Rotary GS05036/06 review

Rotary Men’s Watch GS05036/06 Review


Rotary GS05036/06 Watch Review Summary

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

Hello, today I’m doing a Rotary GS05036/06 review. I recently wrote an article on the 10 best Rotary Skeleton watches for men and I decided I wanted to feature more of their huge range of skeleton watches. Today I have another one of their stunning watches from the Mecanique collection.

I hope you enjoy this Rotary GS05036/06 review below.

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Rotary GS05036/06 review

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Watch Review

Dial & Case Design

I’ve seen a slight colour variation of this watch before, so I knew what to expect in terms of the rest of the dial design here, and I loved the last watch so I’m already aware I’ll like this one. I love the rose gold PVD plated detailing on this timepiece, the baton hour markers compliment the champagne coloured dial and stand out very well. There’s also a good amount of the automatic movement on show through the exposed skeleton dial, I think this looks awesome. Using an extra splash of colour for the seconds marker is an interesting choice and something I was really pleased to see. The case itself is made of stainless steel and is PVD rose gold plated. Overall, a stunning looking watch.

Type Of Crystal

On the front and rear of the watch is a mineral crystal glass, this style of glass has been specially hardened to offer a higher level of scratch and knock protection. It also has a good level of shatter resistance that could come in useful if you do ever happen to drop your timepiece.

Watch Movement

At the heart of the watch is a Japanese jewelled automatic movement. You can see the movement at work through the exposed dial or the rear exhibition caseback. It’s powered by the movement of the wearer’s wrist and never requires a battery.

Watch Size

With a casing diamater of 40mm and a thickness measurment of 12mm this watch should be suitable for most men as it’s the most popular sizing available at the moment.


The black genuine leather strap offers both comfort and style. It measures 20mm wide and fastens with a standard style buckle that has the same rose gold PVD plating to match the casing.

Extra features

A key aspect of this watch is the exhibition caseback, one of my favourite features. This allows you to view the inner workings of the watch mechanism through the rear glass casing. A very nice feature indeed.

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 GS05036/06 caseback

Watch Specifications

  • Band Genuine leather strap, standard length, 20mm 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 Japanese jewelled 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 GS05036/06 Review:

The Rotary GS05036/06, yet another beautiful timepiece from the mecanique collection. I love the dial design and the exposed mechanism, both very impressive. Overall the watch is well built with a sleek design, definetly worth considering in my opinion.

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 GS05036/06

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