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    Question Wrist Watches

    I have a stainless steel wrist watch and I was wondering if there were any restrictions on wearing them as a firefighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Stallion View Post
    I have a stainless steel wrist watch and I was wondering if there were any restrictions on wearing them as a firefighter.

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    Why would there be? I never wore a watch, bracelet or rings while on duty, as I wouldn't want them damaged or even lost.
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    Any type of metal wrist band, ring, necklace, or jewlery can potentially be a hazard. They can conduct heat, electricity, or get caught on things. The occurance of such things are rare, but the hazard is there. I generally don't wear much jewelry anyway. I haven't worn a watch for years because I've found I don't need one if I have a phone on me.

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    What is a watch?

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    In 25 years of firefighting I have never had an issue wearing either my wedding band, my (stainless with a neoprene timex wristwatch) or my St Florian necklace. If any of these items conduct enough heat to burn, you are doing something wrong and you have more to worry about than some tiny little burns.
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    I take it those of you who don't wear a watch, don't do much EMS?

    Agree with FWD, never had an issue with a watch, metal band or plastic / rubber band and have a hard time imagining how it would be a problem when I didn't have much bigger issues. I'd be much more worried about wearing a watch while working on my car than fighting a fire.

    I have broken / damaged quite a few over the years, so I wouldn't suggest wearing anything fancy $30 Timex does the job.

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    Ditto that, Here-n-There........How do these folks get vitals w/out a sweeping second hand? Never had issue with my necklace or the watch in many years of general service but never wear my 'good' watch on the job.

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    lets see::: pulse is 86 & BP is 110/88
    What do you need a watch for.

    Didn't you get the memo::: ???? Real firemen don't do EMS
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    I wear my G-shock every shift never had any problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Stallion View Post
    I have a stainless steel wrist watch and I was wondering if there were any restrictions on wearing them as a firefighter.

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    Stallion.
    Hands down the stupidest question I have seen on here in awhile.
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    Tonight I wearing my Lum Tec m35 one of 150 made,tomorrow maybe one of my Hamiltons. Often a G Shock or my Seiko diver I had customized by a guy in Hong Kong.

    My aerial man has on his Marathon diver automatic, but half the time he has on his Rolex GMT or Omega Sea Master .

    I hope to have a Rolex Explorer II in a month or so,but can't decide between the white face or black face...

    So I encourage you to wear one! I love 'em !

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry302 View Post
    I hope to have a Rolex Explorer II in a month or so,but can't decide between the white face or black face...
    Go the pearl with the diamond numerals.
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