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(TechEBlog)   Swiss watch found in ancient Chinese tomb. Could have just dropped off the wrist of an absent-minded archeologist, but more likely to be proof that time travel exists. With pics of watch so you can be the judge   (techeblog.com) divider line 160
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2014-02-26 08:22:29 AM  
Pretty old story.
Wonder where I read it before?
 
2014-02-26 08:28:37 AM  
thespectacleblog.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-26 08:39:29 AM  
Wasn't this the start of a Paul Walker movie?
 
2014-02-26 08:45:46 AM  
Is it a Swatch? Because there was this kid from the 80s who it might belong to.
 
2014-02-26 09:35:56 AM  
Look at this. It's worthless. Ten dollars from a vendor in the street. But I take it, I bury it in the sand for a thousand years, it becomes priceless! Like the Ark. Men will kill for it; men like you and me.
 
2014-02-26 09:36:02 AM  
yep. there's no way that's a 16th century watch. early 20th century, more like.
 
2014-02-26 10:12:38 AM  

FlashHarry: yep. there's no way that's a 16th century watch. early 20th century, more like.


This.
 
2014-02-26 10:13:42 AM  
There was a story (Larry Niven?) where a former civilization left one of their digital watches that was found in an archeological dig.
 
2014-02-26 10:14:08 AM  
What is this? A watch for ants? That watch needs to be at least...3 times bigger than this.
 
2014-02-26 10:14:26 AM  
"hit the ground"

Careful, pains taking archeology there, Lou.

SHENANIGANS!
 
2014-02-26 10:14:55 AM  
Another story where the subby didn't bother reading or even looking at the pictures.
 
2014-02-26 10:14:58 AM  
Archeologist trolling.
 
2014-02-26 10:15:52 AM  
everyseemslegitjpegthereis.jpg
 
2014-02-26 10:16:57 AM  
I'm sure this guy had a hand in it...

www.newseum.org
 
2014-02-26 10:17:53 AM  
Time travelers have very tiny wrists.

I think in the future, we all consent to being shrunk to 20% of our size to stretch our resources.
 
2014-02-26 10:18:45 AM  
This isn't really that unusual. In Tomb Raider, I used to find modern ammunition and health packs in previously unopened, ancient tombs all the time.
 
2014-02-26 10:19:19 AM  
Are they sure they put it back together correctly?

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-26 10:19:54 AM  

rnatalie: There was a story (Larry Niven?) where a former civilization left one of their digital watches that was found in an archeological dig.



Doesn't sound like a Niven story.

It does remind me of some stuff in "Strata", though:

Workboots left in a coal seam...
Dinosaur skeleton with a sign that said "End nuclear testing!"...
 
2014-02-26 10:20:28 AM  

Sybarite: Is it a Swatch? Because there was this kid from the 80s who it might belong to.



www.myconfinedspace.com
 
2014-02-26 10:21:18 AM  
Call me when they find a Mr.Fusion.
 
2014-02-26 10:21:50 AM  
What this story left out was under the coffin was a Kenyan birth certificate and election "yes we can" literature that carbon dates 400 years old.

/Got this from Fox
//Only ones willing to tel the truth
 
2014-02-26 10:21:55 AM  
Reminds me when they found the magic bullet.
 
2014-02-26 10:22:10 AM  
Ancient Chinese secret, huh?
 
2014-02-26 10:22:14 AM  
Could have been an absent-minded time-travelling archaeologist.
 
2014-02-26 10:22:56 AM  
So that people don't even have to click on this BS

media.techeblog.com

i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-26 10:23:09 AM  
www.gonemovies.com
 
2014-02-26 10:23:20 AM  
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2014-02-26 10:25:51 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: So that people don't even have to click on this BS

[media.techeblog.com image 450x338]

[i.imgur.com image 455x338]


Kinda looks like an 80s earring, doesn't it?
 
2014-02-26 10:28:02 AM  
Time travelers seem to leave a lot of crap behind in their travels.
 
2014-02-26 10:28:14 AM  

Oldiron_79: FlashHarry: yep. there's no way that's a 16th century watch. early 20th century, more like.

This.


Yep. "unopened 400 year old tomb" has been opened. Probably by grave robbers. Oh wait, my bad, those don't exist in China any more than the Tienanmen Square massacre does.
 
2014-02-26 10:28:17 AM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Sybarite: Is it a Swatch? Because there was this kid from the 80s who it might belong to.


