Whether or not you believe wrist watches are a vital (get it) part of a nurses job; there is no doubt that they come in handy. In medical school, watches are just as important. Accurate timekeeping for heart rates, breathing and checking every five minutes to see when its time to go home (kidding).
Because telling accurate time as a nursing student is so important, a durable, comfortable and reliable timepiece is needed to get the job done. Sorry fashionistas but while you are in school, the best looking Rolex watches are not on the top of the list. Long story short, the BEST watch for you, if you are indeed a nurse or a nursing student, is the Nurse Mate Special – Uni Pink Watch. This watch can be comfortably worn and has special features that nurses will appreciate!
Nurse Mate Special – Uni Pink Watch
Instead of saving the best for last, why not begin with it?
The Uni Pink Watch: I chose this watch as the best for a few reasons. For one, it is very comfortable and durable. The rubber bracelet is easily adjustable for any sized wrist and feels great while being worn. What also makes this watch a great choice for any nurse, or nursing student is the large numerical markers within the dial. Watch seekers can choose between the black and pink model featured above, or a white and black model. The model with bright pink numbers and large white military markers is easily the better choice because it is so much easier to read.
The plain, but pretty color scheme is also a highlight of this watch. It is definitely a piece that can be worn outside of school or the office because it can go with any outfit (stick to casual).
Comfortable and Easy to Read
I recommend this watch to those who are in need of an easy to read, comfortable watch for a GREAT price. Nurses rave about how this watch is EXTREMELY easy to read and very comfortable and stylish.
Casio Quartz Resin Casual Watch
Another great choice for nursing students, the Casio “Casual Watch” has a plain design that is easy to read. Due to the simplistic design within the 35mm dial, you can easily read the slow and steady ticks of the quartz movement.
Highlights of this watch include water resistance up to 30m, a durable resin bracelet, and a resin glass dial window. This is also a unisex watch, and goes great with any choice of outfit; or scrubs of course!
This is a watch for those who appreciate simplicity. The timepiece is very neutral, meaning it can go with anything you decide to wear. It is simply a basic, functional and comfortable watch that gets the job done. Many present owners are extremely happy with this watch and find it as a handy piece in their day to day duties.
Timex Unisex “Weekender”
The Weekender is a great addition to this list. This watch has a slightly different design than the last two that I reviewed. You get a brown “slip through” (easy to wear) strap on this and a stainless steel case. It looks more like a traditional dress watch and therefore can be worn with more of a dressy look.
What makes it a great choice for a medical student is the easy to read white dial with military time. A great feature that the Timex has is a light up dial, so the watch can be used in darker areas.
This watch is a great buy for those who want an easy to read dial but with varying styles. Because it comes with a slip through, leather strap, you can purchase many colors and designs that can easily be changed out. So in a way, it can seem like you have more than one watch.
Owners are happy with the watches functionality and how it has the ability to light up the dial. A perfect fit for any person in the medical profession!
Motorolla Moto 360 2ND Generation Smartwatch
The Moto 360 is definitely a noteworthy mention on a list of best watches for nurses. What makes this watch so unique compared to other smartwatches on the market is the minute and second hands that the LCD dial displays. This makes it a perfect watch for those who need to keep track of each second.
The watch comes in a 42mm case for both males and females. If you have an Android 4.3+ or an iPhone with iOS 8.2+ than this watch is compatible with your phone.
I chose this smartwatch because you get all of the benefits of a smartwatch, with an LCD screen that displays the important second hand and minute hand. This watch has been discontinued so to purchase you have to buy from a dealer online like Amazon. But because this is a smartwatch, you are going to pay MORE money than all of the other watches listed in this review. So keep that in mind!
Huawei Watch Stainless Steel
Yes, another smartwatch. But I bet you would never have guessed that the Huawei was even a smartwatch!
One of the best features of the Huawei watch is how it mimics a “normal,” or typical watch. At first glance, you would never think you are looking at a smartwatch. This is the case because the watch is fitted with a beautiful stainless steel bracelet and a bold stainless steel case. The AMOLED display features multiple watch faces that you can choose from with ticking second hands.
This is the definition of a cool watch. You are sure to be the coolest nurse in the whole hospital.
Smart AND Stylish
For those who don’t mind wearing a stylish watch to school (or work) the Huawei is a perfect fit. Not only does it have features that are great for upcoming nurses; but man it looks great at the same time! I really love how Huawei was able to create a watch that LOOKS like an everyday timepiece but is actually a smartwatch. If smartwatches are your kind of watch, you can not go wrong with this piece.
Spedial Scrub Watch
Heres a watch that was literally made for those in the medical profession.
The Spedial is a PERFECT watch for anyone in the medical profession. Spedial made this watch with pulse readings in mind, which is why the watch features a great sized 38mm case, a large white dial, and a RED ticking second hand.
Comfort is also a great plus with this watch. The silicone band is sure to feel great and fit for any wrist size. The best part about the band is there are MANY bands available to match your favorite pair of scrubs. You can get a band in either pink, black, white, teal, blue, white leather or stainless steel silver.
Usability and Affordability
This is downright a great watch for any nurse or medical professional. The easy to read dial, with military time and large tick marks, makes taking pulses a breeze. What really makes this watch great is the red ticking second hand. Not only is this a metaphor for blood (at least I think), but it is so much easier to keep up with the ticking hand, rather than a normal black hand that blends in with the tick marks.
Since this watch is so comfortable, durable and matches with almost any scrubs that you pull out of the closet, it is one of the BEST choices on this list. And it is also very AFFORDABLE. Get ready to be the most stylish person in nursing school!
Whimsical Nurse Watch
Wow, what a great name for this watch – Whimsical ! It can not get any better than this watch. I mean, how can you not like a watch that basically presents what you do within the dial of a watch? This watch is definitely not for anyone, but I am sure many can appreciate it.
What makes this watch a great choice for nursing students, or new nurses entering the profession, is the awesome design. However, the make of the watch is also a good choice for the medical world. It does come in a 42mm case with a smaller subdial within, that displays the time. It is not as easy to read as other watches on this review, but it can still be read. The quartz is known to be quite reliable as well, so battery changes shouldn’t come all that often.
Out of the Ordinary
No doubt, this watch is not for everyone. This makes a great gift for any nursing student or new nurse (with a sense of humor) and who appreciates cute gifts. Many nurses claim the watch is a great conversation starter and some even wear the watch EVERYWHERE that they go. Those who appreciate items and have a true passion for their profession will LOVE this unique timepiece.
You use watches for many, many reasons. Taking a pulse may be one of the first purposes that you think of, but other vital readings, administering medication and lab charting are some other important reasons why as a nurse you may want a reliable timepiece.
I made a list of varying styles and types of watches to try and really hit everyone’s different likes and personalities. The most important features tend to be readability, a ticking hand, and durability. But design, uniqueness, and innovation are other features that some find to be the deciding factor. At the end of the day, your purchase should be based on price range, functionality, and durability. Happy shopping and thank you to all nurses who are making a difference in the world, one tick at a time!