Oh, I'm sellin' just not yet.
I had a watch I liked a bunch, and then the new model sucked. And I have a job that let me surf the Internet a lot, so I got interested in clocks. Then I discovered that building your own clock is something old men do and nobody pays you for, but then i found out that there was a clock repair class nearby, but that they recommended the watch repair class first, at which point i discovered that one of the five watchmaking schools in the world was two exits from my house, and then things snowballed.
I made jewelry before I went to college and then I went to college for mechanical engineering. Frankly if all of my jewelry-making stuff hadn't gotten stolen by Averats my junior year I probably would have been a watchmaker 20 years ago.