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

Тәжірибелік нұсқаулар және стиль

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
    S F3 ай бұрын

    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.

  • Nelson Cruz

    Nelson Cruz

    4 күн бұрын

    Me to watching for almost an hour like diy repairing of any kind my type of job specially with good result wow 🤗

  • sol cutta

    sol cutta

    13 күн бұрын

    @Studio Nul zeven zeven me three I don't even wear bloody watches lol

  • JoHN MaRLeY

    JoHN MaRLeY

    17 күн бұрын

    Good ya comment on top and I saw it. Cuz i started watching and not even 1 minute i was hooked .. now i can skip

  • Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards

    25 күн бұрын

    Well stated....could not agree more.

  • Bob Green

    Bob Green

    26 күн бұрын


  • B. Neal Lee
    B. Neal Lee27 күн бұрын

    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

  • Lisa Glatter

    Lisa Glatter

    6 күн бұрын

    You got my attention because I have sausage fingers I could never do that . Bravo .

  • Simon Farquharson

    Simon Farquharson

    10 күн бұрын

    They are a non profit so why should they

  • Edward Sunley

    Edward Sunley

    13 күн бұрын

    Agree. Rolex should be ashamed. I have an Aston Martin. Aston Martin Works will take any Aston and make it like new. Pathetic Rolex can't be bothered to attempt the same. It would certainly put me off seeing any reason to buy into the brand.

  • Bradlei


    14 күн бұрын

    i Agree! Rolex are horrible for not fixing such expensive products that they make.. This guy is amazing, felt his joy of fixing it and the owners joy of having it repaired so well

  • Gabriel A.
    Gabriel A.17 күн бұрын

    I have NEVER watched a video about watch repair, or even seen the inside of a watch. I am hooked. You're a Watch Surgeon. I can hear the passion you have for watch repair and it shows through. If I had "repaired" that watch, I would have had enough parts left over to build half another watch - just like all the "extra" screws I end up with after working on my car! lol

  • ELNino46311
    ELNino46311Ай бұрын

    I never thought I would sit and watch someone take apart a watch and put it back together! You made it so damn interesting I never put my phone down once! Beautiful work and thank God for people like you!😊

  • Bradlei


    14 күн бұрын

    @Luna Koala Exactly my plan, now an hour has gone :P . soo good!

  • joyce metheny

    joyce metheny

    15 күн бұрын

    You took the words right outta my mouth !

  • Luna Koala

    Luna Koala

    19 күн бұрын

    When clicking the video I actually only wanted to zap through looking at the damage done by the sea water. But stayed totally glued to the screen for the whole time.

  • Bobby Moore
    Bobby MooreАй бұрын

    That was without doubt one of the most amazing videos I have ever seen on KZread. The skill and dedication to complete the job was just off the scale. One wonders what happens when superb craftsmen with these levels of capability become too old to carry on. I don't see too many young people coming along with the commitment it undoubtedly takes to acquire the requisite skill levels to perform these kinds of restorations. Bravo Marshall...I hope you can find someone to become your apprentice so that we can continue in future to keep these priceless artifacts in working order.

  • PineCoffee
    PineCoffee3 ай бұрын

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

  • Killa Beez

    Killa Beez

    3 күн бұрын

    @Jonathan Hartzell she prob did bro :D

  • Hoydlee Bonifacio

    Hoydlee Bonifacio

    11 күн бұрын

    yup.... I've watched the full length without skipping... first time I did it....even movie streaming I usually skip....this page is some kind of hypnotic.... really mesmerizing.... love subscriber here...

  • dt908911


    13 күн бұрын

    I agree. Totally.

  • Culture Cope

    Culture Cope

    19 күн бұрын

    Videos like this is why I never get any work done.

  • Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards

    Ай бұрын

    I agree. What really sets this apart from so many other restoration videos I have seen is the commentary. A lot choose to not have any commentary which I can appreciate too, but his really adds to the process. You would think he would run out of things to say at some point, but instead every comment has value and just makes it that much more interesting. Hands down winner of Restoration Video Commentary of the Year award.

  • Edmond Lau
    Edmond LauАй бұрын

    Amazing work by you. Such artistry there. Not only the work itself but also the way you capture and narrate the restoration. Only way this video could have been better is for us to have seen her reaction upon getting the watch back but I understand for privacy reasons.

  • Steven Jaynes
    Steven JaynesАй бұрын

    It’s all been said! Absolutely fantastic restoration with the story narrative that makes it real and personal!

