15 Best Rotary Watches Review – Are They Any Good?

15 Best Rotary Watches Review

Hello everyone, today I’m taking a look at the popular affordable watch brand, Rotary. Rotary watches Lt was established by Moise Dreyfuss back in 1895 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Britain became a very successful market for the company when family members Georges and Sylvain Dreyfuss started to import Rotary timepieces into the country.

Rotary watches have their headquarters in Regent Street, London, United Kingdom. They also have another watch brand names Dreyfuss & Co watches which include higher end more exclusive timepieces.

Are Rotary Watches Good?

So are Rotary watches actually any good? Rotary are a reknowned member of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH and are known for their high quality timepieces that offer value for money. They range from higher end timepieces manufactured in Switzerland to less expensive more afforsable watches that are made elsewhere, often with Japanese or Chinese movements.

With a huge range of styles and designs available in a wide price range it’s fair to say that Rotary watches should have something suitable for most people. And of course if you’re looking to spend more then they also have their Dreyfuss & Co watch brand.

All in all I personally feel Rotary watches offer very good value for money and produce a nice selection of very well built watches. The Rotary timepieces in my personal collection have served me well and I’m actually looking to add a Rotary moonphase watch to my selection, you’ll spot one of these in today’s list.

 

15 Best Rotary Watches

Below I’ve put together a list of 15 of the most popular Rotary watches currently available. There’s a wide range of both their more affordable timepieces and their higher end Swiss watches on show so I’m hoping there is something here for everybody.

If you have any questions about any of the Rotary watches featured simply comment at the end and I’ll try to help you out as best I can. For now, enjoy today’s list of the best Rotary watches for men.

 

1. Rotary Men’s Exclusive Pilot Chronograph Watch

 Rotary GB0064405View the latest details and prices on Amazon or Watch Shop

 First up in today’s Rotary watches review is this exclusive Rotary pilot chronograph watch. This awesome looking timepiece is built with a large 45mm stainless steel casing that has a thickness of 14mm. The strap is also made of stainless steel and fastens with a fold over style clasp. Let’s not forget to take a look at that impressive bezel design too.

The dial may seem a little cluttered but it’s still fairly easy to read the time on. The bold silver toned hour markers and hands stand out nicely against the dark blue background. There’s also 3 small sub dials on display as well as a date indicator at the 3 o’clock position.

Powering this Rotary pilot watch is a reliable and accurate quartz movement. A mineral crystal glass also provides you with a good level of both shatter and scratch resistance.

You can read my full Rotary GB00644/05 watch review here soon.

 

2. Rotary Exclusive Vintage Chronograph Watch

Rotary GS0060005View the latest details and prices on Amazon or Watch Shop

 Up next we have another impressive looking Rotary timepiece built with a vintage style in mind. They’ve gone for a 42mm stainless steel casing that has a thickness of 14mm making it a little chunky. The strap is made of a soft genuine leather with contrast stitching for added detail.

The dial has an easy to read design with bold hands and hour markers that stand out against the blue background. There are 3 chronograph subdials as well as a small date indicator on display.

At the heart of this watch is a chronograph quartz movement for reliable and accurate timekeeping. On the front of this Rotary chronograph watch is mineral crystal glass that provides you with a decent level of both scratch and shatter resistance. The timepiece also comes with a 50m water resistance rating.

You can read my full Rotary GS00600/05 watches review here soon.

 

3. Rotary Skeleton Watch Vintage Mecanique Automatic Collection

Rotary GS0294006View the latest details and prices on Amazon or Watch Shop

 Here we have the first of quite a few popular Rotary skeleton watches. These are more personal favourite style of watches but also feature as some of the most regularly bought timepieces for Rotary on their own merit. The stainless steel casing has a 40mm diameter with a thickness of 11mm. An awesome feature of this watch is the exhibition style caseback that allows you to take a look at the inner workings of the watch through the rear of the timepiece. They’ve matched this up with a black genuine leather strap that fastens with a buckle style clasp.

On the dial you can see a large amount of the automatic movement on show. This has been complemented with blue tinted hands and bold Roman numeral style hour markers.

At the heart of this Rotary skeleton watch is self-winding automatic movement by Miyota with a 21 jewel design. This type of movement is powered by the movement of your wrist and never requires a battery. A mineral crystal glass protects the front and rear of the timepiece from scratches and shattering.

You can read my full Rotary GS02940/06 review here.

 

4. Vintage Style Rotary Mecanique Automatic Skeleton Watch

Rotary GS0294201View the latest details and prices on Amazon or Watch Shop

 This is another one of Rotary’s most popular skeleton watches currently available. This best selling Rotary automatic watch features a rose gold PVD plated stainless steel casing that has a diameter of 40mm with an 11mm thickness. It makes use of a exhibition style caseback and comes with a brown coloured genuine leather strap.

The dial has a large amount of the automatic movement exposed with a small outer rim used to display the Roman numeral style hour markers, they’ve gone for black coloured slim hands that can be a little hard to read on the dial.

A self-winding automatic 21 jewel Miyota movement has been used to power the movement meaning it is charged by the movement of your wrist and no battery is required. Mineral crystal glass has been used on the front and rear of the watch as it provides a good level of shatter and scratch resistance.

