What's your pick for the perfect nurses watch? - page 5

Hi all! I'm looking for the perfect nurses watch and could use some help. Perfect for me, means analog, with military time, night light, oversized plate, I can find that easy enough, but I'm... Read More

  1. Visit  happyclinicRN profile page
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    Not what the OP is looking for but Walmart has cheap rubbery banded watches that are advertised as "safe for hand washing ". They come in a variety of colors and have a big face with all 12 numbers. The batteries seem to last forever and they are under $10!
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  2. Visit  HoneyLPNurse profile page
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    I purchased an Armitron. It is black, rubber, waterproof and lights up. $10 from Burlington Coat Factory.
    Last edit by HoneyLPNurse on Aug 1, '12 : Reason: adding more
  3. Visit  brillohead profile page
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    Fob watch for the win -- ebay has a gazillion of them for dirt cheap.
  4. Visit  ProudStudent profile page
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    Funny, I just posted this link on another page. The watch I have is perfect for me. It's a little larger than most ladies watches, but I like the big face. Casio White Aluminum and Resin Watch - LTP1328-7EV
  5. Visit  kaylyna profile page
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    Do you guys seriously wear wristwatches!??? Wow. We only use fobwatches in the UK (lapel watches) for infection control reasons. Wristwatches are germ magnets!!! I'm actually shocked!
  6. Visit  marycarney profile page
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    I've been a nurse since 1977, and have NEVER worn a watch. Every room I work in has a clock with a second hand.

    Watches are germ-carriers. So are all the textured rings and long fingernails.
  7. Visit  Floridayz profile page
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    I use a lapel watch also, and hook it in my pocket. I can't stand having a watch on, and then with all the washing! Uugh. My skin gets so irritated underneath bc it never gets truly dry under there
    I second the infection risk sentiment too! I am surprised hospitals allow this....
  8. Visit  mlauren profile page
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    So iv heard the sanitary watches are just $10 . Is that true?
  9. Visit  brillohead profile page
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    Quote from mlauren
    So iv heard the sanitary watches are just $10 . Is that true?
    You can get fob watches like that for under $4 on ebay... sometimes as little as $1.


    Here's a link to one that's $2.29 with free shipping.
  10. Visit  IrishIzRN profile page
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    I can't imagine taking a pulse with a watch hanging off my shirt. I wear a cheap wrist watch. I keep it a little higher on my arm. It may hold germs but not everything is perfect. If the watch was attached to my shirt I'm likely to touch it with dirty gloves when I need it. So wrist watch for me...
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  11. Visit  mariebailey profile page
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  12. Visit  brillohead profile page
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    Quote from IrishIzRN
    I can't imagine taking a pulse with a watch hanging off my shirt. I wear a cheap wrist watch. I keep it a little higher on my arm. It may hold germs but not everything is perfect. If the watch was attached to my shirt I'm likely to touch it with dirty gloves when I need it. So wrist watch for me...
    Why would you need to touch it? Hanging on your chest, you just have to "look down" and there it is. No touching required.
  13. Visit  IrishIzRN profile page
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    Quote from brillohead
    Why would you need to touch it? Hanging on your chest, you just have to "look down" and there it is. No touching required.

    Because my scrubs don't always fit well and I have all sorts of other things hanging so there are times I wouldn't be able to see it. Also, if I have to gown up for a c-section or delivery...watch gone. If it's on my wrist I can pull it out but if it's on my chest it's really just too gone.

    Also, the angle of looking down is not one that works well for me. So even when I can see it there tends to be an awkward angle that gives me a headache. I also tend to hold my wrist with the watch in a spot where I can not only view the watch but also view my newborn.


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