Restoration of a rare vintage ww2 military watch - nickel and chrome plating - Sanford AS1123

күнү жарыяланды 2020-ж., 22-авг.
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This time I´m restoring an old military watch from the WW2-Era.
It´s a Sanford with an AS 1123 movement.
The watch is in a really bad condition. The chrome-plating of the case is heavy damaged, the glass is scratched the movement is full of dirt and stops repeatedly.
I need to grind off the old chrome. After sanding and polishing the case, it´s ready for a new chrome-plating. But i need to add a layer of nickel before. The glass will be polished and the movement cleaned. Unfortunately the old radium-compound on the hands fell off so i need to re-lume the hands with super-luminova. I will add some coffee to it to make it more "vintage-looking".
After everything is cleaned, polished and re-plated, I can re-assemble the movement with some fresh oil. After that, this watch is in a good beat (+6 seconds per day) again.
I hope you liked this restoration, if so, like, comment and subscribe ;)
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  • Rusty Scab

    Rusty Scab

    2 саат мурун

    ive seen some people adding tea to the lume to make it look aged

  • Rockfarbrorn


    2 саат мурун

    Great video, but seriously, those finger condoms freak me out man.

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    Sum Won

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    wazir khan

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  • Jerin Antony Xavier

    Jerin Antony Xavier

    3 саат мурун

    Amazing video. Can I know what those pink gems inside the watch were? And what their purpose is?

  • Abbie Marshall

    Abbie Marshall

    3 саат мурун

    The reassembly is absolutely blowing my mind. So much respect for people that are this skilled and passionate about their craft.

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    Quá tốt

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    Zayed Kurdi

    8 саат мурун

    This is what scientists do in their free time

  • RussianDreamBreaker


    9 саат мурун

    Servus, weshalb benutzt du für Chrombad eine Nickel Anode? und die Chromschicht könnte man in Salzsäure auflösen um die nachfolgende Schicht nicht zu beschädigen

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    12 саат мурун

    Na ja. Ob sich das gelohnt hat?

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    13 саат мурун

    Nice touch! Subscribed, I thought it'd be nice to get the audio from the ultrasound cleaner a bit normalised or reduced so it doesn't hurt ears, cheers mate

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    15 саат мурун

    اكو عرب هناا
    #اخوان بداعت امهاتكم اشتركو بقناتي

  • Victor Brehmer

    Victor Brehmer

    21 саат мурун

    I must say that I am astonished by this timepiece. Simply wonderful. I was just wondering if you still had the timepiece, and if the price is right, if you would like to sell it to me? I live in Sweden and I am a big collector and enthusiast and i could not help myself but to ask. Thanks!

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    23 саат мурун




    Күн мурун

    Золотые руки спасибо

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    Күн мурун

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    Great job

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    С циферблатом тоже можно было бы заморочиться

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    What do you think its worth now?

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    Thank you for a really nice video but would be better with your verbal input.

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    21Century Smart Home

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    good job

  • Violet Joy

    Violet Joy

    Күн мурун

    The stress of seeing all those tiny parts removed. I could never have done that. Wow.

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    "DNA Samples"
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    Bald Ponyta

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    "how not to operate a cutter"

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    Riccardo Pareschi

    2 күн мурун

    Simply fascinating. It’s wonderful to see this kind of work and passion.

  • Jiří Kapras

    Jiří Kapras

    2 күн мурун

    It's a great job, it's just a bit of a shame about the bracelet, he went to restore it too, the new nylon doesn't fit that much.

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    Davïd dïvaD

    2 күн мурун

    Sensationelle Arbeit, ganz toll 👏🏻

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    Nagarajan Perumal

    2 күн мурун

    Old school work

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    Matthew Waring

    2 күн мурун

    thanks you for sharing nice work !
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  • Ruben Gonzalez

    Ruben Gonzalez

    2 күн мурун

    That's amazing work, my compliments to this restoration genius, I'm a fan of old things and how they are restored!!👍👍👍👍

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    Narendra Modi

    2 күн мурун

    Oh it’s harder than the bio surgery...!😖

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    Video 🔥🔥🔥🔥klacc, avtor 💪 💪 💪 💪 thank you

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    komangallan wp

    2 күн мурун

    This is me or i dont see any battery in there?

    • Red Dead Restoration

      Red Dead Restoration

      2 күн мурун

      No there is no battery 😉

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    I subscribed!



    2 күн мурун

    Your hand is shaking bro

  • Francesco


    2 күн мурун

    if I'm not mistaken, the fluorescent brightness of the hands was due to the uranium used for this purpose: to make the hands and numbers glow in the dark

    • Garin Ramadhan

      Garin Ramadhan

      11 саат мурун

      @Francesco yep it is, radium is derived from uranium

    • Francesco


      12 саат мурун

      @Garin Ramadhan yes you are right, however it is always very radioactive

    • Garin Ramadhan

      Garin Ramadhan

      13 саат мурун

      I think it's radium not uranium tho

  • Oscar Parrilla

    Oscar Parrilla

    2 күн мурун

    That’s a TRIP. Restoring is such an art. Bravo.

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    arbai jokam

    2 күн мурун

    Istimewa 😍

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    2 күн мурун

    Great 👍

  • Z M

    Z M

    2 күн мурун

    110 % job

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    Tao Danh

    2 күн мурун

    Que Dios nos perdone.

