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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    Maggie HernandezMaggie Hernandez55 minuten geleden
  • 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 Raver5 uur geleden
  • الأدوات نصف العمل

    برماكي محمد الحباسيبرماكي محمد الحباسي8 uur geleden
  • 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 Gauthier8 uur geleden
  • Excellent work! Also love the fact that there’s no irritating background music, just plain yet realistic workshop sounds.

    Ayan ChakrabartiAyan Chakrabarti12 uur geleden

    ramon ariasramon arias14 uur geleden
  • It looks so easy I want to be a watch master

    KinoTimeKinoTime15 uur geleden
  • Im not rich so this is the first time I saw a watch that has SO many parts and without battery.

    SPNASPNA16 uur geleden
  • I will die and still not finish this restoration of this clock :))) Good job mate! Pure talent, patience and huge attention.

    Dany DanyDany Dany16 uur geleden
  • Brava e competente.

    Giovanni FrattianniGiovanni Frattianni16 uur geleden
  • 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?

    presslohpressloh18 uur geleden
  • Great job.

    stokiestew potterstokiestew potter18 uur geleden
  • Incredible work !

    v1ct0r.exe_v1ct0r.exe_18 uur geleden
  • my watch

    Michele Andrea FerrandinoMichele Andrea Ferrandino20 uur geleden
  • There is zero chance I would be able to reassemble that. Zero chance.

    Matthew YergerMatthew Yerger20 uur geleden
  • 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.

    CoolTsarinaCoolTsarina20 uur geleden
  • 牛逼

    shuai duanshuai duan21 uur geleden
  • The replacement band probably cost more than a new watch did when it was new.

    David HortonDavid Horton22 uur geleden
  • 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 itDag geleden
  • 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.

    WrightsW5WrightsW5Dag geleden
  • Great !!!!!!!!

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

    Alex R BaptistaAlex R BaptistaDag geleden
  • Why did you have to make it asmr man

    AviaDesignsAviaDesignsDag geleden
  • i'd hate to play you in a game ov operation

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

    Frank davinoFrank davinoDag geleden
    • Thanks 😊

      Red Dead RestorationRed Dead RestorationDag geleden
  • So what is it worth now?

    Brian WillessBrian WillessDag geleden
    • Something around 4k$

      Red Dead RestorationRed Dead RestorationDag geleden
  • Simply jaw dropping craftsmanship.

    PSPSDag geleden
  • Nothing short of amazing!

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

    taiyoctopustaiyoctopusDag geleden
  • How much did the new band and crystal cost?

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

      Red Dead RestorationRed Dead RestorationDag geleden
  • Well done Great Job

    Xaverl58Xaverl58Dag geleden
  • Will you restore my watch?

    Suhas Reddy KatkuriSuhas Reddy KatkuriDag geleden
  • 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 😃

  • Maravilha

    Cicero MirandaCicero MirandaDag geleden
  • Good work! Can you restore a Cartier Tank or Santos in the next video?

    Khoa NguyenKhoa NguyenDag geleden
  • What also impresses me besides the craftsmanship of restoring a expensive watch like this is the specialized tools that were made to make this possible..

    Sean HarrisonSean Harrison2 dagen geleden
  • i can remove all the parts ,very easy but to put them back ahhhm😂

    Reymond SayatReymond Sayat2 dagen geleden
  • Really impressive, felt the wind in your breath and saw the horses from your driveway.

    John WheelerJohn Wheeler2 dagen geleden
  • now i know why a rolex is expensive 😅

    king kongking kong2 dagen geleden
  • One of the best restoration processes I've ever seen in my whole life 😍

    Mina FaresMina Fares2 dagen geleden
  • Show, trabalho de mestre!

    BARRETO araujoBARRETO araujo2 dagen geleden
  • And they ask why is a Rolex so pricey

    MuddyMuddy2 dagen geleden
  • I dont know why, but i love to watch it 😹

    maya jimaymaya jimay2 dagen geleden
  • bellissimo trabalho parabéns

    Maurilio CamiloMaurilio Camilo2 dagen geleden
  • Wow, simply incredible.

