Rotary GS03623/C/19 Men's Chronograph watch £29.74 at Argos Ebay.
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Rotary GS03623/C/19 Men's Chronograph watch £29.74 at Argos Ebay.

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Found 22nd Jul 2016
Obviously not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but it's a great price for this watch.
Listed at £35 but an extra 15% is taken off at checkout.
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Original Poster
Strange, when you compare the photos on Argos with those from other sellers there are several differences.
The Rotary logo is not the usual one.
The sub-dial markings are different.
The case lugs are a different design.
The strap is ribbed rather than smooth.

It will be interesting to see what actually turns up.

Fake? Argos special edition? WTF?
Lancman

Strange, when you compare the photos on Argos with those from other … Strange, when you compare the photos on Argos with those from other sellers there are several differences.The Rotary logo is not the usual one.The sub-dial markings are different.The case lugs are a different design.The strap is ribbed rather than smooth.It will be interesting to see what actually turns up.Fake? Argos special edition? WTF?


Are you able to post comparative pics?
Lancman

Strange, when you compare the photos on Argos with those from other … Strange, when you compare the photos on Argos with those from other sellers there are several differences.The Rotary logo is not the usual one.The sub-dial markings are different.The case lugs are a different design.The strap is ribbed rather than smooth.It will be interesting to see what actually turns up.Fake? Argos special edition? WTF?



​I agree with most of the above but I don't think its fake!

It seems as though this brand has gone the way of many household tv brands like JVC, Sharp, Hitachi & some budget Panasonic TVs in that someone else makes them & the badge us stuck on them.

Under £30? Something's not right here
Hi

I have this watch it is not a fake.

The picture does not reflect the actual watch very well.

It is well made and definitely worth the price.

Note some of this stock would have been in an Argos store previously so check it carefully.

This is a bargain Argos have screwed up.

Edited by: "mikeoneflying" 22nd Jul 2016
As suspected: From Wiki

"...Since 2014, it (Rotary) has been owned by Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited (an investment holding company formerly known as China Haidian Holdings until 2014)."
Thanks OP ordered! Will post what style when received
Original Poster
Lets see if this works:
Top one is the Argos version. If this is an example of an exclusive model supplied just to Argos, which happens a lot, it should have been given a different model number to distinguish it from the 'normal' version. If the pictures are to be believed, they even contain different movements, which makes them completely different watches.

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/c2EAAOSwRgJXiOiv/s-l1600.jpg
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/cBsAAOSw42JWDCt8/s-l1600.jpg
Edited by: "Lancman" 23rd Jul 2016
Original Poster
Gollywood

As suspected: From Wiki"...Since 2014, it (Rotary) has been owned by … As suspected: From Wiki"...Since 2014, it (Rotary) has been owned by Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited (an investment holding company formerly known as China Haidian Holdings until 2014)."



That doesn't surprise me, they also own another old Swiss brand, Eterna. Looks like the Chinese are slowly and surely taking over the world! oO
The bottom image is the correct picture.

It was the version I was supplied from Argos.

The top picture is wrong but appears on many websites.

The link below gives some pictures -- but not from the argos site -- so please don't start complain the price is wrong!

ebay.com/itm…268

Hi

I have this watch it is not a fake.

The picture does not reflect the actual watch very well.

It is well made and definitely worth the price.

Note some of this stock would have been in an Argos store previously so check it carefully.

This is a bargain Argos have screwed up.

Edited by: "mikeoneflying" 23rd Jul 2016
hot too big a face tho!! what ever happened to normal size watches!!
Original Poster
mikeoneflying

The bottom image is the correct picture.It was the version I was supplied … The bottom image is the correct picture.It was the version I was supplied from Argos.The top picture is wrong but appears on many websites.



Interesting, perhaps Argos are just using old photos of a previous version. Still, if the supplied watches don't match the photos in the listing, Argos could end up giving themselves a big headache if customers start complaining.
awesome, got for £26 with ebay 10% off code..invite only i believe as dont use account enough
No 15% being taken off for me at checkout?
Original Poster
Still works for me. Perhaps they just don't like the look of you!
When you click buy it now the price doesn't change or show discount until you look down at the PayPal bit. If you click add to basket and check your basket it shows the discount
ordered! thanks!
Is the strap easy to change if it becomes damaged?
Gollywood

Is the strap easy to change if it becomes damaged?


Hi

I have the watch and just looked at the strap.

Looks easy to replace -- nothing complicated.

The battery can also be easily replaced -- back of watch is held in place by 4 screws.

Note the strap is fairly well made so it should take a fair amount of wear.

This is a bargain price for a well made watch.


Edited by: "mikeoneflying" 23rd Jul 2016
do the hands glow in the dark on this watch ??
coldo

do the hands glow in the dark on this watch ??



​They do if you're a Russian athlete
Gollywood

​They do if you're a Russian athlete


No but the hands and the numerials are very white and will illuminate quite well in low light.
Great everyday watch ordered cheers op
Original Poster
Wow, that was quick, mine's here already. The box is huge, but then so is the watch itself. Definitely more suited to those with a bigger wrist. I can confirm that the Argos photos are incorrect but that mine DOES have luminous hands and face - looks great in the dark.

http://i.imgur.com/394IEfy.jpg

My thoughts so far...
Pros:
Overall look and quality, love the carbon fibre effect on the dial.
Drilled lugs make strap changes a breeze. Mine is already sporting a black leather Nato.
Likewise easily removed back makes battery changes a breeze - though Miyota are claiming a 5 year battery life for this movement (OS20), so won't need to do that very often.
Love that lume!
Value for money (obviously).
Cons:
Overall size and weight - something I'm going to have to get used to, but it's growing on me already.
Hands should have been white, or they should have extended the luminous paint the whole length, as they are almost invisible to my (admittedly poor) eyes.
Edited by: "Lancman" 25th Jul 2016
Mine also came today. Would you happen to know what size strap I would need to order please as id like a metal one. Thanks
Original Poster
It's an odd size - 23mm wide. A 22mm metal bracelet would probably work ok, just be slightly loose. Or get a 24mm and file it down to fit.
I have mine on a 24mm leather Nato which was a very tight fit but works fine.
Bear in mind that the supplied strap has shaped/thickened ends to blend in to the watch case. I tried a normal leather strap and it just didn't look right
Original Poster
Looks like they have finally sold out. Blimey, 274 sold and most of those in the last 48 hours. Wish I was on commission. (_;)
Got mine yesterday. Love it.

Thanks OP.
Agree with post No 7 & 23 confirming the bottom watch in post 7 is what you receive.
I really like the watch EXCEPT the hands are almost invisible making reading the time a joke except in the dark.
Shame because it will have to go back.
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