This article describes a feature in the first Apocalypse Rising
Watches are utility items in Apocalypse Rising. They are very useful if you need to know the ingame time. If you are held up in a structure and need to know the length of time until daytime, then watches can be very helpful. It also lets you know when you should go out to search for loot, as daylight makes movement much easier. The watches are on a 24-hour clock. If you need to know the time without a watch, there are two methods of doing so. You can look at the sun or moon, and experienced players will be able to roughly estimate the time. However, an easier way is to ask in the global chat. However players may lie to you about the time, although this rarely happens.