[www.myconfinedspace.com image 393x117]


Cheron: What this story left out was under the coffin was a Kenyan birth certificate and election "yes we can" literature that carbon dates 400 years old.

/Got this from Fox
//Only ones willing to tel the truth


i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-02-26 10:28:48 AM  

unlikely: Look at this. It's worthless. Ten dollars from a vendor in the street. But I take it, I bury it in the sand for a thousand years, it becomes priceless! Like the Ark. Men will kill for it; men like you and me.


It was Belloq's watch?!?
 
2014-02-26 10:28:49 AM  
"Weird Asia News reports, "In 1541 in Geneva, there was a ban on flashy jewelry, so the idea of a watch/ ring might make some sense, as a watch was considered practical and essential. Still, there is no record anywhere of ring/watches being popular in Europe until after 1780, which only deepens the mystery." "

what mystery?  the chinese were making knockoffs back then too.
 
2014-02-26 10:29:58 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: So that people don't even have to click on this BS

[media.techeblog.com image 450x338]

[i.imgur.com image 455x338]


Was one of these also found in the tomb?

www.crossvending.com
 
2014-02-26 10:30:05 AM  
Here is a ring watch design from roughly that time period:

www.metmuseum.org
/hot
 
2014-02-26 10:30:15 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-02-26 10:31:14 AM  
Along with the Hippy Ripper story, do we have a rare Time Travel Trifecta in play?
 
2014-02-26 10:32:57 AM  
unsurprised
application.denofgeek.com
 
Biv
2014-02-26 10:34:43 AM  

blatz514: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x268]


Might as well just post this in every thread.
 
2014-02-26 10:36:45 AM  

give me doughnuts: rnatalie: There was a story (Larry Niven?) where a former civilization left one of their digital watches that was found in an archeological dig.


Doesn't sound like a Niven story.

It does remind me of some stuff in "Strata", though:

Workboots left in a coal seam...
Dinosaur skeleton with a sign that said "End nuclear testing!"...

img.fark.net



The artifact was dismissed as a watch left behind by a Russian team.
 
2014-02-26 10:38:07 AM  
I'd have believed it a little more if...
media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com
 
2014-02-26 10:38:28 AM  
From the article, they found it at the entrance. A good possibility is that an archeologist found the entrance, and left to get more funding or equipment for a full excavation but never managed to get back.
 
2014-02-26 10:38:29 AM  

Biv: blatz514: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x268]

Might as well just post this in every thread.


Hrm...maybe you're on to something.

I'll try it in the next thread that's lit.
 
2014-02-26 10:38:42 AM  

give me doughnuts: InterruptingQuirk: So that people don't even have to click on this BS

[media.techeblog.com image 450x338]

[i.imgur.com image 455x338]

Was one of these also found in the tomb?

[www.crossvending.com image 567x567]


I was thinking Crackerjack prize, but I think you have it right.
 
2014-02-26 10:39:22 AM  

Shepherd: Along with the Hippy Ripper story, do we have a rare Time Travel Trifecta in play?


We have them all the time but someone keeps going back and chang
 
2014-02-26 10:41:14 AM  

Anayalator: What is this? A watch for ants? That watch needs to be at least...3 times bigger than this.


Get out of my head!
 
2014-02-26 10:41:25 AM  
Remember a few weeks ago when a tunnel boring machine hit something underground that it couldn't cut through?  Similar wackos thought it could be a UFO!!!

What is wrong with people like that?  Not, say, " maybe it's a piece of metal", but a vehicle from another (whatever, planet, solar system, galaxy, time) without any possible rational reason to think that.

Hey, did you know that there's a radio thing in Alaska that caused earthquakes in Haiti?

We are a stupid people, on average.
 
2014-02-26 10:42:03 AM  
The space-time continuum has obviously been altered.  This means that Sarah Palin is automatically president, Travon Martin really was Obama's son, and Peyton Manning wins his second superbowl.
 
2014-02-26 10:42:45 AM  

FlashHarry: yep. there's no way that's a 16th century watch. early 20th century, more like.


Since watches hadn't been invented yet in the 16th century I'm going to have to agree with you.
 
2014-02-26 10:42:55 AM  
1) Not a real watch, just a cheap metal ring that was made to resemble a watch.
2) Cheap metal corrodes quickly which means it can look ancient pretty quickly.

Probably something made as a souvenier by a local jeweller that someone found its way into the cave. The first wristwatch wasn't made until the late 1800s.
 
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