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I like having a good watch for respiratory and heart rates, I'd like something that can stand the rigors of a messy clinical environment (saliva, blood etc). I like a leather rather than metal wrist band. Suggestions?
 
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I use something really similar to this watch. It has a lot of functions, including stop watch, timer, and capability to add another timezone. I consider it super reliable.
...On the other hand I will admit that it does make me look cheap.

I've also heard that terrorists can use these watches to complete their bombs? So there's always that ha!

Good luck with your hunt.
 

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You'll have to ditch the leather band and go for something stainless steel- preferably with large links that are easy to clean. Leather and canvas straps don't fare well when around bodily fluids. Other than that, I'd suggest any watch that has a second timer and you don't mind beating up a little. I've seen docs with everything from timex to rolex, as long as you're okay with a few dents in the bezel, it doesn't really matter what you wear.
 
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I found a citizen eco-drive for under 100 on sale that looks great and is stainless steel so it'll be cleaned easier. I prefer the look of the leather band as well but definitely +1 on the fact the leather band will get all sorts of gross in a clinical environment between bodily fluid and everything it'll soak in. I straight up had to throw away the first watch I had when I was a CNA because it got so bad and the disinfectant wipes just destroyed it.
 

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G-shock all the way.
 
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Leather and piss, crap and vomit don't mix well. You want a metal or rubber strap if you're really getting in harms way.
If you must get leather I would recommend the original leather strap they used when Panerai was reborn in the 90s. The Original Kodiac strap. Pricey, but that's the only leather strap I'd trust to shed filth and be rinsable without destruction.



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I use something really similar to this watch. It has a lot of functions, including stop watch, timer, and capability to add another timezone. I consider it super reliable.
...On the other hand I will admit that it does make me look cheap.

I've also heard that terrorists can use these watches to complete their bombs? So there's always that ha!

Good luck with your hunt.
Jesus, even Casio is knocking off their own designs now. Amazing!
Just get a Gshock man!


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You guys are all n00bs. The most basic rule is that only watches with jeweled mechanical movement are considered real watches.
 

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You guys are all n00bs. The most basic rule is that only watches with jeweled mechanical movement are considered real watches.
The Longines does have a jeweled movement, since it's using an ETA 2094. I'm actually surprised it has a 38.5mm case diameter when the current trend is for bigger sizes. Not that I'm complaining, since 38 is about perfect for me.
 

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I would say the best all around watch would be the casio g-shock (old school one). There are reviews of people using them for military duties. I wouldn't bring a nice watch to see patients, surgery, etc
 
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I wear a stainless steel Apple Watch with one of their rubber bands. Washes quite nicely. Also, you can easily swap the band out with a leather one for when you're not at the hospital.
 

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I'm probably going to have to purchase something with a rubber band, as I can never find a stainless band that is comfortable around my extremely bony wrists..........first world problems, am I right?

If anyone has any suggestions, fire away.
 

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I'm probably going to have to purchase something with a rubber band, as I can never find a stainless band that is comfortable around my extremely bony wrists..........first world problems, am I right?

If anyone has any suggestions, fire away.
casio g-shock for like $40 or apple watch as someone mentioned

if you're ballin and have android, samsung s3 frontier
 
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I have one like this The Walther Cognac and it looks pretty classy. The second hand is good for vitals and you'd be surprised how often you use the little date hand.
There's a metal band option if you need that
 

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I prefer this watch: http://a.co/6RJw9iE

The cloth band absorbs bodily fluids superbly. I feel like it keeps a little bit of the patient with me at all times.
Everyone's trying to knock off that Shinola "runwell" look...which I'm sure was knocked off from someone else.
 

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Everyone's trying to knock off that Shinola "runwell" look...which I'm sure was knocked off from someone else.
Pretty sure timex was doing it long before shinola.
 

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Pretty sure timex was doing it long before shinola.
[quick internet search]
Nah, looks like the one you linked to was released by timex in 2016.... Can't blame them. It's a pretty popular design but not everyone wants to shell out 500 bucks.
 
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You guys are all n00bs. The most basic rule is that only watches with jeweled mechanical movement are considered real watches.
I'd rather wear my nice watches when my hands are not covered in saliva, vomit, and blood.

OP, check out the Seiko SNN233. You can buy a leather strap for it if you wish, but I prefer metal in the clinical setting for hygiene purposes. It's got a mechanical timer on it that is pretty darn useful.

Another nice mecaquartz chronograph is the SSB249. Comes in leather.
 
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Breitling’s are nice. Low resale value, but if you’re looking for ROI and classiness, go with the datejust 2 with the fluted bezel and jubilee band ;)
 

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The Rolex Submariner (stainless steel) lasts for decades, and you tie it into your scrubs in the OR. Pricier than they were in the 80s (back then under 2K USD), but a decent timepiece. Skip leather straps on any watch, they decay, and leave you wondering what happened to it—Not so funny stories of lost watches…The G-Shock? Great watch—lots of features.
 

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What are you guys doing that leads to you being routinely covered wrist deep in blood, vomit, and stool...
I don't have to justify my hobbies to you.
 

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I've got one of these. Titanium, so it's a lot lighter than steel watches. Looks sharp, quiet, easy to clean and disinfect.
 
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I prefer this watch: http://a.co/6RJw9iE

The cloth band absorbs bodily fluids superbly. I feel like it keeps a little bit of the patient with me at all times.
This is the watch I actually wear most of the time. I get a lot of compliments on it, in and out of the hospital. Kinda weird, actually. Also, it's super loud. I do like it a lot though.
 

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Thought I'd add to watch out for knockoffs - Easiest tell is watching the second hand on a Rolex (or any fine Swiss timepiece) …They're smooth rather than the click click click. Breitling has some fine watches. Despite contrary opinions, folks (patients) often make decisions on your opinion by your appearance: They look at your shoes, spouse, watch, hair, and body language, and of course personality. I remain my opinion that the stainless Rolex is a fine watch in med school and residency. I remember back to my med school days and having one of the guys (we're talking 40+ years ago) saying: […] I look at your watch and can tell where you're coming from." People make snap judgements based on little things - Then again I'm no jewelry fan - sometimes a heavy watch tosses off dexterity. For people of disbelief, many patients assess you (who knows, maybe unconsciously by that first impression - You can never take it back. Look good-meticulous, and above all be kind, competent and enjoy the best days of your life—By the way the G-Shock is a terrific watch for workouts and reasonably priced. Best to your timepiece searches -
 
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