Fellow Watchaholic, Wrist Watch Review, had an interesting interview with Mike Kobold, founder of the Kobold Chronograph and Watch company:
“What do you do when you’re 19, in a strange city, and hate school? While many of us would take to pizza, beer, and video games, Mike Kobold, founder of the Kobold Chronograph and Watch Company, decided to build and sell watches from his dorm room.
“I went to Carnegie Mellon, in Pittsburgh, to get my graduate degree in Economics,” said Mike. “A friend of the family’s, a Nobel-prize winner, actually, told me it would be a great place to go. I hated it, so I started a watch company at age 19 with $5000, my lifetime savings, out of my dorm room.”
“I probably would have hated any school,” he adds, not wanting to disparage his adopted city. “I didn’t want to go to school.” (continued)