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    2 күн мурун

    Just waaw

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    3 күн мурун

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    3 күн мурун

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    Novella Moores

    3 күн мурун

    Your watch is ready sir, that will be $ 49,- for the watch and $ 86.000,- labor

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    3 күн мурун

    «Воистину, Аллах и Его Ангелы возвеличивают степень Пророка Мухаммада (ﷺ)
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  • Kim Qadir

    Kim Qadir

    3 күн мурун

    This was beautiful - watch repair as art - man and his instruments.

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    3 күн мурун

    رائع 👍🏻

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    3 күн мурун

    Love it.

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    John Shepherd

    3 күн мурун

    You have awesome skills! I would trade all my worldly possessions for your knowledge!

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    Sky Grey

    3 күн мурун

    Absolutely amazing. That took a massive amount of knowledge, skill and expertise to pull that off.

  • Aamir Gul

    Aamir Gul

    3 күн мурун

    Very nice good job 👍🏻

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    Marco González Viera

    3 күн мурун

    Eso sí es un relojero

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    4 күн мурун

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    Pintores Madrid Pinturaskar

    4 күн мурун

    Saludos desde!!!

  • Jose Cuervo

    Jose Cuervo

    4 күн мурун

    very nice work!

  • Gamehermit5050


    4 күн мурун

    You know your stuff dude 👍

  • GetmeoutofSanFrancisco


    4 күн мурун

    I take it this guy also works on phones too.

    • Red Dead Restoration

      Red Dead Restoration

      3 күн мурун

      I've tried to restore phones... crashed 2 iPhones and decided to never try it again 😂

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      4 күн мурун

      Yea, something tells me those aren't your tits, and that your name isn't Vao Loi.



    4 күн мурун

    nice work & cool design from WWII



    4 күн мурун

    Please tell me it's gonna live...

  • Иван Васильевич

    Иван Васильевич

    4 күн мурун

    Классно! Я в детстве тоже так чинил часы. Только починка заканчивалась на уровне 5:46. ))) А ещё было забавно увидеть немецкую "пасту ГОИ".

  • Enlighten_me


    4 күн мурун

    What a work of art! I didn't realize there were so many pieces that go into a watch.



    4 күн мурун

    Great satisfaction even watching you do this .
    Imagining your level of satisfaction .
    A sense of completion.

  • Luz Kan

    Luz Kan

    4 күн мурун


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    T. J. Tsang

    4 күн мурун

    Screen separator as a heating plate! Ingenious!

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    4 күн мурун


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    Felipe Mo

    4 күн мурун

    unglaubliche Arbeit

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    4 күн мурун

    와 시계복원보구 진짜 찐이네 구독해버렸네

  • Łosiuu


    4 күн мурун

    I was wondering, where do you even look for these kind of... rusty lighters, watches etc. I looked everywhere, but I couldn't find any. I wanted to surprise my friend, who loves artifacts from ww1, ww2 (history nerd) for his birthday

  • Alejandro Gómez

    Alejandro Gómez

    4 күн мурун

    sos el puto amor!!!!! estas despegado!!!! un maestro, cuando empezaste a desarmar el mecanismo no pensé q volviera a funcionar!!!! impresionante!!! felicitaciones!

  • miro miro

    miro miro

    4 күн мурун


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    4 күн мурун


  • Sercan İlhan

    Sercan İlhan

    4 күн мурун

    çok yağ koydun her dişliye neredeyse, hafif sarsıntılı bi direksiyon çoförlüğünde sıkıntı olma ihtimali var. Teşekkürler

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    Хасан Сайдмахмадов

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    4 күн мурун


  • Jesse Winger

    Jesse Winger

    4 күн мурун

    Do most watches follow the same kind of lay out? It looks way to complicated for me to follow during the rebuilding phase of this video.

    • Red Dead Restoration

      Red Dead Restoration

      4 күн мурун

      Basically yes, but every manufacturer has his own way to arrange the parts

  • Peter Jordan

    Peter Jordan

    5 күн мурун

    It’s gonna take patience and time, to do it right.
    (I got my mind set on you) 🎶🎵🎶

  • Rana satyansh Singh

    Rana satyansh Singh

    5 күн мурун

    Grandpa is going to be full of happiness

  • Barry Phillips

    Barry Phillips

    5 күн мурун

    That watch must have a lot of stories.
    It could match the story of the watch in pulp fiction
    Fantastic restoration top marks 👍

  • Ernst Pattynama

    Ernst Pattynama

    5 күн мурун

    at 15:44 : it's should be corrected to its ! ! ! (Common error)

  • Basim Saif

    Basim Saif

    5 күн мурун

    I love German work, they never joke on their products. 😍

  • 헬로벤자민


    5 күн мурун


  • Deomati Devi

    Deomati Devi

    5 күн мурун

    Price range

  • Raman Sharif

    Raman Sharif

    5 күн мурун

    this dude is a genius

  • Mahesh challappanavar Challappanavar

    Mahesh challappanavar Challappanavar

    5 күн мурун


  • altar7


    5 күн мурун

    How many hours of work?

    • Red Dead Restoration

      Red Dead Restoration

      4 күн мурун

      Something around 40 hours

  • abdul garred

    abdul garred

    5 күн мурун


  • Rajeev Vij

    Rajeev Vij

    5 күн мурун

    Very good restoration this watch brother.

    • Rajeev Vij

      Rajeev Vij

      5 күн мурун


  • Voi Ve

    Voi Ve

    5 күн мурун

    1:40 dog: help my please

  • Nhi Ngu

    Nhi Ngu

    5 күн мурун

    Yang pilih allah like.