  • Keith King
    Keith KingАй бұрын

    I have been a watch enthusiast for about 37 years . My first interest and purchase was a seiko chronograph. I own a rolex day date now and the interest keeps growing. Your channel is by far my favorite, you make learning the engineering side fun. Just wanted to say thanks

  • Walter M Comiskey
    Walter M Comiskey13 күн бұрын

    You are a True Master. A very impressive restoration. This woman was extremely lucky to have found you, and now her father's watch lives on again. I could probably go on all day to praise you . Walter C.

  • Dr ER
    Dr ER3 ай бұрын

    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.

  • JubileeValence


    3 ай бұрын

    @Wristwatch Revival Marshall I’m being contacted from someone claiming to be you from this video in comments. Very bad English and they also have the ability to delete messages. Just a heads up buddy. If this one gets deleted I’ll report for you as they’re obviously in your system somehow manipulating messages. Something about a contest giveaway. Cheers!

  • andres bonifacio

    andres bonifacio

    3 ай бұрын

    awesome and truly inspiring ( craftsman and wonderful human being ).. kind regards

  • S.A. Bohm

    S.A. Bohm

    3 ай бұрын

    @Wristwatch Revival you did a great Job on that watch !

  • Wristwatch Revival

    Wristwatch Revival

    3 ай бұрын

    Thank you, and I agree and the owner agrees as well after talking with her!

  • L.B. Stringfellow
    L.B. StringfellowАй бұрын

    Absolutely magnificent! As a dentist I can appreciate the extremely delicate and precision dexterity required to perform this repair. Have a couple Rolex watches needing service and feel like I have a some knowledge I otherwise would not had I not seen your beautiful work ! Thank you for taking the time to show us and I know your customer will be very very excited about her father’s watch

  • Saad Bakose
    Saad Bakose23 күн бұрын

    Your ability to explain every single second of the restoration, and your knowledge and passion are amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it. Congrats, great job!

  • Drake Mastronardi
    Drake MastronardiАй бұрын

    Best watch restoration channel I’ve ever found. It’s so interesting and I love how you give us a breakdown of exactly what you’re doing.

  • SpocksBro
    SpocksBroАй бұрын

    Quite unique to be paying for a restoration and get to see the whole process which increases client trust.

  • Cherished Time Watches
    Cherished Time Watches28 күн бұрын

    Absolutely incredible how you bought her back to life. The hour felt as if it were 10 minutes max. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  • Jason Humphries
    Jason HumphriesАй бұрын

    This was a fascinating video, and I loved the care & attention you take while making your repairs. You have yourself a new sub from the UK 🇬🇧 as I’m looking forward to seeing more of these. Good job.

  • L.P. Clifton
    L.P. Clifton2 ай бұрын

    I’m not a “watch guy”. They’re definitely more of a functional thing than a fashion thing. That being said, I do own a lower end Bulova because my grandfather told me a man needs to own a nice watch and he wore a Bulova. I was completely entranced watching you work to restore this beautiful heirloom and I was genuinely thrilled when I saw it spring back to life. I can’t comprehend working with such small pieces requiring such a high level of finesse and care. You made a subscriber out of me.

  • Dreemwever


    Ай бұрын

    Ditto, well put. My thoughts exactly!

  • mailbox mailbox
    mailbox mailbox17 күн бұрын

    Quel travail époustouflant ! Merci beaucoup d'avoir partagé cette émotion de voir ces mécanismes fonctionner à nouveau ✨

  • John Kastelic
    John Kastelic3 ай бұрын

    I'm positive that the owner is more appreciative than you could ever imagine. Outstanding work! I'm happy for the owner and for you...the enjoyment you got when you saw that the watch worked, absoluteiy came through in the video. Again, well done!

  • Gerald Seet

    Gerald Seet

    3 ай бұрын

    Same thoughts here! Glad the owner found u!

  • Dreemwever
    DreemweverАй бұрын

    Fascinating watching this! You amaze me with the precision and the amount of detail to return the watch to "as new" running condition. You've learned your craft well.

  • Joel Davidson
    Joel DavidsonАй бұрын

    I love watching someone with the obvious passion for this kind of detail oriented work. It was my privilege to observe and feel a small part of that enthusiasm. Great video and audio editing.

  • Rod Marin
    Rod MarinАй бұрын

    Amazing restoration! Skilled hands indeed, loved the step by step tutorial. Thank you for letting us see your skilled hands at work.

  • Gareth Dodds
    Gareth DoddsАй бұрын

    This has to be the best restoration video I've ever seen on KZread. Wow! You are an absolute genius!

  • Mikko Rantalainen

    Mikko Rantalainen

    3 күн бұрын

    I agree. The storytelling, audio quality, lighting and the actual repair work were all top notch. I should have been sleeping already but I'm not sad that I fully watched this.

