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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  • FadeMaster
    FadeMasterVor 11 Minuten

    i wish Faith can be restored as this for some people . great work mate.

  • Arun Rajendra
    Arun RajendraVor 49 Minuten

    Wow! This what I want to see on DElevel, a great artist with lots of tools. Appreciate your passion.

  • Captain Steven Markovich
    Captain Steven MarkovichVor 2 Stunden

    Stunning 👍

  • Belu404
    Belu404Vor 2 Stunden

    Esos relojes mi papa aun los usa 🤷‍♀️

  • Pat Mitch Mitch
    Pat Mitch MitchVor 2 Stunden

    Mesmerising !!

  • Yamaha Japan
    Yamaha JapanVor 2 Stunden

    Dude cleans a watch gets 4 M views…why??? It’s a cleaning, it’s not like he invented the damn thing. What’s next, detailed toilet scrubbing?????

  • andreizamfira
    andreizamfiraVor 2 Stunden

    I have a Longines Ultra-Chron watch cal.431, that one with 36.000 b/h. Does anyone know of what material is its hairspring made? Is it also Glucydur, just like this Rolex's? It has the exact blueish color like it, that is what captivated me ...

  • Not Personal
    Not PersonalVor 3 Stunden

    Outstanding sir. Coolest frkn gadgets!

  • Vol2 rhum
    Vol2 rhumVor 4 Stunden

    A simple watch is too complex for my little brain 😅

  • Michael Jenkins
    Michael JenkinsVor 5 Stunden


  • Андрей Спиридонов
    Андрей СпиридоновVor 5 Stunden

    Прям, блять, операция по восстановлению девственности... Только она стоит дешевле 😆

  • N L
    N LVor 6 Stunden

    Great White Genius.

  • Roberto Wagner P. Goncalves
    Roberto Wagner P. GoncalvesVor 6 Stunden

    Uma verdadeira arte.

  • Kapil Taneja
    Kapil TanejaVor 7 Stunden

    How much time you took to restore this watch?

  • Red Dead Restoration

    Red Dead Restoration

    Vor 5 Stunden

    Something around 40 hours

  • I am trash
    I am trashVor 7 Stunden

    What are the weird... Gloveless finger-glove for?

  • I am trash

    I am trash

    Vor 5 Stunden

    but why not full-hand gloves?

  • Red Dead Restoration

    Red Dead Restoration

    Vor 5 Stunden

    To prevent fingerprints

  • Алексей Волков
    Алексей ВолковVor 7 Stunden

    Хрен бы собрал за всю жизнь

  • Pittige Gast
    Pittige GastVor 7 Stunden

    Dit is pure liefde.

  • HousemouseII
    HousemouseIIVor 8 Stunden

    FASCINATING!!!! Why discard the antique band? People buy those!

  • Red Dead Restoration

    Red Dead Restoration

    Vor 7 Stunden

    Watch the video till the end 😉

    QAWCHAR AHAMMODVor 8 Stunden

    🌷🌺🌼 may the Almighty God bless you forever...take love and respect from Bangladesh🌼🌺🌷

  • krishna kant dave
    krishna kant daveVor 9 Stunden

    Intelligent person so nice god bless you🥰

  • J
    JVor 9 Stunden

    Your craftsmanship and mastery is wonderful to watch. The skill and attention to detail is amazing. Thank you for giving us the experience. Cheers and stay healthy!

  • Joe Johnson
    Joe JohnsonVor 11 Stunden

    "If you're looking for tools or stuff I'm using check a dentists office"

  • Ahmed Elbassal
    Ahmed ElbassalVor 11 Stunden

    I have one like this but some parts was changed can you restoration it with original parts

  • Buğrahan Özdemir
    Buğrahan ÖzdemirVor 11 Stunden

    *7:20** ilk defa yerli üretim bi makine kullandığını gördüm bu adamların.*

    MARCOPFONSECA 28Vor 11 Stunden

    Inacreditável precisão e maestria O F1 dos relógios 👍🏼😎🇧🇷

  • Cupoff Cappuccino
    Cupoff CappuccinoVor 11 Stunden

    10 points

  • Essam Gawish
    Essam GawishVor 12 Stunden

    Excellent work thank you

  • hellslayer 96
    hellslayer 96Vor 13 Stunden

    oh man , restoring a watch is so much work parts are mm thick and tall

  • Greg and_Machiko
    Greg and_MachikoVor 13 Stunden

    I would have many extra parts if having to put the watch back together. Amazing talent.

  • Caddy’sDaddy
    Caddy’sDaddyVor 14 Stunden

    I would be honored to be your apprentice.

