what kind of watch do you wear? - page 3

i have been having alot of trouble finding a watch that can handle the rigors of being washed alot and also some of the plastic bands make me break out. i have to wear hydrocortisone creme with a... Read More

  1. by   mrsraisinkain
    I use this one from Dakota Watch Company. I even paid a few extra dollars and had my name engraved on the front just in case it ever decides to try and "walk away".
  2. by   GadgetRN71
    I also had problems with the leather bands irritating me, so for Christmas after my first semester of NS was done, I asked for a new band. My parents surprised me with a Citizen Eco-Drive instead. This watch was pricey, but she got it at Kohl's on sale, and you never need to replace the battery(runs on light). This watch is practically indestructable.
  3. by   ayla2004
    wrist watches are banned due to infection control have a fob watch
  4. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from barbyann

    i swear by my swiss army...pricey but indestructible.
    mine is similar, and i love it. it's lasted several years now, so at $200 it was a bargain compared to the cheaper $50 watches which self-destructed early, gave me rashes or just looked cheap!
  5. by   newohiorn
    I paid $10 at Big Lots for a Timex Indiglo with a pink plastic band. I've had it for several years with no problem. What really cracks me up is that people compliment me on it all the time.
  6. by   SDALPN
    I have a watch from Wal-mart. I've had it for a few years and only replaced the band once. So far it hasn't even needed a new battery, but I know thats coming. I'll just buy a new one at that point. I won't risk my nice watches at work so I just wear the cheap ones. If they get ruined or break its not a huge loss.

    I have the same problem breaking out. I've found if I only wear my watch while I'm at work or out of the house and take it off at home it helps "air out" the skin.
  7. by   lregister
    I received a Seiko for graduation and love it but I had to send it out to have the day/date thingy fixed. My 8 year old bought a $5 pink velco digital/hand combo at WalMart so I had been using that.
    However, Thursday, I was assisting an OB/GYN with a labor induction. The patient's water broke and shot out with such pressure that the fluid saturated my watch band.
    In light of that, I would recommend that you get a metal band watch that can take a good scrubbing!
  8. by   dee78
    Quote from danissa
    This is a Fob watch, pins to your uniform. Great things, I had a heart shaped one with Eyore on the face until the other day, when I took my scrubs from the drier..and the watch was still attatched! Guess its not waterproof..or drier proof either! It's all broke!! And I got it as a present too!
    Wishin for another one now, its so handy to have a watch pined to your front!
    I found your watch but it's in the UK.

  9. by   para82frame
    My Seiko 7T84 has gone to hell (Iraq) and back with only a few scratches. I got it for 80 bucks online.
  10. by   NWGeorgiaFutureRN
    plastic/jelly watch from allheart.com

    Easy to clean and germs can't soak in
  11. by   Morettia2
    I have a swiss army watch that has military time, a large watch face with a lrge second hand and also has a LED light I can use for Neuro Checks, better then any pen light I own and I am on my second one. The down side is the watch was discontinued and it can only be serviced at a swiss army authorized place and the batteries are expensive, but I bought the same watch off e-bay for 1/2 the price after my first one broke from all of the abuse it took over 3 years. My Aunt who is the one who bought it for me loved it, she is a ER RN, I got her the same exact watch for her b-day. WE love these watches as RN's and everyone always asks where they can get one.
  12. by   Sarah Bellum
    I bought a fob watch off Ebay and pinned it to my lanyard. It's silver colored and has a place for enragving if I ever decide to have that done. I love it! Saves me from wearing a wristwatch which I always hated.
  13. by   WinterWolf90
    I use a Fossil as well. I used it for everyday wear and it works fine in the hospital when I am doing clinicals. It is waterproof and thee strap is leather, which I like.