Restoration of a Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date - Ref 1500 Caliber 1570

21/05/2021 को प्रकाशित
This time I´m restoring a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date.
The reference number of the watch is 1500, it features a hacking-function (movement-stop when the time is set) and an instant date-change function.
It´s powered by the Rolex 1570 caliber an automatic movement with 26 rubis and KIF-Ultraflex-Shock-Protection. It beats with 19800 bph and the lift angle of the balance is 52°.
Like nearly all Rolex calibers its chronometer-certified, tested in 5 positions and various temperatures.
Of course it is nicely decorated, the blue shining Breguet-Hairspring of the balance wheel (made out of Glucydur) and the red-anodized reversing wheels of the automatic subassembly is always eye candy.

The watch is in a really bad condition: The case is scratched and has some dents, the glass is heavily scratched and the movement isn´t running at all. On top, it´s all dirty and the bracelet is heavily worn-out.

I´m able to polish the case and the bezel, one dent on the bezel will remain but replacing it was not an economical option for me. The glass will be replaced, as well as the bracelet. Some bracelets can be restored by special workshops, but the Oyster-Bracelet is a bit extra special and a full restoration is nearly the same price like a new one. The pallet fork of the movement is damaged, so i´m replacing this one.

After everything is cleaned and polished, I can re-assemble the movement with some fresh oil. After some fine-tuning with the microstella-tool, this watch is in a fantastic beat (+0 seconds per day) again.

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  • Best Rolex Engeenir mechani nice 👍

  • Wow amazing work, thanks for the video..

  • I can open it but.. I can.t reasamble amazing skill 👏👏

  • It has a heartbeat once again. Quality restoration.

  • I would like to meet the 3.6k people that gave this guy a thumbs down and slap the shit out of them and see them do better. Amazing work. Keep it up.

  • Much better than new

  • How much cost for service or restoration THE watch ?

  • Teacher: Maths is easy The Maths:

  • Who ever is putting thumbs down...I'd love to see you all do better.

  • My hands would be shaking all over the place. If I was making a video doing this, you would only hear me swearing and telling myself off for dropping everything. I'll stick to building/carpentry and furniture making. 😂

  • Amazing skill

  • That glass in the late 70s and 80s had so kuch coke on it that it dented the glass!! Omg hahaha heavy good coke mehaha

  • Yeah they don't make watches as they used to nor equal craftsmanship

  • So you don't use abrasives to smooth out the scratches? Just Nver Dull and finishing of with the diamond paste? Edit: On a second thought, why not Cape Cod instead of Nevr Dull.

  • 10:40 what tool and compound do you use to clean the hands and applied indexes?

  • Ive Subscribed, Ive never been into watches - and not now - however i love watching your videos, i just dont move from start to finish, i think being into mechanical things i can appreciate your level of precision and skill. The range of special equipment you have is staggering, and even more amazing is the sheer level of skill & obvious experience you have to do this. I have friends who have purchased Rolex's costing thousands and quite literally I've thought them nuts doing so - having watched your videos i would backtrack a little on this have seen the incredible engineering at such a miniature level, im also amazed at you still being able to get parts! You also film and edit this to perfection. Thank You!

  • Best restoration watches channel ever!

  • Looks like one of those watches I have bought from India and when I pull the stem out it breaks in my hand around half the time!

  • ...and wa have a $5,000 dollar watch!

  • ..what I like most is the not talking my ears off while restoring..somethings r for the eyes to 'watch' and comprehend..I'm serious..🌸🐩🦢🦩😌

  • This video is so satisfying

  • Like changing the brake pads on an old Volvo😂 No, honestly, serious respect for your job here. Amazing👏

  • Beautiful!!!

  • This restoration might be cost around $250. Right?

  • Holy shit thats alot of tiny parts id lose some forsure 🤣

  • Beautiful- Thank you!

  • So how much would a restoration like this one cost?2-3000$ ?Or more ??

  • I’ve always wanted to learn this. I have tackled many other different types of repairs and restoration but never anything horological. As a 70 year old woman I think I’ve missed my chance now in this life.

  • Thank you for bringing a watch back to life!

  • amazing!

  • Its = possessive (its serial number) It’s = it is (it’s from 1972)

  • NO.

