About Brooklyn Watches


Brooklyn Watches are created by David Sokosh in Brooklyn, New York.

They are powered by vintage pocket watch movements, which are between 40 and 50 years old. The movements (model numbers 6497 and 6498) were manufactured by the Swiss watch company Unitas. These are 17 jewel, manual wind movements. They are fitted with an incabloc shock absorber for years of reliable service. They have a 40 hour power reserve. These are available in a variety of textures and finishes. Because they are vintage, each is unique. Pleae let me know if you have a preference regarding the appearance of the movement. I can send you a scan of a specific watch that I have in stock. These are fine movements, but their accuracy cannot be compared to modern battery operated quartz watches. Expect your mechanical watch to run a few seconds fast or slow in a day. They will get you to work on time and you won't be late for important appointments, but if you are planning to launch a rocket for NASA, switch to a quartz watch that day.

I seek out these older pocket watches, restore the movements and set them in new wrist watch cases. Sometimes I use the vintage pocket watch dial as well, re-branding it Brooklyn Watches. These vintage dials will often show signs of use, and a mark where the original brand was buffed away.

Other models receive new dials, some that I have designed and produced myself.

The cases are newly made and come from a variety of manufacturers in the United States, Europe and Asia. Some may resemble famous designs, but they are an homage to those designs, and should not be confused with their honored predecessors. The cases are made of stainless steel, some with gold plating or a PVD coating. These coatings are of good quality, but even the best coatings will eventually wear, revealing the stainless steel beneath. If this is a concern, choose a case without plating or coating. The cases are water resistant. There is a rubber gasket in the back and in the crown. Do not wear a Brooklyn Watch in the shower, or swim with it! Feel free to wash your hands, do the dishes or walk in the rain with one on.

The leather straps are created in Italy.

Collectors respond to my re-use of vintage materials in combination with new elements.

I make approximately three watches per week. If you'd like to place an order, contact me via email. I'll let you know what the approximate wait time is. At presen I'm quoting a six month turn around time. Orders require a 50% deposit to start the job, with the balance due on completion.

These green machines require no batteries. They are manual wind, meaning that the wearer winds and sets the watch each day. This interaction makes telling the time a much more personal experience. If a mechanical watch is used daily, it should be serviced every 2-3 years. I provide this service, or it can be done by any good watch repair person.

I always stand behind my work. Brooklyn Watches are guaranteed for one year from date of purchase (damage from abuse is not covered by the guarantee).

Brooklyn Watches and I can be seen in person at the Brooklyn Flea on weekends. Check www.brooklynflea.com for locations and hours.

Please look at the watches I have available for sale, and contact me with any questions.

Email david@davidsokosh.com using the

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Brooklyn Watches gladly accepts Master Card and Visa.