Whenever we hear about nursing, what quickly comes to mind is that it’s a female profession. However, this profession is about ethics, the desire to save lives, and not about gender. As a male nurse going into the medical field, the notion of tracking time is an essential part of the job. To that effect, I dedicate this post to all male nurses looking for the best watches for male nurses.
Alongside stethoscopes and pulse oximeters as vital nursing instruments, watches in the hand of nurses can do more than tell time.
Best watches for male nurses: Our Top Picks
Our Top Picks
The best watch for a nurse should easy to read. This Timex Expedition watch comes with a very legible dial.
The Arabic numerals on the watch are bold, and it features an inner ring that gives you a 24-hour military format. Some hospitals use this military time format for documentation purposes.
Also, the second hand on this timepiece has a different color from the dial. This distinct second-hand makes it easy to read as it ticks.
Reading the watch during your night shift is a breeze as it has hands that glow in the dark. Also, its Indiglo technology lights-up the dial in the dark.
This timepiece comes with a protective mineral glass covering the dial. The case is polished, making it less likely to pick up scratches. There is also a visible date window at the 3 o’clock position.
While this timepiece is easy to read, it also comes with a water resistance rating of up to 50 meters. This means you can clean it under running water without the fear of condensation appearing in the dial.
While there are many bands you can use with this timepiece, we recommend the silicone band. It is easy to clean both with water or alcohol. One downside of this watch is its poor quality. However, this is expected from such an affordable watch.
For people who like digital watches, the Timex Ironman Classic is an easy choice for you. This durable digital watch looks sporty, and it fits male nurses. It’s 38mm case, and straps are resin made. This makes it easy to clean with water at all times.
This Timex Ironman comes with a 100-hour chronograph with 30-lap memory. This means it is easy to count down seconds when you are reading a pulse.
Other watch features include a 24-hour military time format, three daily alarms, and a 24-hour countdown timer.
There’s also a dedicated button for its Indiglo backlight, which is very useful for night use.
Also, it’s water-resistant up to 100 meters. This means you can swim or snorkel with this watch. This Ironman is a very efficient choice for those who want to go with digital watches.
Being a direct descendent of the first G-shock model (DW-5000), this quartz watch is lightweight, weighing only 52g. This is a perfect watch for male nurses with small wrists.
This watch keeps accurate time by syncing with the atomic clock. Surrounding the dial of the watch is a visible solar panel. This keeps the watch charged at all times, no need changing batteries.
This Casio model shows the day of the week on the dial. This can be a helpful function for nurses doing night shifts. Generally, some nurses taking night shifts make mistakes on what day it is when documenting patients’ vitals.
Other cool options of the watch include a backlight that you can activate by a push of a button and an auto-backlight function. These features are useful for night use.
Also, there’s a world time feature, 5 independent alarms, a countdown timer, and a really stylish stopwatch.
This wristwatch is water-resistant up to 200 meters. Similar to other G-Shock models, it is rugged, easy to clean, and will last longer on the wrist of any nurse.
The Speidel Scrub Watch is another top pick medical watch. This is an easy pick for nurses, especially med-students, because of its distinct red second hand over a white watch face. This makes the watch easy to read at first gaze. It also makes pulse readings easier.
Its white watch face features a 24-hour military time format with minute marks around the outer ring of the design.
The watch is water-resistant up to 30 meters, and you have a variety of colored watch bands to choose from. The bands are 100% silicone, which makes it easy to clean at all times. There’s also a two-year manufacturer warranty covering this timepiece.
While there are many unisex watches for nurses, this Casio watch is a good pick for any male nurse. Though not designed particularly for nurses, this sports watch outclasses other medical watches in the nursing domain.
It’s a very affordable choice if you do not have the cash to spend on a top medical watch like the Citizen Eco-Drive Chandler.
This analog quartz watch has large Arabic numerals and a date-time combination at the three o’clock position. There’s a visible second hand you can use for pulse readings.
This timepiece is durable and has a water resistance rating of 100 meters, which gives it an edge over other models.
Its case and bezel material are made from resin. This material is easy to clean under running water or using alcohol.
Watch Alternatives for Male Nurses
While some hospitals recommended watches with a second hand, some, however, have a “bare below the elbow” policy. This means wristwatches are not recommended for such hospitals.
To this effect, we recommend a few alternatives a male nurse can buy.
Stainless steel is the main material used on the bezel and bracelet of this unisex fob watch. The numbers printed on the face of this watch are large enough to read.
The red second hand is striking enough to use for reading vitals. Its LumiBrite dial glow in the dark, allowing you to see the time even at midnight. This fob watch is water-resistant up to 30 meters.
This fob watch for nurses and doctors has a luminous glow in the dark dial. This makes reading the time under all lighting conditions possible.
It comes with a clip-on that makes it easy to attach to your lapel without the fear of it falling off. This quartz fob watch has a red second hand ticking over a white dial, with a black metal casing protects it. This ensures its durability.
This stainless steel lapel watch is another alternative to consider for male nurses. It comes with a 33 mm case diameter, and it’s resistant to splashes of water though it can’t last if you put it underwater for longer periods.
The analog display on this watch is easy to read, and it comes with a red second hand. This is an ideal fob watch for nurses.
Why do nurses need a watch with a second hand?
Nurses mostly use their watches to track patient vitals like apical pulse rate and respiratory rate. To be able to track these vitals, nurses use analog timepieces with a second hand or digital watches with second counters.
These watches help in time tracking for an accurate assessment. Some of these analog watches for nurses like the Speidel Medical Scrub Watch have a red second hand to enable them to track the time easily.[the_ad id=”1435″]