Restoration of an Abandoned 1946 post WW2 vintage watch - Radioactive glow - Manual Work - Certina

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    WatcheyesWatcheyes

    In this video I make a restoration of a vintage watch from 1946 (post WW2) with Radioactive glow on the hands that's been abandoned for many years. It's a Certina Labora vintage watch, all of the restoration is done by hand manually. It's a mechanical watch with a caliber KF 320. ASMR sound.

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    As this is a watch from 1946 it can be radioactive radium on the hands and dial, I always use protective mask and gloves when handling it.

    This vintage Certina watch was very dirty and oily when I opened it. So the cleaning had to be done piece by piece very thoroughly. Every cog tooth needed to be cleaned with wood sticks/peg wood. The balance staff was totally worn out and had to be changed.

    After the restoration the Certina watch works quite fine. It runs a couple of seconds +/- per day which is stated by the timegrapher and the amplitude is around 270 degrees which is good. All my hammering paid off and aligned the arbor and the center wheel. I also hammered the barrel and the barrel cap which is not shown in the video.

    In this video:
    -Disassembly of the watch and check for problems along the way

    -Inspection of all parts if they are worn or broken via the microscope

    -Manual cleaning, I do this with Rodico (Bergeon), some toothpicks, pegwood. Then let all parts be in benzine and later a double bath of IPA (Isopropyl alcohol) which wasn’t shown in the video. The pallet fork gets a bensin bath and the Epilame treatment, balance wheel will only be cleaned with benzine.

    -Polish the acrylic glas and the casing

    -Reducing the barrel arbor hole size, barrel hole, barrel cap hole, center wheel hole with the staking tool

    -Assembly and oiling all relevant parts

    -Checking if the movement works fine and then checking it with the timegrapher

    If you like the video, I’m very happy if you push the Like button and Subscribe (maybe put a comment?) to my channel, more videos will come! Take care and thank you for this time!

    This is not a tutorial video, I’m just a hobbyist and might do things incorrectly.

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Watcheyes
Watcheyes

This watch was very worn and full of dirt, I bought it at an online auction so it was a big question mark of its condition. It's a wonder how this watch actually worked from the beginning because it was chunks of dirt on every cog wheels teeth. Every part needed to be cleaned individually with wood sticks over and over again. The dirt was in some places hardened (like stone) and needed to be scraped of. Perhaps some parts was changed sometime ago before me. Hammer time with staking tool was also done to the barrel and its lid because this hole was also totally worn down as the arbor hole and the center wheel (shown in the video). It was a long shot to restore this, I hoped for good amplitude and it showed in the end ~270 degrees which is quite good or very acceptable for this old watch.

Vor 2 Monate
gustavo fusi
gustavo fusi

Yty

Vor 8 Tage
The Blues
The Blues

Oo

Vor 17 Tage
Greg Jones
Greg Jones

Gorgeous…

Vor 20 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

@Hazar Gabi yes its possible. But was about worried about the dial numbers falling apart so I quite after a couple of hours :)

Vor 23 Tage
Hazar Gabi
Hazar Gabi

@Watcheyes I believe that the watch dial needs little bit more cleaning. Your work is fabulous. Thank you!

Vor 25 Tage
Andy H
Andy H

Loved your restoration especially the way you cleaned the parts by hand and sanded and polished the rust away on the case. I liked the fact you left it looking vintage, way better in my opinion, some restorers over do it. Great job, look forward to more of your work.

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

I appreciate it alot Andy, yes I wanted to keep it intact as much as possible. Thank you, have a good day!

Vor Monat
Glen H
Glen H

I have been watching watch restoration video's for quite some time and this is the first time I have seen your channel offered in my feed. Good work on this watch. I am impressed at how well you cleaned the watch and parts by hand, the old fashioned way. Very few watch makers show this method. Many novice watch tinkerers cannot afford to buy expensive tools and machines so this video is invaluable. Thanx.

Vor 2 Monate
Diegoalejandro Tareas
Diegoalejandro Tareas

Reloj que en ves de dar la hora te lleva a viajar al pasado.

Vor Monat
The Bearded Watchmaker
The Bearded Watchmaker

@jw11432 Making a watch cleaning machine on video would be awesome. Good luck!

