Wow, thank you so much, that means an awful lot coming from a guy with your amazing skills. I'm working my way up to more complex things, ill get there. If i havent alrady, ill add you to my watch list too!
yea.... that's about right I think. After I saw your work I went on and modeled two watches myself. About same level of details and it would take me about two days on average with lighting, texturing and rendering... so yes. those are fun to do.