  • Ranca666
    Ranca6663 ай бұрын

    The production value of this episode was stellar! The editing, storytelling and pacing were just perfect, 52 minutes of bliss! Marshall, my man, you are as good as a youtuber as a watchmaker, enjoying the products of your passion and craftsmanship is a real pleasure. Thank you!

  • Wesley Soriano

    Wesley Soriano

    3 ай бұрын

    I did not even notice I spent an hour on this video till I saw your comment while he was putting on the case. Truly captivating

  • Tyler Hall
    Tyler Hall2 ай бұрын

    The experience this gentleman brings from being a long time legendary magic the gathering tournament caster takes videos like this to a whole new level. Nice to see you killing it in this as well, your voice is unmistakeable!

  • Luis Diaz
    Luis Diaz8 күн бұрын

    I have been through difficult moments lately... over thinking other things, but this video helped me to calm my mind and to realize that "material things" can be fixed no matter how difficult the problem is. Excellent watch restoration, I know the main goal of this video is not helping us with our personal problems but I found some peace while watching this. Stay safe people 🙌💪

  • BaadMotorFinger
    BaadMotorFinger2 күн бұрын

    I cant believe I actually watched this whole video and enjoyed it thoroughly while previously having no interest in watches. Such precision work, it almost looks like alien technology inside. You're a true artist my man!

  • Willianne Tan
    Willianne Tan26 күн бұрын

    I started watching at 2:30 am hoping to fall asleep but end up watching the whole thing. Great engineering and lots of time, effort, patience and knowledge to restore this amazing watch. Great job and amazing

  • mishael1
    mishael12 ай бұрын

    Once in a long while, I get a video recommendation that doesn't relate to my usual interests. And I enjoyed this one thoroughly! Your passion to your craft of both repairing watches and making videos about it shines through this entire our of footage. You deserve this traffic you are getting man, awesome work.

  • sarvesh1539
    sarvesh1539Ай бұрын

    Absolutely engrossing. Wonderful experience to see the expertise and skill and of course the patience that you have to get this done. Hats off to you.

  • Grandi 74
    Grandi 74Ай бұрын

    What an amazing job done. I find this absolutely fascinating. It really make you appreciate why these watches cost the money they do. Great video.

  • Henry Perez
    Henry Perez10 күн бұрын

    I’ve been going through some medical issues lately and watching your videos has made me feel TONS better. This video put a smile in my face at the end when she showed her dads watch on her wrist. I have a 16622 YM and I’m proud to know my children will one day wear it with pride as well. God bless

  • David Huang
    David HuangАй бұрын

    Great video. Just a curious question: have you ever tried using BP Blaster or other lubricants to lose up the rusty part? I mean, you have to clean the part later anyway and so the lubricant residue shouldn't be an issue. Another question: is there some kind of sealant or gasket that goes between the crystal and bezel to ensure no water ever goes in? I noticed that you just press the crystal in.

  • Cy Cyril
    Cy Cyril2 ай бұрын

    I had no intention of watching a 52 minute video on watch repair but the time just flew by. Fantastic video and now all I want to do is learn how to do this myself. I have a few questions. How long did it take to source out the parts? How much of your time from start to finish did you put in to this restoration? Have you ever done a tour video of your equipment? I repair laptops so I have some experience working on very small things but nothing like what you showed here. I would be interested in seeing and learning about the specialized gear you use. Thank you

  • Lee Shand

    Lee Shand

    2 ай бұрын

    This guy is awesome. He is fantastic at narrating which really help.

  • Shubhankar Nath
    Shubhankar Nath20 күн бұрын

    Hey Marshall. I came across this video and it was splendid. We generally observe a restoration clip with a sweet music in the background. However, in yours it was as if you held my hand and took me through a journey I never explored ever. Thank you.

  • Geoffrey Studds
    Geoffrey StuddsАй бұрын

    BRAVO! So happy you were able to restore what, I'm sure, the client considers the most valuable watch ever made.

  • Bill K
    Bill K2 ай бұрын

    I loved the video. So relaxing. The one thing that sticks out and is disturbing to me, is that Rolex wouldn’t service it. The only time I’ve heard of Rolex not servicing their watches is when they find fake parts. Hope I never run into that problem with my Omega Seamaster Professional.

  • Bluesman _5
    Bluesman _5Ай бұрын

    Everytime I watch such videos I think to myself "I hope he hasn't forgotten where all the components belong". And then I realise again that these boys are all professionals...

