In 1939 Hamilton introduced the flexible lugged Wilshire. Featuring the 14/0 sized 19 jewel 982 movement, the Wilshire came in several different varieties. The Wilshire was made for three years.
Initially it came in a 14K gold filled case with either an applied gold numeral dial with solid 18K gold numerals or a gilt dial with roman numerals.
In 1941 the Wilshire was also available in rose gold, also known as coral gold. In the coral gold versions the dials were coral-themed and the applied numeral dial had white rhodium plated figures and hands.
On the wrist the Wilshire is a comfortable watch but a little on the small side. Although not the smallest mans watch Hamilton made, it is certainly a good size for a woman's watch by today's standards.
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