You can read my full Rotary GS02942/01 watch review here.

 

 5. Rotary Men’s Vintage Mechanique Skeleton Automatic Exclusive Watch

Rotary GS0503221View the latest details and prices on Amazon or Watch Shop

 This has to be one of my personal favourites from Rotary’s collection of automatic watches. This timepiece is built with a stainless steel casing that has a diameter of 40mm and a thickness of 12mm. A brown coloured genuine leather strap has been used that works nicely with the rolse gold PVD detailings of the hands and crown.

The dial features stunning rose gold PVD coated hands that stand out brilliantly against the open work skeleton design of the background. On the outer rim larger Roman numeral style hour markers have been used.

I love that you can see the automatic 21 jewel Miyota movement working away through the rear exhibition caseback on this Rotary skeleton watch. Of course, mineral crystal glass has been used for both the front and rear of the timepiece. This is a specially hardened glass that offers a decent level of shatter and scratch resistance.

You can read my full GS05032/21 Rotary watches review here soon.

 

6. Rotary Mecanique Vintage Skeleton Automatic Watch

Rotary GS0294103View the latest details and prices on Amazon or Watch Shop

 This is another popular colour variaiton of Rotary’s skeleton watch. This model is build with a gold PVD plated stainless steel casing with a diameter of 40mm and an 11mm thickness. The strap is made of a soft genuine leather in brown which works well with the gold colouring.

The dial showcase a large amount of the exposed automatic movement and includes an outer rim with Roman numer style hour markers and slim neat black hands.

A self-winding automatic 21 jewel movement has been used which can be seen through the front of the dial and the rear of the watch via the exhibition style caseback. Protecting both the front and rear of the watch is a specially hardened mineral crystal glass.

You can read my full GS02941/03 Rotary watch review here soon.

7. Swiss made Rotary Legacy Dive Watch (Automatic)

Rotary GB9016804View the latest details and prices on Amazon or Watch Shop

 Here we have one of Rotary’s higher end Swiss made watches in the form of a popular automatic diving watch. The Rotary Legacy Dive is made with a stainless steel casing that has a diameter of 40mm and a thickness of 12mm. This has been matched up with a stainless steel strap that fastens with a push button deployment style clasp.

The dial has that typical diving watch design with a large bezel and thick hands and hour markers that have a coating of lume for better visibility in dim lit conditions. There’s also a small date indicator located at the 3o’clock position.

Powering this Rotary diving watch is a Swiss made automatic movement for reliable and accurate timekeeping. A sapphire crystal glass lens has been used on this timepiece to provide you with an excellent level of scratch resistance with a Mohs hardness rating of 9. This men’s Rotary watch has a water resistance rating of 100m.

You can read my full Rotary GB90168/04 review here.

 

8. Rotary Skeleton Automatic Watch

Rotary GB0503206View the latest details and prices on Amazon or Watch Shop

 Up next we have another stunning Rotary automatic skeleton watch that’s built with a 40mm stainless steel casing that has a thickness of 12mm. The strap on this model is also made of stainless steel and fastens with a push release deployment style clasp.

I’m a big fan of the use of blue tinted detailings on watch dials at the moment so I’m loving the hands and hour markers on this model. There’s also quite a nice amount of the automatic movement on show through the skeleton aspect of the dial.

At the heart of this Rotary skeleton watch is an automatic self-winding movement. You can actually see the movement working away through the rear of the timepiece through the exhibition style caseback. A mineral crystal glass lens is used to offer scratch and shatter resistance to the front and rear of the timepiece.

You can read my full Rotary GB05032/06 watch review here.

 

9. Rotary Men’s Automatic Day Date Watch

Rotary GS0035102KITView the latest details and prices on Amazon or Watch Shop

 If you’re a fan of day/date watches then this next Rotary timepiece might be perfect for you. It has more of a classic style but still keeps to today’s popular sizes with a 40mm PVD gold plated stainless steel casing that has a thickness of 12mm.

The dial has an almost minimalistic design with simple slim PVD gold plated hands and hour markers that stand out against the white coloured background. There’s a day and date display located at the 3 o’clock position which is a feature many seem to like to have on their timepiece.

At the heart of this watch is a self-winding automatic movement that charges up with the movement of your wrist and never requires a battery. This Rotary watch also comes with an exhibition caseback so you can view the movement through the rear of the timepiece. Mineral crystal glass has been used front and back of the watch for resistance against scratches and shattering.

You can read my full GS00351/02 Rotary watches review here soon.

 

10. Rotary Swiss Made Tradition Automatic Watch

Rotary GS9016402View the latest details and prices on Amazon or Watch Shop

 Here we have another more traditional styled high end Swiss made watch from Rotary. This model is built with a PVD rose gold plated stainless steel casing that has a diameter of 42mm and a 12mm thickness. It’s been paired up beautifully with a brown genuine leather strap.

The dial has this fantastic detailing to it which is a little hard to see with the image I’ve provided above. The slim hands and hour markers are finished in a PVD rose gold plating to match up with the casing. There’s also a small date display located at the 6 o’clock position on the dial.

