I am a beginning watchmaker, and a (not at all) young, idealistic person. I would like to develop my skills to the point that I can make an entire watch from more or less scratch. I would then like to start making watches and selling them--nothing fancy, at least at first, just a reliable mechanical watch. I want it to be a good one, but also American. I would think this would have a great deal of appeal these days.
So my question is why won't this work? What stumbling blocks am I not aware of that make this impossible? At this point I've read and seen enough to know what goes into making a watch, and I've had both business startup/ownership experience, and a small amount of manufacturing experience.
My other thought is there is so much manufacturing potential where I live, Detroit, that I'm living in the midst of this great potential that is going to complete waste.
I look forward to what you all have to say. And I have a box of kleenex ready if you make me cry. But it's ok, I can take it.