William Kimberly was a silversmith who worked at 35 Crown Street and 7 Fly Market, New York. He advertised in 1795 in The American Mercury for three journeymen that can work at different branches of the gold and silversmith's trade  (Ensko, 80). Kimberly relocated to Baltimore in 1804. His working dates are 1790 to 1821.
 
Kimberly Watch
 
Kimberly Watch

Maker:
Number:
City:
Date:
William Kimberly
31558
New York
1796
Description: Verge fusee movement with round pillars. Replaced dial and hands. Matching silver pair cases with London assay date mark for 1796 and case maker mark "WL" likely William Lewis of London. Duty mark of King George III used from 1786 to 1798. Watch paper by Henry Ham of Portsmouth, N.H. located within the case.

Kimberly Watch



References and recommended reading:
  • Stephen G.C. Ensko, American Sliversmiths and Their Marks, Dover Publishing, New York, 1983