Rotary GS00654/01 review

Rotary Men’s Watch GS00654/01 Review


Rotary GS00654/01 Watch Review Summary

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

Hello, today I’m doing a Rotary GS00654/01 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 GS00654/01 as it’s next on my list to complete. This is another one of my favourite Rotary skeleton watches so I’m looking forward to having a closer look at it.

I hope you enjoy this Rotary GS00654/01 review below.

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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 dial design of these Rotary timepieces is stunning. I love having the ability to view the inner workings of a watch, the jewelled automatic movement gives this watch a luxury look. The Roman numerals have a bold finish that compliments the overall design very well, and the blue hands give the design a slight splash of colour that I feel works very well.

Type Of Crystal

Protecting the front and rear of the watch is a specially hardened mineral glass. This type of glass offers a good level of scratch and knock resistant. It also has a higher level of shatter resistance than sapphire glass, just in case you do happen to drop your watch.

Watch Movement

Powering the watch is an impressive jewelled automatic movement. Automatic movements are often more desired than standard quartz movements. They never require batteries as they power themselves from the movement of the wearer’s wrist.

Watch Size

The timepiece is classed as a men’s large watch. With a 40mm casing diameter and 12mm thickness, this is a fairly popular size for most men.


The strap itself is made of a soft genuine leather and is black in colour. It has a width of 18mm which is in keeping with the rest of the watch sizing. the watch fastens with a typical buckle clasp that can be seen in the caseback image further below.

Extra features

One of my favourite features of this watch has to be the exhibition caseback. This style of caseback allows you to view the inner workings of the automatic movement through the rear of the watch. You can see how this works in the image 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.

Rotary GS00654/01 caseback review

Watch Specifications

  • Band Genuine leather strap, standard length, 18mm width, standard buckle style clasp.
  • Case Stainless steel casing, sizing diameter: 40mm and thickness: 12mm.
  • 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 GS00654/01 Review:

The Rotary GS00654/01 is another one of my favourite Rotary skeleton watches. I prefer the bold numerals and the blue hands that give it a little bit of extra flair. Overall it’s a brilliant watch, exactly what I’d expect from Rotary, to be honest.

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 GS00654/01

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: GS00654/01

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