Thrash metal followers and guitar fans in general may be familiar with the saga of Anthrax’s Dan Spitz, he who left the band … to work on watches. In an interview with Hodinkee (a watch publication), Spitz described how that came to pass. He’s not as eccentric as it might seem:
At the end of the day, I just needed a break. I have extreme OCD, I do things either full-on or full-off, and I like to do things that others have not done before. I need that drive and that ambition. That’s why I decided to commit to learning the higher levels of watchmaking.
Check out much more, including photos of Spitz working on fine timepieces at Hodinkee.