Brief History: Knickerbocker Watch Company
1890 - 1930
New York, New York
The Knickerbocker Watch Company was an importer only; they did not produce their own watches. Considered one of the "Dollar Watch" companies (similar to Ingraham or Ingersoll), they primarily sold imported lower-grade Swiss watches and inexpensive American watches produced for them by the New England Watch Company. Several of their models used a duplex escapement, as shown in the photo below.
The repair of Knickerbocker watches has become quite challenging due to the lack of availability of parts. In many cases it is simply not possible to locate parts, and repairs for certain models are either impossible or impractical. Since they were primarily low-cost watches, cost of repairs can often exceed the "book value" of the watch.
Knickerbocker Watch Company
Serial Numbers and Production Dates
Most Knickerbocker watches were not marked with a serial number, and there are no known import or production records for Knickerbocker watches.