a person who watches or who keeps watch.
an analytic observer of trends, fashions, events, celebrities, or the like: Fashion watchers will have noted that pleats have become popular again.
a professional or experienced observer and analyst of political and historic trends and events, countries, or the like: China watchers in the State Department predict a change in that country's trade policy.

1500–10; watch + -er1

underwatcher, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
watcher (ˈwɒtʃə)
1.  a person who watches
2.  a person who maintains a vigil at the bedside of an invalid
3.  (US) a representative of a candidate or party stationed at a poll on election day to watch out for fraud

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Example sentences
The bear watcher would sit in a truck, hand poised on the horn to scare off any
  ursine that came into camp.
When the watcher dog performed the same trick and was not rewarded, that dog
  refused to do the trick again.
In coastal areas, a watcher from shore can compare the two species' feeding
Many years ago he'd been an unsuccessful bird watcher.
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