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

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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.
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Red Dead Restoration
  • It'sEMS


    Ora fa

    12:50 that tone is really squeaky

  • Syed Hasnain Ahmed

    Syed Hasnain Ahmed

    Ora fa

    excellent 👌👌👌👌👌, love this original sound with out music love this manual winding

  • Hieup 77

    Hieup 77

    2 ore fa


  • Wazzy


    7 ore fa

    20 minutes well spent

  • Mayck Baronni

    Mayck Baronni

    8 ore fa

    Woow 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Papazapulus Krotus

    Papazapulus Krotus

    9 ore fa

    Imagine: if people WW2 era can be restoration like this watch...😉😆😎

  • H Tastemaster

    H Tastemaster

    10 ore fa

    Only a German could repair a watch with so much care and attention to detail ! Eine Uhr mit Deutschen Qualitat .



    17 ore fa

    Часовых дел мастер!

  • Nm Td

    Nm Td

    19 ore fa


  • Hasan Kaabir

    Hasan Kaabir

    19 ore fa

    Its not a restoration. Its a piece of art.

  • Grant Hendriksz

    Grant Hendriksz

    19 ore fa

    Picked off bones

  • Arun Raj

    Arun Raj

    20 ore fa

    Hello sire,
    I do have one manual winding watch of my Grandpa's. I really want to restore it to its original condition.

  • Silence


    Giorno fa

    Wow this is amazing. Im unfamiliar with craft and repair but I like this kinda videos and fine them really pleasnt. Good job!

  • Jose Sanjose Hervas

    Jose Sanjose Hervas

    Giorno fa

    Buen trabajo un saludo 👋

  • summaterra summaterra

    summaterra summaterra

    Giorno fa

    A real pro....

  • Fahriddin152


    Giorno fa


  • Talha Asif Gujjar

    Talha Asif Gujjar

    Giorno fa

    Its so Satisfing Man

  • Bruce Kim

    Bruce Kim

    Giorno fa


  • Eins Zwei Drei

    Eins Zwei Drei

    Giorno fa

    fühlt sich an wie eine Operation am offenen Herzen ^^

  • Wow Amazing Work

    Wow Amazing Work

    Giorno fa

    Wow!!! Amazing

  • Travis McCalgan

    Travis McCalgan

    Giorno fa

    The final chrome plating looks shit though?

  • WakFung Lee

    WakFung Lee

    Giorno fa




    Giorno fa

    What is that violet colour stone?

    • Red Dead Restoration

      Red Dead Restoration

      19 ore fa

      That's a shock absorber for the balance staff 😉

  • CPO Durnell

    CPO Durnell

    Giorno fa

    So talented with extreme attention to detail. Bravo.

  • André Madrid

    André Madrid

    Giorno fa

    Very fine work 🌟

  • The Galway Tribesman

    The Galway Tribesman

    Giorno fa

    it's lovely to hear the ticking

  • Han Solo

    Han Solo

    Giorno fa

    Holy moly! How on earth do you keep track of all the parts and where they go?

  • Sha Mil

    Sha Mil

    Giorno fa

    Geil schreibe morgen eine Arbeit aber anstatt zu lernen schau ich mir so Videos an

  • Christopher Vercheak

    Christopher Vercheak

    Giorno fa

    Absolutely gorgeous and beautiful watch from a historic era... I’m impressed! Much respect from Cincinnati Ohio USA 🇺🇸👊🏻

  • Thu Thuy Pham

    Thu Thuy Pham

    Giorno fa

    Super bien travaillé

  • gamerZ 3

    gamerZ 3

    Giorno fa

    Ome question where is the battery

    • Red Dead Restoration

      Red Dead Restoration

      Giorno fa

      No battery needed 😉

  • floripabay


    Giorno fa

    Just in time for WW3

  • MAAB


    Giorno fa

    Wow 😯

  • Prajith Kumar

    Prajith Kumar

    Giorno fa

    No words 😘😘

  • Miguel Antonio Rubiano Vásquez

    Miguel Antonio Rubiano Vásquez

    Giorno fa

    Asesino de relojes viejos

  • I'm Tired

    I'm Tired

    2 giorni fa

    The best part is him putting back each parts to it's original places.

  • Dario Amara

    Dario Amara

    2 giorni fa

    Bravo! you are very skilled and a true craftsman well done!

  • Carlos Tapia

    Carlos Tapia

    2 giorni fa

    What a beautiful work, I love all the work time. Was very awe !!.

