How to Fix the Hour Hand on a Quartz Pocket Watch

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    • 1). Slide on a pair of Latex gloves to prevent dirt, oil or grime on your skin from contacting the inner parts of the watch.

    • 2). Look at the watch to see whether it contains a metal cover plate. Lift or press the release button on the side of the watch -- depending on its design -- to open the plate to a 90-degree angle.

    • 3). Examine the side of the faceplate to find the prefabricated hole for removing it and/or locking the release button. The faceplate is fashioned with a metal tension ring to prevent it from breaking when the watch opens and closes.

    • 4). Insert the tip of the screwdriver into the hole. Carefully apply gentle pressure to lift the faceplate from the watch. Set the faceplate aside in a safe location so you will not scratch or break it.

    • 5). Gently place your index finger on the side of the hour hand. Slowly push the hour hand to the left or right, as necessary. Reattach the faceplate and close the metal cover plate, if your watch has one, after the fix is complete.


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