Being a paramedic or EMT, you need to have an extremely robust and multifunctional watch to facilitate you in numerous ways. What are the features that a watch for paramedic should have for sure? You need a watch that makes time keeping simple and easy; is extremely durable and steadfast; has an easy-to-read second’s feature, is scratch resistant and water resistant. Also, as an EMT you would want a watch that does not require charging often and is extremely affordable for your pocket. They are always busy attending to their patients. Assessing the general status of their patient is what they do everyday. Without requiring much maintenance and upkeep, you need a wristwatch that helps you count accurately while you take the pulse or respirations or even the blood pressure.
With a rugged, durable sense of style need a watch that can take the wear and tear that comes with those who work hard. Forget sparkly diamond accents and platinum bands. EMT need well constructed watches with bunch of smart features and made up of heavy duty materials that can give true performance. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of watches that go beyond just looking stylish.
EMT watches has a variety of designs and features so that you can pick a best functional and appropriate for your wrist and uses. This is because as a watch is subjected to greater use, the tougher it has to be to guarantee safe operation in a pressurized environment. We have featured here the top 15 watches for men and women that are preferred by the paramedics’ community because of the easy readability and simplified operations
1. Armitron Sports Men’s Digital Chronograph Perforated Resin Strap watch 40/8177
The brand Armitron is a world-famous watchmaker known for its superior quality of digital watches. The company has been in this industry for the last 50 years and more. This model is a chronograph watch with a rectangular LCD display taking timekeeping to a different level. The screen comes with a backlight; there is an alarm and military time functions, that make it easy to read time. The timepiece is resistant in water for up to 330 feet of depth and is suitable for swimming and snorkeling, though scuba diving should is not recommended.The perforated band makes the watch breathable and can be worn with ease for longer duration of time. Recommended for its durability, at $20.99, it is highly affordable.
2. Casio Men’s Solar Sport combination watch
Making time keeping super easy and simple, this sports combination watch from Casio has dual time display – analog and digital, both. The solar powered watch is also an eco-friendly timepiece that shows world time, displays the day of the week in 6 different languages, has 5 daily alarms, and has a stopwatch, 2 countdown timers, auto calendar and 12/24-hour format. The all-black timepiece from Casio equips a solar rechargeable battery which lasts for ten months on one complete charge The dial has LED backlight and luminous markers and hands that make it easy to check time in the dark. The tough solar watch from Casio has a durable battery and is water resistant up to 100 meters
3. Casio G-shock Rangeman GW-9400
This is another solar atomic watch from the world’s number one watchmaker Casio. The characteristic feature of the watch is the ‘Shock Resistant Triple Sensor’. Casio made this watch for rescue crew members. The watch is not only shock-resistant;it has multiple features that enable easy reading of altitude, air pressure, temperature and direction. Preferred by the paramedics’ community for the ruggedness and sturdy features, the watch has a sensor button which opens a multi-toned sensor screen. The watch is also great for recording time. This reliable watch has a black dial while the time shows in white, digitally.
4. Citizen Eco-Drive Chandler Field Watch for Men
The Eco-Drive series from Citizen features watches that are equipped with batteries to convert natural and artificial light into energy or power. Thus, there is no stress about recharging the battery – it is perpetually on charge in light. Plus, the watch is water resistant up to 100 meters; is an analog watch with three hands and a day/date calendar at the 3 o’clock position. The case has been made from stainless-steel and is bound by a canvas strap. The hands and the markers are luminous making time keeping easy and the watch is backed by a 5-year warranty from the brand.
5. Luminox Men’s 3001 Quartz Navy seal dive watch
This analog watch from Luminox is powered by Quartz movement and coincidentally is a best seller for the brand. The Navy seal series was meant for workers who are required to work at night and involved in professions that required the wristwatch to be durable. The carbon-reinforced case provides rigidity and also helps reduce the extra weight so that the watch feels light Also, the one way rotating bezel comes paired to a polyurethane case and a black dial face with a three-hand analog display with Arabic indices. The 3001 series has Night Vision Tubes where the dial always has a bright illuminated face on a never—ending basis .With double-security crown, polyurethane case and a rubber strap, this watch is ideal for ENTs as it is water resistant upto 660ft.
6. Seiko Men’s Excelsior Gunmetal solar watch
The two-tone analog watch from Seiko has a stainless-steel case and the black dial is covered by Hardlex window. The markers and the hands are luminous. There are three sub-dials on the chronograph dial and calendar window at 3 o’ clock. The watch comes with an alarm, a stopwatch, while the battery is solar charged. Powered by Japanese Quartz movement, the aesthetic appeal of the watch comes from its unique sculpted bracelet made from stainless-steel. The watch is water resistant up to 330 ft and is driven by a step-motor 4 pieces.
