Time is an ethereal idea; it has no physical form. It cannot, therefore, be used "in your watch." We can infer from the explanation that the preposition "by" matches the blank provided correctly.
A preposition is “a word which connects a noun, a pronoun or a noun phrase with another word, especially to a verb, another noun, or an adjective”, based on the Cambridge Dictionary. The Dictionary of Oxford Learner clarifies that a preposition is “a word or group of words, like in, from, to, out of and on behalf of, which is used before a noun or pronoun to show position, place, time or method.”
Therefore, by is the correct answer.
What is the time ______ your watch? (1) by (2) in (3) of (4) from
What is the time by your watch? ‘Your’ is the appropriate preposition that can fill the given blank.
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