Re: What would be a good watch for an EMT?
+1 on the G-shock. If I were an EMT that's what I would wear. And there are so many models and designs from which to choose, you could easily find something you would like, and it'd be tough as nails.
The auto backlight (auto EL they call it) can be set to on or off, your choice. It can drain the battery more if it comes on a lot (only does at night when watch is tilted beyond I think 30 deg front to back), but I *think* the "tough solar" models would eliminate that problem, assuming they even have auto EL on them.
Debaufre Nav-B 48mm ETA 2824-2
Seiko Orange Monster SKX781K1
Seiko Black Monster SKX779K1
Seiko Blue Samurai Titanium SBDA003
Seiko Black Samurai SNM011
Seiko White Samurai SNM009
Seiko White Knight SKXA47
Seiko Classic Diver SKX173
Seiko Arctura Kinetic Auto Relay SNG045
Seiko Sportura Chronograph SPC045
Citizen Eco-Drive Sport Diver Chronograph H500-S025770
Too many others to mention