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

  1. 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 watches they are unmistakeable. I also notice that most of them wear their ginormous wedding rocks and since I am a newbie fresh out of nursing school, of course I leave my rock at home, but I was just wondering and polling you random nurses if you would risk wearing a very expensive timepiece or your wedding rings to work all day? Being so new, to me it screams INFECTION!!! lol. I wear my little old nursing school watch and feel so plain next to all the bling on the floor....
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  2. 106 Comments

  3. by   klone
    Yes. My watch cleans up well with alcohol swabs.
  4. by   BlueDevil,DNP
    $300 is not an expensive watch, I'd say that's rather inexpensive. Coach and Michael Kors are wanna be brands for posers. Would I wear a Patek to work if I were employed as a floor nurse? No.
  5. by   ADNOLOL08
    To me, $300 is expensive. I have a $250 Citizen watch but I would never wear it to work. I wear a cheaper watch with a second hand that works just as well as a Michael Kors or Coach watch. Plus, it lights up.
  6. by   TXRN44
    Lol... the day $300 isn't expensive to me for a watch, I will smile
  7. by   klone
    Quote from BlueDevil,DNP
    $300 is not an expensive watch, I'd say that's rather inexpensive. Coach and Michael Kors are wanna be brands for posers. Would I wear a Patek to work if I were employed as a floor nurse? No.
    I'd like to see a floor nurse who's wearing a Patek. And then I would wonder why the hell s/he is working.
  8. by   Pepper The Cat
    $300 for a watch!!?
    OMG!
    I think that is a lot of money.
    I wear a $20 watch I bought at the drug store. Keeps perfect time, is waterproof and easy to take off/on for when I am showering pts.
    I can't imagine paying that much for a work watch. A dress up watch maybe, but not a work watch!
  9. by   Anna Flaxis
    I wouldn't even pay $300 for a watch, so I guess the answer is no.
  10. by   klone
    I only own one watch, and I wear it all the time.
  11. by   SwansonRN
    I don't wear any accessories. No watch, no jewelry, I don't even carry my own stethoscope. I just find it gross. Just my scrubs and me, I save the fabulousness for my days off.
  12. by   amoLucia
    Any jewelry, expensive or not, be it necklace, watch, ring, earring, etc, you wear at your own risk. Lost, stolen or broken - your loss. Even if a pt , adult or kidder, is responsible - your loss.

    Moral of story - if it's worth something to you, don't wear it to work!
  13. by   ThePrincessBride
    Quote from BlueDevil,DNP
    $300 is not an expensive watch, I'd say that's rather inexpensive. Coach and Michael Kors are wanna be brands for posers. Would I wear a Patek to work if I were employed as a floor nurse? No.
    Compare to a Swiss watch...sure. But I'm willing to bet that to most floor nurses, three hundered dollars for a watch is expensive.
    Last edit by ThePrincessBride on Jul 25, '13 : Reason: quoted wrong person
  14. by   IrishIzCPNP
    I spend under $20 for my watches for work. $300 is an expensive watch...at least for the majority.

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