The settlement of the area that became current-day Watertown began around 1657, and at the time, it was called by the native American name of Mattatock. The name was changed to Waterbury on march 20, 1695 by consensus of the local governing council. It originally encompassed a much greater swathe of land within its boundaries that it does now. It was formally incorporated as a town in 1780 under charter.

Back between 1857 and 1889, a mysterious and still positively-unidentified vagabond known simply as ‘The Leatherman’ roamed the areas of eastern Connecticut and northern New York, walking the same 365-mile route over and over again, and became a regular in many towns, including Watertown. Wearing the same leather clothes, he spoke fluent French, had limited command of the English language, and despite no apparent means of financially supporting himself, always had money to pay for groceries. Never violent, if rather gruff and abrupt in demeanour, the old hobo became an endearing figure to many in the towns he visited every 34 days or so, with many giving him food and letting him eat on their doorstep, and many towns even passed ordinances exempting him from the state law forbidding vagrancy. His body was found in 1889, and it was determined he died of mouth cancer, likely due to his smoking habit.

No-one has ever been able to determine his name or background, but nonetheless, his legend endures to this day, as does the memory of how a potentially dangerous individual who many people might otherwise cross the street to avoid became a loved and endearing staple of the local community.

We at SURE LOCK & KEY strive to become an equally endearing and loved staple of the community by offering customers in not only Watertown and surrounding area, but also across the great state of Connecticut, the very best local residential, commercial, and automotive locksmith service imaginable.

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We’re a full-service locksmith repair, replacement, and installation company founded by four brothers with over 35 years experience in the industry and built upon three core principles that we operate daily upon; namely great service, fair pricing, and prompt response. We also have an unshakeable belief in treating each and every one of our valued customers with dignity, honor, and respect in everything we do. We’re more than just a company, we’re a family, and we aim to have every one of our customers feel like part of the family by providing a local locksmith service near you that is both prompt and personable.

To that effect, we offer the following services to and for our valued customers;

  • 24/7 emergency locksmith services.
  • A promise that all phone calls to ourselves will be answered by a live expert operator.
  • No extra charge for evening appointments.
  • A proper 4-hour service call available.
  • A promise that you will receive an appointment the very same day you contact us; no waiting, no hassle, no nonsense.
  • A completely FREE no-obligation assessment and quote from our technician.
  • The most competitive locksmith prices in the current marketplace.

With an unswerving dedication to customer satisfaction, we offer a complete range of residential, commercial, and automotive locksmith services, including but not limited to;

  • Key cutting.
  • Key duplication.
  • Lock repair, replacement, and installation.
  • Master key making.
  • Electronic key and fob reprogramming.
  • Car lock and ignition repair.

… and much, much more (please see our Services pages for more details).

Such is our dedication to providing our valued customers with the very best service imaginable, we employ only the most qualified, experienced, and expert technicians in the field, who upon you contacting ourselves, will visit you at a mutually-agreed time of your convenience, quickly and accurately assess your underlying locksmith needs, and should you decide to utilise our services, will then work tirelessly to meet those needs both effectively and efficiently, keeping you informed and consulted at every stage of the process, and providing you not only with unrivaled expertise, unmatched, workmanship, and peerless customer service and support, but also peace of mind and an assurance that with SURE LOCK & KEY, you’ll be in good hands, whatever your residential, commercial, or automotive locksmith requirements may entail.

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