The New York Daily News reports today on the only master watchmaker in Brooklyn, the nabe's Hartley Satnick.
New York Daily News: This Master Executes His Job Like Clockwork: Satnick has been in Brooklyn Heights since 1960. He moved to his current site, 187 State St., in January, after a fitness club took over his former location on Joralemon St.
"My old place is a juice bar now," he said.
Although customers know Satnick can occasionally be gruff, especially when in the middle of a watch repair, they swear by him.
"I've never had any bad work. That's why I remember him," said Lenny Ming of Crown Heights.
Vicki Bernstein of Park Slope said, "I have watches that were chronically breaking. Mr. Satnick said I wasn't winding them properly. He could easily have charged me money. But there was no charge and they've been running properly for six years.
"He's a man of integrity," Bernstein added, "even at the expense of his own wallet."