Here we have the Hamilton Sherwood M, a solid 14k gold watch made with a wood veneer dial, on a brass backed dial. These watches were all made with brass dials unlike most every other Hamilton Watch that was made with a Sterling Silver dial. In 1961, the head of Hamilton's styling department, Jean-Pierre Hold proposed a watch with a wood dial. How the idea first came to, no one knows. The idea was met with acceptance and was turned over to the research and development department to be transformed into reality. The project fell into the arms of Martin Ryan and HD "Chip" Weeks and the rest is history, as these two individuals made Mr. Hold's dream come true, along with other hard working staff at the Hamilton factory. The case is made with a unique stepped ridged design on all four sides. In addition to the very stylish case, it features a wood dial, the markers and numerals are made of solid 14K gold. The movement is a serviced Hamilton 770 with 22 jewels, considered to be the best movement made by the Hamilton Watch Co. On the inside of the case back, you can see the Factory engravings, as well as the case number and the letter "J" that stands for Jonell, the maker of the solid gold case. Jonell was a Long Island based case maker, which also made the case for the wild and popular Hamilton Electric Altair. This watch measures approximately 28mm wide (excluding the crown) x 38mm from lug end to lug end.