(Music by Moby Gratis)
The Brooklyn Flea is not an easy place to stand out, but David Sokosh caught my attention. With his rounded spectacles, crisp white shirt, jacket vest, and thick mustache complemented by slicked-back hair, he looked like a vestige of a bygone era. It turned out he was an anachronism of sorts — a watchmaker.
David fell into watchmaking almost by accident. He owned an art gallery that closed during the recent recession. A hobbyist for many years, he had apprenticed with a clockmaker early on, and returned to it only after the dissolution of his art gallery. David’s story is a fascinating account of the consequence of chance, and how life’s uncontrollable events can lead an individual to his calling.
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