  • LuvnSno HatinMud
    LuvnSno HatinMud2 ай бұрын

    Love your page, I was a classically trained watchmaker (retired nearly 20 years ago) nice to see the trade being carried on, unfortunatly my hands and eyes no longer allow me to enjoy the practice ( its all I can do to to keep my old Rodania divers watch running without destroying it). Restored many classic watches, a couple of Patek Phillipe and Breitlings particularlly come to mind. I hear the jubilation of a successful project in your voice as you place the balance and it goes to full bank. looking forward to seeing more !!

  • Krystalized


    2 ай бұрын

    Seems like cap ngl

    MACOTELA 26Ай бұрын

    It was very fascinating to see how he repaired it and especially with the right tools, I really liked the video and how he had the skill and patience as well as the enthusiasm to repair this Rolex, I saw that he did it with great pleasure. my greatest admiration for this gentleman!!!

  • D Carlton
    D Carlton16 күн бұрын

    I could WATCH this all day long. Thanks for your talent and explanation of everything you did.

  • StrobeFireStudios
    StrobeFireStudiosАй бұрын

    I've tried to watch this without freaking out, but God, your ability to take things apart and know exactly how to put it back together astounds me!

  • Hartono T
    Hartono T18 сағат бұрын

    Amazing video!! watching super small parts being cleaned and put back together is so thrilling.

  • Kyle Ponsford
    Kyle Ponsford3 ай бұрын

    I never thought I would find myself watching a guy take a watch apart, but your various special tools, confident work, and knowledge of all the names of the parts, makes you sound like a doctor! and your conversation explaining the process was captivating.

  • du_auch_da


    2 ай бұрын

    So true

  • Kenny Advocat

    Kenny Advocat

    3 ай бұрын

    Same. The KZread algorithm decided it was time i learned something about watches!

  • wantsomebugs


    3 ай бұрын

    same here - i was buffeled, awesome work!

  • john wong

    john wong

    3 ай бұрын

    I thot I was the only one. I watched in entirety and glad she had her Dad's watch back. Disappointed with Rolex for not even bother to restore it. Kudos for Marshall for helping her. You are a true craftsman !

  • человек спрятанный

    человек спрятанный

    3 ай бұрын

    Ayam goreng enak

  • Ernie Blanchard
    Ernie Blanchard19 күн бұрын

    Absolutely fascinating! S F mirrored everything I was thinking while watching… I had passed by the thumbnail numerous times, but couldn’t resist any longer! I also have no great interest in watches (don’t even wear one), but what I AM interested in is watching someone who knows exactly what they’re doing and is amazing at it!

  • Marci Sang-olan
    Marci Sang-olanАй бұрын

    Captivating and really glad that you were able to restore her Father’s watch.. Awesome!!

    ADAM HAIME6 күн бұрын

    Really impressive. I started learning restoration of watches and now I learnt a lot from your videos.

  • Yvonne Pagan
    Yvonne Pagan8 күн бұрын

    OMG! What an amazing repair job! And you have the eyes, the memory and the dedication to do it so well! Funny that Rolex didn’t want a bar of it! Goes to show, they don’t have what YOU have to fix it. You should be very proud, as is the happy owner! Well done, mate❤️🦘

  • John Cline
    John Cline3 ай бұрын

    Although I haven't worn a mechanical watch in decades, I thoroughly enjoy watching your videos. The camera work, the editing, the commentary, and your skill at watch repair are all top-notch, I appreciate that you recently have taken the extra effort to release these videos in 4k. I even detect the tiniest hint of post-production audio noise reduction going on, which just speaks to your attention to detail and the quality of your work.

  • tiger.stripe


    3 ай бұрын

    Dude he works on time pieces. Attention to detail is literally all he This is crazy though

  • The Janitor
    The Janitor2 ай бұрын

    I didn't realize this video was almost an hour long, after, I still couldn't believe it. You kept me invested till the very end. Well done my good sir! I always appreciated a fine wristwatch, one day I may own one for myself and I'll call you if I need any repairs. Have my like and sub!

  • Bob H
    Bob H16 күн бұрын

    One of the best videos I have ever seen. I am curious, knowing the approximate value of the watch, what was the final cost to have your skills applied? Parts and labor? (and that WAS labor) More than anything, I now know why a Rolex is so expensive... Again, absolutely a magnificent video, and thank you for sharing.

  • savioba1
    savioba1Ай бұрын

    I never imagined i would last the almost 60mins duration, but this was so captivating the time (pardon the pun) flew by! I was lucky to own a Breitling but sadly it was damaged beyond repair. I reckon this guy could have tackled it, but alas it no longer exists. It's very satisfying to know the owner got her watch back in superb working order. Good job!

  • mathew azzopard
    mathew azzopard25 күн бұрын

    Mesmerizing video hands down ! Unedited, pure raw precision work, art. That's how I see it, art. Many thanks for sharing this amazing experience, stay safe and hopefully you'll revive more and more watches and you'll share em with us.

