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A hacksaw blade - just the blade, not the whole saw - will do the trick. Slowly and gently. Doesn't take long, the posts are only brass. Then, smooth flush with a fine needle file.
 

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Hit them with a 4 inch angle grinder:57::57:

On both mods that i have done where i have needed to remove the dial feet, i have grasped the foot with a pair of tweezers and gently rocked it until it snapped off. They broke away clean at the base with no damage but i was very careful.
I would imagine the correct method would probably be to cut them with a small pair of clippers and then clean off the stump with a file.
 

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Sorry, junior hacksaw blade I meant to say.
 

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I wouldn't want to slip with a dremel, and snips can cause fractures, there's no correct way, gently bending sounds ok, just go slowly and gently however you do it.
 

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I cut off the dial feet with a pair of nail clippers then place the dial side down on a few sheets of tissue paper and grind the stumps flush with a Dremel. If you are going to glue the dial to the dial ring or use dial dots the stumps must be perfectly flush.
 

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Agree with Pollyc
I use snips to take off as much of the legs as I can.
Then finished off with a Dremel on slowest speed.
Easy.
 

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Dial Feet

Remember that they are .... Soldered On. chances holding like that with Tweezers or a
Plier and rocking it might tear the Dial It Self when the Solder breaks of or takes the Dial with it.
That should always be considered when doing that.
" I would say not to proper to do ".
Feca , has a good point there, about the fine filing after removal,
and its a lot safer.
Dremels some times cut to fast and could be a mis-cut .

Hand doing always is a safer way, just be patient.

Mike / POLLYC , also has a good point on how to do it too.
A side cutter can be used also I might think.
NOTE:
" Object is to always protect ...... " The Dial completely and mainly The Dial Face ".
And be safe.
 

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I've done both the snip & file and also gently bending back and forth until they give way methods.
I don't like glue but I do this (careful placement) instead of dial dot as they are too big and too flexy, they dont hold firm enough where glue will.
It's really about trial and error.
 

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I've done both the snip & file and also gently bending back and forth until they give way methods.
I don't like glue but I do this (careful placement) instead of dial dot as they are too big and too flexy, they dont hold firm enough where glue will.
It's really about trial and error.
So would you glue the (super) dial to the movement holder?:eek:hmy:
 

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I've tried some clear silicon (bath sealant):eek:hmy:
Drying now- 2 chances
Hope it pans out as I really like the look of it:)
 

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A few small dabs around the circumference where suitable on the dial holding ring, have also glued dial ring (again, super carefull) to the movement.
Must take care where the glue is placed!
 

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A few small dabs around the circumference where suitable on the dial holding ring, have also glued dial ring (again, super carefull) to the movement.
Must take care where the glue is placed!
Thank
Ok let's see how this goes:)
 
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