Again, Uneducated Hick chiming in, but Isn't the obvious flaw in the watchmaker argument, that the watch is made primarily of metal, and that metals don't make up the majority of any life form, because they don't possess the necessary properties, to evolve, or for that matter to set the dynamo of life in motion. It's a more complex question than the analogy allows for.
It is my feeling that there is more to the nature of order than is completely understood. If life is the current end-result of order, then perhaps order does tend toward order, with respect to our small, randomly exceptional molecular base structures. That is, in the case of life and how it progresses, blindly toward greater complexity. If you observe it one way, you see random forces, and if you observe it another way, you see meticulous, high-functioning order. It's a long, slow-acting, mathematical process, of weeding out dead-end equations, over billions of years.
What if our consciousness, is just the highest level(that is known) of the experiential phenomenon of order itself? I don't know if that makes sense. Anything that exhibits the behavior, of self-actuated accessing of memory, might be called a rudimentary consciousness, because that is the foundation of experience. What if the impetus to reproduce memory strands, is the beginning of that experiential phenomenon, on a simpler level, in a way that we can't conceive? Am I talking out of my ass, or does it seem plausible?
But I recognize it, as speculation and mental masturbation. No delusions.