After watching the movie Drive, featuring Ryan Gosling, I thought the watch he wears was really stylish. The original watch in the film was a special model of Patek Philippe which isn’t for sale, but if it was it would be many thousands of dollars. So I looked online to find other alternatives style watches which have a similar minimalist, classic design. One of the closest alternatives is the SKAGEN 958XLSL but this watch is no longer in production and is sold out everywhere online.
The silver face and the small second dial makes this really stylish and a very similar alternative top the Patek Philippe Drive watch. The style looks pretty much identical. This is a slim watch and approx 39mm width. I’ve found other alternative Skagen (and other brands) styles which I’ve listed below.
Skagen Signatur Quartz Titanium SKW6419
This is a slim is similar but without the small second dial. It has a case size of 40mm. Analog quartz movement. Water resistant to 30m (100ft). So it withstands splashes but not suitable for swimming.Check Price
Skagen Mens Signatur – SKW6391
Similar to the Drive style watch with a brown strap, 40mm wide. 7mm thick. Water resistant to 50m (165ft). Very handsome sleek and masculine watch.Check Price
Skagen Jorn Leather watch
Sleek and stylish watch with brown leather.
- Lifetime limited warranty
- Case thickness: 8 mm
- Analog-quartz Movement
- Case Diameter: 41mm
- Water resistant to 50m (165ft) so it’s suitable for short periods of recreational swimming, but not diving or snorkeling
This model also comes in blackCheck Price
Mens Rotary Canterbury Watch GS05060/32
- Leather Strap, Cream Dial
- Case Material: Stainless Steel
- Movement Type: Quartz
- Watch Shop is a leading retailer of brand name designer watches in the UK
Accurist Watch 7123
- Band Colour: Black
- Band Material: Leather
- Band Width: 22
- Water Resistant Up To 0M
- 2 Years Manufacturer Guarantee
An excellent timepiece for the price. Very minimal and classy dress watch. This watch has a sapphire crystal(anti scratch) which usually is only seen in more expensive watches. It is slightly wider at 42mm wide.
- Swiss Made
- Silver-Tone Dial
- 42mm Stainless Steel Case (6.45mm Thick)
- Black Leather Strap with Buckle
- Two (2) Year Limited Manufacturers Warranty
This watch is costs a bit more but has the small dial on the face and shares similarities with the watch featured in Drive.
- Automatic movement
- white dial
- Roman numerals
- Stainless-steel round case
- Water resistant to 165 feet (50 M): suitable for swimming and showering
So there you have my overview of some affordable alternatives to the watch featured in Drive. I hope you found it helpful as I was searching for an article like this but it didn’t exist yet. So I did some research and wrote it. If you find any other stylish watches which are simple and class with the small second dial please comment below to let us know. Or is you have a SKAGEN 958XLSL for sale, we are interested to buy it.