A paramedic or EMT’s job is probably one of the most hectic and demanding jobs in the medical field. As the first responders to any medical emergency, these people need to be mentally alert despite being under pressure.
Aside from the various specialist equipment they use on a daily basis, they’ll need a durable and high-quality watch to aid in specific medical tasks while responding to an emergency.
So we’ve found 5 of the best watches, both analog and digital, that are perfect for this profession.
1. Casio G-shock
CASIO Casio G-Shock Watch - DW5600E-1V
The Casio G-Shock Watch is one of the first models released under the G-Shock line, and it’s no surprise why there’s still a demand for this watch despite the brand’s latest offerings. Aside from its affordable price, this wrist watch has a 45 mm resin case with an impressive shock resistance. It also has built-in solar panels to quickly restore energy to the battery during the day!
It’s rare to see a paramedic sit still as they’re always on the go. That’s why they need a watch that can withstand the demands of the job and last a long time. This watch may not look as fancy as others, but it’ll surely deliver a great performance.
2. Timex Men’s Ironman
Timex Men's TW5M02400 Ironman Rugged 30 Blue Color Block Resin Strap Watch
As part of the Ironman Rugged 30 Series, the Timex Men’s Ironman is built for durability and convenience. Its sturdy resin material can withstand a busy and hectic shift, and it feels as if you’re not wearing anything on your wrist. Telling the time in dim environments is also made easy with Timex’s signature Indiglo technology.
This watch has a water resistance of 100 meters that prevents the interior from any damage from the rain, brief immersions in water, and even swimming! This watch can weather one of the hardest one-day sporting events in the world, and you should get one for yourself if you value durability in watches.
3. Armitron Sport Digital Chronograph Watch
Armitron Sport Men's 40/8252BLK Black Digital Chronograph Watch
$15.88 in stock
The most affordable watch on our list is the Armitron Sport Digital Chronograph Watch, which has a durable resin strap that doesn’t easily slip on the wrist. For a digital watch with this price, a 100-meter water resistance is pretty impressive. With large, easily read figures, it’s great if you can only glance at your watch while saving lives. It also has a bright EL backlight that allows you to see the dial better in the dark with just a single push of a button.
For such a low price, you have the features of a chronograph and the durability of high-end wristwatches.
4. Casio Men’s Solar Sport Combination Watch
Casio AQS810W-1AVCF Men's AQ-S810W-1AV Solar Sport Combination Watch
$32.97 in stock
4 used from $30.81
If you are a fan of all-black analog watches, the Casio Men’s Solar Sport Combination Watch is a great watch to have. With a built-in solar technology, a digital day and date feature and luminous dials and hands, this watch has all the traditional elements of an analog watch with a modern look.
The combination of an analog and digital display also makes this an easy pick for those who can’t decide with what type of watch display they want to have. For better visibility in dim environments, the dial can easily be illuminated with its LED light with afterglow.
5. Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400
Casio Men's GW-9400-1CR Master of G Stainless Steel Solar Watch
$232.00 in stock
Another great G-Shock watch on our list is the Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400. For paramedics who often find themselves out in all weathers, this digital watch has an impressive water resistance of 200 meters so a few drops of rain will never hinder this from giving a top performance. It also has a shatter-proof mineral crystal dial window that prevents minor scratches and dents while on the job.
For a budget-friendly price tag, you can see the time at a glance, rely on the durability of this timepiece, and know that it looks good both in and out of uniform.