7. Marathon Watch Swiss made military drivers quartz watch
This watch by Marathon was originally designed for the Search and Rescue Missions in Iraq and Afghanistan as per the specs mentioned by the US military. Due to the presence of the Tritium gas tubes, the dial is always illuminated. It is the perfect accessory for paramedics who need to work at night. The watch is also water resistant up to 1000 feet as well as has a thick scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass. The watch uses ETA 06 high-torque 3-jewel quartz movement. Has an end-of-life indicator too to remind that the battery needs to be changed.
8. Marathon GSAR Swiss-made Military issue driver’s automatic watch
One of the expensive watches, you would want to invest in this high-end Marathon watch that has been built to match the government specifications. You will find NATO engraved on the back of the case as it has been made for the military. The watch has the typical Marathon Tritium Gas Tubes that keeps the dial illuminated without any external charge required. Featuring the traditional analog display, the silver-tone timepiece pairs to a black dial face with Arabic indices and a three-hand set-up. This watch too was designed for the Search and Rescue missions but at sea; hence the watch is water resistant up to 1000 feet. It is equipped with 25 Jewel Swiss-made ETA 2824-2 and has self-winding movement.
9. Casio Men’s G-shock Quartz watch
Casio has made this watch that is not only sturdy and reliable but also features high on readability, irrespective of whether it is dark or light. It is also quite affordably priced and hence makes for a cost-effective investment. The watch has been engineered to provide protective features from all around and is water resistant up to 200 meters. This watch powered by Quartz movement is also shock-resistant and has multi-functional features likes alarm, stopwatch, auto calendar, EL backlight and 12/24-hour format. Bound by a Silicon band, this watch is ideal for all paramedics.
10. TIMEX Men’s Expedition Scout 40 watch
The Men’s Expedition series from Timex is an affordable range and is made for people on the field who require durable and sturdy watches. The design of the wristwatch is marked by a unique clarity and precision. The white Arabic numerals on the black dial make it easy to read the time. It is made with the patented Indiglo technology that makes it easy to read time in the dark. The nylon band is perfect for slipping through and fitting tight with the wrist. Powered by Japanese Quartz movement, the dial is covered by Seiko Hardlex mineral crystal, has a calendar at 3 o’clock position, and is water resistant up to 165 feet.
11. SKMEI Men’s sports watch military digital LED large face watch
One of the cheapest buys, this watch delivers more than it costs. The watch has a characteristic large face that enables easy reading of time. The digital display of time is in 12 and 24-hour format. As a help to paramedics, there is a separate second’s counter. The rubber silicone strap is comfortable, easy to slip in and secures tight with your wrist. You can read the time in the sun as well as in the dark with ease. With resistance in water up to 165 Feet, this watch is also excellent for water activities. This watch guarantee the highest level of quality and accuracy for reliable and accurate timekeeping experience.
12. WHIMSICAL Watch unisex
The dial of the face is enough to indicate that it has been made for paramedics and people in uniform. There is a separate second hand that helps with pulse and blood pressure reading. Looks smart and aesthetically beautiful; the leather strap adds to the look and comfort while wearing. It is easy to clean the watch with the gold-toned stainless-steel construction. The watch is equipped with Japanese quartz movement. The watch has been made in the US and is a perfect gifting option.
13. PASNEW Unisex digital watch
This is an affordable EMT watch and is worth the money every bit. A digital watch, it is easy to read the time and does not require much effort to keep it clean. The brand offers a 12-month replacement warranty and is water-resistant up to 50 meters. The resin case and the polyurethane band makes for a comfortable wear. It is also perfect for a night shift with a backlight feature. The multifunctional features include an alarm, 12- and 24-hour format display. There are multiple options to choose from. It has tough Shock-resistant construction which protects against all sorts of impact and vibration.
14. SPEIDEL Women’s Scrub Petite Watch for medical professionals
As the name implies the watch has been made specifically for women medical professionals, especially nurses. Noteworthy is the theme that represents the blood pressure theme. The silicone band is available in 7 different colors. The analog watch has three hands, is powered by Japanese Quartz movement, luminous hour and minute hand and a red seconds hand that makes it easy to take pulse reading accurately. The silicone band is super soft and comfortable. It is easy to clean the watch. It is also water resistant up to 160 ft and has a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty
15. TIMEX Women’s Ironman Classic 30 Mid-size watch
This digital watch from TIMEX is available in at least 10 different color combinations. Extremely chic and smart looking, the watch has a resin band that is adjustable and fits perfect with 7.5-inch wrist. The watch has a 24-hour countdown timer, 100-hour chronograph and 30-lap memory. It also has a military time mode and 3 alarms, calendar and 2 time zones. The case is made of resin covered by acrylic lens. Since it has the patented Indiglo light, time reading is easy in the dark and light. The multifunctional watch has resistance to shock and water up to 330 Feet of depth.
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