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Rotary Gents Chronograph Watch.
283/4384
* Quartz.

* Blue dial.

* Round steel case.

* Brown leather strap.

* Luminous hands.

* Multidial.

* Date.

* Stopwatch.

* Slide rule.
* Measures seconds, minutes and hours.
* Waterproof.
* Gift boxed.
* Manufacturer's lifetime guarantee if serviced every 3 years.
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#1
hot in my books - this is a quality timepiece that looks remarkably like a Breitling.

£40? a steal.
#3
reserved
:-D
:thumbsup:
#4
This is a great price. Hot from me.
#5
Hot - just ordered - nearly brought one before when they were £54.99.
#6
Anybody know what Rotary charge to service a watch?
#7
I got this watch when argos first stocked them, was £70 back then and I thought that was a bargain.
At £40 it's a no brainer.
#8
Excellent deal :thumbsup:
I have tried this once and nearly bought it
The dial is a bit small even for a normal size wrist, still looks really classy.
#9
heat added
#10
ive got it
top watch
#11
i'm gonna see if the strap can be changed on this to something a bit more youthful, the brown leather doesn't do it for me i'm afraid otherwise the timepiece looks lovely.
#12
Have to say I dont believe the Argos RRP / discount statements. I got this watch in December 2008, and it was £90 supposedly reduced from £250 !! - £160 off the RRP must be a bargain?

Shortly afterwards, Argos had it in their spring / summer 2009 catalogue at £74.99, and then reduced it to £54.99 - now £39.99 ?

It is a very good and reliable watch, and people often ask if i like my Breitling ! as it bears more than a passing resemblance to the £3000 Breitling Navitimer!

Its a "Dolphin Standard" watch, so you can swim in it, and looks far more expensive than it is.

Hot at £39.99, but will it be £19.99 in the next sale??
#13
yes enjoy the Breitling resemblance.. maybe from a distance, like 3 miles, lets not get ahead of ourselves here, one this will weigh like 30grams and two it'll sound like christmas cracker tat.. I bought the citizen ecodrive taco watch on here last month for 75 bucks, yes it looked great in the picture, however, it was very light, and the strap made it sound like a 20 quid watch. After enjoying a £250 seiko kinetic auto relay and a tag, was just shoddy in comparison, it's been boxed for a gift. You get what you pay for unfortunately, cost me 70 quid to work that out, just a heads up to others buying.
#14
that is a true comment about a lot of these good deals from argos/amazon etc the watches dont have a lot of weight and feel to them, im a big fan of a nice heavy watch,

good price though for a watch which looks quite like a Breitling Navitimer.

A lot of the Rotary watched are designed to look similar to a lot of brands, just had a quick glance and notice they have one which is meant to look like the Tag Heuer Carrera with an Aquaracer type Bezel
#15
Probably needs to have the tag "Chavitimer" added to the OP, as it's known in some circles.
#16
inicholson
Anybody know what Rotary charge to service a watch?


£39.99 :giggle:
#17
inicholson;7772779
Anybody know what Rotary charge to service a watch?

More than the cost of this watch, and that doesn't include any spare parts.
#18
Some real pic from the internet.

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#19
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http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/0/8/0/6/8/6/webimg/332470146_tp.jpg
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http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/0/8/0/6/8/6/webimg/332470107_tp.jpg
#20
I tried one of these on at the previous "offer" price. It's a nice watch but the face is a bit busy looking & I was really put off by the fact that the second hand did not point exactly at the second increments. This would have really bugged me every time I looked at the watch so I didn't buy it.

I might have another look at £40 though & if the second hand isn't exact I'll ask if there are any more in stock, or turn it down again.

Heat added.
#21
I would have thought the seconds would have been on the six o clock sub dial and the conventional seconds hand would be for the stop watch?...so you could always just have it turned off and at the 12 o clock position
#22
good deal. a rotary for £40 is good for those who cannot afford +£200 for a watch.
#23
cheers OP

picked one up - looks very classy, little heavier than I expected following the comments. First watch I've bought in 15 years!!!!

Leather strap is very sturdy, box is a nice touch too. Filled in the lifetime guarantee online so that's done for a few years now!
#24
Having had a good look at this watch in the flesh so to speak I thought it had a poor quality feel to it and no weight (always a good indicator of the level of quality I think) and bit on the tacky side, purely a personal opinion of course.

I would say £40 is about right for this watch.
1 Like #25
yasmo10
i'm gonna see if the strap can be changed on this to something a bit more youthful, the brown leather doesn't do it for me i'm afraid otherwise the timepiece looks lovely.


Argos do a steel link strap version @ £49, on appearances this looks a more quality watch to me.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2835266/Trail/searchtext%3EROTARY+WATCH.htm
#26
My Seiko Kinetic has pretty much given up the ghost after 8 years so, as I don't really want to spend £80 on a replacement battery / capacitor and service for something so well worn when it was only about £200 new, I've been on the lookout for a new watch.

