The Practical Use of a Night Watch

There are many wristwatches that are available on the market today. Some of these wristwatches are just your standard and typical wristwatches that help you to know the time. However, there are other types of wrist watches that are equipped with other useful functions. Some of those functions include a calculator, date, pedometer, stopwatch, etc. In addition to these multifunctional watches, some watches are equipped with hands that are luminescent or equipped with a backlight that allow you to tell the time even when it is dark. This watch is called a night watch and is helpful for many professionals who need to perform their jobs in the darkness of night. Some of these professions include policeman, security personnel, and pilots.

The Benefits

Nighttime is not only a restful part of the day, but that particular part of the day when those who have evil intents are at work. Under the cover of darkness thieves and other unsavory characters plan and carry out their deeds which generally end up hurting honest people. Those professions, who help to protect our hard work from others, are security personnel and law enforcement officers. Often these professionals are also performing their duties during the hours of darkness.

To help them with their security and enforcement duties, the security personnel need to take full advantage of various types of technology that are available. Part of the job that needs to be performed by security personnel is the logging of times when checking perimeters and keeping track of events that happen during the course of the night. To help them maintain an accurate timetable, a night watch is a must. Through the use of the wristwatch that has illuminated hands or a backlight, the accuracy of recording times associated with criminal activity can be recorded. These accurate time logs are essential when prosecuting accused criminals in a court of law.

In addition, the use of a night watch helps to keep the security personnel safe from harm. If the law enforcement officer is conducting surveillance of suspicious activity, it would be counterproductive to turn on a dome light or other portable light unit that would alert the individual being watched. By simply looking at the illuminated dial, timepiece hands or activating the backlight, the time can be established and recorded with out alerting those individuals whose activities were being watched.


Another profession that benefits from a night watch and helps to keep those that they serve safe from harm is a pilot. There are many night watches that are available on the market for those who serve in this critical profession. Some features that are built in to a pilot’s night watch are a slide rule function that helps with navigation calculations as well as helping to calculate anticipated time for arrival by calculating the speed of the aircraft, the distance traveled and the consumption of aviation jet fuel.

In addition, because airline pilots travel to diverse countries, a good night watch may contain functions within the watch that help the traveling pilot convert various currency rates based on their own country’s currency. Of course, being a night watch the hands of the watch piece are luminescent and allow for the easy reading of time when operating the aircraft from a dark cockpit. Indeed, no matter the profession, night watches are quite useful.