It is fairly common to see nurses wearing watches, especially fob watches. Fob watches are timepieces that clip onto the pocket of a nurses uniform or scrubs, with the dial upside down meaning that only the wearer can tell the time. You may be wondering why nurses don’t wear normal wrist watches, the main reason is of course hygiene.
As wristwatches are so close to your hands, it is easier for bacteria and viruses to be picked up and passed on. Fob watches avoid this as they don’t come into contact anything but the shirt they are clipped to. The watch also doesn’t need to be handled to tell the time which is the main reason the dial is upside down. Historically, the fob watches was an essential part of a nurses uniform however today it is optional.
For those that know a nurse without a watch or perhaps a nurse in training that you want to buy a gift for then we stock a selection of fob watches from brands such as Rotary, Lorus and Radley. The beauty of wearing a watch to work is not only for apt timekeeping but also helps to bring a sense of individuality to a nurses uniform. Here are our recommendations of watches for nurses.
Watches for Nurses: Fob Watches
This watch is the perfect starting fob watch, it requires a small budget of £27.95. It comes in a silver case with a blue dial-if you work for the NHS then it will match the blue of your uniform. It is a timepiece that is not over complicated in design however efficient to get the job done. The good thing about this watch is that is can be worn by both male and female nurses as it is designed with neutral colours.
This watch is sleek in design for a work style that is more sophisticated. This watch is made from a durable stainless steel with a white dial. For those that like a watch with more complications this timepiece has glowing hands so that you can still tell the time on a night shift. This watch can also be worn by both male and female nurses as it styles a white and red design.
If you know a nurse who is a fan of Radley or you are yourself a nurse with a taste for designer the this might be the fob watch for you. It styles a mesh clip, attached to a white dial which clearly has Radley’s iconic logo on view. This watch, like the one previously mentioned, also has glowing hands for optimal timekeeping in the dark, as well as clear markers.
This is another watch by Lorus that can be worn by both male and female nurses. It styles a silver stainless steel clip with a white dial which shows the seconds and the hours. As with the other timepieces mentioned on this blog, this fob watches also has glowing hands and markers. If you are looking for a fob watch on a budget then this watch might be the one for only £25.
All the watches for nurses mentioned in this blog post are currently in stock apart from Radley’s fob watch which is available to order. if you have any questions then you can contact us via our website, via phone or alternatively you can visit our watch shop based on the Kenilworth high street, west midlands. Happy shopping!