Best watches for nurses 2022

There are many watches out there on the market, making it hard to decide which one is best for you. Watches are an essential part of a nurse’s daily routine. They are useful tools to help maintain busy schedules, and accurately timestamp documents. They are also crucial for tracking and recording a patient’s vitals and ensuring medications are administered at the correct time.

We’ve compiled our top watches based on reliability, comfort, design, and affordability – to help narrow down your search and make your decision that little bit easier.

Best Fob Watches

Budget-friendly: SibyTech Silicone Medical Brooch Fob Watch

Amazon’s Top Pick

Our budget-friendly option also happens to be Amazon’s Choice. This easy-to-read clip-on fob watch glows in the dark, making it ideal for night shifts. The silicone rubber is waterproof, recommended for daily use rather than swimming or diving, and is easy to wipe clean – great for avoiding contamination. The security pin ensures the pin is securely fastened to your pocket or stethoscope. What’s more, you can change the silicone case to another colour making it easily customisable.


  • Easy to read
  • Glows in the dark
  • Easy to sterilise
  • Made from silicone rubber
  • Eligible for free delivery
  • Rated 4.5 stars from 2,545 reviews

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Affordable: Radley Nurse Stainless Steel Silver Fob Watch

Stainless Steel

This classic rust-resistant stainless-steel fob watch presents a simplistic face with easy-to-read numerical hour markers, along with a tab to securely fasten onto your uniform. In a silver colourway, this water-resistant watch is easy to clean and features a printed miniature Scottie dog – Radley’s iconic signature. This nurse’s fob watch would make a magnificent gift for yourself or anyone who works in health or care services. For a more personal touch, you could get this fob watched engraved. 


  • Rust-resistant and tarnish proof
  • Easy to read
  • Stainless steel case and mesh bracelet strap
  • Easy to sterilise
  • Rated 5 stars

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High-end: COLURi 2-IN-1 Nurse Watch Dial Silicone Nightingale

This 2-in-1 watch can be transformed into a classic wristwatch when off-duty by simply changing the band depending on work or play using the innovative quick-release function. Featuring a stainless-steel case and a silicone band, this water-resistant statement piece is durable and made to last. This fob watch comes in an array of colours and finishes, as well as a 10-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee. The signature COLURi ethos, “INSPIRE” is discreetly engraved into the silver or rose gold plated case to celebrate nurses who inspire our lives. What’s more, COLURi’s main mission is to give back – donating 30% of proceeds to women’s charities, including Refugee Women’s Alliance, Womankind Worldwide and Women for Women International. So you will be proudly supporting a larger cause whilst wearing this fabulous watch.


  • Rust-resistant and tarnish proof
  • Water-resistant
  • 10-year warranty & 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Supporting charities
  • Stainless steel case and interchangeable silicone or mesh strap
  • Engraved
  • Rated 5 stars based on 585 reviews

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Best Digital Watches

Mid-range: Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch

This stylish and trendy smartwatch features a bright OLED display that provides a full-colour always-on option for nurses who want their screen visible at all times – with over 6 days of battery life. The watch is fully customisable with a variety of applications such as the timer feature, which is great to track patients and balance various tasks. The Fitbit Versa 2 offers excellent health and fitness features for nurses with functions such as heart rate tracker, calorie tracker, step counter and sleep tracking. The water-resistant smooth rounded edges and sleek form ensure this design pairs well with all scrubs and uniforms.


  • OLED display
  • 6+ days of battery life
  • Water-resistant
  • 2-year limited warranty & 45-day money-back guarantee
  • Fully customisable app dashboard
  • Sleek and simple design
  • Various health & fitness applications

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Luxury: APPLE Watch Series 8

The iconic Apple Watch series’ newest addition is housed in a lightweight aluminium case made from 100 per cent recycled aerospace-grade alloy. The water-resistant sport band is durable and made to last. Featuring a dust-resistant always-on retina display with a customisable app dashboard, this streamlined digital wristwatch is excellent for maintaining nurses’ health and fitness with apps such as heart rate notifications, blood oxygen, temperature sensing, cycle tracking, crash detection and cardio fitness. With a fast charge, GPS, built-in speaker, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, this watch is ideal for the modern nurse.


  • Water-resistant
  • Fast charge
  • Dust-resistant
  • GPS
  • Streamlined design
  • Various health & fitness applications
  • Free delivery
  • Eligible for AppleCare+

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