Help please - need a nursing watch w/ a small wrist band

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    Hi all

    Okay so my back story is that I got into N.S. and I'm hopefully (fingers crossed) get accepted into a CNA training program which will lead to a CNA position. Given all this I decided to buy a nurses watch made by Nurse Mates (I had a online coupon etc.).

    It is a very cute watch and it has a good face that will help me get used to using a analog watch (I've used digital all my life). Big problem I discovered though is that it does not fit my wrist at all. The problem being that the holes on the band are no where close enough to the watch face, so the watch band, at its tightest, is very loose on my wrist. It basically slides up and down my wrist. I suppose I have a moderately slender wrist but its not abnormal or anything. I'm really sad cause I don't wanna have to return the watch. I'm surprised a watch clearly made for ladies is so huge even at the tightest point.

    Is there anything I can do to remedy this situation? If I have to return it, do you know of any nurses watch that would fit. I really like the Nurse Mates watches but I'm gun shy about buying another one.

    Thanks for your input
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    This is a verrrry easy fix. I have the exact opposite problem, most "factory" wrist straps don't fit my on my wrist, because they are too small. You have several options. If you have a mall in your area, most have those small jewelry or watch shops, which would be able to facilitate your wrist size. If you have no luck with the mall idea, go to your phonebook, and look up watch stores, or jewelry stores. You are surely to find something with that respect. Although, I would recommend going to the mall, if you have the option, because the shops in the mall would be much cheaper. Now, you shouldn't have to return the watch you like.

    Also, there is no need to go to a nursing watch provider, simply because you have a small wrist to fix your watch. You will likely have to pay more than you need to.

    -Andrew
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    Quote from Floridatrail2006
    This is a verrrry easy fix. I have the exact opposite problem, most "factory" wrist straps don't fit my on my wrist, because they are too small. You have several options. If you have a mall in your area, most have those small jewelry or watch shops, which would be able to facilitate your wrist size. If you have no luck with the mall idea, go to your phonebook, and look up watch stores, or jewelry stores. You are surely to find something with that respect. Although, I would recommend going to the mall, if you have the option, because the shops in the mall would be much cheaper. Now, you shouldn't have to return the watch you like.

    Also, there is no need to go to a nursing watch provider, simply because you have a small wrist to fix your watch. You will likely have to pay more than you need to.

    -Andrew
    Thank you so much! I will check out the mall. Hopefully something can fix this.
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    Can't you poke another hole in the strap?
    hearts895, RN BSN likes this.
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    Quote from SuesquatchRN
    Can't you poke another hole in the strap?
    Wow talk about thinking out of the box lol!! Why didn't I think of that?? :smackingf Well I've often joked that I would pass most any test except for the common sense test lol. Thanks for the suggestion - it totally worked
    SuesquatchRN likes this.


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