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Clockmaker to talk tick tock clock shop

David Sokosh

David Sokosh

The American Clock & Watch Museum on Sunday, October 16th at 5:30 will host a special presentation by watchmaker David Sokosh.

David Sokosh is the owner of Brooklyn Watches, a New York based company. He builds wrist watches by combining vintage Swiss pocket watch movements from the 1960’s and 70’s, a variety of dials and contemporary stainless steel wrist watch cases.

Sokosh has always been fascinated by the late nineteenth century, from furniture to printing presses to clocks. He studied traditional gelatin silver photography at Western Connecticut State University, but his muse led him to explore wet-plate collodion and tintype, techniques used by Matthew Brady during the Civil War.

In the middle of his college career, he took time off to apprentice with a clockmaker, in Bethel, CT, and learned about antique mechanical clocks, which led to an interest in mechanical watches, which led to his creation of Brooklyn Watches, in 2009.

He began selling his watches at the Brooklyn Flea and on the web. To date he has built and sold nearly 500 of these unusual mechanical watches.

Sokosh will speak about the history of clocks and watches, his interest in vintage technologies, and how he started Brooklyn Watches while disassembling and then re-assembling one of his time pieces.

The event is $5 for museum members and $10 for non-members. To purchase tickets for this special program in advance, you can call the museum 860-583-6070 or drop the museum which is open seven days a week, from 10-5 located at 100 Maple St, Bristol.

Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event.

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