posted on Dec, 15 2008 @ 05:24 PM
Fascinating. It's a modern style of watch -- by which I mean it's not 16th or 17th century work. (Too "plain" looking for that era, where the
Swiss began making watches in response to prohibitions against wearing jewellery. So they got around it by making beautiful-looking and very elegant
watches. True story!) So, being a modern type of watch, it's a bit of a puzzle how long it's actually been there. Either it's not been too many
years or there's some kind of time anomaly as some have suggested. Errrm... Assuming that the story is true, that is. It's in several places on the
Web now but it's just the same story, word for word, with no additional info I've been able to find. Be nice to see if there's any follow-up on
Okay, assuming for now that the story is genuine...how do you lost a ring watch? It's more difficult to lose a ring than just have a watch
band break. (I know some will have anecdotal stories of losing rings but I'm just speaking generally.) Or, was it put there by tomb robbers in the
not-too-distant past just to mess around with a bunch of scientists whom they knew were due to show up soon? Unlikely, but hey, it takes all kinds...
By the way, though this thread is in the "Ancient and Lost Civilizations" section, should it be in "Ancient and Lost Property"?