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2020 Mid-Summertime Gift Guide – Trying Something New

2020 Mid-Summertime Gift Guide – Trying Something New

Rotate Watches offers all-in-one kits to build your own mechanical watch! Each kit includes parts, tools, and a guide on building one fully mechanical watch. Choose from 3 versatile styles. Rotate is made by creators for creators. Rotate officially launched in 2019...

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5 Groundbreaking Watches To Know

5 Groundbreaking Watches To Know

Ever since the first wristwatch was created about 500 years ago, improvements and changes in design followed like a never-ending stream. There are numerous watches that demonstrated unique qualities that translated into lasting impact. Today, we will be investigating...

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HalfWatchTuesday 2.17 The Only Watch

HalfWatchTuesday 2.17 The Only Watch

I posted an image of my collection on my Instagram last week (below). A fellow watch geek asked if I had to keep one which would it be. He was surprised when I went past the Tudor GMT and the newly acquired Grand Seiko quartz to choose the arguably less illustrious...

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5 Influential Men and their Watches

5 Influential Men and their Watches

Regardless of the power and influence one has, there is one universal threat that every man has to fight: the ticking clock. Fortunately or unfortunately (depending on how you look at it), we are yet to find a way to manipulate the way time flows. Thus, it is the...

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Update On #StopHateForProfit

Update On #StopHateForProfit

It has now been a full month since the #StopHateForProfit Campaign has begun and we at Rotate Watches went all in to join forces. In this span of time, the campaign continuously gained momentum as over 1000 companies and 200 nonprofits joined the cause. As a result of...

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The Purpose of Jewels in a Mechanical Watch

The Purpose of Jewels in a Mechanical Watch

As devices that are powered by the energy stored by winding the spring, it is critical for mechanical watches to retain as much energy as possible. This naturally means that friction should be avoided - what jewels are designed to do.  Ever since watches have been...

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How To Begin A Watchmaking Hobby

How To Begin A Watchmaking Hobby

Watchmaking is a hobby that yields a lot of intellectual stimulation and intrinsic rewards. The reasons why you should build your own watch are numerous and meaningful due to its rich history and technological complexity. This can be a deterrent for many from...

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Why Build Your Own Watch?

Why Build Your Own Watch?

In today's world where we have access to millions of different watches with various features and price points, it may seem unnecessary and cumbersome to build your own. Why spend your precious time on watchmaking when you can just easily buy one? This is a completely...

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Rotate Watches Lets You Build Your Own Stylish Timepiece

Rotate Watches Lets You Build Your Own Stylish Timepiece

Looking back, the evolution of how people tell the time is astounding. Centuries of staring at the sky finally inspired someone to figure out that the length of a day can be counted. What started out with a stick that was mounted perpendicular to the ground turned...

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A Simple Guide To Maintaining Your Mechanical Watch

A Simple Guide To Maintaining Your Mechanical Watch

Congratulations! You decided to invest in a mechanical watch. Now that you own this precious piece of art and technology, how do you love and maintain it as long as possible? Today we’ll be talking about just that.  Handling Tips Winding When winding your mechanical...

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Rotate is Onboard to Stop Hate For Profit

Rotate is Onboard to Stop Hate For Profit

Rotate Watches, as supporters of the NAACP and Colors of Change, stands in solidarity with the #stophateforprofit movement. Thereby, effective July 1st, we are pulling all paid advertising from Facebook-owned platforms for the entire month to put economic pressure on...

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The History of Mechanical Watches

The History of Mechanical Watches

From the beginnings of civilization, humans have been trying to perfect their timekeeping methodology and tools. The earliest dated timekeeping devices are sundials from the 4th millennium BC in Ancient Egypt. Since then, numerous technological advances arised in...

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Why Own a Mechanical Watch?

Why Own a Mechanical Watch?

In our day and age where technology infiltrates every component of our lives, it may seem unnecessary or cumbersome to own a watch, let alone a mechanical one. Why buy and wear a separate watch when my phone can tell me the time?  In a strictly practical sense, it's...

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