  • How does one dent glass?

    • @Red Dead Restoration So it's not glass then...

    • It's acrylic, hit it against your door or wall... Et voila 😉

  • There are almost 4k dislike, who are they?

  • I have this one

  • Found one of these in a old house that was cleaning out how do you tell it’s real it a r1628 on the back but no band and it’s not running the winder knob is messed up

  • Having one of those springs jump away from you would be devastating to try to find.

  • Obviously you rolled it around in plant fertilizer first! This thing probably only needed a battery , a light buff and new crystal But thanks for sharing… and since I’m in such disbelief then send it to me so I can do a thorough inspection. 😜

  • You have made this, not just a set of skills, but an art.

  • Top demais.

  • Very pro.

  • pure skill

  • did you just dig the watch up from a hole in the dirt? no one treats their watch like you showcase them from the start.

  • I'm going to guess that the cost of just the new bracelet today, cost a lot more than $342.00 the entire watch cost in 1972.

  • "Did you really think I was throwing that away?"

  • my mechanics has so many views also worth watch like this is too..

  • Fantastico

  • Wonderful Job 👍 big up Respekt

  • Unreal precision….so satisfying to witness!

  • Perfect…..

  • Hello, sir. How to connect with you regarding the restoration of an antique watch?

  • What branded oil/grease is used in the restoration?

  • Soooooo satisfying. A work of art.

  • Are those hand knit socks you’re wearing by chance?

  • throwing the old bracelet in the trash was a joke right? they can be re-pinned for $250 and original is always better

  • Searched it up and in today’s money this watch would be about 5600 US dollars

  • Absolute work of art! Beautiful & a pleasure to WATCH you👌

  • It looks like the clock is to be dug out of the ground. 🧟‍♂️ 💀

  • I love you

  • What are the purple gems/glass things that are in all these watches? 😶

  • I have one but always stop

  • Can't believe you threw away the Rolex bracelet. They can be restored. Has a lot of value in the condition it was in.

  • I would say this was great to watch I have a wit mower watch that I would like to have restored can you send me info

  • smooth

  • I’m ashamed, I still can’t put new string on my weed eater.

  • Very interesting, tell me honestly this dirty and weight in the ground Rolex was taken from the coffin?

  • I wonder how many hours that took from beginning to end 🤔

  • Love finger gloves

  • Well that was amazing. The tools, the result. Just a thing to watch really!

  • You Sir.....are an artist! Amazing work

  • Steady hands, a lot of knowledge and mad skills you have there, sir. Thanks a lot for sharing your amazing work with us. Best regards from Brazil.

  • What are those jewels about?

  • ماشاءالله

  • Hello! It amazing what you have done / restore this beautiful whach. :) But I have a question if I may....

    • I have a Japanese whach, very beautiful. My grandmother found it decades ago. Can I send you some pics with this an kindly ask you if is any chance to make it work. Thank you very much!

  • Beautiful Restoration, you are truly a master watchmaker! 👏

  • It's just a peice of stainless steel

  • All the dislikes are watch freaks who are mad because he replaced parts and polished it 😂

  • I like auto machine watch

  • I love watching your restorations, keep doing your excellent work! It's great to see.

  • I want to buy THIS WATCH knowing a true skilled craftsman worked on it

  • Fake! The Rolex is new!!

  • Hello. I have one cartier with water inside and one rolex broke. You think you can fixed?

  • I want to sell an old rolex how!!?

  • Amazing

  • Flat out amazing

  • help

  • That watch weren’t no safe queen.

  • Thank you for this video!!!. A very professional restauration!!. Amazing!!!!. Greetings from Spain.

  • Hi, verkaufst du auch solche Uhren?

  • There’s so many little pieces, I got anxiety just watching this 😂😂

  • Excellent

  • Everytime the year 1972 is mentioned it just reminds me of the Godfather😂

  • Професійно,без розмов .ІДЕАЛЬНО.

  • Good job on that watch! this video is so ASMR btw!

  • This is Madness... 🤯🤯🤯


  • Its funny how they all dip them in mud to make them look worse than they are.

  • So how do we know how to put it back together?

  • Nothing too something.

  • Ein Meister seines Faches .. Solche kleinen Teile und diese Akribi 👍