Your Starting Point For Watchmaking
Mechanical watches have charmed the world since they first emerged in 1510. Historically, it’s been very challenging to learn the art of watchmaking without going to an expensive school.
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I purchased the Hudson watch, it was difficult for me to assemble as I have large hands (and evidently not so nimble), but the challenge is worth the effort! I couldn’t be happier with the watch or the staff of Rotate watches. The watch has a “heavy” feel to it and is absolutely gorgeous, if your thinking about buying a watch from these folks you won’t be disappointed.
As a watch enthusiast I’ve always admired the engineering that goes into watch movements and the skill required to build and service a movement. This kit came with everything required for a newbie like myself to dip his toes into the watchmaking hobby. The instruction manual was clear and the numbered pictures were extremely helpful for both taking the movement apart and putting it back together again. Of course, being a newbie, I broke some of the delicate pieces which is where the warranty came in and Rotate’s exceptional service shined. They sent the replacement parts quickly and even offered tips on installation via email! Would recommend this kit and rotate for anyone interested in getting into the watchmaking hobby!
Very easy to follow and detailed step-by-step instructions that also covers the function of each component. Kit comes with quality tools.
Movement was great and arrived quickly. I received a quick reply from customer service regarding a question I had about the movement. Thanks!
I bought this for my husband, this is what he has to say: "I have been watching the youtube videos about watch repair for a while and was intrigued by the mechanism of the watches shown. I always loved watches and the opportunity to work on them with the guide and tools provided by Rotate was all I needed to dive in. I love working on the mechanism and their guide is very detailed. I did break a very small part and had to reach out to Rotate customer service for help with replacing this part. They were prompt to respond and had my new part shipped right away. I do need to include that parts warranty was purchased at the time of checkout. Overall all I am very happy with their service! Thank you -Daniel Y
The Miyota 8N24 kit was fun - and combined with Rotate’s instructions - a relatively easy and educational way to learn how watch movement parts fit and work together. Rotate is also very responsive to communication/inquiries regarding parts or instructions. Next I’m going to build a completed watch using this movement.
Seagull ST3600 Movement
It was a good gift
I was curious about how a wrist watch works so I somehow found rotate (or the other way around), order my kit, and got to work. I’ve torn this down several times using Rotates easy to use instructions. Whenever I’ve needed help I’ve reached out and they’ve been there. Not only do I receive tips but also their candid experiences as it seems they have faced the issues I do. For the person in your life who’s into tearing things apart to learn how they tick, this is the perfect gift for them.
My ease of ordering, receiving the product promptly, and in great condition were all great. However as for the product itself, it is a Christmas present to my son who has become very enthused collecting and now wants to dive into watch making and repair. So I'll have to see what he thinks after opening the present. I suspect he will really enjoy it for a long time.
Love your guys’ watches. Always fun to build and very high quality. The watch strap with the buckle was missing the part that is used to attach it so I had to improvise and use some scrap laying around. Other than that, perfect! You all seriously provide the best kits out there and they all hold sentimental value to me and my family.
Seiko NH36 - Movement Kit
The Earle was a joy to put together. The open back is always amazing. I have two other timepieces already…
I purchased this set for a movement I am experimenting with. they are very well made & fit perfectly!
I would just like to say that after purchasing several items from your company including movement kits, individual movements, a watch kit plus a few tools here & there, I find myself still tinkering with my 1st movement, the Seagull ST3600. After disassy & reassy time and again, It has been the foundation of my learning to watchmaking. The movement itself is easy enough to handle and practice on. Sometimes it just sits in one of my movement holders as it is mesmerizing enough watching the balance wheel going back & forth! I highly recommend this movement as a beginning kit to dive into. I thought it was about time that the Seagull ST3600 deserved a 5 rating and that anyone wanting to pick out a first time project, that the ST3600 is just a perfect start!