Vor Monat
jw11432
jw11432

@Glen H I'm certainly only a hobbyist, and have invested quite a bit in tools (nothing crazy), but I became very invested in the hobby. Different perspectives I suppose. Cleaning seems to me the most mundane, so I'm happy to use a machine. For me, the magic is in the assembly and oiling and refinishing. But I can understand where you're coming from! 👍

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Glen H
Glen H

@jw11432 Cleaning parts manually has been the choice for hobbyists for a long time. I am more interested in manual watch part cleaning than I am in cleaning the parts with a machine. This is because I don't do a lot of restorations. I never will because I only work on my own watches. There are books out there written by the old timers that talk about this but I don't have access to them right now. Manual watch part cleaning is time consuming so I understand why a pro would buy a machine for this task. Most people who watch youtube video's on watch repair or restoration are hobbyists and will never invest in all the expensive tools that real watchmakers need to purchase.

Vor 2 Monate
jw11432
jw11432

It is taking some effort, but I'm actually building my own watch cleaning machine. The ready-made options are inexplicably expensive, given what they are, so I opted to build my own. I have plans to create a channel specifically for watch restorations myself (of which I have already acquired around a dozen projects), and will include the watch cleaning machine build as a tutorial. There is a remarkable lack of this information on the internet.

Vor 2 Monate
KD123
KD123

Great editing! Loved the sounds of the process and it was very relaxing. Satisfying to see all the parts get cleaned and put back together 🤗 I really appreciate the time and talent to film and edit such an intricate process! ♥️

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

I appreciate it alot your kind comment. Very glad that you liked my video and that you took your time watching it. Many thanks and have a very good day ❤

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Walther
Walther

Beautiful work! Thank you for showing the old school cleaning process for those of us hobbyists that don’t have the fancy equipment.

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

@bumboclat Yes, I have bought one now so will be in next video. How these machines clean casings is great.

Vor Monat
bumboclat
bumboclat

@Watcheyes even a cheap ultrasonic would help you greatly

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Watcheyes
Watcheyes

@Soumyarshi Giri it's called perlon, I have link i description of the type.

Vor Monat
Matthew Lambert
Matthew Lambert

Great to watch

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Soumyarshi Giri
Soumyarshi Giri

@Watcheyes what is the kind of strap you used with the watch, post restoration?

Vor Monat
plejaren giants
plejaren giants

That was amazing! I can't believe you can actually video record key segments of this restoration process and edit it all together like you did. Thanks for your time, effort and skill.

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Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Wow I'm happy that you liked my work and the video, I tried to get every interesting part so people don't fall asleep 🙃 Thanks for your time watching my video, have a good day!

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Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown

This is the time I am watching one of your videos and what can I say… I am truly amazed at the work that you do. You seem like a young guy, but to have learnt the art of how to do this type of work is just mind blowing. Well done for keeping up such an old art form. I am still astonished that you know how to do what you do. What’s also mind blowing is that manufactures of these watches were able to conceptualise and create such a small and intricate piece which would run so flawlessly for so many years. Keep up the wonderful work. It truly is inspiring for one to better themselves, their skill level and to keep old craftsmanship alive.

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Watcheyes
Watcheyes

I don't have any words to thank you for this kind comment 🙏 I'm very glad that you like my work, I started in 2020 reading through the internet and followed some guides. From youtube/forums I got the most of the knowledge as there are people here that is very helpful and kind. Thanks for your time watching my video and writing such an inspering comment, have a good day to you!

Vor Monat
william goss
william goss

An absolutely amazing restoration of such a now beautiful watch; or rather your work brought back the inherent albeit almost hidden beauty of the gorgeous time piece. Mesmerising to watch the dissemble and the polished, cleaned and oiled pieces re-assembled to re-make it original beauty but yet retaining the vintage look. Thanks.

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Wow I'm very glad that you think so William, many thanks for your kind words. I appreciate it alot! Thank you for your time watching my video 😀 Have a good day to you!

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Eddie Andrews
Eddie Andrews

Fascinating workmanship. I loved the extreme close ups where you can see the butchering it had been through before. Thanks for posting a truly professional piece of work.

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Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Great Eddie, many thanks for your comment and I'm glad that the video was interesting to watch :) Have a good day to you sir!

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USMC Vet
USMC Vet

Really good job! I've always been fascinated with the internals of good watches. Question though, was there not more you could do with the face of the watch to clean the corrosion off? Or is that just part of the vintage look?

