Nobody is "spouting". I think that Technoguy is stating what most folks these days THINK a watchmaker is. But I think we would all agree that a true watch maker has the machinist skills to create all the parts necessary to make a watch.
A lot of us here work on all kinds of clocks and watches, but I still would consider ourselves hobbiest. Greg, I think with your background, it would be great if you could contribute some positive posts from time to time.
Just for the record, I'll take the back off of anything.. and then I usually have to pay someone to put it back on!