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  1. Well fiddle sticks!!!! I have corrected one problem but created another. I figured out that I didnt have the hammer mounted correctly. I fixed that and things seemed to function a bit better at least between depressing the buttons. I got a little confident and figured the crazy reading I was getting on the time graph was due to a bunk balance. So I decided to look into it. I have two assemblies. After a closer look these too seem to be different. I noticed the hair springs didnt seem to have a nice concentric layout when put in place so I decided to try and tweak them. That was a mistake. So far the only thing that really makes me a bit nervous is when I start messing with the hairspring. If I can find a good balance assembly id rather just drop the coin on it rather than try to fix them. Ive included pics of them. I will order a complete balance assembly, if I can find one. I have a hunch that the grinding im feeling when turning the stem is due to a bad sliding gear so I am going to swap that out as well. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  2. I placed an old dial and hands on the watch for a quick check. Somewhere something isnt put together correctly so I will be tearing this down and reassembling again. Its good practice. The second hand was functioning and the hand on the lower subdial was functioning. I think I may have an assembly issue where the flyback lever is placed. Its strange because it just rests in place. I did get it to set with the spring against the screw underneath but something doesnt seem correct as it pops when the button is depressed. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  3. Assembly is complete. However not without some issues. As you can see from the time graph im not getting a very good starting point. It does hve a heart beat though. I also noticed that when I have the stem pulled and am turning there seems to be a section in the turn that is a little rough feeling. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  4. Well. I was able to get the screw removed by fashioning a tool from a set of tweezers. Oddly enough I wasnt able to find much using the search function so I ended up finding a video on you tube. Back to the assembly. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  6. HELP!!! Durring assembly I snapped a screw. Now there is a peice of it left in the main plate. Unfortunately its below the surface with no way to grip it. Any suggestions on how to get it out? I have two other main plates but Id prefer to keep on trucking here. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  7. While processing the first spare I took notes on all the differences....at least the ones I could see with the naked eye. I have added that to the list of deliverables for this thread. In fact if you consider the main plate there are actually 3 configurations. It appears that they added a plate to the main plate to give it thickness and a beveled face on the dial side. I would think this would change a lot of the shaft lengths. Anyhow like I said once I process the 3rd spare I will summarize my findings with some photos. I have searched the web and cannot find any information as to the subject of 170 configurations. I don't know if it was an OEM configuration change or a secondary by the watch brand although this does not seem to be the case as I have 2 aristos both demonstrating different configs. As for the build itself the crystals have come in and the pushers are on order. I have also taken the step of purchasing my own FDM machine to produce design verifications.
  8. Thanks. Man that stinks. So do you think its just the rocker bar assembly thats not interchangeable? I can see where the main plate is also affected but surely most of the other components are interchangeable. I will also do some digging to see what I can come up with. Let me know what you find and thanks for taking the time to chime in. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  9. The main plates are different as well. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  10. Minor Discrepancy any Thoughts?? So I began disassembly of the two spares and I noticed that the two spares have a slightly different part than the origional one I purchased. I have placed a pic of the part as I do not know the correct term for it. It sits over the keyless work on the dial side. Strangely enough the original is an aristo which is the same as one of the spares. The part pictured bottom is from my origional aristo and the part poctured top is from one of the spares which is also an aristo. I checked the other spare and sure enough it has the same odd part. Its not just a different shape part as the two spares have two smaller gears associated with the different part where as the original only has one larger gear so im guessing its quite different. All three are stamped 170. When I checked the photo in the Esemble book sure enough it matches the two spares and not my original. I haven't looked at scotts photos to see which his matches. Anybody who can shed some light on this?? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  11. Roger that. I have attached an updated copy of the watch case model. I have also sourced most of the components. Pushers seem to be a bit of challenge.....as they are limited in design and they are expensive lol. As soon as they come in I can gether the dimensional information to incorporate them into the model. I have selected a stainless case with a bronze ring. The movement will be placed in from the front with a .3mm gasket between the case and face plate. Ive chosen a 3mm crystal for the front and a 1.5mm for the back of the case. Ive ordered several types of screws and will likely adjust the model once I get them in. I may even go for a counterbored option vs a countersink. Although I like these Hublot knock offs. I considered leaving the head of the screw protrude but it seems it may be a bit bulky and I do not want to detract from the movement itself. I ordered two configurations of dial, one white and one black and will incorporate them into the model once they come in as well. I will print a first run on the 3D printer for a dry fit before sending over to the CNC programmer. For now Im going to shift my focus back to the movement now that the spares have arrived.....afterall there isnt much point in making this case if im not successful in getting a viable movement in order. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  12. Photo attached. Just curious whats the best way to clean up this dial??? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  13. Spares have arrived. They seem to be in good shape. The balance on one of them is actually in good working condition. Oldhippy......the dial and hands on one of them is an aristo and is in good shape....perhaps its a sign!!!!! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. Minor distraction for today. However I did have a lengthy talk with my machinest regarding material selection. Updates to follow. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  15. Thank you. If the spares come as Im thinking they will I may end up with two working movements, if that happens I will resurrect that Aristo as well. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk