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

70 000 zhlédnutí 4,4M

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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  1. Rohan Pandey
    Rohan Pandey
    Před 3 hodinami

    Watching this makes you appreciate the craft more. Respect to the watch makers and technicians for their work and attention to detail. 🙏

  2. Nelson Silva
    Nelson Silva
    Před 4 hodinami


  3. mr.kitloin
    Před 4 hodinami

    This guy doesnt wear fingerless gloves He wears gloveless fingers

  4. Kasper van Veen
    Kasper van Veen
    Před 5 hodinami


  5. Nickolas Lannes
    Nickolas Lannes
    Před 5 hodinami

    Now send to me to check if is that good... Kidding.. Nice and well done

  6. Jose David
    Jose David
    Před 8 hodinami

    Excellent job

  7. Flavio Pitanga
    Flavio Pitanga
    Před 11 hodinami

    Great job

  8. Maggie Hernandez
    Maggie Hernandez
    Před 13 hodinami

    The macabre secretary contrarily matter because copper delightfully wobble astride a null share. upbeat, future futuristic class

  9. Land Raver
    Land Raver
    Před 17 hodinami

    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.

  10. برماكي محمد الحباسي
    برماكي محمد الحباسي
    Před 20 hodinami

    الأدوات نصف العمل

  11. Sean Gauthier
    Sean Gauthier
    Před 20 hodinami

    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!!

  12. Ayan Chakrabarti
    Ayan Chakrabarti
    Před dnem

    Excellent work! Also love the fact that there’s no irritating background music, just plain yet realistic workshop sounds.

  13. ramon arias
    ramon arias
    Před dnem


  14. KinoTime
    Před dnem

    It looks so easy I want to be a watch master

  15. SPNA
    Před dnem

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

  16. Dany Dany
    Dany Dany
    Před dnem

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

  17. Giovanni Frattianni
    Giovanni Frattianni
    Před dnem

    Brava e competente.

  18. pressloh
    Před dnem

    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?

  19. stokiestew potter
    stokiestew potter
    Před dnem

    Great job.

  20. v1ct0r.exe_
    Před dnem

    Incredible work !

  21. Michele Andrea Ferrandino
    Michele Andrea Ferrandino
    Před dnem

    my watch

  22. Matthew Yerger
    Matthew Yerger
    Před dnem

    There is zero chance I would be able to reassemble that. Zero chance.

  23. CoolTsarina
    Před dnem

    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.

  24. shuai duan
    shuai duan
    Před dnem


  25. David Horton
    David Horton
    Před dnem

    The replacement band probably cost more than a new watch did when it was new.

  26. Grip it & Rip it
    Grip it & Rip it
    Před dnem

    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

  27. WrightsW5
    Před dnem

    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.

  28. Marco Esempio
    Marco Esempio
    Před dnem

    Great !!!!!!!!

  29. Alex R Baptista
    Alex R Baptista
    Před dnem

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

  30. AviaDesigns
    Před dnem

    Why did you have to make it asmr man

  31. doug bishop
    doug bishop
    Před dnem

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

  32. Frank davino
    Frank davino
    Před dnem

    It's look maybe easy and funny but it is not..! Amazing skills here

    1. Red Dead Restoration
      Red Dead Restoration
      Před dnem

      Thanks 😊

  33. Brian Willess
    Brian Willess
    Před dnem

    So what is it worth now?

    1. Red Dead Restoration
      Red Dead Restoration
      Před dnem

      Something around 4k$

  34. PS
    Před dnem

    Simply jaw dropping craftsmanship.

  35. Melvin ten Klooster
    Melvin ten Klooster
    Před dnem

    Nothing short of amazing!

  36. taiyoctopus
    Před dnem

    nice job capturing it all on video :) Love the subtle sounds of the work.

  37. Odd Thomas
    Odd Thomas
    Před 2 dny

    How much did the new band and crystal cost?

    1. Red Dead Restoration
      Red Dead Restoration
      Před dnem

      Crystal isn't that much... But the bracelet... Damn... please don't ask me, it hurts 😅

  38. Xaverl58
    Před 2 dny

    Well done Great Job

  39. Suhas Reddy Katkuri
    Suhas Reddy Katkuri
    Před 2 dny

    Will you restore my watch?

    Před 2 dny

    👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 😃

  41. Cicero Miranda
    Cicero Miranda
    Před 2 dny


  42. Khoa Nguyen
    Khoa Nguyen
    Před 2 dny

    Good work! Can you restore a Cartier Tank or Santos in the next video?

  43. Sean Harrison
    Sean Harrison
    Před 2 dny

    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..

  44. Reymond Sayat
    Reymond Sayat
    Před 2 dny

    i can remove all the parts ,very easy but to put them back ahhhm😂

  45. John Wheeler
    John Wheeler
    Před 2 dny

    Really impressive, felt the wind in your breath and saw the horses from your driveway.

  46. king kong
    king kong
    Před 2 dny

    now i know why a rolex is expensive 😅

  47. Mina Fares
    Mina Fares
    Před 2 dny

    One of the best restoration processes I've ever seen in my whole life 😍

  48. BARRETO araujo
    BARRETO araujo
    Před 2 dny

    Show, trabalho de mestre!

  49. Muddy
    Před 2 dny

    And they ask why is a Rolex so pricey

  50. maya jimay
    maya jimay
    Před 2 dny

    I dont know why, but i love to watch it 😹

  51. Maurilio Camilo
    Maurilio Camilo
    Před 2 dny

    bellissimo trabalho parabéns

  52. Quin Deman
    Quin Deman
    Před 2 dny

    Wow, simply incredible.

  53. Alan Ultra
    Alan Ultra
    Před 2 dny

    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?

