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

  1. 0 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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  3. Visit  TXRN44 profile page

    About TXRN44

    Joined May '13; Posts: 46; Likes: 38.

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  4. Visit  klone profile page
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    Yes. My watch cleans up well with alcohol swabs.
  5. Visit  BlueDevil,DNP profile page
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    $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.
    jddm163, jtmarcy12, WeepingAngel, and 6 others like this.
  6. Visit  ADNOLOL08 profile page
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    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.
  7. Visit  TXRN44 profile page
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    Lol... the day $300 isn't expensive to me for a watch, I will smile
    Surprised1, Camille1986, Flare, and 17 others like this.
  8. Visit  klone profile page
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    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.
    veenessuh, Daliadreamer, token787, and 12 others like this.
  9. Visit  Pepper The Cat profile page
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    $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!
    BSNbeDONE, versatility, silverbat, and 7 others like this.
  10. Visit  Anna Flaxis profile page
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    I wouldn't even pay $300 for a watch, so I guess the answer is no.
    Surprised1, Savvy20RN, hiddencatRN, and 12 others like this.
  11. Visit  klone profile page
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    I only own one watch, and I wear it all the time.
    NurseOnAMotorcycle likes this.
  12. Visit  SwansonRN profile page
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    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.
    Savvy20RN, WeepingAngel, nursej22, and 1 other like this.
  13. Visit  amoLucia profile page
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    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!
    nuangel1, anotherone, Fiona59, and 2 others like this.
  14. Visit  ThePrincessBride profile page
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    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
    BSNbeDONE, nrsang97, and priorities2 like this.
  15. Visit  IrishIzRN profile page
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    I spend under $20 for my watches for work. $300 is an expensive watch...at least for the majority.
    token787, BSNbeDONE, and priorities2 like this.


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