Digital Watch

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Digital Watch
Digital Watch
Category Item
Heavy Load
Function Display time
Dismantle for electronics scrap
Technical details
Base ID Base.DigitalWatch2

A digital watch is an electrical item.


Clock and alarm

Having a digital watch in the player's main inventory, or wearing one, enables the in-game clock being displayed on the HUD.

Digital watches have an alarm that can be set to go off at a specific time each day. When the alarm goes off, the player will wake up from sleep, preventing them from sleeping past a certain time of day. The chime from a digital watch's alarm can attract zombies. Some digital watches will be found with an alarm already set, and may go off without notice unless the alarm is turned off.

Unlike with classic watches, digital watches display the date and weather on the HUD. This also means that, in the info tab, the player can see how long their character has been alive for.


A digital watch can be dismantled if the player has a screwdriver, which will result in one electronics scrap.


Product Recipe Description Skill Level
Electronics Scrap x1
DismantleItemsAnim.gif + Screwdriver.png
Cordless Phone
Digital Watch
Video Game x1
(consumed) (keep)
Dismantle electronics Electrical 0


The digital watch can be found on zombies and corpses.


  • Digital watches in the mid-1990s were incredibly popular, with cutting-edge technology and functions, such as an LED display, calculator, data bank, games and more.


From newitems.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)

Version 41.50
	item DigitalWatch2
		Type		= AlarmClock,
		DisplayName	= Digital Watch,
		Icon		= DigitalWatch,
		Weight		= 0.0,
		AlarmSound	= watchAlarmLooped,
		SoundRadius	= 7,
		MetalValue	= 3,
		Obsolete	= TRUE,

See also

Electricity and Engineering vde
Power Source BatteryCar BatteryGenerator
Traps Aerosol BombAerosol Bomb with TimerAerosol Bomb with SensorFire BombFlame Trap with SensorFlame Trap with TimerNoise MakerNoise Maker with SensorNoise Maker with TimerPipe BombPipe Bomb with SensorPipe Bomb with TimerRemote Aerosol BombRemote ControllerRemote Flame TrapRemote Noise MakerRemote Pipe BombRemote Smoke BombSmoke BombSmoke Bomb with SensorSmoke Bomb with Timer
Household Alarm ClockCD PlayerClassic Wrist WatchCordless PhoneDigital WatchEarbudsHeadphonesHome AlarmSpeakerTimerTV RemoteVideo Game
Communication Toys-R-Mine Walkie TalkieValuTech Walkie TalkiePremium Tech. Walkie TalkieTactical Walkie TalkieUS Army Walkie TalkieMakeshift Walkie TalkiePremium Technologies Ham RadioUS ARMY COMM. Ham RadioMakeshift Ham RadioPremium Technologies RadioValuTech RadioMakeshift RadioAntique TelevisionPremium Technologies TelevisionValuTech Television
Components AluminumAmplifierCrafted TimerCrafted TriggerElectric WireElectronics ScrapLight BulbMotion SensorRadio ReceiverRadio TransmitterScanner Module