Rotary GS02520/03 review

Rotary Men’s Watch GS02520/03 Review


Rotary GS02520/03 Watch Review Summary

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

Hello, today I’m doing a Rotary GS02520/03 review. I recently wrote an article on the 10 best Rotary Skeleton watches for men and decied I wanted to take a look at more of Rotary’s range of skeleton watches. The model I’m featuring today has a vintage style and a large amount of the mechanism on show.

I hope you enjoy this Rotary GS02520/03 review below.

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Rotary GS02520/03 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 amount of the mechanism that’s on show with this dial design is stunning. I love that youcan view the balance wheel, main spring and more. The watch has a vintage style to it with its antique gold PVD plating and the small Roman numerals on the outer ring. The hands also keep to this vintage finish with their rather ornate design. The casing itself is made of a hypoallergenic and tarnish resistant stainless steel.

Type Of Crystal

Protecting the dial and rear of the watch is a mineral crystal glass, this type of glass is affordable and offers a good level of scratch and knock protection. It also offers a decent level of shatter resistance in case you ever accidentally happen to drop your timepiece.

Watch Movement

Powering the watch is a quality Japanese automatic self-winding movement. Automatic movements are powered by the movement of the wearer’s wrist and never require a battery change.

Watch Size

The watch is classed as a men’s large. It has a 42mm casing dimater along with a thickness of 10mm. This is a fair common size for men at the moment, and likely to suit most people.


the strap itself is made of a soft genuine leather strap that offers excellent comfort. It measures 20mm wide and is a dark tan colour. It fastens with a typical buckle style glasp that’s also PVD gold plated to match the casing.

Extra features

One of my favourite features of these Rotary watches is the exhibition caseback. You’ll see in the picture below that you’re able to take a brilliant look at the inner workings of this stunning watch.

Water Resistance Rating

This watch has a water resist rating of 100m. A rating of 100m / 10 Bar / 300ft makes this watch suitable for recreational surfing, swimming, snorkeling, sailing and water sports.

Rotary GS02520/03 exhibition caseback

Watch Specifications

  • Band Genuine leather strap, standard length, 20mm width, standard buckle style clasp.
  • Case Stainless steel casing, sizing diameter: 42mm and thickness: 10mm.
  • 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 100m / 10 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. 100m 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 GS02520/03 Review:

The Rotary GS02518/06is another beautiful vintage style timepiece with an antiue gold finish. I love how much of the movement is on show with this watch.

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 GS02520/03

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: GS02520/03

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