Sabahattin Güneş started working as an apprentice in his uncle's watch repairing shop when he dropped out of school due to a disease he had suffered in the third grade in primary school. Watch repairing is a family business. He has also worked with a magnifying glass in his eye at the counter for sixty years. Sabahattin says "It is like resurrecting the dead, this satisfaction is ineffable." However, he also says that this profession died after digital hours.
While his neighbors in Anafartalar Bazaar were closing their shops one after another due to the decision to demolish them, Sabahattin suddenly closed his shop for good one morning.