The minute hand should point directly at the 12 o’clock (60 minute) marker when the hour hand is perfectly centered on any and every hour marker. This is typically assessed when the hands are at a right angle (90 degrees). A deviation of more than 30 seconds (3 angular degrees) does not meet the standard. Any deviation more than 1 minute (6 angular degrees) is considered poor workmanship.
All hands should be parallel to each other and the dial and the space between each hand should be even. The hands must not touch each other, the dial, or the crystal.