  • Erich G.
    Erich G.Vor 14 Stunden

    3:55 - I have to pee. Seriously, great work and very relaxing to watch.

  • OhHhKiE
    OhHhKiEVor 14 Stunden

    Those finger condoms are cool.

  • Mr. VDG
    Mr. VDGVor 14 Stunden

    God amazing

  • Sacrament80
    Sacrament80Vor 14 Stunden

    The techniques and the attention to details involved for such restoration, makes you fall in love with that field and hopefully more people will be interested in following that path

  • Primm Entertainment
    Primm EntertainmentVor 16 Stunden

    I want to know who the first person was that decided you know what I'm going to make a watch but I'm going to put $785,000 pieces in it just to makes it difficult for the next man lmao smh I feel like you got to get an engineering degree just to disassemble one of them things and I'm a mechanic and I can take anything on a car part but Jesus Christ this is just crazy how many pieces is in that little watch

  • A Desh
    A DeshVor 16 Stunden

    I know im watching too many of these type vids when i just start fast forwarding to the end result. I just saved 20 min though.

  • Алексей Погорецкий
    Алексей ПогорецкийVor 17 Stunden

    Смотрел и не дышал.

  • A mein C tut W
    A mein C tut WVor 17 Stunden

    Diese Fingerlinge…

  • Midnight Pausch
    Midnight PauschVor 19 Stunden

    What are the pink/purple things inside the watch movement

  • Red Dead Restoration

    Red Dead Restoration

    Vor 18 Stunden

    Those are the bearings for the gears

  • Yoi An
    Yoi AnVor 19 Stunden

    I'm about to die cause I couldn't breath.

  • Lucas M-S
    Lucas M-SVor 20 Stunden

    Why he got the finger condoms

  • Robert A
    Robert AVor 20 Stunden

    Why is this so calming?

  • Space MC
    Space MCVor 20 Stunden

    Boolshit! You make all the dirt first, then you cleaning it.

  • David Vesseur
    David VesseurVor 20 Stunden

    Get to the end... Um... why's there an extra screw here... Dang it.

    VIC DAVVor 20 Stunden

    18:29 You're welcome

  • hesham almalky
    hesham almalkyVor 21 Stunde


  • Michael Busted
    Michael BustedVor 21 Stunde

    Was this watch found in the dirt or something ?

  • CD1130
    CD1130Vor Tag

    Very impressing. 👏🏻

  • Morris
    MorrisVor Tag


  • Javi
    JaviVor Tag

    Me sobran 51 piezas mínimo. Gran trabajo. Excelente

  • MrZeke
    MrZekeVor Tag

    What screwdrivers are you using?

  • MrZeke


    Vor 11 Stunden

    @Red Dead Restoration canceled? Was curious about the blue handled one's, I haven't seen those, I have bergeon and horotec.

  • Red Dead Restoration

    Red Dead Restoration

    Vor 19 Stunden

    I have a set of Bergeon anti magnetic and a set of "cheaper" stainless steel

  • David Merralls
    David MerrallsVor Tag

    It's a pleasure to watch this type of restoration, a good job done well. There must be a high sense of satisfaction to achieve this. This is also educational and a great reference tool. I've done minor watch and clock restorations and the work can be frustrating. Great to see you.

  • chris kour
    chris kourVor Tag

    Price of this model?

  • chris kour

    chris kour

    Vor 8 Stunden

    @Red Dead Restoration thank you awesome video!

  • Red Dead Restoration

    Red Dead Restoration

    Vor 9 Stunden

    @chris kour yes

  • chris kour

    chris kour

    Vor 10 Stunden

    @Red Dead Restoration 4000 dollars?

  • Red Dead Restoration

    Red Dead Restoration

    Vor 19 Stunden

    Something around 4k$

  • Kroy Web
    Kroy WebVor Tag

    Please advise how much you charge for a rolex restoration ?

  • tutzking
    tutzkingVor Tag

    Have a gold Omega seamaster 1960's. Been trying to find someone to do what you just did, anyone here have any suggestions about where to send it?

  • Martin Edwards
    Martin EdwardsVor Tag

    Please tell me that original strap didn't go in the bin 😵

  • Red Dead Restoration

    Red Dead Restoration

    Vor Tag

    Watch it till the end 😉

  • solarguy1324
    solarguy1324Vor Tag

    So my revised question is "doesn't Rolex" have a smooth second hand movent? As in "no ticks"...

  • Red Dead Restoration

    Red Dead Restoration

    Vor Tag

    Yes it has - and what you see in the film is what a smooth running second hand is called (multiple ticks per second)

  • chogokin666
    chogokin666Vor Tag

    Goes in garbage for vintage Rolex bracelet... How cool is that old cleaning machine?

