His first pieces lost him money but gained him the attention he needed to build a full-time business, making watches to order.
Mr. Chaykin credits some of his success to his unorthodox horological education. “In my opinion an academic background teaches students to think in certain ways and limits them to certain rules,” he said.
“In my case, I learned everything as I went, on a need-to-know basis,” he said. “I think that my lack of formal schooling left me with an open mind.”"
Indeed as most " education " this days is in effect negating individuality!!