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Personalised Watch Building Experience

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What to Expect

You will be met by our master watch builder at our workshop in St Andrews for a warm welcome. Local whisky, beer and wine is the order of the day along with fresh smoked salmon canapés 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 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 the master watch builder will guide you 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 case back. You will operate the engraving machine and watch your timepiece come to life.

And there you have it, a unique watch designed & made by you to keep forever.
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Important Information
Departure Point
9 Church St, St Andrews KY16 9NW, UK
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Engraving Equipment
  • A finished watch to keep.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We went in to browse the watches on view and ended buying a watch. There was no hard sell and Dale was attentive and professional throughout our visit. We will be back and will buy again. Highly recommended.
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Found a high quality mens watch for a very reasonable price at the Kartel shop in St. Andrews. Very satisfied with the profession service.
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Modern feeling shop, great staff (owner) and the watches look really elegant at excellent value. The customising option is well worth it. Being able to build your own watch brings something different and refreshing to the watch buying experience. Would recommend.
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The Guy in the shop was very helpful he told us all about their lovely watches i was so impressed i just had to buy one its a great idea . i seen a watch face i liked and then a strap and he put them together for me sized it and off i went a very happy customer
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Key Details
  • Kartel Scotland
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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