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

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.

I hope you liked this restoration, if so, like, comment and subscribe ;)

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  • I imagine this guy does this for a living not the videos but takes apart items and restore them otherwise you wouldn’t have all these specific tools

    TheOutsidersPostTheOutsidersPost10 मिनट पहले
  • You could’ve saved yourself some time because not everything was busted on there and it looked just fine

    TheOutsidersPostTheOutsidersPost15 मिनट पहले
  • Well if I was financially secure and didn’t have to work for a living it’s been all my time on this I probably would do the same

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  • The amount of time and money spent on him restoring this you could’ve bought a brand new r

    TheOutsidersPostTheOutsidersPost18 मिनट पहले
  • Condon para los dedos o que jajajaj

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  • More on details, thats fantastic.

    micheymonmicheymon3 घंटे पहले
  • Just Aewsome!

    Drew AdamsDrew Adams4 घंटे पहले
  • Woooooooooow Great work A very professional person. A beautiful watch Rolex

    Ali ImtiazAli Imtiaz5 घंटे पहले
  • it’s amazing watching someone even take apart the watch, and then you think about how someone sat and made those parts.. levels

    Jakob TerranaJakob Terrana5 घंटे पहले
  • Now I understand why the Rolex watch is expensive

    해남4번해남4번6 घंटे पहले
  • Você é de onde Eu tenho um Rolex para fazer manutenção

    Ronaldo serralharia designRonaldo serralharia design6 घंटे पहले
  • So satisfying

    manuel matiasmanuel matias8 घंटे पहले
  • That pitted bit would get my ocd just knowing

    Gary BarrelGary Barrel10 घंटे पहले
  • جميل جداا Very nice Thank you🙏

    حقيقه مره في زمن المخادعين والكذبهحقيقه مره في زمن المخادعين والكذبه11 घंटे पहले
  • How long did that take you

    Stephen SiouzosStephen Siouzos11 घंटे पहले
  • Wow ! Amazing ! How can I keep in touch with you ?

    joshua Chojoshua Cho11 घंटे पहले
  • You know most of these recent restore videos are as result of the dude rolling a perfectly used piece of something in the dirt.

    Burger PlaceBurger Place12 घंटे पहले
  • Q belo trabalho 👏👏

    joao batistajoao batista12 घंटे पहले
  • 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 like a microsurgeon !!!

    El RulEl Rul12 घंटे पहले
  • Even more baffling when stoned, believe me? One can appreciate the pricing more now👍

    Fredrik MalmFredrik Malm13 घंटे पहले
  • Hermoso video! Me suscribo ❤️

    jose cardozojose cardozo15 घंटे पहले
  • 최고네

    sung woo parksung woo park17 घंटे पहले
  • master craftsman at work !! You can tell he's a non drinker !!!!

    john druryjohn drury18 घंटे पहले
  • magnifique

    DynamicSines dynamicsinesDynamicSines dynamicsines20 घंटे पहले
  • Why did you smear dirt on it?

    Fuzzy McGeenFuzzy McGeen20 घंटे पहले
  • piekna precyzyjna Robota gratuluje !!

    klex44klex4421 घंटे पहले
  • Waiting for the restoration video for the elma.

    piscessagapiscessagaदिन पहले
  • What does the equipment to do all that cost and have some bands and parts

    The Broke BrokerThe Broke Brokerदिन पहले
  • 나는 어떠한 경위로 이 영상을 보게 되었는가

    나구미나구미दिन पहले
  • 어지간한 asmr 보다 잠 잘옴

    와장창늙은사이토와장창늙은사이토दिन पहले
  • 한국인은 아무도 없나요?

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  • Mumet

    ALL chanelALL chanelदिन पहले
  • Phenomenal work. I love details and complex mechanics. Maybe this craft could be something of a calling to me.

    Joel JamesJoel Jamesदिन पहले
  • Nice work and also great silence.

  • NGL… the finger condoms freak me out just a tad…

    AnAngryManateeAnAngryManateeदिन पहले
  • Gran trabajo es un gusto ver los videos

    Julio Emilio rodriguezJulio Emilio rodriguezदिन पहले
  • When I saw the finger condoms I knew this was an expert.

