A fob watch, or pocket watch, was a watch carried in one's pocket.
The Doctor's fob watches
The Eleventh Doctor began to regularly wear a watch chain after going into retirement and continued wearing it after his return, when he changed his clothing style. (TV: The Snowmen, The Bells of Saint John) It was generally a gold fob watch fastened to his waistcoats. (TV: The Day of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor) The Eleventh Doctor used a fob watch to lure Lepus Warriors through a warp gate. (COMIC: The Hat Trick)
Chameleon ArchMain article: Biodata module
The biodata module was a crucial part of the Chameleon Arch that often looked like a fob watch. Biodata modules once held the Time Lord essences of both the Tenth Doctor and the Master. Such watches were recognisable, as Martha Jones learned, by distinctive Gallifreyan messages on the obverse. (TV: Human Nature / The Family of Blood, Utopia)
The Ninth Doctor once gifted a modified biodata module to his friend Plex, with the purpose of creating a clone race. It would be used in his twelfth incarnation as proof to said clone race that he was an old friend of Plex's. (COMIC: The Promise)
On meeting Jackson Lake and seeing his fob watch, the Tenth Doctor thought that Jackson might be a future incarnation of himself. When the Doctor turned the watch over, however, it didn't bear any Gallifreyan script and was revealed as an ordinary fob watch. (TV: The Next Doctor)
A small very well crafted pocket watch belonging to a Mr Harrison of Yorkshire, England around 1765 was part of the symbolic price for the loom used to make the first babels. (PROSE: The Book of the War)
Behind the scenes
- Character Options made replica Tenth Doctor fob watches available in their 2007 toy range.
- A metal version of the Master's Fob watch was released by Wesco and later it was re-released as 50th Anniversary Collectors FOB Watch for the 50th anniversary, with a new clock face.
- A more accurate Prop version of Metal Fob watch was released under the title "Chameleon Arch Pocket Watch" by The Celestial Toystore.