We are a Family run Watchmaker & Jeweller based in Alloa (The heart of central Scotland), established 1962, offering sales and repairs of watches, clocks, jewellery & gifts.
A traditional family run Watchmaker, Jeweller & Art Gallery offering the sale & repair to watches, clocks, jewellery & locally made crafts & artwork.
Gordon McFarlane F.B.H.I. qualified as a watch and clockmaker in 1959, and soon after set up in business in Alloa. He purchased the shop from Mr Allan when he retired in 1962. Neil McFarlane qualified as a gemmologist in 1992 having joined his father in the business two years earlier, although Gordon has himself now retired the history of this well respected local business can be traced back to approx 1840’s, with five successive owners: both McFarlanes, James Allan successor to David Morgan having bought the shop from the estate of Andrew Black in approx 1872/3. Mr Morgan had served his apprenticeship with Andrew Black.
We are therefore able to offer qualified expertise on our full range of sales and repair services: which covers anything from a basic repair of an item of jewellery to a full restoration of your favourite family heirloom watch.
Our services include repairs and sales to: watches, clocks & jewellery, as well as gitware, glassware & pewterware, not forgetting engraving & valuations.
As the business is still a family run concern you can be assured of both personal and friendly service, backed up with the confidence of qualified and expert knowledge.
You also have the advantage that many of the items which we have for sale in the shop are either unique to us, or are slightly different. Such as unusual gemstones or watches and clocks bearing the shops name. Special collections are also available, in jewellery you can choose from Ortak & Shetland Jewellery through to gold, silver & platinum in a full range of styles and budgets. We currently stock Sekonda, Accurist, Pulsar & Rotary watches to name but a few.
An Art Gallery opened within our premises in April 2001 and was awarded a prize in 2005 from the local arts forum. There are exhibits of artworks and ceramics, hand made greeting cards, wood carving & turning etc: again offering exclusive gifts many of which are one off pieces and most are by local artists. The Shop & Gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 9am until 5pm.