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Build Your Own Watch with Bespoke Engraving at Kartel Scotland

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Create your own bespoke watch from scratch at Kartel’s luxurious flagship store in St. Andrews.

You’ll be warmly welcomed by the master watch builder. Local whisky and beer are the order of the day, along with fresh local fruit and Scottish tablet. Learn the history of manufacturing and the story of Kartel, before browsing the range of watch components, with a choice of case designs and straps available in cashmere, leathers and wool.

Assemble and create your wristwatch, before further personalising it with a bespoke engraving, operating the machine yourself to add text or even a handwritten message. An experience that stands the test of time, this one’s yours to enjoy long after the day’s over.

What's Included?

  • Hands-on watchmaking experience for one
  • Choose your design, assemble and engrave your watch
  • Local whisky, beer, wine, fruit and snacks provided
  • Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card
  • Cancellation indemnity

What happens on the day?

You’ll be met by the master watch builder at the workshop, within Kartel’s luxurious flagship store.

After an overview of the history of local watch manufacturing and the story of Kartel, you’ll create your own timepiece, choosing the watch case, the straps, and using the engraving machine to add a bespoke finishing touch. Local whisky, beer and snacks are provided throughout the day. You can take home your finished creation to treasure long after the day’s over.

Please note booking price includes the Isla, Morris and Hume styles which come with a choice of casing and face colours, numerals and a wide range of straps. Additional watch styles will be available on the day as upgraded options. Any supplemental costs incurred by their selection will be payable direct to Kartel.

Participant guidelines

Minimum age: 15

Group sizes will not exceed four participants

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible

The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary


Vouchers are valid for 9 months from the date of issue.

The experience is available Monday to Friday starting at 11.00 or 14.00, and Saturdays at 11.00. Exclusions may apply.

We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.

Please allow 1 hour for the full experience.

What about insurance?

The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.

A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.

Location: Scotland - St Andrews

Please Note: If you’re purchasing a NEW Experience you will be entitled to the validity stated within this description. If/when you are within 3 months of the voucher expiry date and there are still restrictions in place, Virgin Experience Days are offering free extensions to allow the customer to use at a later date. They are reviewing this regularly in line with Government advice and updates.

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