Escape From Tarkov: Where To Find Bronze Pocket Watch

Published: 17 Sep 2021
The infamous bronze pocket watch location, and the machinery key in EFT.

If you’re a new Escape From Tarkov player, first of all, good luck, secondly, you might’ve come across a task about finding a bronze pocket watch. This is the second or third quest that Prapor will give you in this game, but the task will be called ‘Checking’. In any case, most players struggle with the whereabouts of the bronze pocket watch, I know I have.

Where To Find A Bronze Pocket Watch In Escape From Tarkov

EFT players are kind of left with little information about this task. What you’ll need to do is find the watch in a raid, and go back to Prapor and give it back to him.

You’ll also have an optional objective, for which you will need to find a key to a tank truck. Firstly though, you’ll need to find another key, called the Machinery key. This can easily be bought from the flea market, or you can borrow one from a fellow player.

However, if you can’t do so, then the key is located in a dorm building at Customs. It’s a building with three stories, and basically, you’ll need to get in dorm 205 which is located on the second floor of the building:

There will be a jacket hanging on one of the walls, simply grab it and dip out. The key is inside the jacket. Do be careful though, because this area is heavily populated with players, and scav bosses can potentially spawn as well.

After you’ve done that, you’ll need to get the bronze pocket watch, which is inside a truck south of the dorm buildings.

The truck will be left stranded south of there, and the pocket watch is located inside the cabin. Here is its exact location:

One thing to note is that you do have to extract with the pocket watch in your inventory. Otherwise, it won’t count towards the quest’s completion unfortunately.

Also, you can get both the key and the bronze pocket watch on separate raids if you don’t want to risk losing any of the items while recovering the other.