A Watch Industry Grows in Brooklyn

A Watch Industry Grows in Brooklyn

Q: I’ve heard that Brooklyn could be the new Switzerland Is that baloney, or are there worthwhile watches made in the borough? A: Hoppy beers, briny pickles, hand-dyed hoodies—Brooklyn has become known (and much-parodied) for its small-batch artisanal goods And, right you are, watches do seem to be the latest quality export of New York City’s most populous borough.

Calling it the new Switzerland would be a stretch, but Brooklyn now counts a sprinkling of intriguing watch designers among its residents, most of whom offer mechanical watches for under $2,000, downright affordable compared with typical high-end Swiss timepieces. David Sokosh, who lives in the Clinton Hill neighborhood, practiced photography and ran an art gallery before turning to watchmaking In 2008, he was asked to take part in the Brooklyn Flea but guessed that the roving flea market wouldn’t be a suitable showcase for his fine art Instead, Mr.

Sokosh dusted off . More

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