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A Brief History of Watch Straps

A Brief History of Watch Straps

Recently, our blog posts discussed the history of different watch styles here. Which got us thinking - where did the straps come from? When did the different styles emerge? Answers to these questions and more on watch straps begin below.   The Beginnings The...

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Two New Watch Kits by Rotate™ Launched!

Two New Watch Kits by Rotate™ Launched!

Rotate™ has been dedicated to the art of watchmaking. We have loved the support and engagement from our community, and are so happy to announce two new watch kits! Introducing: the Newton and the Eiffel.    The Eiffel    Iconic yet simplistic, the Eiffel is...

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Watch Magazines To Read Up On In 2021

Watch Magazines To Read Up On In 2021

For watch enthusiasts, there are so many different watch-specific platforms to soothe their cravings for watch content - blogs, social media, and magazines to name just a few. Watch magazines are an excellent way to stay updated on all-things-watch-related. It can be...

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Helpful Tools For Watchmaking

Helpful Tools For Watchmaking

This week we have been discussing helpful information on the watchmaking process. The first blog post of the series discussed helpful tips when building or tinkering with your watch. Make sure to read that post here as a companion with this one! This post will cover...

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Tips When Building Your First Watch

Tips When Building Your First Watch

This week will be a series of helpful information about watchmaking! Our first post will be about helpful tips to keep in mind when watchmaking, followed by a post on the helpful tools needed for it. Watchmaking can be a stressful and difficult task to accomplish, but...

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Fun Types Of Diving Watches

Fun Types Of Diving Watches

The watches used by divers for over half a decade, dive watches are expertly crafted and valued by many in the watch collecting community. Below are 4 awesome subtypes of diver watches:    1. Ultra Dive  There is a class of diving watches that can go deeper than...

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Fun Facts About Pilot Watches

Fun Facts About Pilot Watches

Pilot watches were created to keep accurate time in the sky so the measurements needed for aviation are accurate. Below are 4 fun facts about those pilot watches!    1. Large and Easy-To-Read Dial  A hallmark of pilot timekeepers is a large and pronounced watch...

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Fun Facts About Automatic Watches

Fun Facts About Automatic Watches

Automatic watches differentiate themselves from fully mechanical watches by their ability to hold energy from a person's kinetic movement rather than daily winding. This is typically done through a spinning rotor in the back of the movement. For some background on the...

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Watches for the New Year: 2021 Edition!

Watches for the New Year: 2021 Edition!

New year new you right? And with a new you comes a new wardrobe, so how about a nice new watch for that wardrobe? Below are some suggestions for your 2021 watch selection!    Kintaro Hattori 160th Anniversary Limited Edition Price: $29,000 This beauty from Seiko...

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A Brief History of the Automatic Watch

A Brief History of the Automatic Watch

For our next installment in our weekly history of watch types series, we will be covering the very popular automatic watch. If you missed our last few posts on other watch types go check them out here. These watches are designed to not require daily winding, unlike...

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A Brief History of the Dive Watch

A Brief History of the Dive Watch

Recently, we have discussed the history of various watch styles. In the past month, we have covered the history of the smartwatch and the chronograph. This week we will be covering the history of the dive watch. The aspect that sets these watches apart is their...

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A Brief History of the Pilot Watch

A Brief History of the Pilot Watch

Our next installment in the history of the watch series is the pilot watch. If you missed our other entries in this series the past posts can be found here. These watches have been worn as an aviation accessory for almost the entire existence of flight. A brief...

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Flash Giveaway – Customer Edition!

Flash Giveaway – Customer Edition!

Attention all Rotate Watches customers - we have a special giveaway just for YOU! All you have to do is send in pictures of your Rotate watch kit and/or completed watch! As our company continues to develop, we want to feature and grow our community. The first step is...

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Brief History of the Smartwatch

Brief History of the Smartwatch

Loyal readers will know that I have written in spurts on smartwatches in the past, including last week's blog post. The smartwatch has become a near necessity for many around the world. From the tech giants, Samsung and Apple to the watchmakers, like Fossil, many...

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Must-Have Watch Styles For Your Wardrobe

Must-Have Watch Styles For Your Wardrobe

With the large assortment of watches available to the consumer today, it can be hard to know what watch styles are useful to have in your wardrobe. Below is a list of suggested watch styles to keep in your closet, and, as an added bonus, some sample watches for your...

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