=D great gift!
I have a few friends in this field who have been drawn to Lange.
A cardiologist from America with a lange pulsometer, and a anaesthesiogist from Singapore with a Richard Lange. But they never wore it to work for fear of damaging/losing it during critical emergencies. When asked, they said they only wore it during dinners or locum settings, when they are certain their hands won’t see action on the given day.
There are some MDs here who wear Omega to work. One I know, wears a seamaster chrono often. It must be the anti-magnetic movement and rugged nature which compels them to wear it. Interestingly, the 15,000 gauss idea was introduced to Omega by an MD, according to a few sources.
I once saw a AP ROO on a friend doing CPR. He didn’t have time to take it off. “Nevermind the scratches, his life matters more”.
About 10 years ago, on this forum, this St Gallen piece was quite popular. It has a unique cross-shaped seconds hand, allowing quick pulse taking (shortens time needed to wait for second hand reach a reference point)
The St Gallen
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Ball had a few ventures into some interesting collaborations with MSF; as did Seiko (Astron) and Nomos. Quite nice but not perfect yet as they were cosmetic features or devoid of features (Nomos). Form must follow function.
And Sinn, came up with the EZM12, which functions are a pulsometer without a chrono. It has a cross shaped second hand. Quite a bulky piece, but it won’t withstand magnetism.
Quite cool topic. I wish Omega created a dedicated piece to medical professionals which can withstand MRI magnetism, has a pulsometer, and is lightweight and fuss free. The most recent has the Speedmaster CK2998, however, the movement is not anti-magnetic.
What is your favourite piece designed for medical professionals?