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Hamilton Sherwood
catalogued 1935-1938
14K solid yellow gold case
19-jewel 982 movement
$75.00 new with black enamel numeral dial
$77.50 new with applied 18K solid gold numerals (most common version)
20mm x 37mm case size
16mm strap width
production quantitiy unknown


Originally named Seneca, the model name was changed to Sherwood shortly after its release in 1935. None of the company's records indicate the reason for the change. Interestingly, this is one of the few models that was never shown in the catalog with the applied gold numeral dial version. From what I've seen on eBay, the ratio of dials with gold numbers vs. black is at least 20:1.

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Hi Tom:

This is one of my favorite Hamilton's - slim and sleek in design.

The Seneca (which I still prefer to call it as Hamilton produced "Sherwood's" many years later and it helps to avoid confusion when describing the watch) was part of a series of new models constructed "curved to fit the wrist" and even included a unique curved dial construction. Of the solid gold "first generation" models to utilize the 982 19-jewel movement, the Seneca held the longest production record.

Regards,

Will
PS - It is yet another example of a great looking enamel dial.
 

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Mine isn't in nearly as good of shape. I need to find original hands for it and maybe have the applied numerals cleaned. Hamilton says they're 18k but mine are tarnished.
 
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