  • nykuryu
    nykuryu3 ай бұрын

    I'm not even into watches or watch repair. However watching you restore watches is very entertaining and informative.

  • Paul Hope

    Paul Hope

    2 ай бұрын

    @Gayle Spencer Yes they are, I think the crown wasn't screwed fully in to seal it though.

  • Gayle Spencer

    Gayle Spencer

    2 ай бұрын

    I thought Rolex watches were waterproof.

  • Paul Hope

    Paul Hope

    3 ай бұрын

    @R Huckabee Apologies.

  • Paul Hope

    Paul Hope

    3 ай бұрын

    Exact same for me, I have no real interest in watches but I thoroughly enjoyed watching from an engineering perspective and learning about how a restoration like this is achieved by a craftsman... and I learned from it.

  • R0tten


    3 ай бұрын

    It is!

  • jasonldowns
    jasonldowns17 күн бұрын

    That was some fine craftmanship work right there. Deep respect for your skills.

  • gadgets and tech
    gadgets and techАй бұрын

    I just couldn’t stop watching! I watched every second from the beginning to the end. Very impressive work! Very informative and educational, obviously even for Rolex :-) Now they know how to fix those extreme cases. Or where to send it. Keep up the good work! Cheers!

  • Splatter of Diarrhea
    Splatter of DiarrheaАй бұрын

    This was so cool! How much does a restoration like this generally run?

  • Monster NRG
    Monster NRG12 күн бұрын

    I love taking stuff apart and putting it back together you did a great job. I love watching your channel thank you so much for the inspiration and guidance.

  • rbaileyrb
    rbaileyrb3 ай бұрын

    Loved every second of this journey. I bet the owner is more proud of you bringing it back to life than saying Rolex fixed it, due to the care and love you put into it. Plus she forever has the video of each part being lovingly restored. Her accident lead to the fortune of having an amazing comeback in your hands.

  • Daniel Hopkins

    Daniel Hopkins

    3 ай бұрын

    @hawk 7886 Theorycrafting? Sure Kid... I believe an old, established watch brand and specialist forums more than an unknown, random woman. Our guy Here just said what the woman said, nothing more and nothing less.

  • hawk 7886

    hawk 7886

    3 ай бұрын

    @Daniel Hopkins yeah let's accept your theorycrafting instead of just going with what the guy making the video believed

  • Daniel Hopkins

    Daniel Hopkins

    3 ай бұрын

    @hawk 7886 I'm pretty sure Rolex didn't refuse, they repair older ones all the time. I'm sure the woman lied and it was just to expensive for her, just doesn't want to confess it to our Guy here. I have two other possibilities in my mind, but that one is the most obvious one.

  • Martin Zámečník
    Martin ZámečníkАй бұрын

    Dear Sir, you did a really good job bringing those watches to life, regardless that finally they were not as wrecked as they appeared to be first. It took courage to go for it just considering the circumstances and value it had for the owner. I am not a big fan of Rolex and to be honest I do not understand too much why there are so many people crazy about it. You mentioned that in past it was a different brand producing rugged reliable machines for a life. I totally agree. You know, I am not saying that today they are making crap. Not at all. But I think they are highly overrated by the public and that they are working harder to promote this image than to keep up to their reputation. In my opinion there are many more interesting brands with more interesting history making more interesting watches. And the story of this particular machine confirms me in my opinion. You stated that the local Rolex dealer had refused to repair the watches and proposed to send it to the factory instead, which was fair. But I do not understand how a brand like Rolex is pretending to be could send it back unopened. It is obvious that they are interested in you just as long as you are willing to be on their waiting list squishing your 15k in hand looking forward to a new family heirloom you promised your children to once inherit. But if they accidentally let it fall from the notary's table while reading your will... Sorry. No parts. But do not forget to subscribe to our waiting list! I had a similar experience with Zenith who had also rejected my grandpa's watches for restoration but since they were quartz from the dark era of the late 70s Zenith did their best to gently tell me that watches like these were definitely not what both me and they should be proud of and that a real heirloom worth was El Primero... But I have to save for some time yet.

  • Jesus Torres
    Jesus TorresАй бұрын

    Outstanding and impressive line of work, I am an old man that made my living in the mechanical industry, it is the first time that I get to see that line of work, you made it way to easy on that complicated job, you had all the right tools to get the job done at a highly professional level, I would like to congratulate you on an highly interesting journey, my most expressive thanks to you and everyone that one way or another made it possible to bring it to us to enjoy and had the opportunity to see every step of the way, from the endless summer paradise Puerto Rico, Jesús Torres.

