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Hampden History

For over a century now, the Hampden Watch Company and the family behind it have been crafting premium timepieces in the heart of Chicago. The foundation stone was first laid in 1922 under the banner of Clinton Watch Company by the visionary, Hyman Wein. Their strategy was simplicity itself: importing premier Swiss movements to deliver the absolute pinnacle in watchmaking craftsmanship.

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MADE IN CHICAGO SINCE 1922

As our story unfolded, we spread our influence far and wide, building manufacturing plants in Switzerland, the Virgin Islands, New York, and Providence. We grew through the acquisition of other prestigious watch brands, including Hampden Watch in the mid-1950s and Benrus Watch in the 1980s. Parallel to all this expansive growth, the soul of our business quietly beat in the heart of Chicago, tirelessly crafting watches.

As we stride into our second century, we're proud to welcome a fourth generation into this horological lineage. To mark this milestone, we're debuting our latest collection – a bevy of timepieces with striking designs and patented innovations, exemplifying the enduring spirit of America's oldest active watch business. 

1922

Hyman Wein founds Clinton Watch Company in Chicago

1922

Hyman Wein founds Clinton Watch Company in Chicago

1930

Hampden Watch got into trouble, factory equipment sold to Russia, rest of assets

1930

Hampden Watch got into trouble, factory equipment sold to Russia, rest of assets

1933

Morris Wein founds Marathon Watch Company in Toronto which continues operation today

1933

Morris Wein founds Marathon Watch Company in Toronto which continues operation today

Dueber Watch Case Factory, Newport, Kentucky

1947

Irving Wein joins his father Hyman as the second generation at the company

1947

Dueber Watch Case Factory, Newport, Kentucky

Irving Wein joins his father Hyman as the second generation at the company

1958

Clinton acquires Hampden Watch Company

1958

Clinton acquires Hampden Watch Company

Albert M. Dueber

1960

Clinton opens a watch factory in Neuchatel, Switzerland

1960

Albert M. Dueber

Clinton opens a watch factory in Neuchatel, Switzerland

1972

Clinton opens a watch factory in St. Croix, USVI

1972

Clinton opens a watch factory in St. Croix, USVI

1973

Clinton begins selling dive watches "so incredibly watertight it comes packed to you in water!"

1973

Clinton begins selling dive watches "so incredibly watertight it comes packed to you in water!"

1981

Company acquires Benrus Watch Company

1981

Company acquires Benrus Watch Company

1985

Joseph Wein becomes the third generation

1985

Joseph Wein becomes the third generation

1989

Hampden becomes the first company to use lasers in watch production

1989

Hampden becomes the first company to use lasers in watch production

1997

Company sells the Benrus brand, renames itself Hampden Watch Company

1997

Company sells the Benrus brand, renames itself Hampden Watch Company

2023

Hampden Watch relaunches as Daniel Wein becomes fourth generation

2023

Hampden Watch relaunches as Daniel Wein becomes fourth generation