The Canton 022 (47mm)
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The Canton 022 (47mm)

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The Canton 022 (47mm)
The Canton 022 (47mm)
The Canton 022 (47mm)
The Canton 022 (47mm)
The Canton 022 (47mm)
The Canton 022 (47mm)
The Canton 022 (47mm)
The Canton 022 (47mm)
The Canton 022 (47mm)
The Canton 022 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Canton 022 unique: Today, we’re happy to present this exquisite timepiece originally manufactured by the Hampden Watch Company in 1912 — the Canton 022. The watch features blue spade watch hands that look stunning against the dial’s spotless white background, and the watch face also boasts sophisticated black hour numerals surrounded by red minute numerals. We encased the original pocket watch within our glimmering, scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case, making the watch even more eye-catching, and paired it with a copper crown. The case also comes with a rear display, enabling you to view the watch’s 314-grade open-face movement with a Breguet hairspring and Hampden Star Regulator. The back of the watch also reveals luxurious and robust gold-plated gears powered by 21 ruby and sapphire jewels. To top off the completed piece, we matched it with our Mojave leather watch strap. The Hampden Watch Company initially produced the Canton 022’s original pocket watch in Canton, Ohio, in 1912 — the same year that Massachusetts created the first minimum wage law in the United States. Massachusetts’ minimum wage law only applied to women and children, and employers who broke the minimum wage requirements didn’t face significant consequences. Employers who refused to pay minimum wage were only punished by having their names printed in the local newspaper. Other states implemented minimum wage laws over the course of the next decade, and in 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act set a federal minimum wage of 25 cents per hour, worth around $5.13 in 2022.

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: 2935854
  • Manufacture Year: 1912
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Canton 022 unique: Today, we’re happy to present this exquisite timepiece originally manufactured by the Hampden Watch Company in 1912 — the Canton 022. The watch features blue spade watch hands that look stunning against the dial’s spotless white background, and the watch face also boasts sophisticated black hour numerals surrounded by red minute numerals. We encased the original pocket watch within our glimmering, scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case, making the watch even more eye-catching, and paired it with a copper crown. The case also comes with a rear display, enabling you to view the watch’s 314-grade open-face movement with a Breguet hairspring and Hampden Star Regulator. The back of the watch also reveals luxurious and robust gold-plated gears powered by 21 ruby and sapphire jewels. To top off the completed piece, we matched it with our Mojave leather watch strap. The Hampden Watch Company initially produced the Canton 022’s original pocket watch in Canton, Ohio, in 1912 — the same year that Massachusetts created the first minimum wage law in the United States. Massachusetts’ minimum wage law only applied to women and children, and employers who broke the minimum wage requirements didn’t face significant consequences. Employers who refused to pay minimum wage were only punished by having their names printed in the local newspaper. Other states implemented minimum wage laws over the course of the next decade, and in 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act set a federal minimum wage of 25 cents per hour, worth around $5.13 in 2022.

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