Student or Learner
My watch was nowhere to be seen.
In don't understand this sentence.
Could you put it in other words?
The nearest I can think of is :My watch can't be seen anywhere.
I like Harry's version better -- but in the past tense:
I couldn't find my watch (anywhere).
I thought that might have been the case, queenbu. That's why I also added your "anywhere" when I posted. But I think your interpretation would work better for something other than a watch.
For example: "When I looked up from my book, my toddler was suddenly nowhere to be seen." In this case, the interpretation could be that I couldn't see my child anywhere. (i.e. the expression would be used prior to an active search.)
In the case of a watch, I think the meaning is that the watch was definitely looked for in a variety of places and couldn't be found.