  54. Crommington
    Před 2 dny

    I thought the 1500 was a 34mm but this looks bigger, was I wrong? Great vid absolutely mesmerising

    1. Crommington
      Před 2 dny

      @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

    2. Red Dead Restoration
      Red Dead Restoration
      Před 2 dny

      No you are right, it's 34mm

  55. JN  nouman khan
    JN nouman khan
    Před 2 dny


  56. Selçuk Kılıç
    Selçuk Kılıç
    Před 2 dny


  57. Frank James
    Frank James
    Před 2 dny

    End result... WOW!....

  58. Fehad Bilgrami
    Fehad Bilgrami
    Před 2 dny

    Did you sell the watch? I am interested

  59. Юрий Христофоров
    Юрий Христофоров
    Před 3 dny

    Шикарная работа✌где бы мне найти такого же мастера☺

  60. Juri Gubinelli
    Juri Gubinelli
    Před 3 dny

    Non ho parole, sei un grande

  61. Jake Thaxton
    Jake Thaxton
    Před 3 dny


  62. Razi Muthahar
    Razi Muthahar
    Před 3 dny

    sangat sangat detail dalam perakitannya salam hangat dari INDONESIA

  63. Ciccio's
    Před 3 dny

    I after 13 seconds: "Goddamn where is the little screw"

    1. Brian Willess
      Brian Willess
      Před dnem

      Why do you want God to damn it?

  64. Arjun Keisham
    Arjun Keisham
    Před 3 dny

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

  65. محمد الخضر
    محمد الخضر
    Před 3 dny

    I have Rolex very old and dirty, but it's expensive, can you help me?

  66. Иван Иванов
    Иван Иванов
    Před 3 dny

    Шедевральная работа👍

  67. Do You Know ?
    Do You Know ?
    Před 3 dny

    Please Give it to me. My dream masterpiece.

  68. 나만의연예인 사진모음
    나만의연예인 사진모음
    Před 3 dny

    집중해서 동영상을 끝까지 다봤네요. 정말 훌륭한 솜씨입니다. 개인적으로 롤렉스 시계는 죽기전에 한번쯤 갖고 싶은 명품 시계입니다.

  69. Zafry Imthisam
    Zafry Imthisam
    Před 3 dny

    Now I know why it costs so much 🧐

  70. Lucy
    Před 3 dny

    Finger condoms, nice😉👍🏼

  71. Lewis Wereb
    Lewis Wereb
    Před 3 dny

    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!

  72. Gregory Shelton
    Gregory Shelton
    Před 3 dny

    Such a satisfying video! Subscribed! I was nervous the entire time. 😆

    Před 3 dny

    world class brother. well done

  74. Иван Упырь
    Иван Упырь
    Před 3 dny

    Теперь понятно почему Rolex такие дорогие часы👍🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺

  75. Oliver Swordfish1
    Oliver Swordfish1
    Před 3 dny

    Unbelievable….!!!👍❤️…happy that he‘s not a serial killer😂😂😂

  76. J Mo
    J Mo
    Před 3 dny

    How much would one of these cost?

    1. Red Dead Restoration
      Red Dead Restoration
      Před 3 dny

      Something around 4k$

  77. HSO Giap Hải Long
    HSO Giap Hải Long
    Před 3 dny

    Kiểu này tháo ra nặp lại thừa con ốc thì thôi rồi 😂

  78. john fletcher
    john fletcher
    Před 3 dny

    That's not a watch it's a piece of art beautiful

  79. Melvin the Mechanic
    Melvin the Mechanic
    Před 3 dny

    Who is that stupid that a (rolex)!! would be soo filthy 🤮

  80. Dave H.
    Dave H.
    Před 4 dny

    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 👍👍

  81. Iang Widiarto
    Iang Widiarto
    Před 4 dny

    Amazing skills I ever seen...

  82. Janine Ford
    Janine Ford
    Před 4 dny


  83. Janine Ford
    Janine Ford
    Před 4 dny

    I such ashamed that someone ruin there watch I have one is my gem

  84. New Dizzy
    New Dizzy
    Před 4 dny

    Jesus how smart is this guy

  85. JinglesDoFine
    Před 4 dny

    How does he know what goes where… all those pins and sprockets

  86. Tanner Thornburg
    Tanner Thornburg
    Před 4 dny

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

  87. Mohamed Iqbal
    Mohamed Iqbal
    Před 4 dny

    And that's patience

  88. Ben Turley
    Ben Turley
    Před 4 dny

    Great work

  89. Bzinho P
    Bzinho P
    Před 4 dny


  90. Alice Wu
    Alice Wu
    Před 4 dny


  91. Lee Sullivan
    Lee Sullivan
    Před 4 dny

    So why was it not working?

  92. Harvard Sua-an
    Harvard Sua-an
    Před 4 dny

    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

  93. Emiliano Salas
    Emiliano Salas
    Před 4 dny

    Te imaginas terminar, y ver qué te sobró una pieza.. 😂😂😂😂

  94. Ilaria Bozzetti
    Ilaria Bozzetti
    Před 4 dny

    I feel like the dumbest person on earth

  95. Basic Player
    Basic Player
    Před 4 dny

    But can it run Crysis?

  96. shasys
    Před 4 dny


  97. Rick Harris
    Rick Harris
    Před 4 dny

    The precision in building a watch is mesmerizing!! And you’re a master!

  98. Essex.boy01
    Před 4 dny

    I can’t watch it because of those stupid things on your fingers 😂😂 Just use gloves ffs

  99. Lemaan Yilmedou
    Lemaan Yilmedou
    Před 4 dny

    Un génie

  100. Erkan Yüce
    Erkan Yüce
    Před 4 dny