watches - best for nurses?

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    My watch just broke and I'm going to get a new one, but wondered what features I should look for. I'm pretty sure I want a plastice or rubber band because of all the handwashing/germs, and that a good second hand is essential. Has anybody else seen anything good they like or found a really good (cheap) selection somewhere? Almost all of Target's that had plastic bands were digital. Also, Target is who won't take back my current watch because it's been 4 months since I got it and they only accept returns for 90 days - grrrrr.:angryfire :angryfire
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    I bought a Timex plastic waterproof one at Walmart, I think it was like $15. It's digital but has a digital second hand.
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    I prefer a watch with an expandable metal band so I can push it up my arm (with a clean paper towel, of course) before washing my hands. I would get really annoyed if I had to take my watch off every 30 seconds when I wash my hands, so I don't like non-expandable bands. I bought a $30 Timex two years ago and it's held up quite nicely, despite the fact that I wipe it down with alcohol daily.
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    If you think about it a wrist watch is probably not a good idea. In the hospital I'm at now they don't allow anything worn on the fingers,wrists or around the neck. I got myself a nurses watch to hang on my chest. A watch simmilar to these : http://www.walshbrothers.co.uk/Update/nurse.htm

    Personally I hate wearing a wrist watch so in "civilian clothes" my mobile phone is my watch.
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    Quote from omni
    If you think about it a wrist watch is probably not a good idea. In the hospital I'm at now they don't allow anything worn on the fingers,wrists or around the neck. I got myself a nurses watch to hang on my chest. A watch simmilar to these : http://www.walshbrothers.co.uk/Update/nurse.htm

    Personally I hate wearing a wrist watch so in "civilian clothes" my mobile phone is my watch.
    Wow, they really don't let you wear wrist watches? I feel so naked without a watch! I've been known to actually wear my watch even after the battery stopped just so I had one on. I'm also a little obsessed with knowing what time it is!
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    My personal favoriate is the $6.95 ones from Walmart. Sweep second hand, and if the get goozed, into the trash they go, without a second thought! I go for the stretch bands also, so that I can pull it up my arm when washing my hands, which is very often!

    Peace Out,
    Dan
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    Quote from kaytekayte
    Wow, they really don't let you wear wrist watches?
    No watches, no jewelry, no nothing . You will be surprised about how people can take off everything, except the wedding ring. Like that is more bacteriaresistant than a regular ring. It just crcks me up:spin:. But the no jewelry rule is actually smart, you get a lot of bacteria that thrives under the moist and warm skin underneath your watch or ring. Its also quite difficult to wash properly under there.

    I'm surprised you don't have this rule in the US. Its a lawsuit waiting to happen , hehe. :spin:
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    Oh, it's in the U.S. The hospital I work at allows nothing below the elbows. It's not a problem as I have always worn a watch that pins to my scrubs. (Germaphobe here!) The face hangs upside down so I can simply look down and see the second hand. I actually found it at walmart for less than $20. I have seen others pin their regular watch to their name badge. I think it is a trend that will be seen elsewhere soon. We are also not permitted to run around town in our scrubs. They are provided by the facility, specific colors for each profession and very identifiable. Face it, infectious diseases are getting more resistant daily. Infections are something I don't want to bring into my home and family. Not wearing a wrist watch is a small price to pay.
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    As students in my school, we are required to get a watch with a scond had- part of the uniform!
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    Quote from kaytekayte
    I feel so naked without a watch! I've been known to actually wear my watch even after the battery stopped just so I had one on.

    :imbar My battery is dead now...been dead for about a week or so. My phone is my watch, so I don't even think about it, but I have to have the watch on.


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