    Dutch DefenseDutch Defenseदिन पहले
  • To those who are watching this Remember Sleep is also important

    Lynx BLynx Bदिन पहले
  • Great great work!!

    Francisco CotoFrancisco Cotoदिन पहले
  • "Tools in the description" - but where do I buy 25 years of experience!! Pleasure to watch - no pun intended.

    Andrew BoundyAndrew Boundyदिन पहले
  • This was therapeutic. The amount of detailing and precision is phenomenal. Thank you for sharing.

    Rami HamdanRami Hamdanदिन पहले
  • Muhteşem işçilik helal olsun

    Ozgur SekerOzgur Sekerदिन पहले
  • Are we expected to believe that whoever owned that Rolex watch let it get that trashed looking as shown at the start of the video? Looks like that Rolex was stored inside a barn on dirt and forgotten for years.

    motorbikeraymotorbikerayदिन पहले
  • Dear Sir I have a 1940’s Rolex in kinda bad condition are you able to help me ?

    Oz ChaudhryOz Chaudhryदिन पहले
  • Wow

    Julio CisnerosJulio Cisnerosदिन पहले
  • Bravo,excelet and beautiful.thansk.Your video transmitted to me what you feel when fixing those watches. I felt passion and much happiness to see the final result. Greetings from Ny. I am from Mexico. May almighty God bless you. Thank you for sharing I feel very inspired

    Raul CasalesRaul Casalesदिन पहले
  • Fosse eu. Nunca mais eu montava. Kkkkkkkkk

    Dezinho SilvaDezinho Silvaदिन पहले
  • สุดยอด

    Sakura KimuraSakura Kimuraदिन पहले
  • Reminds me when I disassemble our alarm clock

    James Vincent TrivinioJames Vincent Trivinioदिन पहले
  • You missed a spot

    S MS Mदिन पहले
  • did you work at the factory or are you master watch mechanic .

    ratrod dieselsratrod diesels2 दिन पहले
  • 시계초침소리가 듣기 좋다

    김현자김현자2 दिन पहले
  • Love it's kind watch Philippines

    Francisco TomadaFrancisco Tomada2 दिन पहले
  • Türkiye’den selamlar. Harika işçilik.

    Fuat KOÇFuat KOÇ2 दिन पहले
  • Dear brother are you doing this just for fun or are you selling these beauties afterwards, if i may ask .

    Murat KarakartalMurat Karakartal2 दिन पहले
  • Someone knows how much costed the repair?

    Lucas PugLucas Pug2 दिन पहले
  • With every piece removed, I felt my anxiety creep in. This is definitely a skill but its like grinding teeth for me 😬.

    Dogsalway SbarkAtbetamalesDogsalway SbarkAtbetamales2 दिन पहले
  • Мне нужно было идти учиться на часовых дел мастера 30 лет назад. Как мне это интересно.

    Kuts ValeryKuts Valery2 दिन पहले
  • Only one word, Unbelievable Talent.

  • Руки как у хирурга, залипательное видео

    Андрей ДомановАндрей Доманов2 दिन पहले
  • Watching this makes you appreciate the craft more. Respect to the watch makers and technicians for their work and attention to detail. 🙏

    Rohan PandeyRohan Pandey2 दिन पहले
  • Wow

    Nelson SilvaNelson Silva2 दिन पहले
  • This guy doesnt wear fingerless gloves He wears gloveless fingers

    mr.kitloinmr.kitloin2 दिन पहले
  • Impressive!

    Kasper van VeenKasper van Veen2 दिन पहले
  • Now send to me to check if is that good... Kidding.. Nice and well done

    Nickolas LannesNickolas Lannes2 दिन पहले
  • Excellent job

    Jose DavidJose David2 दिन पहले
  • Great job

    Flavio PitangaFlavio Pitanga3 दिन पहले
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    Maggie HernandezMaggie Hernandez3 दिन पहले
  • Yep. It was exactly as bad as I thought it would be on the inside. The amount of tiny pieces in there is just daunting.

    Land RaverLand Raver3 दिन पहले
  • الأدوات نصف العمل

    برماكي محمد الحباسيبرماكي محمد الحباسي3 दिन पहले
  • Hi Red-Dead; I was really impressed with your handy-work and meticulous attention to detail and I concur with the comment from (Sacramento 80)...that after viewing this video, I would love to be able to repair vintage watches..;-). P.S.- I am a genuine Watch fanatic!!

