Certain items in The Forest are harder to craft because they simply require rarer materials.
To craft an explosive, you need five items. Most of them are easily available but watches are not.
Here’s how you can get watches to make explosives in The Forest.
Head to the cave facing the mountain
There may be more places to get watches, but so far, we’ve found only one cave that contains them.
It’s the one near a small village close to the beach. The mountain is clearly visible from here.
The entrance to the cave is through the small gap in the rocks. Be prepared when you enter because there are tons of mutants in them.
Get extra supply of food and water.
Inside, you may find a tent where you can save the game as well.
Loot the watches
You’ll have to keep descending down the cave until you reach the area where you see dead people hung upside down.
All of them have watches. Just take from them.
Other ways to get watches
There are probably other places to find watches. We found another when blowing up a surface that requires dynamite, inside a camp site.
The best way is to look for camp sites where humans used to live in and search their items.