I am now the proud owner of a Littmann Cardiology III stethoscope. It feels like a big deal, as this is considered THE brand to have. I've done my years of med school with a cheap but serviceable model I bought for work at the breast diagnostic centre in Edmonton. It has put in 15 years of service, and then "went walkabout" my first week on the ward. So I took this as an opportunity to upgrade. I will also be chaining it to my neck. JK, but I did pay the $5 to engrave it with my name. I love the steampunk copper colour!