Product Type: Rotary Chronograph
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Traditional watch for nurses
Rotary Fob Watch
Member Name: Larrabee
Rotary Fob Watch
Advantages: Attractive, lifetime guarantee, useful
Disadvantages: Pricier than lots on the market.
My parents very kindly bought me this very traditional style fob watch by Rotary when I started my nursing degree. It officially costs around £70 but is often available at a lower price both online and in high street jewellers, mine came from H Samuel.
The 'strap' and casing are an attractive light silver colour although I don't think they are real silver! It doesn't mark or get greasy easily and stays looking bright. The watch face is white with very clear and easy to read black numbers and markings for the seconds, this is useful for student nurses as we often use the second hand for recording pulses, respiratory rates etc. The hour and minute hands have a glow in the dark strip that is handy for checking the time on night shifts!
The watch also has a smaller system of numbering in red that is apparently to do with 'base 30 pulsation', I have to admit, I don't really understand what this is for and neither do any of the tutors or qualified nurses I've asked but if you do know what it is then I'm sure its a very useful feature on a fob watch!
The 'strap' has an attractive 'link' design that's a bit unusual and stops the watch seeming old fashioned. The image above is of an older style but you can see the new design if you do a quick google search. A lot of nurses these days wear the plastic brightly coloured watches but I still think the more traditional silver ones are lovely, and I was very proud and excited the first time I pinned it to my bright white new uniform!
The watch is water resistant and comes with a lifetime guarantee, it comes in a very nice, simple presentation box in which it sits on a little plump cushion. Its a great gift if you know a budding student nurse about to embark on life on the wards!
Summary: A bit special, hopefully it will last a nurse's whole career
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