This is one of those mysteries that when further delved into only raises more questions. This mystery is also unlikely to ever be solved due to its confusing nature. This Chinese tomb had never been opened since it was first sealed at least 400 years ago, during the Ming Dynasty. So how did a Swiss watch get there?
The watch is a miniature, in the shape of a ring, and thought to be just barely over a century old. But it was a fully functional watch, and it stopped at 10:06 am. On its back, the English word “Swiss” is engraved. It doesn’t take a genius to know that the Chinese use characters, not letters, so it couldn’t be a coincidence.
The watch also doesn’t resemble the watches made in that area at the time. Stranger still is its writing in English. Back then, other languages like German and French were used on the Swiss watches, so they were labeled with the German or French words for “Swiss.”
Furthermore, rings and watches weren’t even popular in Europe until after 1780- especially rings that were also watches. So as you can see, it really just gets more confusing and unclear. Don’t tell the writers of Lost. We wouldn’t want to give them any ideas.