  • MET Monsters
    MET Monsters24 күн бұрын

    Love your videos. Would be cool to see either a video that just talks about some of your repairs, and the actual hours and or part costs. Maybe add that to the back end of your videos. Even knowing the time spent editing video would be interesting. Your channel is one of few that I watch for the entire length. Keep up the good work.

  • Vukašin Vlajić
    Vukašin Vlajić23 күн бұрын

    Well done sir, amazing craftsmanship and repair skills. Attention to details is remarkable. Good stuff.

  • psyberian
    psyberian2 ай бұрын

    I think what's heavily underrated here is the commentary. It feels so natural, like you're recording it live and in the moment.

  • Mindaugas Zaleskis

    Mindaugas Zaleskis

    2 ай бұрын

    You can hear the sounds he makes when restoring the watch so I'm guessing he did talk in real time when he was seated.

  • René Didden

    René Didden

    2 ай бұрын

    I think he actually does record it live.

  • Jason Abraham

    Jason Abraham

    2 ай бұрын

    He's actually a very famous Magic: the Gathering commentator!

  • psyberian


    2 ай бұрын

    @Richard Johnson yeah that's what i'm talking about. I only realized this about halfway through the video

  • Richard Johnson

    Richard Johnson

    2 ай бұрын

    @psyberian In reality this video was probably a year in the making.

  • thetunnelrat
    thetunnelrat3 күн бұрын

    Dude your commentary is amazing. And of course your repair skills is fantastic. Your channel needs way more subs!

  • Dork Rider
    Dork RiderАй бұрын

    I've always loved amazing timepieces but this one has always been my favorite. Amazing resotoration and a fantastic well done!

  • Fred Hoy
    Fred HoyАй бұрын

    I love watches. I've worn Rolex since I was 30 and have owned 7 thus far. My keepers that I currently have are the stainless Submariner and a stainless and gold Daytona. The Panda and a stainless Skydweller are on the bucket list but as you said I can "theoretically " purchase them from a dealer. I almost passed on watching this when I saw it was 52 minutes long but am glad I didn't. Fascinating. Job superbly well done and presented. You got me as a subscriber now. Thanks.

  • Florencio Reyes
    Florencio Reyes4 күн бұрын

    He's very good communicator while doing an expert job & procedure. He's a fantastic watchman. Am very fortunate to be able to watch the whole event.Very educational for me😀❤️

  • ThatEditingBaka
    ThatEditingBaka2 ай бұрын

    first time seeing a watch being disassembled and reassembled and never knew how intricate they could be. Really made me appreciate watches in a different way.

  • Thermedge


    2 ай бұрын

    @David Leblanc just a heads up David you've replied to a comment rather than the video, if you go back there should be an option to "add a comment" rather than "add a reply" and you stand a better chance of getting the message across 👍

  • David Leblanc

    David Leblanc

    2 ай бұрын

    Not trying to tell you how to do your job, it would be good in the future to clean the winding stem barrel earlier! To not push any corrosion into clean works. Thanks!

  • playeronthebeat


    2 ай бұрын

    I have a ("unfortunately") rather new Grand Fathers Clock (roughly 20-30 years old). I can tell you, they're hypnotic to watch from the inside. I think mechanical watches have something to them which no digital clock can ever achieve. It's just... Amazing engineering work and it looks so majestic. Currently, I'm saving up to being able to afford repairing of the family's wall clock, my mom and I saved when my grandfather died. Looking iside it though. It's just amazing. This clock is probably around 100 years old (as my grandfather already inherited it). And sure, I'm currently wearing a smart watch on my wrist... But I just can't miss out on their functionality. Even though, I love skeleton wrist watches and automatic wrist watches and stuff... Just amazing!

  • I G Cameron
    I G Cameron9 күн бұрын

    Thank you for showing all of us how to restore this watch. I was captivated from beginning to end. The video quality is also very good so we can view everything in detail. I would have loved to be a professional watchmaker. Thanks again.

  • Ioann Bashlii
    Ioann Bashlii14 күн бұрын

    Question: how much would this watch depreciate in value after such kind of repair?

  • NoWhere Man
    NoWhere Man2 ай бұрын

    Absolute brilliance! Your skilled use of the instruments along with expert finger rests made this look easy but we all know the high degree of difficulty that was involved. Thanks for sharing.

  • FactChecker
    FactChecker5 күн бұрын

    Thank you. Very interesting video. My late father, born in 1924, was a camera repairmen when cameras were mechanical. He was a perfectionist like you! I have his tool box and don't know what will become of it when I'm gone. Maybe it will go to one of my grandkids. It should be preserved!