Earlier in the week I picked up the Ben Sherman Watch & Wallet deal just to tide me over but after seeing this on here earlier today I decided to rush out and get one.

My initial opinion is that it's a very nice watch, it's not the heaviest but the construction feels solid, while quite busy the dial is clear and easy to read. I would easily have paid double for it.
#27
sabreliner
Argos do a steel link strap version @ £49, on appearances this looks a more quality watch to me.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2835266/Trail/searchtext%3EROTARY+WATCH.htm


+1

Both are good watches as looked at both when going to get the Citizen Ecodrive previously posted on here a couple of weeks ago. Agree the metal strap makes a big difference.
#28
madwelsh
yes enjoy the Breitling resemblance.. maybe from a distance, like 3 miles, lets not get ahead of ourselves here, one this will weigh like 30grams and two it'll sound like christmas cracker tat.. I bought the citizen ecodrive taco watch on here last month for 75 bucks, yes it looked great in the picture, however, it was very light, and the strap made it sound like a 20 quid watch. After enjoying a £250 seiko kinetic auto relay and a tag, was just shoddy in comparison, it's been boxed for a gift. You get what you pay for unfortunately, cost me 70 quid to work that out, just a heads up to others buying.

I can tell from the first paragraph that you haven't even seen this watch.
Firstly, who cares if it doesn't look 'just like a breitling', personally I buy my watches so I know the time.
Secondly, this watch is anything but light, it's quite heavy (74.9 grams to be exact) and the build quality is excellent. As for it sounding like 'christmas cracker tat', actually it's completely silent (I'm holding it to my ear right now, and I can't hear a thing, not even the slightest tick from the second hand).

It's people like you that ruin this site, posting bias comments about a product you obviously know nothing about.
Go troll somewhere else.


sabreliner
Having had a good look at this watch in the flesh so to speak I thought it had a poor quality feel to it and no weight (always a good indicator of the level of quality I think).

75 grams is light for a watch (with only a leather strap I might add)? What do you wear on your wrist, Big Ben?
A Navitimer with a metal bracelet weighs only 103.5 grams, so there is probably very little difference in weight between this Rotary, and your idea of a quality watch.



numptyj
I would have thought the seconds would have been on the six o clock sub dial and the conventional seconds hand would be for the stop watch?...so you could always just have it turned off and at the 12 o clock position

That's exactly how this watch is :-)
#29
Just reserved & collected, excellent watch for the money, perhaps not as weighty as I would have liked but certainly looks good. Lady on counter said they had been v.popular & had got one for her partner.

Cheers,
Chrisall
#30
jukkie
I can tell from the first paragraph that you haven't even seen this watch.
Firstly, who cares if it doesn't look 'just like a breitling', personally I buy my watches so I know the time.
Secondly, this watch is anything but light, it's quite heavy (74.9 grams to be exact) and the build quality is excellent. As for it sounding like 'christmas cracker tat', actually it's completely silent (I'm holding it to my ear right now, and I can't hear a thing, not even the slightest tick from the second hand).

It's people like you that ruin this site, posting bias comments about a product you obviously know nothing about.
Go troll somewhere else.



75 grams is light for a watch (with only a leather strap I might add)? What do you wear on your wrist, Big Ben?
A Navitimer with a metal bracelet weighs only 103.5 grams, so there is probably very little difference in weight between this Rotary, and your idea of a quality watch.




That's exactly how this watch is :-)


Wow....talk about being defensive! Ironically I am a pilot and therefore would have better reason than most to want buy a watch like this for the so called Navitimer on the bezel but I don’t because in my opinion it’s more a design gimmick than anything really useful, moreover I am sure that 95% of buyers will not have the remotest interest in any little bits and bobs that garnish it’s shell or any practical application the Navitimer may or may not provide......in other words it is what it is for it’s looks , and in my opinion it looks very tacky and I would say the same about the Breitling it imitates. The bottom line is that at £40 it’s probably a very respectable deal from Argos and I don’t knock anyone for buying it if it’s to their taste, but please don’t try and kid yourself by purporting it to be something it isn’t because like it or not this is not a quality watch.
#31
I appreciate that to the watch experts or professionals this watch is not the 'real deal' but I am not such an expert, and I guess most other people aren't either. I got this today and find it heavy, actually too heavy to be comfortable because if I don't have the strap completely tight then the weight of the face pulls the watch round to sit on the protuding part of my ulna (wrist) bone. Anyway I guess I am just not used to a heavy watch - not the watch's fault! On the plus side it does look 'classy' and I think that is why most people will buy it, form more than function. But I am taking it back tomorrow, mainly because of the discomfort but also the small set of numbers is almost impossible for me to read and, well, there is no light. I can only blame myself for not checking if it had a light but not being a watch expert I just assumed all battery watches had a light.

