A distinctive and imaginative watch from A. Dunhill, this D-Type is full of interesting design features. Model reference 8035.


This D-Type model appears in the 2004 Wristwatch Annual, but in 2005 the company logo changed from Dunhill to A. Dunhill as they moved yet further upmarket. The earlier watches have the lower case dunhill engraved on the case between 5 and 6, but this later version just has A. DUNHILL LTD LONDON on the dial. The model doesn’t appear after 2006 in the annuals, so we can be pretty certain this was made circa 2005 and must be one of the rarest versions of an already scarce watch.


Dunhill have always been a high end brand (not many people can ask £185 for their cheapest t-shirts!), but there customers appreciate the quality and slightly left field, tasteful designs. And this watch fulfills that brief perfectly. The case is very angular, and thicker at the top than the bottom to allow the wearer a better angle to read the time. The original strap is a ‘Sam Brown’ style, like the military belt worn by British officers. The strap looks in fantastic condition and if you wanted it could be fitted with a conventional two piece strap as it uses normal springbars. The brown dial has an interesting texture that looks great. The movement is a set and forget ETA quartz, and we will install a brand new battery before sending the watch out to the new owner. Condition wise the watch is excellent, and given the strap condition could be unworn. Definitely worth watching the video to help appreciate this watch.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown 26.9 mm

Width without crown 26.1 mm

Between lugs 20 mm

Lug to lug length 43.6 mm

Case Thickness 8.6 mm

All sizes are approximate.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon. By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.

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