  • darkwolfe
    darkwolfe2 ай бұрын

    To see the level of detail inside the watch is amazing, then when the camera is zoomed out and you realize the components of the watch are so tiny - it is mind blowing. Congratulating on the restoration!

  • sebvettel35


    2 ай бұрын

    Not so much details this is basic stuff with some balancer and winding just another mechanic. You need to check tourbillon.

  • IDKisthebestname


    2 ай бұрын

    Really shows the true intricacy of watches in general not just rolex’s

  • williams9071
    williams907117 күн бұрын

    These kinds of videos are always so satisfying, and relaxing to watch. Put me in a trance, and I almost fell asleep. This guy really knows his stuff. Great video!

  • Youtube Only
    Youtube Only26 күн бұрын

    As interesting as this is to watch, I have to say, looking at the mechanics of this movement, there's nothing that screams at me that Rolex are justified in the cost. And for what they do charge, the watch should not be rusted, because it should be fitted with a laser forcefield for their price. Frankly Rolex are con artists.

  • Hermopolis Amun
    Hermopolis AmunАй бұрын

    I wish we could see the owner's reaction to seeing her father's watch restored! Brilliant!!

  • Felix JN
    Felix JN2 күн бұрын

    When you flipped the jewel I was quite impressed. You have impressive skills and your craft is an art.

  • Peter
    Peter3 ай бұрын

    You Sir, are a craftsman. This is so nice to "watch" someone who knows what he's doing with something so small and delicate, such attention to detail and using those wonderful tools on such a precision machine. No wonder Rolex watches are so expensive, they are so well engineered! Many thanks for posting

  • jordan somers

    jordan somers

    3 ай бұрын

    Time for another pun?

  • TheSavageProdigy


    3 ай бұрын

    I see what you did there, I feel like that joke is probably made a lot on this channel though. lol

  • JM Fit Official

    JM Fit Official

    3 ай бұрын


  • MatteX


    3 ай бұрын


  • Ben Dover
    Ben Dover6 күн бұрын

    The fact you’re able to get an 18-year-old with ADHD to watch almost an hour video about repairing a watch is a fucking amazing you deserve a reward of some kind for this props dude!!

  • Ben Byrd
    Ben ByrdАй бұрын

    I have never been so emotionally invested in a watch repair video. This also makes me appreciate my watch so much more.

  • Meir Migdal
    Meir Migdal10 күн бұрын

    That was an amazing demonstration of skill and patience. Thank you.

  • Cody Daniel
    Cody DanielАй бұрын

    I just WATCHed this entire video and I am absolutely in awe of all the little details that are involved and you did an absolutely stellar job at restoring it! ♡♡♡

  • Church of America
    Church of America3 ай бұрын

    This is the most incredible rabbit hole I've ever gone down. Always thought my great grandfathers pocket watch is a lost cause and would never tick again, now I'm buying tools and watches to learn on. Hopefully one day I will get his watch ticking again. Thank you for all the inspiration you've given me!

  • Practical Fitness

    Practical Fitness

    2 ай бұрын

    🐰 🕳

  • Stephen Villano

    Stephen Villano

    3 ай бұрын

    I still have my dad's railroad Waltham pocket watch. Have to remove the bezel to move a lever to set the time via the keyless set. They were cleaned and oiled monthly when he was with the railroad. Amazingly, it still runs on time and the last cleaning was in the late 1950's. I'm sure that by now, it's about as water resistant as the Arizona though, it'd likely need new gaskets all around. Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I need a few new gaskets myself...

  • Chad Moncada

    Chad Moncada

    3 ай бұрын

    Good luck!!

  • Sitraka FORLER

    Sitraka FORLER

    3 ай бұрын

    Courage on your path!!!!

  • Daniel Stone

    Daniel Stone

    3 ай бұрын

    The fact you’re willing to learn and try it is respectively admirable

  • Jack Zagorski
    Jack Zagorski9 күн бұрын

    I started watching for interest because I used to have a Tudor watch. I ended up watching in fascination right to the end. What a remarkable restoration and what fabulous watchmaking skill. Thanks so much.😊

  • Luis Morales
    Luis MoralesАй бұрын

    That feeling you felt when the clock ticked is an example of when you love what you do. I love your videos. Thank You

  • Gavin King
    Gavin King2 ай бұрын

    That was awesome! Thanks for sharing your working process. Everything about the production and your presentation is just stellar.

  • TRΘUβLΕ Nope
    TRΘUβLΕ NopeАй бұрын

    I used to watch this guy do commentary on MTG tournaments and here he is with a watch repair channel. I'm blown away and also oddly fascinated by this. Hi Marshall!!!