  • Md Abdul Al Based Apu
    Md Abdul Al Based ApuVor Tag

    Extremely good work dude show us your restoration watch collection and try to restore Patek Philippi watch

  • Liberta
    LibertaVor Tag

    Фантастика. Браво!!!

  • DeoJuvante979
    DeoJuvante979Vor Tag

    What a hack this guy has no idea what he's doing.

  • Bonifacio Dianasas
    Bonifacio DianasasVor Tag

    Wow great verry nice job.

  • Sandeep Kundu
    Sandeep KunduVor Tag

    What a beautiful piece of machine

  • soez 4me
    soez 4meVor Tag

    awesome job,thanks for sharing

  • Paolo Miceli
    Paolo MiceliVor Tag


  • Dipak Das
    Dipak DasVor Tag

    Patience lever🔥🔥🔥🔥 kaise.. one watch 100+ parts. Nd the way he did it.. Bhai jiska watch h wo dekh le to watch le le restoration k bdle

  • Ilan Bouchenino
    Ilan BoucheninoVor Tag

    What polishing machine do you use?

  • Red Dead Restoration

    Red Dead Restoration

    Vor Tag


  • Kusmi93
    Kusmi93Vor Tag

    Incroyable. Awesome.

  • عبده المسعودي
    عبده المسعوديVor Tag

    هذا العمل راءع

  • Boy K-likot
    Boy K-likotVor Tag

    your style is great but you need check the parts first before you dismantle or assemble

  • Kanuni Emre
    Kanuni EmreVor Tag


  • 사노라면
    사노라면Vor Tag


  • oj43085
    oj43085Vor Tag

    Thank you Sensei.

  • Earthbound Misfit
    Earthbound MisfitVor Tag

    Nifty bro...... real nifty

  • pakcik det
    pakcik detVor Tag

    Patutlah mahal, kualitinya mantap

  • sgtgj205
    sgtgj205Vor Tag


  • Radu Ruicu
    Radu RuicuVor Tag


  • Gab Hubierna
    Gab HubiernaVor Tag

    Can I have a free watch? 🥺

  • Silent Autumn
    Silent AutumnVor Tag

    So much stuff in a tiny watch, i feel like its easier to assemble a rocket.

  • Stewart McManus
    Stewart McManusVor Tag


  • Indranil Khandekar
    Indranil KhandekarVor Tag

    It seems It is not old but made it deliberately by only putting sand on it...

  • jong u e2
    jong u e2Vor Tag

    You are the most sophisticated and the most talented guy in the world

  • Nelson L
    Nelson LVor Tag


  • Sf Sandman
    Sf SandmanVor Tag

    I take it this is not your first rodeo? You’d of made a great surgeon?

  • Happy Bear
    Happy BearVor 2 Tage

    Every time I open my Rolex like what him did in the video, I always find it is very difficult to put parts back so I have to buy a new one. Click "Like" if this happens to you too.

  • Happy Bear
    Happy BearVor 2 Tage

    How much to fix this Rolex? It depends. How much is this Rolex?

  • Zweifingerjoe
    ZweifingerjoeVor 2 Tage

    12 Bucks please. We changed battery and it had a ultrasonic bath After checking Water resist

  • juan cabezas
    juan cabezasVor 2 Tage

    what´s that liquid in the ultrasonic cleaner? water?

  • Red Dead Restoration

    Red Dead Restoration

    Vor Tag

    Water + cleaning fluid

  • Prot
    ProtVor 2 Tage

    That was fascinating. Thanks for that, subbed and liked.

  • L Paul
    L PaulVor 2 Tage

    Mind Blowing Brilliance. I wish I had done better at school :)

  • Pandemonium Lig
    Pandemonium LigVor 2 Tage

    Incroyable travail de précision et de minutie ! Chapeau-bas.

  • solarguy1324
    solarguy1324Vor 2 Tage

    Just a question-that has a quartz movement-doesn't Rolex have continous movement on the second hand?

  • Red Dead Restoration

    Red Dead Restoration

    Vor Tag

    That's not a quartz movement and the second hand is sweeping continuously (continously means 4 - 6 "ticks" per second instead of 1 "tick" like on a quartz watch)

  • Majedeh Sedeh
    Majedeh SedehVor 2 Tage

    احسنت بالتوفيق استمر

  • ROMANY HANNA watches All brands
    ROMANY HANNA watches All brandsVor 2 Tage

    U r professional 👍👏

  • Krakkruk Kiko
    Krakkruk KikoVor 2 Tage

    He can assemble any completely knockdown watch..