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    Book recommendation?

    Greetings, I am writing to ask if anyone can recommend a book on collecting pocket watches. My uncle collects Hampden watches from Canton, Ohio and I would like to pay him back for a really big favor that he did me. When I got on Amazon it seemed like the books that came up all had bad reviews. I am looking for a book that discusses makers, marks, and movements. Prices are probably not so important as I have never yet met a price guide on anything that seemed all that accurate anyway. Alternatively, does anyone know if the Hampden watch company made chains or any other accessories? Any books directly on Hampden watches would also be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help.

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    Re: Book recommendation?

    Hello, welcome to the forum.

    Here's a book about Hampden:
    http://crunruh.zoovy.com/product/PUB...---PUB142.html

    You might want to have a look at the other books they have on that website about watches, they have quite a wide selection. Hope this helps, and good luck!

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    Re: Book recommendation?

    Hamptons were fine watches. Many good examples are available today. But good books can be rarer than good watches!

    Chains and other acesssories were sold by the jeweler from whatever stocks he may have had on hand. Movement makers did not make chains, to the best of my knowledge.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Book recommendation?

    Thanks to you both!

    The book looks very appropriate.

    I greatly appreciate the help.

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