The purpose of the eBay watch list is to provide a way for users to track the price of an item without having to bid on or buy the item first. Customers also receive email updates when the status of a watched item changes.
The watch list and added items are featured on the "My eBay" page on users' accounts. EBay watch lists are available to view from computers or the eBay app on tablets and smart phones. Since the watch list is easily accessible, customers can bid on or buy items from the watch list whenever they want without having to manually search for the items.