At the heart of this Rotary Les Originales Swiss watch is a Swiss automatic movement for accurate and reliable timekeeping. The movement never needs a battery as it charges up from the movement of your wrist. This higher end Rotary watch makes use of a quality domed sapphire crystal glass lens for some of the best scratch resistance available.

You can read my full GS90164/02 Rotary watch review here soon.

 

11. Rotary Swiss Chronograph Legacy Diving Watch

Rotary GB9017005View the latest details and prices on Amazon or Watch Shop

 Another best selling Rotary watch is up next which comes from their Les Originales collection. It’s a high end Swiss diving watch that’s built with a large 42mm stainless steel casing with a 12mm thickness.

The dial and bezel of this model have a beautiful blue coloured tone to them. The hands and hour markers are coated with Super Luminova for excellent visibility in dim lit conditions. There’s also 3 chronograph subdials and a small date indicator on display.

At the heart of this Rotary watch is a Swiss made quartz movement for accurate and reliable timekeeping. Sapphire glass has been opted for again as this is a high end Rotary watch, providing you with excellent scratch resistance. The water resistance rating of this diving style watch is 100m or 10 bar.

You can read my full GB90170/05 Rotary watch review here soon.

 

12. Rotary Wiss Made Windsor Quartz Watch

Rotary GB9015305View the latest details and prices on Amazon or Watch Shop

 This is the Rotary Windsor quartz watch, it’s made with a highly polished stainless steel casing with a smaller 36mm diameter and slim 8mm thickness. The stainless steel strap fastens with a push button deployment style clasp.

The dial has a simple easy to read design to it with silver toned hands and hour markers that stand out well against the deep blue colour of the background. There’s also a popular day and date display on show at the 3 o’clock position.

Powering this Rotary Les Originales watch is a Swiss made quartz movement that provides you with accurate and reliable timekeeping. A highly scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass lens has been used which often features in Rotary’s more expensive timepieces.

You can read my full GB90153/05 Rotary watches review here soon.

 

13. Rotary Two Tone Havana Watch

Rotary GB0266120View the latest details and prices on Amazon or Watch Shop

 Here we have the Rotary Havana watch, a timepiece built with a two tone PVD gold plated design. The casing is made of stainless steel with a diameter of 38mm and a thickness of 10mm. The bezel is finished in a beautiful gold PVD plating. The strap has a two tone design and fastens with a push release deployment style clasp.

The dial has some beautiful detailing to it and features this popular day and date design with the day of the week sitting at the 12 o’clock position on the timepiece. The champagne coloured dial also features bold hour markers and gold tone watch hands.

A reliable quartz crystal movement has been used to provide precise and accurate timekeeping. On this model they’ve made use of a mineral crystal glass lens for a good level of both shatter and scratch resistance. The watch also has a 100m water resistance rating.

You can read my full GB02661/20 Rotary watches review here soon.

 

14. Rotary Moonphase Watch (Quartz)

Rotary GB0506501View the latest details and prices on Amazon or Watch Shop

 This is a rather impressive looking Rotary moonphase watch that has a view variations available such as a leather strap edition or a model with a gold PVD finish to it. This model is built with a 38mm stainless steel casing that has a thickness of just 9mm. The strap is made of stainless steel and fastens with a push button deployment style clasp.

The dial has quite a bit going on, something I personally really like on this model. There’s a day and date display along with a moonphase indicator at the 6 o’clock position. This is all set inside of an outer rim which features Roman numeral style hour markers. To top things off are the blue tinted hands for an added high end look.

Powering this Rotary moonphase watch is a reliable and accurate quartz movement that provides you with precise timekeeping. The specially hardened mineral crystal glass lens on front of the watch gives you a good level of protection against shattering and scratches.

You can read my full Rotary GB05065/01 moonphase watch review here soon.

 

15. Rotary Ocean Avenger Men’s Watch

Rotary GB0269404View the latest details and prices on Amazon or Watch Shop

 In at number 15 we have another recommended Rotary diving watch in the form of the Ocean Avenger. This model has a 40mm stainless steel casing with a thickness of 13mm and comes with a stainless steel strap that fastens with a fold over deployment clasp.

The dial has a simple high visibility design to it with bold hands and baton style hour markers that stand out well against the black coloured background. The whole watch is designed to have a vintage look and feel as it’s a re-invented version of an archive Rotary watch that dates back to the 1970s.

A quartz movement has been used at the heart of this Rotary watch to provide you with precise accurate and reliable timekeeping. A domed mineral crystal glass window has been used as you would often see a domed finish in old vintage watches. It also provides you with scratch and shatter resistance. The Ocean Avenger has a 100m water resistance rating, the Rotary Dolphin Standard.

You can read my full GB02694/04 Rotary watch review here soon.

 

Conclusion

Thanks for taking the time to read through today’s Rotary watches review and my list of the most recommend Rotary timepieces. As you can see, their collection of Rotary skeleton watches has proven to be quite a hit for the brand lately. What was your favourite Rotary watch on show today? Comment below and let us know.

 

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