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

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    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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Gemik +1

Man this craftmanship probably costs more than a new Rolex at today's price. So much skill and knowledge

Hwirt Wirt +6
Hwirt Wirt

Nothing more rewarding than watching a skilled watchmaker restore a once beautiful watch and make it magnificent again. Well done!

4 時間 前
Wellington Belchior +5
Wellington Belchior

Uau! Seu trabalho é impecável! Parabéns!

14 日 前
Harassed1 +2

Totally mesmerising, absorbing and compulsive viewing! Hats off to you for your skills, patience and ability to make such a stunning video. I have just had to subscribe to your channel for more of the same. Happy Christmas!

28 日 前
Mariaan Lock +11
Mariaan Lock

This is absolutely amazing and extraordinary to "watch"... lol... makes me appreciate something as simple as a watch even more.... job well done. amazing

jay Spoolstra +14
jay Spoolstra

The best restoration process I’ve ever seen. This was incredible. Priceless.

19 時間 前
cheek1m0nkey +630

I didn’t expect to watch this all the way through. Amazing skills, fantastic lighting, camera work, editing. I’m just amazed that there’s this level of manual craftsmanship and the amount of specialized tools for that watch.

Éric Stanley +14
Éric Stanley

It's so good to see a man doing his job with so much love and dedication. Amazing skills and knowledge!

28 日 前
John Kollias +27
John Kollias

I always enjoy watching restoration videos. Mechanical watches are a tremendous feat in engineering that started centuries ago. It never ceases to amaze me how many parts make up a running watch and how they work together. I've subscribed and look forward to more of your videos. Thanks

Joseph Heinecke +11
Joseph Heinecke

This was just incredible. The skill involved and the precision is just insane. How the mind even conceived and managed to actually produce something like this is just astonishing to me. Ive always wanted a Rolex and I appreciate them even more.

21 日 前
Chechep Purnama +30
Chechep Purnama

This is so amazing. The craftsmanship of this classic watch is absolutely second to none, and what impressed me so much is that you make this vintage stuff back to the one it used to be. Your love and passion in restoring this classic work, woow very amazing.

Dwen Ujang +1
Dwen Ujang

Amazing skill n very rare to find such places that can do this superb job at restoring that Rolex. Kudos!!

14 時間 前
Allman +538

The patience, the hand skill and the memory of remembering every little piece of the watches is incredible! This is why I have so much appreciation for watches, watch makers and watch repairers/restorers!

Seger van Wijk +5
Seger van Wijk

I love this at every layer, but cinematically it's a masterpiece as much as the restoration itself. Just wonderful. Just silence and small sound, a bit of room hum. Good clean lighting and great macro camera work, which is hard to do. Especially when you're busy carrying out a restoration I should think. Maybe consider just the slightest of color grading, or a tad more if you're already adding some in post. May work like a lubricant or a finishing polish. An Oyster Perpetual is whole collection of philosophy like that, so that's why I thought I'd suggest it.

12 時間 前
hauntedmoodylady +1

WOW, I'm impressed. You've convinced me to start, and to continually wear my Rolex instead of rarely wearing it.

7 時間 前
Elis Habat +1
Elis Habat

Oh my goodness, you must have alot of patience to do these types of things. Loved the video & I now have so much more of a respect for watches! Thank you 😊

Matthew Kingsley +2
Matthew Kingsley

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

The Cutter +2
The Cutter

Beautiful Restoration, you are truly a master watchmaker! 👏

Mr. Ginnation Fun&Lifestyle +156
Mr. Ginnation Fun&Lifestyle

I don’t get it? 453 negative voters? Stupid. Masterpiece of a restoration of a watch. Joy to see the progress. Great job. Well done.

Nicci C. +35
Nicci C.

I can't believe how many pieces are in watch. Unbelievable.. steady hands too... hats off to you! I'd never ever be able to do any part of this!🙃

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