This $25,000 Rolex Explorer Was Exposed to Seawater!

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    After Marshall made an appearance on a local news show (link below if you want to watch it!), he was contacted by a local woman with an amazing Rolex Explorer from the 60's that was left to her by her father. Unfortunately the watch got seawater in it on a day at the beach and had stopped running. After the local Rolex dealer, and even Rolex itself declined to work on the watch, Marshall undertakes his most challenging restoration yet to try to get it back on her wrist!

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S F

Hypnotic. Got me watching for almost an hour and I have no interests in watches. Great engineering, fantastic repair skills, knowledge and passion. And I must say that he was able to keep me interested all the way through without becoming boring or making me feel uninterested... almost like as if I was a colleague who also does watch repairs. Great at verbally "illustrating" the work being done... fascinating.

Matthew Roberts
Matthew Roberts

I've got to say: I really didn't expect to watch an almost 1 hour video on watch repair. But this video was honestly so satisfying and interesting! I'm impressed with how complex the watch is yet you're easily able to name every part and keep them organized. To me that seems like magic. You're also so careful with the way you work! Like some of those plyers were wooden or plastic coated to prevent scratching? There were even times when you covered the pieces in plastic before you disassembled them. I really am impressed by your level of care and attention to detail. You seem to really care about doing a good job and I think this is reflected in result. I hope your business keeps doing well and you make more videos. Oddly relaxing to watch.

Vor 14 Tage
Taikamuna
Taikamuna

Fascinating to see how such a small thing like a watch can be so complex and have so many moving parts inside. It's truly incredible how human engineering has made something like this possible. Also great job on the repair! I love how many different tools there are to to fix these tiny parts

Vor 14 Tage
Jon Howell
Jon Howell

I love this video. A master craftsman at work. The skill, care, and love for his craft shown during disassembly, refurbishment, and reassembly are a joy to see. Not just that, but excellent explanation and narration skills, a voice made for media, and thank God, no annoying music! The gold standard of YouTube instructional videos.

Vor 14 Stunden
Uncle Fester
Uncle Fester

Must take a lifetime. Having taken apart a watch as a curious youngster - I was fascinated to see the spring rewind, and the pop sound when you put the spring back in the brass case. Remarkable = and the narration was very understandable. First time ever watching a watch repair video. I'm happy I watched. Simply amazing. Her Dad lives on in the memory of a working watch. You're a genius and a compassionate man. Its amazing that you can work on these - Its even more amazing that factories are able to manufacture these crazy tiny pieces and parts.

Vor 14 Tage
Darren Wake
Darren Wake

You were not the only one getting emotional over this restoration. Being a watch guy and seeing you bring this beauty back to life was extraordinary. I had an interest in doing watch building and restoration but got immersed in 3d printing (that started exploring ways to create my own watch dials) which pulled me in a different direction. Watching you I am back to considering watch restoration. For the meantime I will live vicariously through you.

Vor 28 Tage
PineCoffee
PineCoffee

I've never been so captivated by a repair video before. This video should win some kind of award.

Allen Pais
Allen Pais

You are definitely a master in your craft. I really enjoy watching you go through the teardown, cleaning and reassembly of the project watches. Keep up the great work. 👍🏼

Vor 9 Stunden
Shotter
Shotter

I rarely watch videos longer than 10-15 minutes, but this one was riveting. Great work and a touching story. Hard not to want a piece like this that can become an heirloom many years from now.

Vor 14 Tage
Allen Harvey Paran
Allen Harvey Paran

Sir, I have to say, this video was well put together. I didn't see myself investing time to watching this, but I want to tell you that I was wrong. I watched the entire thing. You are definitely a master at what you do, even though you said in the video that you are learning things every time you work on a watch. The level of detail you put into explaining what each part does is just amazing. Plus, it wasn't boring. Hey, that's just me. Other people might not feel the same way. Please continue doing what you do best and dish out more videos. This is the first video I have watched on your channel. Thank you for the content. Just a random guy, from the Philippines, who started watching this video at 9PM and ended 10:00PM-ish. Take care always.

Vor 7 Stunden
Arthur Pewty
Arthur Pewty

Masterful! Very well done, the owner must have been overjoyed to have her Dad's watch back and running again. Your attention to detail is exemplary, it was a fascinating journey, very enjoyable. Lovely to see such a well designed timepiece and even better to see it running smoothly and keeping time quite acceptably. Congratulations on a fine job!

Vor 14 Tage
Rayder42
Rayder42

This was simply incredible to watch! You are truly fastidious in your attention to detail as you navigate your way through these repairs and in particular this Rolex job. The lady was lucky to have found you in order to get this precious family heirloom operational again. Kudos sir!

Vor Tag
B. Neal Lee
B. Neal Lee

YOU ARE THE MAN ! Rolex should be ashamed of themselves for not even give it to an old school watchmaker to take on that challenge. My grandfather and Great great grandfather were master watch maker. Great Great grandfather was the general manager of Hamilton watch company in Lancaster pa for years. When they didn't have parts, THEY WOULD MAKE A NEW PART BY HAND. You telling me Rolex couldn't do that. I'm so proud of you for fixing it. I hope you signed inside the cover. You are an artist now. Neal

Kekelo Gaming
Kekelo Gaming

What an amazing work you've just done! Totally admiring you right now. The sentimental value of this piece is unmeasurable. This was an awesome repairing footage, very immersive and probably one of the best I've ever seen on YouTube. Congratulations!

Vor Tag
Paul Schumacker
Paul Schumacker

Marshall, I’ve been repairing watches for some friends and can relate to the stress of working on a rare and expensive movement that’s a valued heirloom from a good friend. Thanks for doing this, as it gives us the confidence to do what we know we can do. If you get what I’m saying.

Vor 14 Tage
Russ McClay
Russ McClay

Not only was this fascinating to watch your remarkable skills, but also the video production itself is nearly flawless. Great stuff.

Vor 2 Stunden
Hex
Hex

All I can do is echo what has already been said many times here in the comments. This was an incredible video. Your passion is so clearly displayed in your methodical and careful approach. My favourite comment I saw called you a watch surgeon and they weren't wrong. Thank you for sharing this journey with all of us, I hope you are filled with pride for your exemplary work. Well done.

Vor 21 Tag
BELLontheMove
BELLontheMove

WOW! This was a truly awesome and emotional journey! I enjoy your videos, but this one was truly a joy to watch, and incredibly exciting to see such an important piece come back to life. Thank you very much for taking on this project and sharing the journey.

Vor 21 Tag
Dr ER
Dr ER

What often defines the value of any vintage item is the sentimental value of it. For watch collectors, this watch is worth the 25 000$ you put in the title, but for this lady, this watch is simply priceless for all of the memories and feelings that it brings back. Congratulations, you did an absolutely amazing restoration on this piece. You are a truly a pro in what you do ! She's is very fortunate to have known you.

James Purcell
James Purcell

Simply amazing! While watching I kept thinking of the people who engineered and designed such an incredible timepiece. I'm still shaking my head, incredible skill to repair. I imagine that woman was in tears when she got it back. I am...

Vor 14 Tage

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