Rotary GS00345/02 review

Rotary Men’s Watch GS00345/02 Review

 

Rotary GS00345/02 Watch Review Summary

My rating: 8.5/10. Great watch. Value for money skeletonised watch design.

Hello, today I’m doing a Rotary GS00345/02 review. I recently wrote an article on the 10 best Rotary Skeleton watches for men and promised I’d take a closer look at each one of the watches featured in that list. Today we’re taking a look at the GS00345/02 as it’s next on my list to complete. It’s another popular PVD gold plated Rotary timepiece, let’s take a close look.

I hope you enjoy this Rotary GS00345/02 review below.

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Rotary GS00345/02 review

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At the bottom of this article, you can find a list of my recommended retailers to purchase this watch from




Watch Review

Dial & Case Design

The watch features this brilliant open heart exposed skeleton dial design, it allows you to view the inner workings of the automatic movement and gives it this impressive luxury finish. The hours and marked by slim PVD gold plated batons, the hands are also PVD gold plated. The casing itself is made of stainless steel that’s PVD gold plated to match with the dial finish.

Type Of Crystal

On the front and rear of the watch, we have a protective mineral crystal glass. This glass is specially hardened to offer extra scratch and knock resistance. Mineral glass also offers a great level of shatter resistant, better than sapphire glass in fact.

Watch Movement

At the heart of the watch is a popular 21 jewelled Miyota movement. Miyota are well known for their accurate and reliable mechanical movements. Automatic movements never require batteries as they’re powered by the movement of the wearer’s wrist.

Watch Size

when it comes to the sizing of the watch, everything is pretty standard. It’s classed as a men’s large watch as it has a casing diameter of 40mm and a thickness of 11mm. This gives you a slightly large, but not too thick casing, ideal for most men.

Strap

The strap is a dark tan colour and made of a genuine soft leather with a 22mm width. It fastens with a standard buckle clasp, the clasp itself is also PVD gold plated to fit in with the rest of the watch design.

Extra features

A favourite feature of mine is the exhibition caseback. This allows you to take a peek at the inner workings of the 21 jewel automatic movement through the rear casing of the watch. There’s an example of an exhibition caseback further below.

Water Resistance Rating

This watch has a water resist rating of 50m. A rating of 50m / 5 Bar / 150ft makes this watch suitable for recreational surfing, swimming, snorkeling, sailing and water sports.

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Watch Specifications

  • Band Genuine leather strap, standard length, 22mm width, standard buckle style clasp.
  • Case Stainless steel casing, sizing diameter: 40mm and thickness: 11mm.
  • Dial Analogue display. The window lens is made of mineral glass, this is specially hardened to be resistant to scratches and knocks.
  • Movement Accurate automatic movement.
  • Water Resistant A water resistance of up to 50m / 5 bar.

Watch Advantages

  1. Rotary are one of the best affordable watch brands
  2. Mineral glass offers a good level of scratch & shatter resistance
  3. Automatic movements means you no longer require batteries
  4. Exhibition caseback allows you to take a look at the movement
  5. 50m water resistance rating

Watch Disadvantages 

  1. If left unworn for more than a day or so the watch will need to be reset and the time adjusted before wearing again. This is a standard process for automatic watches.




My Final Thoughts On This Rotary GS00345/02 Review:

The Rotary GS00345/02 is another one of Rotary’s most popular skeleton watches. The 21 jewel exposed movement looks great and gives the watch that brilliant finishing touch. Overall, another brilliant watch from Rotary offering excellent build quality and value for money.

After looking into the watch design, quality, features, and pricing this watch received an 8.5/10 from us at The Watch Blog.

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Where to buy the Rotary GS00345/02

I like to stick to listing retailers that I’ve actually had experience buying from in the past. Below I’ve listed some of the top places to buy this watch from, check all for the best price. Variations of this model include: GS00345/02

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