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Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thank you sir. Yes you could clean it more but I got quite worried that the number will fall apart if I clean more around them. Maybe just a guess for me but after maybe 2 hours I ended the cleaning of the dial.

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rolls _879
rolls _879

nicely done. I like your decisions on how far to go with restoration - like for the rust - and appreciate how you maintained the history and character of the watch and valued it over getting every last bit clean or shiny

Vor 12 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thank you 😊

Vor 10 Stunden
Washington Paiva
Washington Paiva

Bela máquina ficou muito TOP 👏👏, ÓTIMO TRABALHO SHOW 👍

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks 😊 🙏

Vor Monat
Ryan Scott
Ryan Scott

Great job! Radium is always a concern of mine as I’m just getting started myself in watch repair. Also, you mainspring winder is very unique, is it movement specific, or somewhat “universal?” I’m in the market for a mainspring Winder, but the $1200 for the full Bergeon set is a bit painful. Where did you come by yours if I might ask?

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Watcheyes
Watcheyes

@Max Q Hi, yes I washed it before polishing, it's in the bath with the casing :) But thanks for commenting!

Vor Monat
Max Q
Max Q

@Watcheyes when you worked with crystal (plastic glass) you touched inside of it where it may contained a bit of dust of radium better to wash it with water before starting to polish it. the radiation of some watches are very high, and better even not to open them . I suggest you to buy a gage radiation detector incase you find a watch with very high radiation just pass it by. some of Hamilton watches are very highly contain radium.

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Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Yes its a bit of a concern. Just wear mask, clean desk and tools frequenlty, dispose cleaning paper directly in closed plastic bag when it has been used. I think it will work fine then. We dont expose ourself that often to radium so, its just a couple of minutes with low radiation here and there. No problem, its unbranded and very old I think, I inherited it so i think its from the 60-70s. I can see them on ebay sometimes, it has worked great but I dont think its near the Bergeon ones but still works good, atleast on the movements I have worked on.

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Frank Coates
Frank Coates

The level of skill and knowledge astounds me. A virtuoso performance on many levels. Zen and the art of watch restoration, and a wonderful respect for the preservation of the integrity of a vintage timepiece.

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

A big thanks to you Frank, I appreciate your words, it means alot! Thank you for your time watching my video and commenting. Glad you liked my restoration, have a good day to you 😀

Vor Monat
Robbie Roberson
Robbie Roberson

I’m very impressed. Your the man as far as watch restoration goes. I just found your site and also watched the dagger repair. Very nice, keep it up.😊

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Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks Robbie, I only do watches so the other one is someone else :). But thanks for your time! See you later in next restoration 😀

Vor 29 Tage
Hans Stolk
Hans Stolk

Amazing video and work. Really enjoyed the parts where the play is removed and polishing the glass. The watch is a beauty when finished. Good craftmanship. Keep up bringing us the nice calm entertainment of a good restoration.

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Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Your comment means a lot Hasse, thank you, with your comments the channel will grow :) . I will remember every word and continue, thanks again and have a good day 😊

Vor 2 Monate
Neil Arculus
Neil Arculus

Excellent work with a very neglected watch. You have kept the look and integrity of the watch. I love the way you use vintage tools - its hammer time with the Lorch !

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Hello Neil, That is very nice to here, I appreciate it a lot and I'm glad that you liked my video. Yes the Lorch is one solid piece =D. And thanks for commenting also, have a good day!

Vor 2 Monate
James Deese
James Deese

I have become fascinated with watch repair and the genius of the machine that is a watch.

Vor 15 Tage
Robert Dragoff
Robert Dragoff

I am in awe of anyone who fixes things, but especially watch repair. It’s basically a machine that measures time and it is made up of a whole lot of parts. That you can diagnose problems and repair and replace parts on such a tiny scale is amazing. Interesting video and looking forward to the next one.

Vor 28 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Glad to here Robert, many thanks 😊

Vor 13 Tage
Tim K.
Tim K.

Amazing job. What a beautiful watch. I would love to own this!

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks Tim and thank you for your time watching my video!

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Acid Blood
Acid Blood

I love how you kept the watch as original as possible leaving it with a perfectly working mechanism in the end

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Acid Blood
Acid Blood

@Watcheyes same to you, blessings

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Watcheyes
Watcheyes

I'm happy that you liked my video Acid, thank you and thanks for commenting on my video, have a good day to you!

