Kartel Scotland

Kartel Scotland, St. Andrews: Hours, Address, Kartel Scotland Reviews: 5/5

Kartel Scotland
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Lessons & Workshops
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Visit our flagship store Build your own bespoke watch at no additional cost. Add an engraved message for a meaningful gift. Proud collaborators with Harris Tweed and Johnston of Elgin cashmere & wools. Watches from £65
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stuartr799
Elgin, UK43 contributions
A great experience. Ben was informative, told the story of watch making in the local area and then helped me to design my own watch. A number of styles, faces, colours and straps allowed me to pick a watch that I wanted. Whilst ‘building it ‘ was perhaps a little over-egging the pudding, I did put the pieces together and helped design my personal engraving - with a lot of help from Ben.

In sum, this was a great hour or so - an ideal present for those folks (like me) who are difficult to buy for. And it was complemented with a bit of millionaire’s shortbread washed down with a fine Aberfeldy!
Written 9 February 2022
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Mark Johnstone
Edinburgh, UK179 contributions
Jan 2022
I had been bought a watch building experience by my wife, and I am afraid to admit it, it took me ages to get round to utilising it. My tardiness aside, my visit to the Kartel Showroom in The St James Quarter, Edinburgh, was absolutely spot on!

My experience was faultless, from the initial warm welcome given to me by Dale, all the way through to leaving with my new timepiece. I was made to feel part of the Kartel concept, through being introduced to all the options that were available to produce my own bespoke watch.

The watch building experience is ‘hands on’ but through being given expert guidance and information, very relaxed, so I felt comfortable in the showroom environment.

Needless to say, I am incredibly happy with my new watch and will certainly be back to invest in another at some point in the future.

Thank you, and all success Kartel!
Written 28 January 2022
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stephen0601
Glasgow, UK17 contributions
Given as a birthday gift by my wife, we both attended and had a fabulous experience with Dale. What a laugh we both had or was it just at me. We left with 2 watches a had a great time.
Written 11 December 2021
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ledgar2003
Glasgow, UK4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
I am the recipient of six watches and have purchased a pair of Sunglasses. Love the product though , my visit to St Andrews store on Sat 4th December was non eventful my Wife and I found the salesman not interested or sincere not that talkative no discounts or vouchers for future sales or being offered the occasional dram which adds a nice touch to your shopping experience. Sorry Kartel if the shop were busy we would understand. Perhaps you have spolied us in the past .
Written 6 December 2021
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Allpro83
Glasgow, UK40 contributions
Aug 2021
Just returned from a watch building experience I received as a gift. Could not recommend highly enough. While the voucher said an hour, I spent almost 2 in the company of Ben. Had the fortune of being the only customer that morning, so after an introduction into Kartel, followed by a history of watch making in the area, general chat on watches of all types and then had a great opportunity to look at the whole Kartel range and all the options available. In the end I purchased a Cameron with a black and white lambs wool strap.
An experience for those who love watches or are just looking for something a little different in St Andrews.
Written 7 August 2021
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Andrew C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands20 contributions
A very fun and different experience. Dale is good company and the watches are cool. They both look good and have solid movements in the back. Shop aesthetic is great and snacks and drinks throughout the visit. Easy to recommend!
Written 14 May 2021
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bert7821
Falkirk, UK2 contributions
Aug 2020
Used my watch building experience voucher as an extra birthday treat had a good time in the well kept shop. Lots of chat and help for the staff on the day. Would recommend going up and making a day of it in St Andrew’s
Written 19 April 2021
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Baker-Boy1989
Glasgow, UK24 contributions
My sister bought me a voucher for Christmas for a watch building experience. So we thought we would make a weekend of it, turns out it was our last weekend away before Lockdown.

The shop itself is very classy and well finished and we felt very well looked after by the guys behind the counter.

There was absolutely no pressure to make a desicipn quickly, we were allowed to try various watch faces with various straps until we found one we loved.

I was also allowed to use the engraving machine and to fit the strap to the watch face myself, so when I get another strap I'll know how to do it myself.

Definitely a worth while experience and I would 100% reccomend it.
Written 19 April 2021
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MayneReviews
London, UK2 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Brilliant experience, the staff couldn't have been more helpful, staying late to serve us and providing drinks whilst we chose our watches. Came out with a couple of lovely watches at a reasonable price. Would highly recommend.
Written 18 April 2021
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miraclekev
Hickory, NC12 contributions
May 2020
Had the pleasure of discovering Kartel while in St Andrews last year - they have cracked the code of a wonderful (and not too expensive) watch shopping/designing experience! If you're in the area for any length of time, this is a MUST!
Written 18 April 2021
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