    Quin DemanQuin Deman2 dagen geleden
  • I have this same watch and it needs repair. Nothing as bad as this one but the band has 1 or 2 missing links and the bezel needs a little polishing. I asked the local Rolex store about repairing it a few years ago and they didn’t seem interested, but this watch has sentimental value to me so I want to get it fixed. Any suggestions?

    Alan UltraAlan Ultra2 dagen geleden
  • I thought the 1500 was a 34mm but this looks bigger, was I wrong? Great vid absolutely mesmerising

    CrommingtonCrommington2 dagen geleden
    • @Red Dead Restoration looks bigger in the videos and it threw me. I have the same watch in my collection it’s probably my favourite. Thanks for the reply

      CrommingtonCrommingtonDag geleden
    • No you are right, it's 34mm

      Red Dead RestorationRed Dead RestorationDag geleden
  • 🙏🏼woh

    JN  nouman khanJN nouman khan2 dagen geleden
  • Bravo

    Selçuk KılıçSelçuk Kılıç2 dagen geleden
  • End result... WOW!....

    Frank JamesFrank James2 dagen geleden
  • Did you sell the watch? I am interested

    Fehad BilgramiFehad Bilgrami2 dagen geleden
  • Шикарная работа✌где бы мне найти такого же мастера☺

    Юрий ХристофоровЮрий Христофоров2 dagen geleden
  • Non ho parole, sei un grande

    Juri GubinelliJuri Gubinelli2 dagen geleden
  • Wow

    Jake ThaxtonJake Thaxton2 dagen geleden
  • sangat sangat detail dalam perakitannya salam hangat dari INDONESIA

    Razi MuthaharRazi Muthahar2 dagen geleden
  • I after 13 seconds: "Goddamn where is the little screw"

    Ciccio'sCiccio's2 dagen geleden
    • Why do you want God to damn it?

      Brian WillessBrian WillessDag geleden
  • I have a hmt watch from my uncle and it resembles very much like this rolex. Its hard to find hmt originals now.

    Arjun KeishamArjun Keisham2 dagen geleden
  • I have Rolex very old and dirty, but it's expensive, can you help me?

    محمد الخضرمحمد الخضر2 dagen geleden
  • Шедевральная работа👍

    Иван ИвановИван Иванов2 dagen geleden
  • Please Give it to me. My dream masterpiece.

    Do You Know ?Do You Know ?2 dagen geleden
  • 집중해서 동영상을 끝까지 다봤네요. 정말 훌륭한 솜씨입니다. 개인적으로 롤렉스 시계는 죽기전에 한번쯤 갖고 싶은 명품 시계입니다.

    나만의연예인 사진모음나만의연예인 사진모음2 dagen geleden
  • Now I know why it costs so much 🧐

    Zafry ImthisamZafry Imthisam3 dagen geleden
  • Finger condoms, nice😉👍🏼

    LucyLucy3 dagen geleden
  • Your hands and skills are as good as any surgeon's,and judging by the bruises I had after surgery,much more gentle.But I THANK GOD you both know what you're doing to get the great results you both get. Now that I think about it, you must be better at your craft than they are at theirs, I never heard of a watch needing rehab!

    Lewis WerebLewis Wereb3 dagen geleden
  • Such a satisfying video! Subscribed! I was nervous the entire time. 😆

    Gregory SheltonGregory Shelton3 dagen geleden
  • world class brother. well done

    KUNAZMI TVKUNAZMI TV3 dagen geleden
  • Теперь понятно почему Rolex такие дорогие часы👍🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺

    Иван УпырьИван Упырь3 dagen geleden
  • Unbelievable….!!!👍❤️…happy that he‘s not a serial killer😂😂😂

    Oliver Swordfish1Oliver Swordfish13 dagen geleden
  • How much would one of these cost?