Vor Monat
Sujatha Viswanathan
Sujatha Viswanathan

This is the first ever watch restoration video that I’ve watched. Very laborious and intensive work! Fascinating process, though! Hope to see more!

Vor 26 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thank you Sujatha, glad you liked it 😀 Yes more is coming in the near future.

Vor 13 Tage
alain moimême
alain moimême

Magnifique travail sur une montre magnifique. Pas de bla bla, pas de musique , juste l'essentiel et une légère pointe d'humour. Tout ce que j'aime! Je m'abonne.

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Merci beaucoup, je suis ravie que vous aimiez mon style de vidéo. J'apprécie beaucoup, bonne nuit !

Vor 2 Monate
K Swaminathan
K Swaminathan

Excellent restoration which requires great skill snd patience. Thank you for this awesome video. We want more of such videos. Please continue to enthral us. Thank you.

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Nice to see you here Swaminathan, as always very kind words from you, I thank you so much, I'm very glad that you liked my video and that you put a comment also. I'll do, see you later =)

Vor 2 Monate
Fulvio Platania
Fulvio Platania

Great job, especially with the appropriated tools, as a plastic/brass tweezers, correct screwdrivers…you’re a Maestro and it’s a pleasure seeing your job indeed!

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Watcheyes
Watcheyes

@Fulvio Platania many thanks :) have a good day!

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Fulvio Platania
Fulvio Platania

@Watcheyes this is what I see, I think and last but not leatest, it’s the truth

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Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Hi Fulvio, glad that you liked my work and also noticed that I try to use extra care :) thanks for commenting also!

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Lopes Lopes
Lopes Lopes

Trabalho lindo de se ver.👏👏👏👏👏 parabéns.

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thank you very much Lopes and thanks for commenting 😊

Vor Monat
Ufuk Ozbir
Ufuk Ozbir

very impressive indeed. congratulations. great shots too. being able to pull such a challenge off is madness.. well done!

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Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks, great that you liked how I filmed too, have a very good day!

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Cristian Moya Romero
Cristian Moya Romero

Truly beautiful. It kinda gives the vibe of a living being, with all those intricate mechanisms working in fine tune, all at the same time to make it work.

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Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks for your time Christian:)

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Тацит 46 Михаил
Тацит 46 Михаил

Браво , Мастер ! Отличная Работа , а отличная съёмка -- уважение к зрителям...Спасибо !

Vor 17 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Glad you liked it 😀

Vor 10 Stunden
Cris Cris
Cris Cris

Precioso trabajo, Un video mágico, ese reloj merece ese esfuerzo. Me parece un milagro maravilloso ver latir de nuevo el corazón de esa maquinaria. Hoy he visto por primera vez la herramienta que se usa para volver a enrollar el muelle de la cuerda. Que interesante! Perdón por no usar la palabra técnica

Vor 29 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks Cris, glad you liked it 😀. No problem, keep going!

Vor 29 Tage
wodmay1
wodmay1

Great work, you preserved its vintage look , what a beautiful watch

Vor 13 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thank you 😊

Vor 10 Stunden
Time Electric
Time Electric

Bom trabalho! Parabéns!

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

¡Muchas gracias y gracias por comentar!

Vor 2 Monate
isfj1009
isfj1009

Amazing work on such a tiny scale!!!! Bravo.

Vor 8 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thank you:)

Vor 5 Tage
Rob Moonlite
Rob Moonlite

Love your attention to detail, great work!

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks Rob, Im glad that you liked my video and took your time by commenting, much appreciated!

Vor 2 Monate
sweetbrandigirl
sweetbrandigirl

That's just amazing what you do with those tiny tiny parts.I could never do that. Sad the face wouldn't come any cleaner.

Vor 25 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thank you for your kind comment 🙏. Yes indeed, got a bit worried the numbers were starting to fall apart, it's just an old compound.

Vor 13 Tage
Johner Von Zamfir
Johner Von Zamfir

Very nice work! Very accurate and fine skills needed! A passionate state of art! I like it a lot! Thanks !!! :)

Vor 2 Tage
Sjur Gabriel Hasselgård
Sjur Gabriel Hasselgård

Autosol fungerer til alt :-) I like your "homemade" approach - it makes me want to go further towards trying myself. Still miss a few essential tools, but have bought most of what I need. Included a pocket watch to service. This Certina came out absolutely beautiful!

