Rotary GS00651/21 review

Rotary Men’s Watch GS00651/21 Review


Rotary GS00651/21 Watch Review Summary

My rating: 9/10. Great watch. Automatic movement with skeleton dial design.

Hello, today I’m doing an Rotary GS00651/21 review. I recently took a look at the 10 best Rotary skeleton watches and promised to include a review of each watch in that article. Rotary watches are great and I love these skeletonized designs so this should be a great one to take a close look at.

I hope you enjoy this Rotary GS00651/21 review below.

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Rotary were established in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland back in 1895 by Moise Dreyfuss and have been creating stunning affordable timepieces ever since. Today we’re taking a look at one of their very affordable automatic watches that features a skeleton dial.

Dial Design

The design of the dial is very striking on this timepiece, the blue detailings really stand out against the stainless steel casing. Obviously, a key feature of the dial is the skeletonized design that allows you to take a peek at the inner workings of the watch movement. The hour and minute hands are both coated with lume to make it easier to read in dim lit conditions which is a handy feature.

Type Of Crystal

Protecting the dial we have a mineral crystal glass. Mineral glass is specially hardened to offer extra protection from scratches and knocks. It also has a fairly good rating for shatter resistance in case you do drop your watch. At this price level mineral glass is often what I expect to find on watches.

Watch Movement

Powering the watch is a Japanese Miyota automatic movement. Automatic movements are often preferred over a quartz movement. They’re powered by the movement of the wearer’s wrist and never require a battery.

Watch Size

This sizing of the watch is fairly standard so should suit most wrist sizes. It has a 40mm casing diameter along with a 11mm case thickness.


The strap is made of a soft genuine leather that has a width of 20mm which is a standard size. The strap fastens with a typical buckle style clasp which can be seen in the image further below.

Extra features

A key extra feature of this timepiece is the exhibition caseback that’s found in many of Rotary’s automatic watches. This allows you to take a look at the inner workings of the watch through the rear casing.

Water Resistance Rating

The water resistance level isn’t a key feature of this watch but it does still come with a 50m rating. A rating of 50m / 5 Bar / 150ft makes this watch suitable for swimming, white water rafting, non-snorkeling water related work, and fishing.

GS00651/21 caseback

Watch Specifications

  • Band Genuine leather strap, standard length, 20mm width, standard buckle clasp.
  • Case Stainless steel casing, sizing diameter: 40mm and thickness: 11mm.
  • Dial Analogue display. The window lens is made of mineral glass which is resistant to scratches.
  • Movement Accurate Japanese automatic movement.
  • Water Resistant A water resistance of up to 50m / 5 bar.


Watch Advantages

  1. Rotary are well known for their affordable quality timepieces
  2. Features a Japanese automatic movement
  3. 50m water resistance rating
  4. Lume on the hands and hour markers makes it easier to read at night
  5. Exhibition caseback allows you to view the movement

Watch Disadvantages 

  1. If unworn for a length of time an automatic watch will run out of power, requiring the wearer to give it an initial wind and reset the time. This is common in automatic watches but still something some people find annoying.


My Final Thoughts On This Rotary GS00651/21 Review:

The Rotary GS00651/21 is perfect for those looking for a smart timepiece that features a skeleton dial. In my opinion, Rotary offers some very good value for money and this would be well worth considering.

After looking into the watch design, quality, features, and pricing this watch received an 9/10 from us at The Watch Blog.

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Where to buy the Rotary GS00651/21

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