Random question: Would you wear a $300 watch to work - page 10

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I have been working m/s for almost 2 weeks and have noticed that so many of the nurses I work with wear either the Micheal Kors watches or coach watches. You wonder how I get close enough to notice this, but if you know the... Read More


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    On the infection control issue, cracks and crevices in jewelry can harbor bacteria. Also, you cannot adequately get underneath rings and wristwatches to sufficiently remove bacteria. If you do take your watch off before a procedure, make sure you do so before washing your hands, as bacteria from the watch are transferred to your hands when you touch the watch to remove it.

    My personal preference is to remove my rings and bracelet before I work, and wear my wristwatch high up on my wrist (three of my fingerwidths above my ulnar prominence) so that I can wash all the way up to my wrists. I clean my wristwatch ($35 Timex Expedition with Indiglo) periodically with antimicrobial wipes, and I take it off to shower so that I can clean my arm underneath it.

    Although I would never pay $300 for a watch, I certainly wouldn't sneeze at such a gift. But would I wear it to work? Probably not.
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    I wear my wedding & engagement ring and a Citizen watch every day. I've had a couple of cheapo watches that didn't last too long. I'm too worried about losing my engagement ring after I saw The Fountain and I'm so scared I'll leave it someplace, it'll get knocked down and vacuumed, etc.
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    well I guess it depends on how you define expensive
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    you gotta live now incase you don't make it to retire...

    I know too many who have retired with plans to see the world and die two weeks to a year later...
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    I definitely would not.

    A) I hate watches. I mean I like the way they look but I don't like the way they feel and I never remember to look at them anyway. I just use the clocks in the room - they show the seconds.

    B) 300 is expensive for a watch! I mean its fine - people spend that on other stuff - a tattoo, boots whatever. But it's a good chunk of change and I would feel a little awkward wearing it.

    C) I work in L&D and I envision water breaking during an exam. :-) yuck! Yes, I know - you could wear it on your other arm or whatever but it's still a funny gross visual...
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    The husband just bought his 18th watch today. It's a guy thing. Every time he buys one, he swears it's the final one. Yup, sure.

    I wear fob watches. Pin it on left breast side of my uniform. The patients love them for some reason. I buy the cheapest I can find because over the years I've smashed the faces on a couple, one died after going through the wash. I was tired and forgot to take it off my top and the husband did the laundry.

    I don't wear my "good" wedding ring to work. I have a plain gold band that I wear, has no engraving. Studs are it for earrings.

    My hospital actually has a dress code for hair, nails, rings, etc. Yet to see it enforced but the mood my unit manager is in, why give her a chance to nag me!
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    Years ago, I was wearing a ring I treasured to work. Part way through the shift, I noticed it was gone. I was frantic. The ring doesn't have a lot of monetary value, but it's worth millions in sentimental meaning. Bless my co-workers...they went through the trash (including biohazard and chemo trash). My manager even went down to the dock where the trucks take trash that's been packed up. The boxes for that day had been taken to the refuse station by the time she got there.

    I was desolate. When I got home, I was cleaning out my purse, and lo and behold! My ring was at the bottom of my purse. You can be sure I never wore rings to work after that.
    Did you tell your co-workers and manager that you found it?
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    I wear cheap fob watches on the pocket of my scrub top -- they usually make it about 4 months before getting destroyed somehow. The only other jewelry I wear at work is $5 stud earrings from the cheap teenager accessory store (because they get knocked out of my ears sometimes when I take my stethoscope off my neck). And there's a religious medallion in my pocket.
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    Quote from michigansapphire
    I wear cheap fob watches on the pocket of my scrub top -- they usually make it about 4 months before getting destroyed somehow. The only other jewelry I wear at work is $5 stud earrings from the cheap teenager accessory store (because they get knocked out of my ears sometimes when I take my stethoscope off my neck). And there's a religious medallion in my pocket.
    I wish I could wear cheap studs, but my ear lobes end up swollen.
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    Quote from CT Pixie
    I have a higher priced bangle type Movado I wear daily, but not at work. It has no second hand and its not waterproof. Would I wear it to work if it did have a second hand and was waterproof, probably not. I also leave my 'bling' engagement ring at home and only wear it when I'm not at work.

    For me its a plain gold band and some cheap watch I bought at Target.

    I really don't care who's wearing what brand/priced watch or ring. If they lose it or ruin it, its on them while mine are sitting safely at home.
    Safe at home, huh? I used to have my grandmother's engagement ring, but I didn't wear it to work. I left it safe at home, and that's where it was when someone broke into my home and dumped the contents of my jewelry box into my beautiful red Dooney bag (also "too good" to take to work) and made off with it.

    I've known of very few people who've lost engagement rings or other jewelry at work -- almost exactly the same number of people I know who've lost similarly expensive or sentimental items to burglers or muggers.


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