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Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks Sjur! It will go great Sjur, just dig in :D

Vor 29 Tage
Jess N.
Jess N.

This reminds me of the scene in toy story II with the toy restorer, except it’s much more complicated and interesting. I would adore an old watch like this.

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Welcome Jess to the channel, haha yes toys story 2 I remember just a tiny bit :). It feels nice wearing something with a long story. Hope you can find a watch at a pawn shop or something. Thank you for watching my video and commenting, have a good day.

Vor 2 Monate
Pepijn Schmidt
Pepijn Schmidt

This is the first video of yours I've seen and it's amazing your edditing is wonderful your camera work especially the microscopic is great. I'll be watching more. So I can build up the confidence to fix my dad's Seiko 7A28-7020.

Vor 16 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

@Pepijn Schmidt I see :)

Vor 15 Tage
Pepijn Schmidt
Pepijn Schmidt

@Watcheyes I intend on polishing the glass like you did and replacing the rubber seals on the chronograph buttons. I don't dare to interfere with the movement, I of course lack the specialized tools for the job and would have to send it to a professional if it deviates too much.

Vor 15 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Your kind comment makes me happy Pepijn, many thanks sir! I'm glad that you liked my video, see you later and have a good day. By the way the Seiko will be no problem for you if your are patient :).

Vor 16 Tage
John Johansson
John Johansson

Wow! You really did an amazing job with this nice watch.

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Hi John, thank you very much, I appreciate it alot! I'm glad that you liked my video and thanks for commenting, have a good day!

Vor 2 Monate
zeronth
zeronth

The most calming, satisfying, cathartic thing I've ever seen... thank you. Also, I think Adam Savage would have kittens over that Lorch hammer set in it's little box... he just loves stuff like that!! lol

Vor 26 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

I appreciate your kind words alot Sir, many thanks! I don't know Adam but glad to here that, Lorch is the old quailty stuffs :)

Vor 13 Tage
Cat
Cat

That thing still worked after 76 years! Unbelievable! And here I am with a modern hybrid watch. I bet it won't last that long. They just don't build them like they used to.

Vor 24 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Yes, this was when quality matters:)

Vor 13 Tage
Leonardo Herrera
Leonardo Herrera

Espectacular trabajo, realmente es un arte lo que haces..te felicito 👏

Vor 29 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Wow that was very kind of you, glad you liked it Leonardo 😀 Thank you!

Vor 29 Tage
Gary Boyle
Gary Boyle

Lovely looking old watch, glad you did little to the dial and hands, it looks much nicer that way. Looking forward to the next one.

Vor 2 Monate
Daróczi András
Daróczi András

@Watcheyes too bad

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Watcheyes
Watcheyes

@Daróczi András sorry don't think I'm able to do that :)

Vor Monat
Daróczi András
Daróczi András

@Watcheyes me on the other hand would love to see you restore a dial completely :)

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Hi there Gary, I agree, these watches are beautiful. Thank you, glad you liked it, wanted to refresh it so it's history can keep on and not to be "reseted".

Vor 2 Monate
Tom Serotonin
Tom Serotonin

That was awesome to watch. Thank you. I love seeing vintage restoration. Your tools and know how were humbling.

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Glad to here your kind comment Tom 😊, many thanks from Sweden! See you later.

Vor 29 Tage
MakiMSX
MakiMSX

Oh man, one of the most beautiful watches I've ever seen... gorgeous, and nice video :D

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks, I'm very glad that you liked my video, Indeed a beautiful watch 😀

Vor Monat
Hugo D'Traveler III
Hugo D'Traveler III

Subbing! Awesome workmanship! Enjoyed every little touch you gave in making this old gem ticking and tocking. 💖

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Good day to you Hugo, Im very glad that you liked my video, I appreciate it a lot the kind words from you and that you commented on my video, thanks again!

Vor 2 Monate
Marcos Olyver
Marcos Olyver

Muito legal ver resgatar uma peça antiga, parabéns!!! CANAL & COMPANHIA INCRÍVEL COMO DESCASCAR MANDIOCA EM SEGUNDOS

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks Marcos, I'm very glad that you liked it! Thanks for your time.

Vor Monat
WATCH with Mike
WATCH with Mike

Nicely done! Like other commenters I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the detailed hand cleaning.

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thank you Mike, I'm glad that you liked it and took your time watching my video.

Vor Monat
Achmad Romzi
Achmad Romzi

After watching this, nope thank you I will buy solar watch 😁😁😁😁. But 5 star for the fascinating work, and your patient doing every details. You show your big passion through this video. Not only amazing skills, but the deep art and story that hidden inside these mechanical piece

Vor 12 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks Achmad 😊

Vor 10 Stunden
Joe Fumeiro
Joe Fumeiro

Eu tenho um relógio de corda muito antigo , comigo tem 40 anos em minha mão . E ainda funciona normalmente. 🇧🇷

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Wow, that's great, pure quailty

Vor Monat
Na De
Na De

Love your videos! Really nice work and fun to watch. Hammer time 💃🏻

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Wow thank you Na De, glad you liked this video and that you commented 😊

Vor 2 Monate
Geo Bel
Geo Bel

Really a nice work, by keeping its vintage look, and not relum the hands ! Once again great job and video !👍

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Hi Geo, Thank you very much, I agree, I didn't want to touch anything, just refresh it a bit so it's history continues as "original" so it can keep on living and not rust apart. Thank you 😊

Vor 2 Monate
Johnson Yuwu
Johnson Yuwu

I appreciate you keeping the dial on its original form, no polishing or fixing, just cleaning some dirt to keep it’s history and that vintage form, great work !

Vor 19 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks Johnson, I'm glad that you liked my work and thanks for commenting 😀 See you later!

Vor 19 Tage
Chad Holmes
Chad Holmes

Mad skills thanks for the video very entertaining your patience and care for your work is admirable

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks for your time Chad, I appreciate it alot!

Vor Monat
Marty McFly
Marty McFly

I still have a screw left over after putting my tv remote back together, but you sir...are a professional. Nice job!

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Haha Marty, to bad. Thank you 😊 Have a good day!

Vor Monat
Emerald Dragon Gaming
Emerald Dragon Gaming

You are so good, I thought there were no more skilled people like you excellent video

Vor 22 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

I'm just a hobbyist but thank you Emerald 😊

Vor 13 Tage
Richard Anderson
Richard Anderson

Great job and a mesmerising half hour or so. Really enjoyed the process. A great way to unwind so to speak!

Vor 8 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Very glad to here that Richard, thank you 😀

Vor 6 Tage
Off Road Adventures Greece
Off Road Adventures Greece

Amazing job 👏👏

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks:)

Vor 29 Tage
Dave Chapman
Dave Chapman

amazing work, you made that look easy ,only because of your skill, thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed the clip. cheers NZ!

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks Dave, I'm glad that you liked it, and thanks for commenting :) have a good day to you Sir.

Vor 2 Monate
Karthik Siddhun
Karthik Siddhun

Awesome 👌🏻👍🏻. The dial should have been cleaned , especially around the numbering , around area. It would look little brighter. Lovely work 😍

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Hello Karthik, maybe but I didnt want to touch around the numbers for so long, I think it took maybe 1-2 hours, risk of the Radium felling apart but yes, that would have looked a little bit better. Thank you!

Vor 2 Monate
Marcio Teixeira
Marcio Teixeira

Perfect! You kept the history of the watch. Good job.

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks Marcio, glad you liked it!

Vor Monat
kurosch Asghari
kurosch Asghari

Great restoration work. However I wonder, how you are going to deal with radium radiation of the dial and hands for time being?

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Hello Kurosch, Thank you very much, Im glad that you liked it. The radium is no problem, you wear the watch as any watch, the radiation agency doesnt forbid it, so no worries =).

Vor 2 Monate
Худобердин Камиль
Худобердин Камиль

Вы произвели очень профессионально эту работу супер 👍

Vor 20 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks 😊

Vor 10 Stunden
Ren Star
Ren Star

Awesome job,, but I personally think the straps could look better made of lather 🥹

Vor 18 Tage
Claudio Cuenca
Claudio Cuenca

Amazing restoration!!!

Vor 27 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thank you Claudio!

Vor 13 Tage
АЛЕКСЕЙ Хопёрский
АЛЕКСЕЙ Хопёрский

Вот хоть один нормальный часовой мастер 👍🏼 указал на выработку в центральном колесе и на барабанном мосту всё почистил деревянным пуцгольцем 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Vor 2 Monate
andres gallardo
andres gallardo

Increible trabajo, quede maravillado...wanderfull!!!

