Working with the dial, movement and the hands must be done in a clean area free of dust and dirt.

The hands are held onto the the movement by friction (except 1 model of ebel where there is a screw holding the second hand on). Hand removers are the correct tool to remove the hands and is an essential tool to have. They are designed to lift the hands off squarely without dropping them.

Method: Place hand removers over the hands at the centre of the dial, careful not to mark the dial, and gently squeeze. The plastic feet come down and pull hands from the dial.

I advise using a latex glove of the left hand as this hand is more likely to touch something that can get marked. If you choose not to, then only touch the movement and dial on the very edge of the dial.

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