Now, if I told you that a career mechanical engineer decided to try his hand at watchmaking, obtain a degree in the subject, and change careers, you might not think that is too far fetched. But what about a mechanical engineer whose focus, for nearly 25 years, was in missile and spacecraft attitude control systems? Now that career move would be wild. Well, that is precisely what Jerry Tate did, and his journey in doing so is nothing if not interesting.