  • Around The World in an 18' Trimaran?
    Around The World in an 18' Trimaran?2 ай бұрын

    ive never watched (no pun intended) any repair vids for timepieces, but i immediately clicked because i love things like this, but then the watches backstory, and that you were trying to help that woman, was even more heartwarming for me, I am so happy you did this for her. also you solved for me a life long mystery of recoiling springs from things like watches, toys, small engines etc. that always seemed to foil me from getting them working again after taking them apart, since they could never be put back to the way they popped out. I wrecked a lot things with springs due to my curious nature as a child.

  • Yash


    2 ай бұрын

    yeah same

  • Chad Jones
    Chad JonesАй бұрын

    I am honestly lost for words! Like the amount of work and detail that goes into this is amazing!

  • Firstname Lastname
    Firstname Lastname2 ай бұрын

    I love how I hadn't heard your voice in years from old tournament broadcasts when I was a kid but the moment you spoke I recognized it. I had no idea you had a wristwatch collection let alone a whole channel for restoration, so cool!

  • InterWebGuy99
    InterWebGuy999 күн бұрын

    Nothing but respect for your knowledge, skill and surgical precision. A real pleasure to watch a master repair tech fix this old Rolex.

  • De Cuevas
    De Cuevas2 күн бұрын

    Incredible trade! Love watching a master at their trade! david

  • Jack Strutz
    Jack Strutz3 ай бұрын

    I kept finding myself thinking about how interestingly you were able to narrate this process of such intricate work! Bravo. You kept this non-watch person enthralled for almost an hour. What a marvelous skill, and this restoration is such a gift to your client!

  • Dr.ervin Galen

    Dr.ervin Galen

    3 ай бұрын

    I heard she always have a way of linking someone investment into something new and profitable?

  • investorwest


    3 ай бұрын

    A news host spoke so highly of 💕Priscilla Dearmin-Turner and her loss prevention strategies been trying to get to her ever since didn’t know she was so accessible to the public

  • Jewell Walker

    Jewell Walker

    3 ай бұрын

    @Lezlie Whicker Thank you, Going through her profile in her webpage, she smashed all her state certificate and accreditation🙏

  • David Hudson

    David Hudson

    3 ай бұрын

    Investment now will be wise but the truth is investing on your own will be a high risk. I think it will be best to get a professional👌

  • Precious Chukwuma

    Precious Chukwuma

    3 ай бұрын

    Despite the economic crisis and the rate of unemployment now is the best time to invest


    Phenomenal restoration ! Well done ! Congratulations 👏🏽🙏🏽👍🏽🍾🥂🤩 This video was fantastic !

  • Tom A
    Tom AАй бұрын

    Amazing content, watched from beginning to end. I can't believe how intricate Rolex's are. Great end to a great story...Thank You...PS thinking of restoring my Grandfathers pocket watch now...Thanks again

  • mike sthilaire
    mike sthilaire10 күн бұрын

    What a true professional! You worked on that watch with respect and love for it! That is 1 lucky woman that she found you! Amazing job it came out great!

  • Robert Rabago
    Robert Rabago3 күн бұрын

    I enjoyed watching this video very much … great story and great restoration you are truly an artist in your craft

  • Stuart Grier
    Stuart Grier2 ай бұрын

    I am in the group you call "not interested in watches", but your videos fascinate me. I am totally amazed at the engineering in these watches. I am amazed because if the technology which was needed to make the parts which go into a quality watch. I am an engineer, i have skills in larger mechanical devices, but watches just blow my mind and the layers of mechanism needed to make a watch work just fascinate and amaze me. I love your commentary too, it is full of knowledge gained by doing and not reading about it. Thanks for these videos.

  • xio pia

    xio pia

    20 күн бұрын

    @Stuart Grier I have an omega and I wear my 200 dollar beater seiko everyday, can't beat a seiko

  • 1581zebra


    24 күн бұрын

    Get yourself a 200.00 Seiko auto with a display back so you can enjoy the movement. It’ll last for years and give you joy while doing it. You don’t need a Rolex to enjoy watches.

  • Stuart Grier

    Stuart Grier

    Ай бұрын

    @BigMeanyVids yes, i have seen them. I live in the uk, i remember i had a timex when i was younger in primary school (younger than 11)

  • BigMeanyVids


    Ай бұрын

    @Stuart Grier Timex released some new mechanical watches for $200 or less. Good way to get one for a reasonable price.

  • Quadrupliplex


    Ай бұрын

    @Stuart Grier same here, watches are fascinating but i do not understand how anyone could pay the kinds of money just for something to tell you the time. 1000$ is my absolute ceiling for a watch and i haven't even come close - most expensive watch i have ever bought was 65 dollars. Maybe if I fell ass backwards into money i 'may' get an expensive watch for very special occasions.