Vor 27 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks Andres :)

Vor 13 Tage
freedom020
freedom020

Quel travail fantastique!!! A 7:05, je suis en panique déjà. Un travail d'orfèvre, de très haut niveau. Bravo pour cette restauration, faite avec précision et minutie. J'adore!!! Merci

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Glad you liked it, many thanks! 😀

Vor 29 Tage
Max Dobryy Kot
Max Dobryy Kot

Это не просто часы, это свидетели чей-то жизни. Работа выполнена на совесть.

Vor 25 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Glad to hear that Max, many thanks!

Vor 13 Tage
Rose Smail
Rose Smail

Your like watching a painter or a musical instrument, creating a masterpiece, so delicate and caution in every move, people like you really don't exist, very much, but u r a great masterpiece, thank you for sharing u r life's work.🌹💐😘✝️

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Wow many kind words from you Rose, I can only say thank you :) I'm just a hobbyist trying my best. I appreciate your comment alot, glad you liked my video :) Have a good day!

Vor Monat
Berty B.
Berty B.

Amazing video, really enjoyed it! Keep it up!!

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

I'm glad that you liked it Bertran and thank you for commenting. See you later.

Vor 2 Monate
Andres Gonzalez
Andres Gonzalez

Que buen video!! Volvió a la vida el reloj!!! 👍👍👏👏👏

Vor 29 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Gracias Andres

Vor 13 Tage
carlobi
carlobi

I bought two pocket watches from the 40s, one from East Germany and the other one with a Swiss movement. I was hoping to restore them but after watching your video, realized that I didn't have the tools required nor are my hands steady enough for the intricate work. Nice work on the restoration.

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Hello Carlobi, Aha I see, what tools are you missing? If you aren't steady you can use the other hand to stabilize the hand you work with. Sometimes I do that, it works well. You can do it as a practice project to start with, hard to get all the tools at once, well impossible I would say 😀 Hope it goes well, thank you 😊

Vor Monat
Jackylyn Furukuwa
Jackylyn Furukuwa

WOW !!! Amazing , fr garbage watch to a brand new watch its fantastic. Interesting to watch how u fix it, ur so smart . I love watching ur vids its therapeutic stress gone. Thank-you

Vor 2 Monate
natural energy
natural energy

Perfect detailed work with lot of patience 👍

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

I'm very glad you liked it, thank you! Have a good day 😊

Vor Monat
Carlos Eduardo Martins dos Santos
Carlos Eduardo Martins dos Santos

Amazing work. Congratulations!

Vor 12 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thanks Carlos 😊

Vor 10 Stunden
Мастерская Faserge
Мастерская Faserge

Beautiful work!

Vor 11 Tage
Mighty Murph
Mighty Murph

Man, the stories this time piece holds were brought back to life after that wind up.

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Yes, stories from another life 😀

Vor 29 Tage
Restoration Australia
Restoration Australia

Super cool vintage, well done. 👍🏻

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thank you, from a youtuber to another =) I subbed to your channel.

Vor 2 Monate
Retired AF CE
Retired AF CE

I love the style of these beautiful old watches!

Vor 2 Monate
Retired AF CE
Retired AF CE

@Watcheyes thank you, and I enjoy your videos.

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

@Retired AF CE Sweden, I only do Youtube, no work sorry :)

Vor 2 Monate
Retired AF CE
Retired AF CE

@Watcheyes Where are you located? In the US? If I find one of these watches for sale, I would want to have it restored.

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

I agree with you, the quality and looks of them is very nice!

Vor 2 Monate
Yelssor
Yelssor

Stunning… love a watch that’s worn.. tells the story of the person who wore it

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thank you, Indeed, there must be a long history behind this watch. Thank you for commenting .

Vor Monat
John Avi
John Avi

Really love seeing old school German precision watchmaker tools. Lorch being top tier equipment and renowned lathes.

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Aaa yeah, the Lorch lathes gets me drooling 🤤. I hope one day I can get one.

Vor Monat
hpolastrini
hpolastrini

Incredible work. Congrats!

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thank you and thanks for commenting on my video =) Have a good day to you!

Vor 2 Monate
Charlie OBrien
Charlie OBrien

Certina is such a graceful and lovely movement. I have a watch built specifically for a fob by them that I have been wanting to crack at restoring. Your video is a terrific guide to us novices who want to really get in there and restore a watch with a "hands on" approach.

