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Hamilton Sutton
catalogued 1937-1940
14K yellow gold filled case with applied gold numeral dial (most common) for $52.50 or two-tone black enamel numeral dial (very scarce) for $50.00
17-jewel 980 movement
25mm case width
42mm over the lug tips
14mm strap width


The black enamel numeral dial is very rarely seen, maybe only once a year and the ratio is probably 1 out of 50-75 compared with the applied gold number dial.

from the 1937 catalog



from the 1938 catalog


from the 1939 catalog


from the 1940 catalog



 

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I like the lugs on this one. They are similar to the driving watches, but without the hinges. By 1937, did Hamilton stop producing driving watches? If so, was cost a factor?

Hamilton only produced one model intended for side of the wrist wear - the Contour. It was catalogued in 1938 & 1939. It was the same price ($52.50) as many other Hamilton models at that time. With its swivelling lugs, it could also be worn in the normal position as well. For some reason it was not a successful seller.

 

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Tom,

I love the enamel dial on your Sutton. Is the dial original or very well re-done? I think your 2nd photo shows very well how nice a 2-tone butler's center can be -- I especially like how the second track also has the 2-tone center. (I imagine this little detail means this is an original dial?) As you know, I normally prefer a bit older Hamilton's, but if I see an enamel Sutton available, I will likely give it a run. I also like the large tubed-lug of the Sutton, I don't think this design element worked as well on the other tubed-lug Hammys.
 

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Tom,

I love the enamel dial on your Sutton. Is the dial original or very well re-done? I think your 2nd photo shows very well how nice a 2-tone butler's center can be -- I especially like how the second track also has the 2-tone center. (I imagine this little detail means this is an original dial?) As you know, I normally prefer a bit older Hamilton's, but if I see an enamel Sutton available, I will likely give it a run. I also like the large tubed-lug of the Sutton, I don't think this design element worked as well on the other tubed-lug Hammys.
The dial wasn't wrist worthy, so I had International Dial restore it to original condition. I'm a sucker for the two-tone enamel and normal black enamel numeral dial options. My two-tone Carlisle is coming up in the rotation soon and will be the subject of the vintage model of the day series. You'll like it as well. Stay tuned. :wink:
 
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