    Sean GauthierSean Gauthier3 दिन पहले
  • Excellent work! Also love the fact that there’s no irritating background music, just plain yet realistic workshop sounds.

    Ayan ChakrabartiAyan Chakrabarti3 दिन पहले

    ramon ariasramon arias3 दिन पहले
  • It looks so easy I want to be a watch master

    KinoTimeKinoTime3 दिन पहले
  • Im not rich so this is the first time I saw a watch that has SO many parts and without battery.

    SPNASPNA3 दिन पहले
  • I will die and still not finish this restoration of this clock :))) Good job mate! Pure talent, patience and huge attention.

    Dany DanyDany Dany3 दिन पहले
  • Brava e competente.

    Giovanni FrattianniGiovanni Frattianni3 दिन पहले
  • Phantastische Arbeit. Ich benötige für meine kleine 80er Damenrolex, Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, Stahlgold, ein gutes gebrauchtes (oder neues) Endglied zur Schließe (geschraubte Seite). Das ist zerbrochen. Oder ein gutes gebrauchtes, oder neues Stahlgoldarmband. Können Sie helfen?

    presslohpressloh3 दिन पहले
  • Great job.

    stokiestew potterstokiestew potter3 दिन पहले
  • Incredible work !

    v1ct0r.exe_v1ct0r.exe_3 दिन पहले
  • my watch

    Michele Andrea FerrandinoMichele Andrea Ferrandino3 दिन पहले
  • There is zero chance I would be able to reassemble that. Zero chance.

    Matthew YergerMatthew Yerger3 दिन पहले
  • As soon as I saw the wrist band tossed, I thought; no way. He’ll pick it right up when the camera is off, lol. Glad you left no doubt. That some serious skills and tools, very impressive. Kudos.

    CoolTsarinaCoolTsarina4 दिन पहले
  • 牛逼

    shuai duanshuai duan4 दिन पहले
  • The replacement band probably cost more than a new watch did when it was new.

    David HortonDavid Horton4 दिन पहले
  • Unreal my 200 pound human gorilla palms couldn’t even handle replacing the battery in my 200$ watch without the watch ending up on the garbage

    Grip it & Rip itGrip it & Rip it4 दिन पहले
  • Great video! My personal choice would be to keep the bracelet, not polish the case, they're part of the watch's life, its patina, its history.

    WrightsW5WrightsW54 दिन पहले
  • Great !!!!!!!!

    Marco EsempioMarco Esempio4 दिन पहले
  • Really incredible! I can't imagine the hole value of acquiring that skill level and complete specialized equipment!

    Alex R BaptistaAlex R Baptista4 दिन पहले
  • Why did you have to make it asmr man

    AviaDesignsAviaDesigns4 दिन पहले
  • i'd hate to play you in a game ov operation

    doug bishopdoug bishop4 दिन पहले
  • It's look maybe easy and funny but it is not..! Amazing skills here

    Frank davinoFrank davino4 दिन पहले
    • Thanks 😊

      Red Dead RestorationRed Dead Restoration4 दिन पहले
  • So what is it worth now?

    Brian WillessBrian Willess4 दिन पहले
    • Something around 4k$

      Red Dead RestorationRed Dead Restoration4 दिन पहले
  • Simply jaw dropping craftsmanship.

    PSPS4 दिन पहले
  • Nothing short of amazing!

    Melvin ten KloosterMelvin ten Klooster4 दिन पहले
  • nice job capturing it all on video :) Love the subtle sounds of the work.

    taiyoctopustaiyoctopus4 दिन पहले
  • How much did the new band and crystal cost?

    Odd ThomasOdd Thomas4 दिन पहले
    • Crystal isn't that much... But the bracelet... Damn... please don't ask me, it hurts 😅

      Red Dead RestorationRed Dead Restoration4 दिन पहले
  • Well done Great Job

    Xaverl58Xaverl584 दिन पहले
  • Will you restore my watch?

    Suhas Reddy KatkuriSuhas Reddy Katkuri4 दिन पहले