When a date mark is inconsistent with a maker's registration date, it is often a red flag for forgery. Since I had originally identified the date mark erroneously as 1684 and noting that Samuel Hood wasn't registered until 1694, the inconsistency would indicate the item could be a forgery.
Now knowing that the date mark is actually 1695, the date aligns with Samuel Hoods registration and shouldn't raise any concerns.
In fact we do not know when Hood's mark was registered as there are no extant records available for pre-1697 registrations. The dates "1694..1695" quoted in the image above, taken from my web site, are meant to indicate dates for which I have seen the mark as I explain on the site's home page.