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What are Rotate Watch Kits?

Rotate® offers all-in-one kits to build your own mechanical watch! Each kit includes all the parts, tools, and guidance that you’ll need.

What wrist sizes to the kits fit?

Our leather straps fit a wrist of approx 17-22 cm (6.7-8.6 in), and our metal straps can be adjusted to any length under 22cm (8.6 in). All fit most wrist sizes, including women’s. 

Which products are compatible with each other?

We have two different kits that have varying compatibility with the items in our shop. For the Edison/Wright/Galileo line, view all compatible items here. For the Newton/Eiffel line, view compatible items here

Where are the kits shipped from?

All orders are assembled and shipped from our Los Angeles office.

How long does it take to build a watch?

Our Eiffel/Newton kits are medium difficulty and have an assembly time of approximately 2 hours. Our Edison/Galileo/Wright kits have a high difficulty and an assembly time of approximately 3 hours. Assembly time also depends on the person and what particular obstacles come up. Some may find enjoyment working bits at a time for a few days!

Do the movements come assembled?

Our movements come mainly assembled to ensure accuracy and functionality in the final watch.

How hard is it?

Our customers have found the kit to be a nice challenge – not too easy and also not overly difficult. If you’re looking for a greater challenge, we recommend the Edison/Wright/Galileo line. For a medium difficulty level, we recommend the Eiffel/Newton line. Completion time is around 2-3 hours, and it depends on the person and which kit is being assembled.

How much is shipping?

For a limited time, Domestic shipping is FREE for Priority 1-3 day shipping, and International shipping is Priority 1-5 day (shipping amount varies on the country and cart total). 

What if I need help along the way?

We’re here for you – please email us: with a description and any photos/videos. Our team is available 7 days a week, 365 days a year, to help out!

I have a quick question about a step in assembly!

Please check our FAQ section in the last pages of our manual here. If the answer to your question can’t be found, please email us: with a description and any photos/videos. We’ll get back to you with assistance as soon as possible!

Where's the guide?

Our PDF and video guide can be found at

How can I be notified of future products?

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If I'm located outside the US, will there be import fees?

Import fees vary depending on the cart amount and the destination country. Our website is currently set up so that you’ll find out the import fee amount during checkout, with the option to pay upfront. If you choose to wait, our delivery carrier will reach out prior to delivery if there are necessary fees.