    J MoJ Mo3 dagen geleden
    • Something around 4k$

      Red Dead RestorationRed Dead Restoration2 dagen geleden
  • Kiểu này tháo ra nặp lại thừa con ốc thì thôi rồi 😂

    HSO Giap Hải LongHSO Giap Hải Long3 dagen geleden
  • That's not a watch it's a piece of art beautiful

    john fletcherjohn fletcher3 dagen geleden
  • Who is that stupid that a (rolex)!! would be soo filthy 🤮

    Melvin the MechanicMelvin the Mechanic3 dagen geleden
  • Wow echt krass,auseinanderbauen hätte ich auch geschafft,aber ich hätte sie nie mehr zusammen bekommen. Respekt dafür. Endergebnis ist auch wunderschön. Hast du echt gut gemacht 👍👍

    Dave H.Dave H.3 dagen geleden
  • Amazing skills I ever seen...

    Iang WidiartoIang Widiarto3 dagen geleden
  • Wowwwww

    Janine FordJanine Ford3 dagen geleden
  • I such ashamed that someone ruin there watch I have one is my gem

    Janine FordJanine Ford3 dagen geleden
  • Jesus how smart is this guy

    New DizzyNew Dizzy3 dagen geleden
  • How does he know what goes where… all those pins and sprockets

    JinglesDoFineJinglesDoFine3 dagen geleden
  • 4 million people: Let's watch a 20 minute video of a watch being restored that I can never hope to afford.

    Tanner ThornburgTanner Thornburg3 dagen geleden
  • And that's patience

    Mohamed IqbalMohamed Iqbal3 dagen geleden
  • Great work

    Ben TurleyBen Turley4 dagen geleden
  • Incrível

    Bzinho PBzinho P4 dagen geleden
  • ❤❤

    Alice WuAlice Wu4 dagen geleden
  • So why was it not working?

    Lee SullivanLee Sullivan4 dagen geleden
  • Your video is awesome.. hopefully you'll be the one to restore the 1969 rolex that I've got from my uncle. The problem is I dont have money to pay for the restoration and replacing the bracelet and glass. Hope you notice. From PH

    Harvard Sua-anHarvard Sua-an4 dagen geleden
  • Te imaginas terminar, y ver qué te sobró una pieza.. 😂😂😂😂

    Emiliano SalasEmiliano Salas4 dagen geleden
  • I feel like the dumbest person on earth

    Ilaria BozzettiIlaria Bozzetti4 dagen geleden
  • But can it run Crysis?

    Basic PlayerBasic Player4 dagen geleden
  • wow

    shasysshasys4 dagen geleden
  • The precision in building a watch is mesmerizing!! And you’re a master!

    Rick HarrisRick Harris4 dagen geleden
  • I can’t watch it because of those stupid things on your fingers 😂😂 Just use gloves ffs

    Essex.boy01Essex.boy014 dagen geleden
  • Un génie

    Lemaan YilmedouLemaan Yilmedou4 dagen geleden
  • 👏👏👏🙏

    Erkan YüceErkan Yüce4 dagen geleden
  • Great video

    ihavetubesihavetubes4 dagen geleden
  • How much is it?

    AlferdAlferd4 dagen geleden
  • Wansinn

    Сиб есСиб ес4 dagen geleden
  • Not easy job

    sambbaybaysambbaybay4 dagen geleden
  • 1:38: The Bottom was still loose at the moment, when the tool was put on it; see the bottom turning a little bit into direction "close" when tool was fitted

    p930turbop930turbo4 dagen geleden
    • I've opened it before to check if it is original. And of course it's not always the first scene I take that finds its way in the final video 😉

      Red Dead RestorationRed Dead Restoration4 dagen geleden
  • Awesome🔥🇲🇦

    Yassine bn vlogsYassine bn vlogs4 dagen geleden
  • Sana All Rolex💰

    altitude artadialtitude artadi4 dagen geleden