The Middle-watch is the most essential piece of Middle-gear a Middleman could have. It allows wireless communication between the wearer and Ida as well as anyone else who may have a Middle-watch. It also allows the Middleman and Ida to track down the wearer, no matter where they might be. Among its functions is the ability to send an alert message to headquarters.

The Middle-Watch's tracking and alert properties have been employed on several occasions:

In the seldom-seen Middleman Retirement Ceremony, retiring Middleman Guy Goddard is given a golden watch. It is not clear whether this watch possesses any of the communication or tracking properties of a Middle-Watch, or if it is simply a timepiece.

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