In Watches, a Purple Craze

Lucien Steinmann, co-chief executive of Positive Coating, said A.L.D., as the process is commonly called, involved applying a transparent coating of oxidized metals onto a surface, atomic layer by atomic layer, in a vacuum chamber. “Due to the thickness of the coating used for decoration on dials, cases and movement parts, the human eye will…

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His Better Banter Won Her Over

Blair Bryant Dawson would be chatted up by many patrons when she worked as a bartender at Catfish in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. But her banter with Daniel Sean Ogorzalek was always a cut above the rest. “You have to have an impeccable repartee to stand out to a bartender who’s chatting with funny patrons regularly,”…

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