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A watch was a portable device for keeping time. They were used by humans, Time Lords and other species, and included variations such as pocket watches and wrist watches. 21st century watches required a change of battery every so often, which Jilly Kitzinger often forgot to do, (TV: Rendition) while in the 28th century, they were "self winding", requiring only a flick of the wrist. (TV: The Sensorites)
Uses of watches
Ian Chesterton was wearing a watch when he departed 1963 with the First Doctor. He later bartered it at a bazar in ancient Cyprus. (AUDIO: The Phoenicians) He had acquired a second when he and his friends returned to Skaro, using it to synchronise an assault during the reprisal of the Thal-Dalek battle. To make this possible, Barbara Wright lent her own watch to the Thals. (AUDIO: Return to Skaro)
Bruce wore a wrist watch to bed the night he was possessed by the Master. Professor Wagg, Pete, and others used their wrist watches to count down the seconds until the new year on December 31, 1999. (TV: Doctor Who)
The Ninth Doctor wore a wrist watch. (TV: Rose, The End of the World) The Doctor's TARDIS homed in on it when Sally Sparrow hit the TARDIS' reset button. (PROSE: What I Did on My Christmas Holidays by Sally Sparrow)
The Eleventh Doctor wore a watch, though he wore the face on the back of his wrist rather than the front. (TV: The Beast Below) In the later part of his life, he took to wearing a pocket watch with a fob chain. (TV: The Great Detective, The Snowmen)
Watches could have sentimental value. As part of a Muslim tradition during their wedding, Prem gave his wife Umbreen his watch. He dropped it passing to her, shattering the face. Umbreen's mother Hasna declared this to be a bad omen, but Umbreen said it recorded the very moment she married her husband. Though her husband died on their wedding day, Umbreen kept the watch for the rest of her life and insisted it was never to be fixed.
On her birthday in 2018, Umbreen gave the watch to her granddaughter Yasmin. As Yaz wanted to know more about Umbreen's personal history, the Thirteenth Doctor used the watch to establish a telepathic link between her TARDIS and 1947, where the Doctor and her companions watched the events of Umbreen's first wedding unfold. (TV: Demons of the Punjab)
Early in her travels aboard the TARDIS, Erimem — who came from ancient Egypt where watches had not yet been invented — once expressed shock that Peri could promise to check for the Fifth Doctor's return "every twenty minutes". Peri temporarily traded on her friend's ignorance by suggesting that she had "talent" and a "special device" called "a watch". Being new to the technology, Erimem was genuinely interested in this revelation, but the Fifth Doctor chided Peri by saying that she was "in a very difficult mood". (AUDIO: Nekromanteia)