Clinton Hill’s Time Lord: David Sokosh

Sokosh sells and repairs antique clocks in his Clinton Hill shop; he also creates battery-less wristwatches with pocket-watch parts produced in Switzerland in the 1970s. Watch sales have dragged since cell phones became ubiquitous, but a niche market for luxury watches has emerged, sort of like the resurgence in vinyl LP sales. “A mechanical watch needs to be wound every day. It needs the person wearing it in order to run,” Sokosh told us. “The person wearing the watch needs it to know what time it is. You need the watch and the watch needs you. It is a much warmer relationship than interacting with a cell phone.”

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