£40 for this is a hot deal, regardless of personal taste etc.
#32
sabreliner
but please don’t try and kid yourself by purporting it to be something it isn’t because like it or not this is not a quality watch.

Your opinion means little, as I believe you've never even touched this watch (after all, you were the one that said 'there's no weight to it', while in reality it's as heavy as a Breitling).
Also, I work in an investment bank, where plenty of people can splash the cash on high end watches, and even people at work were shocked at how cheap it is considering the build quality.

And I wouldn't call my posts defensive, I just hate it when people post opinions on a product that they don't have a clue about.

The fact is, if people are limited to a failry small amount of money for a decent watch this is a great deal. Of course it's not the in the same league as a Breitling, but then again you'd have to pay at least 50 times this amount for one.
#33
jukkie
Your opinion means little, as I believe you've never even touched this watch (after all, you were the one that said 'there's no weight to it', while in reality it's as heavy as a Breitling).
Also, I work in an investment bank, where plenty of people can splash the cash on high end watches, and even people at work were shocked at how cheap it is considering the build quality.

And I wouldn't call my posts defensive, I just hate it when people post opinions on a product that they don't have a clue about.

The fact is, if people are limited to a failry small amount of money for a decent watch this is a great deal. Of course it's not the in the same league as a Breitling, but then again you'd have to pay at least 50 times this amount for one.


Well look, you will forgive me if I don’t feel inclined to spend my time convincing you that I have had a close look at this watch but the fact is that I have, take it or leave it. It has little weight for its bulk and the metal strap version is only marginally heavier, and as far as comparing it with a Breitling then I would suggest your comparison watch was a fake.....anyway my friend I have no intention of entering into puerile tit for tat point scoring on these pages, I am 50 years of age not 15. As I said before, for £40 this is a perfectly respectable deal from Argos and I agree that if you are spending on a budget you could do worse, but to tag it with the word quality.....that does an injustice to the word itself.
#34
sabreliner
and as far as comparing it with a Breitling then I would suggest your comparison watch was a fake.....

I got the weight of a random Breitling watch from Breitlings own datasheet...

I weighed my own leather strapped Rotary Chronospeed (this deal), with accurate scales, which showed it to be 74.9 grams.
Breitlings Navitimer, with a METAL strap weighs in at a mere 79.4 grams - http://www.breitlingsource.com/watch_details/Navitimer_53.html
The Chronospeed is just 3mm wider, but 2mm thinner. Hardly 'bulky' compared the the Navitimer wouldn't you say?

Still think the Rotary has no weight for it's bulk, compared to a 'quality' watch?

As for any 'tit for tat point scoring', the only reason you have no intention of entering into it is because you can't score a single damned point...
#35
I'll hold the coats.
seriously,iv'e just reserved a metal strap version,and am looking forward to inspecting it in the shop.
I've always fancied a Rotary,as i do see it as a 'quality' brand,certainly better than the timex/casio stuff i'm used to.
I think watch afficianados are unlikely to buy their watches from ARGOS?, Watches of switzerland maybe,or hamilton and Inches? As im unlikely to adorn their carpets anytime soon,i'm more than happy with this offer.
Many thanks to OP.
#36
I weighed my own leather strapped Rotary Chronospeed (this deal), with accurate scales, which showed it to be 74.9 grams.
Breitlings Navitimer, with a METAL strap weighs in at a mere 79.4 grams - http://www.breitlingsource.com/watch_details/Navitimer_53.html
The Chronospeed is just 3mm wider, but 2mm thinner.


!!!!!!........You know you really ought to try and get out more :whistling:

Look, joking aside.....( I take it you have a sense of humour) we will agree to disagree about this watch, clearly it comes down to my personal taste being different to your personal taste. And I personally wouldnt spend £40 on a watch and call it quality in the same way I wouldnt buy a cheap coffee table from Ikea and try and pass it off as quality, its manufactured to a price and like it or not the item will reflect that in one way or another even if it's not immediately apparent on the surface, that's not rocket science it's common sense. The vast majority of buyers will accept this watch within the realms of reality, others will delude themselves.
#37
sabreliner
!!!!!!........You know you really ought to try and get out more :whistling:


He provides facts and you insult him...
#38
CountFilth
He provides facts and you insult him...


No, not insult him.....attempting to appeal to his sense of humour by hoping he can see the funny side of sitting weighing watches. I have no doubt he's an okay guy so I am sure he would have have taken it in the manner it was intended.
#39
Was finally going to take the plunge and get one today,only to find that the sods gone up to 50 quid.:roll:

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