Join us at our St Andrews or Edinburgh store for a unique experience selecting and assembling your ideal watch before adding a one of a kind engraved message.
Get hands on with the full Kartel watch range and take control to create a watch that will summon memories for years to come.
The unique appeal of such a memento makes a watch building experience perfect as a gift for a birthday, anniversary or retirement.
You will be met at our workshop in St Andrews for a warm welcome. Local whisky, beer and wine is the order of the day along with berries and Scottish tablet.
We will begin by sharing the history of local watch manufacturing and the story of our brand to help give you inspiration for the build of your own timepiece.
You will then be guided through our range of components, beginning with the options of case designs, to determine what best suits your style and needs.
Once the watch case and buckle has been selected we move onto our vast range of straps, available in leathers, cashmere and wool by Scotland’s Johnstons of Elgin, as well as authentic Harris Tweed options.
Next you will be guided through the assembly of your chosen components to create your finished wristwatch.
Finally, you can further personalise your watch with a bespoke engraving, adding text or even a handwritten message to the caseback. You will operate the engraving machine and watch your timepiece come to life.
If you wish to give a Watch Building Experience as a gift, you can purchase this gift card without specifying a date and time for the booking.
The person can then contact us to arrange a date & time that suits them once the item has been gifted.
Included in the price is £155 retail credit to use against the watch created during the Watch Building Experience at our St Andrews shop.
A credit card sized gift card in a card holder will be dispatched to you to allow it to be presented as a gift.
Visit our Watch Building Experience page for more information