The motor is not working (two tiny wires have been cut off inside the case) on my Gilbert 1807 clock I believe is from the 20s or 30s. I decided to put in a battery operated unit but I can't get the hands off of the motor assembly. I was able to get the second hand off of the unit by removing a tiny metal ring that slipped over the stem but I can't figure out how the other two come off. I tried pulling them up,turning them etc but they won't budge. I don't want to break them as I want them on the battery unit,so I'll wait for advice. Thanks.