Friction fitting

With this method, both hands simply pull off.

Popular on carriage clocks and small drum clocks, these hands are often very tight.

Simple hand removers are available but if you do not have one, pull the hands off as best you can. Do not lever them off as damage to the dial will result.
End cutting pliers can be used to grip the hand collet in desperation, but these may damage the metal either side of the brass collet. Friction fitting hands
Using a Hand Remover

Repairing Your Own Clocks by Mervyn Passmore