If you’re an EMT, you’re going to need a good watch. You’ll need one to measure someone’s pulse, handle the abuse of the job, and stand up to frequent cleaning. As a result, when choosing the best watch for an EMT, it’s ok to be picky. Below are five solid suggestions to consider.
Luminox Men’s 3051 EVO Navy SEAL Colormark Watch
The Luminox 3051 is a great watch for an EMT as a result of its polyurethane case and band. The substance is light and durable, and will not scratch like steel models. The watch uses Swiss Quartz movement, guaranteed to keep accurate time. The design is also quite attractive, with white luminox Arabic numbers on a black face. Matching Arabic numerals are also found on the raised bezel. This white and black combo, along with excellent lume, will make the time easy to read in any condition. Water resistance up to 660ft. is way above average, suitable for swimming and diving let alone showering or *ahem* bodily fluids.
Casio Men’s PRG-270-1 “Protrek” Triple Sensor Multi-Function Digital Sport Watch
This watch relies on solar power with a battery that only needs to be charged every 6 months. The PRG-270-1 comes with added bells and whistles: altimeter, barometer, thermometer, compass, world time with 31 time zones, and 5 daily alarms. It’s water resisent to 330 ft, includes a time and date readout, as well as a stopwatch. The band is made of resin, and the case is stainless steel. The watch is very reasonably priced around $100, and is a solid pick for any EMT.
Casio Men’s GW6900-1 “G-Shock” Tough Solar Digital Sport Watch
The G-Shock is another Casio solar powered watch that is slightly different than the PRG-270-1. This watch has multi-band atomic timekeeping capabilities – up to 6 times a day, the watch receives radio signals that calibrate the time. The face has a digital display that includes seconds and a stop watch function. The band is made from silicone, and the case is stainless steel. The watch is shock resistant, and is a tough piece that is reasonably priced.
Casio Men’s EQS500DB-1A1 Edifice Tough Solar Stainless Steel Multi-Function Watch with Link Bracelet
Once again, Casio has made a stylish watch that runs on solar polar. The watch will run a full five months without charge, so it is unlikely you will ever have to worry about powering the trooper. Unlike the other models, this version features a stainless steel band if that is more your style. The black dial includes an array of functions, such as an automatic calendar, luminous hands and markers, precise quartz movement, and chronograph sub dials. The Edifice is a handsome watch, and similar models from other manufacturers will certainly come at a higher price.
Ball Storm Chaser DLC Glow CM2192C-P2-BK Limited Edition Watch
The Storm Chaser was included in this article as a “wish list” item, or if you’re looking for the best of the best. The price is significantly higher than the other models, but of course the Chaser is quite a piece of work. 15 micro gas tubes are present on the hour, minute, and second hands for excellent visibility in all conditions. The watch is shock resistant to 5,000Gs, and is protected by durable sapphire that will not crack or scratch. As it’s name suggest, the watch was built for storm chasers, and will stand up to any weather condition or emergency. Tactical and refined, the Storm Chase is, simply put, an awesome watch.