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Here's a brief description:

"General Stark
The Hampden Watch Co. grade General Stark, a modest model 4, 16-size, 17-jewel, nickel-finished, unadjusted movement, available in both open-face and hunting-case versions, was introduced after the turn of the century. The grade was also produced as a 12-size, 15-jewel watch. General John Stark, for whom the watch was named, was a revolutionary war hero of Bunker Hill and Bennington fame. The Hampden Watch Co.'s home of Canton, Ohio is in Stark County, which probably accounts for the company naming a watch grade in his honor."

While the watch isn't in great condition and doesn't have any monetary value (of course sentiment wise, it is priceless), I did the turn the crown a little bit and it started right up. A 105 year old item and it still works! The Uncle Joe, who gave it to my great grandfather, owned a brewery in Cincinnati, but was ruined by Prohibition.









 

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What a beautiful example, Grumpy! It would be really cool to have your watchmaker go through it and carry it when you have an appropriate occasion.


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Nice Watch! I have recently restored and serviced my grandfathers watch will post some pics later this week. A nice family heirloom, love that paperwork on the back of the cover.
 
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