Join us to build your own bespoke watch


Join us 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 by our master watch-builder at our workshops for a warm welcome. Tea, coffee, whisky, local beer or wine are the order of the day along with fresh local fruit 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.

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 caseback. You will operate the engraving machine and watch your timepiece come to life.

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, Stainless Steel and Fabric options


LEARN ABOUT LOCAL WATCHMAKING HISTORY: Our master watch builder will explain the history of local watch making dating back to the 1700s.

SNACKS; Scottish produce - tablet, local seasonal berries and homemade shortbread

1 HOUR WATCH BUILDING: Learn about our brand and our range to help you understand the possibilities of design to build your perfect watch.

DRINKS: Whisky, beer, wine, tea or coffee are available.

PERSONALISATION: Operate our engraving machine to add a personal touch to mark the moment.


Included in the £175 price is £155 to spend on any items of your choice to build the perfect watch.

Our watches start from £115 and anything over £155 will be an additional charge.

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