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I have decided to take on a bit of a challenge and ad my contribution to the horological world by designing a custom build using the venus 170. I have spent the last 3 months studying, learning, slaving, crying, destroying, getting to this point in my watchmaking/repairing level. My first attempt was to tackle the Mount Everest (at least to me it is) of movements the 7750. I was met with a lot of belittlement and criticism by a few in other forums. To their point they were correct in many areas however I don't think I would have gone about it in any other fashion. I still have yet to conquer that beast, however I have learned a ton. I am almost there with the 7750. After attempt 6 I have decided to put that movement to the side. I have also spent a great deal of time working on the Elgin 462, which has also been quite a learning experience, and I have also yet to achieve success on that platform. After doing some research and learning about the castle wheel, column wheel, pillar wheel or whatever other terms it goes by I decided to pick up one more challenge. After doing some research and checking the wallet I stumbled onto the ARISTO Imports Chronograph with the venus 170 movement. My goal is to restore this movement and to include it in a custom build. I have ordered several other spares and intend to use them to reach my goal. In addition I intend to finish with a robust walkthrough of this movement. I have already reached out to many folks on this forum as well as reviewed scott mcafee's thorough thread on the movement. I originally wanted to add onto scott's thread but after reading some posts I have leaned that this is not the correct way to go about recording this venture even though logic would say keeping like information together seems well......logical. Anyhow I would ask that anybody and everybody include their comments and knowledge and even opinions. I have thick skin and welcome any and all input. I will do my best to give credit where credit is due. I will start by adding a copy of the Esembl-O-Graf I downloaded from the Ohio State Library. I found several copies but this one has the best quality. I have also included a copy of Ebauches parts breakout guide (If that's what its called). Thank you all in advance. Venus 170.pdf 170.pdf