  • Jo


    2 giorni fa


  • John Smith

    John Smith

    2 giorni fa

    When the father finally hands this down he will have achieved Sanford & Son

  • Tenny Hyuga

    Tenny Hyuga

    2 giorni fa

    Cómo se acuerda dónde iba cada partecita😱😱

  • celso dias

    celso dias

    2 giorni fa

    Excelente, meus parabéns, um trabalho super caprichoso!

  • World Entertainment

    World Entertainment

    2 giorni fa

    Good Work Bro

  • Najat TV Morocco

    Najat TV Morocco

    2 giorni fa


  • Mesut Toplu

    Mesut Toplu

    2 giorni fa


  • Respect The wind

    Respect The wind

    2 giorni fa

    Rare item



    2 giorni fa

    workkk mazing

  • Patopy


    2 giorni fa

    Was für eine Wahnsinns Geduld. Ich hätte da wohl schon x-mal mit dem Hammer drauf geschlagen. :D
    Wie viele Arbeitsstunden hast du dafür gebraucht?

    • Red Dead Restoration

      Red Dead Restoration

      2 giorni fa

      Das hat einige Stunden gekostet 😉 Ich schätze circa 60

  • Alexander Harder

    Alexander Harder

    2 giorni fa

    Spannend! Und die geheime Zutat ist Espresso, wer hätte das gedacht ;-)

  • Thiago Costa

    Thiago Costa

    2 giorni fa

    Que relógio complexo

  • Dee Dah

    Dee Dah

    2 giorni fa

    No annoying music, no talking, plenty of info,
    beautiful shots, masterful work

  • Никита Семёнов

    Никита Семёнов

    2 giorni fa

    я в шоке

  • Yustas Foosa

    Yustas Foosa

    2 giorni fa

    satisfying video

  • Mo-hammad Abunaser

    Mo-hammad Abunaser

    3 giorni fa

    The espresso-enhanced SuperLuminova was my favorite detail! Lovely video!

  • Alexander Doe

    Alexander Doe

    3 giorni fa

    Still dirty inside. Can't clean up the numbers, lazy man?

    • Red Dead Restoration

      Red Dead Restoration

      2 giorni fa

      Cleaning the numbers on the dial would end in ruining them. Not a good idea 😉

  • Einar R

    Einar R

    3 giorni fa

    Amazing result! And what a piece of history to be wearing on a wrist :)

  • rfcarlson1


    3 giorni fa

    Was there a reason you didn't try and put the watch in beat? Was the balance non-adjustable or too delicate?

    • Red Dead Restoration

      Red Dead Restoration

      2 giorni fa

      It's a non adjustable balance. Fixing it would be a hell of work and doesn't bring any big improvements on the watch.

  • Lil o Blackson

    Lil o Blackson

    3 giorni fa

    Hi, does chrome plating works with scratched stainless steel diver case watch?
    A local watch repairman told me it works better compared to only deep polishing the watch case, especially when the watch has more dents.

    • Red Dead Restoration

      Red Dead Restoration

      2 giorni fa

      I've never chrome plated stainless steel. But I don't think you can cover scratches with the plating. It's to thin to cover anything.

  • Dharmaboy


    3 giorni fa

    Beautiful work.

  • Jennifer Larson

    Jennifer Larson

    3 giorni fa


  • bea kittelscherz

    bea kittelscherz

    3 giorni fa

    Also das mit der Amplituden messung habe ich nicht verstanden .Wozu machst du das?
    What about the amplitude meassuring? What´s that all about? #Doofdenk
    Sehr schönes Vid! Thumps UP&Abo !

    • Red Dead Restoration

      Red Dead Restoration

      2 giorni fa

      Eine gesunde Uhr braucht eine gesunde Amplitude 😉 Gehört einfach zum Service dazu und beeinflusst ein konstantes und sauberes Gangverhalten der Uhr.

  • JohnnyTurnerMusic


    3 giorni fa

    With this being a Radium based dial are you ever concerned about radon had emissions when working on them?

    • Red Dead Restoration

      Red Dead Restoration

      2 giorni fa

      Not really. Just don't lick on it or eat it 😉

  • James X

    James X

    3 giorni fa

    Magnificent work. The band is most certainly not from the WW2 era, I don't think.

  • Un toubib

    Un toubib

    3 giorni fa

    Microsurgery would have been *the* job for you *. . .*

  • Ernesto Poblador Mosquera

    Ernesto Poblador Mosquera

    3 giorni fa

    Proud to be watching From middle East Saudi Arabia ofw PILIPINO Migrants OFW working abroad Pilipino world wide International 11 MILLION Pilipinos.

  • BlackFalkon


    3 giorni fa

    > "This broken watch should be discarded"
    > "Not on my watch"

    • Mr Waffles

      Mr Waffles

      3 ore fa

      i see what you did there

  • BlackFalkon


    3 giorni fa

    You got *time* on your hands

  • Hemant Yadav

    Hemant Yadav

    3 giorni fa

    Sir aisa kahin india me hota hai toh reply kardo

  • Patrícia Costa

    Patrícia Costa

    3 giorni fa

    Era mais fácil comprar outro novo

  • B8848 NP

    B8848 NP

    3 giorni fa

    watch makers who dont have those gadgets disliked the video 😂

  • paul kaminski

    paul kaminski

    3 giorni fa

    iPhone WOULD NOT last such long still working !

  • John Chrzanowski

    John Chrzanowski

    3 giorni fa

    craftsmanship is unbelievable - and patience.

  • Muhammad Usman

    Muhammad Usman

    3 giorni fa

    I really amazed and astonished how that watch was invented with so many little parts, nd that watch was the reminiscent of ww2

  • Serge .T

    Serge .T

    3 giorni fa

    Là je crois c'est un métier et toute un art.

  • Nagendra


    3 giorni fa

    what is the cost of this watch

  • kindergarten colors

    kindergarten colors

    4 giorni fa

    I give you 11 note
    The best

  • WCiacho


    4 giorni fa

    But how about this german centrifuge machine you used to clean the parts? What is the brand, model?

    • Red Dead Restoration

      Red Dead Restoration

      3 giorni fa

      It's an "Elma Super Elite"

  • P shredder machine

    P shredder machine

    4 giorni fa

    P shredder machine

  • Julia S

    Julia S

    4 giorni fa

    Они без батарейки работают?

  • magma84


    4 giorni fa

    Wow! That ticking sound

  • Richard Dyson

    Richard Dyson

    4 giorni fa

    What a wonderful example of solid craftsmanship, both in the construction of the watch and in your amazing restoration. Lovely to see correct use of files. Also I love the very cool cleaning machine. Unsurprisingly, made in Germany.

  • Mc Fourth

    Mc Fourth

    4 giorni fa

    Great video sir. I just have a concern, can you tell also how those fluids, tools, and machines works/their uses on the process.

  • Mc Fourth

    Mc Fourth

    4 giorni fa

    Wow 😱 that watch last a lifetime 😱 still intact and working 😳

  • Kevin Murphy

    Kevin Murphy

    4 giorni fa

    I found myself watching this with my mouth hanging open..... in other words.... mesmerized. WOW

  • Я люблю смотреть Как кушают другие

    Я люблю смотреть Как кушают другие

    4 giorni fa

    You crazy

  • mondonudo


    4 giorni fa

    I love the restoration ...BRAVO!! Now I want the watch!!

  • Mario Pontes

    Mario Pontes

    4 giorni fa


  • James Robinson

    James Robinson

    4 giorni fa

    This would make a great training video for watch repair. Well done Sir.

  • hamed آجهني

    hamed آجهني

    4 giorni fa


  • Herlon C. Pessoa

    Herlon C. Pessoa

    4 giorni fa

    Good job

  • Филипп Персио

    Филипп Персио

    4 giorni fa

    Просто часовых дел мастер😯😉наверное эти часики принадлежали убитому Гансу

  • Greg E

    Greg E

    5 giorni fa

    Unbelievable 👍👍👍

  • 往事如烟


    5 giorni fa


  • Ronnie Chang

    Ronnie Chang

    5 giorni fa

    What can you say... it's absolutely nothing but the art with pure skills and patience. Lovely!老夫反手就是一句牛逼!

  • Aaron Lawniczak

    Aaron Lawniczak

    5 giorni fa

    I learned how to repair watches from my dad when I was 12....did it as a side job for a few years, but haven’t in a long time. This makes me miss all of it. Thanks for the flashback!

  • markkhoman


    5 giorni fa

    A master craftsman at work. Great job!

  • Ka Bh

    Ka Bh

    5 giorni fa

    Ugh this is basically porn. Love.

  • tradehead


    5 giorni fa


  • The Uncle Luke

    The Uncle Luke

    5 giorni fa

    Wow just wow

  • harrachi67


    5 giorni fa