Any suggestions for a "work" watch?

  1. I'm in the market for a new watch. Thanks for suggestions.
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  3. by   elkpark
    Are you working in bedside nursing? The cheapest watch you can find that is sturdy and waterproof, and can be cleaned with bleach/disinfectants if necessary. Something you wouldn't mind having ruined.
  4. by   tryingtohaveitall
    This is what I use. I prefer digital since in a code, I want exact minutes at the least.

    It also does well with water and alcohol hand cleaners. Very sturdy, lasts for years.
  5. by   GodIs082010
    Thanks for suggestions. I'm a nursing student. I start clinicals in Fall.
  6. by   elkpark
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    I'm a nursing student. I start clinicals in Fall.
    Then, definitely, cheapest sturdy, waterproof watch you can find, one you wouldn't mind getting broken/destroyed. Check your school's dress code policies -- most schools require a watch with a sweep second hand.
  7. by   Ele123
    I've been wondering the same things since I start clinicals in a couple of weeks. All they said was a watch with seconds, that is waterproof, and we have to take it off every time we wash our hands (?). Non-nursing, I've had great luck with the 10 dollar wal-mart or target digital watches, kind of like the link above. Each one has lasted for at least a year of daily wear during the evening, when I sleep, go swimming, running, to the lake, etc.
  8. by   mcknis
    Yes anything that is cheap and digital is a great way to go. Schools will tell you that a watch with a second hand is the way to go, but doing VS or anything else can be done with a digital watch. I have always bought cheap timex digital watches. Anything cheap and plastic will help out. I have tried metal bands, but they rust; fabric bands, but those smell and are hard to clean; and leather, just forget that...they are a bare to clean, and also get to smelling. Plastic is great as it is cheap and can just be tossed when really dirty, or the paint starts coming off.
  9. by   lvnibclc
    I have a BabyG. I LOVE it! It's really easy to clean.
  10. by   302queen
    i have a cheapie timex digital i think it cost me like 15 bucks online at amazon
  11. by   ImKosher
    I'm a guy with some fat wrists. I got a G-shock, and I love it. It's easy to clean, easy to read, and it has a lunar chart so I can call out when it's full moon! G-shock has a great reputation for quality and great reviews.