone call, but Bell and the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) claimed it was for marketing purposes. On the call, Bell repeated his famous line from 1876, “Mr. Watson, come here; I want you.” The call officially launched AT&T’s transcontinental service.

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