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Hello Charlie and welcome. I agree, solid and lovley to work on. Aha, you will do it easy =). Glad I could help. Just a note, remove the barrel last thing you do and put it in the first thing you do when assembly. I did a miss in this video, the barrel should be put in the first you do before the wheels. Please tell how it goes.

Vor Monat
Jeroen Speetjens
Jeroen Speetjens

damn i'd wish i had the skills and tools to do this. what a satisfying job/work, love it

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

@Jeroen Speetjens Thank you very much, Best Regards

Vor Monat
Jeroen Speetjens
Jeroen Speetjens

@Watcheyes yw, already watched your other video’s. Awesome work! Kind regards Jeroen

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Wow many thanks Jeroen, I got very glad reading your comment, thank you 😊

Vor Monat
Kevin Breton
Kevin Breton

Awesome video, great pace and very cool close shots!

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Hi there Kevin, that was kind of you, happy that you liked it and commented, have a good day 😀

Vor 2 Monate
youtube user
youtube user

Restored after 76 years....amazing

Vor 21 Tag
Tony Nunes
Tony Nunes

This is the first time seeing your splendid and intricate work. Kudos for an excellent task. How much do you feel this watch is worth, please?

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Wow many thanks for your kind comment Tony. Glad you liked it 😀. Hmm, my guess is around 100 euro/dollar. Max 150.

Vor Monat
Jan Hanchen Michelsen
Jan Hanchen Michelsen

Such a nice, cool dial. I want one. Good job!

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Hi there Jan, thank you very much, Indeed its a gem, thanks for commenting also, have a good day!

Vor 2 Monate
johnalexander mcbryde
johnalexander mcbryde

Luvin' your work, great to "watch" 🙂👍

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thank you very much and thanks for taking your time commenting. Glad you liked it :)

Vor 29 Tage
SlickNick33
SlickNick33

Excellent work! I have an old Elgin Avigo Pilot watch that unfortunately has radium on the hands and dial. >_< I will probably have it professionally removed/replaced further down the road. Till then, it’s safely stored away.

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thank you sir and thanks for commenting on my video. That sounds 👍 Safety first.

Vor 2 Monate
Martin Stejskal
Martin Stejskal

While watching the video, I held my breath many times to not blow the parts. Thanks so much for your great job!

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Haha 😄 Great, then we are two people that turns blue when watching/doing. Thank you Martin and thanks for your time watching my video. Have a good day!

Vor Monat
Генрих Монатик
Генрих Монатик

От души!!! Браво маэстро!!!🤝🔥

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks to you 🙏

Vor Monat
ali topuz
ali topuz

It's really fun to watch these types of videos. Thanks dude!!!

Vor 15 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thank you 😊

Vor 10 Stunden
Mustafa Cihan DÜNDAR
Mustafa Cihan DÜNDAR

Very good job sir! Btw i'd like to know if you demagnetize your tools (metal ones) before the process or not?

Vor 24 Tage
Mustafa Cihan DÜNDAR
Mustafa Cihan DÜNDAR

@Watcheyes Ty for ur answer!

Vor 24 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thank you :). Sometimes but most of them are anti magnetic alloy (the tweezers), just the old tools sometimes I demag.

Vor 24 Tage
Nemo Omen
Nemo Omen

Wonderful Restoration and Service Sir ! 👍

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Wow Nemo, thank you, glad you liked it and commented :)

Vor 2 Monate
Alastair Archibald
Alastair Archibald

Perfect! It looks old but cared for. Excellent restoration.

Vor 2 Monate
Alastair Archibald
Alastair Archibald

@Watcheyes De nada, amigo.

Vor 2 Monate
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Thank you Alastair, glad that you liked my work and took your time to put a comment here 😀 Have a good day!

Vor 2 Monate
X X
X X

WOW! This is the first time where i LOVE IT so much that the dial is not cöeaned all the way. It look's so Awesome!!! ❤

Vor Monat
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

I'm very glad that you liked my video, thank for your time :)

Vor Monat
John BUL
John BUL

That was sooooooooo amazing I love this work so amazing

Vor 24 Tage
Watcheyes
Watcheyes

Many thanks John and thanks for commenting 😀

Vor 13 Tage

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