173 entries in Watch
  
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Unknown La Montre Pilée Dans un Mortier watch is destroyed and restored in a mortar, using assistant and trap table La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 56
Henri Decremps Cadrans Sympathiques two dials with letters, needle is placed on one letter and needle moves by its own on other dial Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 150
Unknown The Watch Target pistol shot on target, where watch appears mechanicallyVariations Modern Magic 220
Unknown The Mesmerised Watch To Make any Watch a Repeater, watch answers question with bell sound, featuring sound gimmickRelated to Modern Magic 222
Unknown To indicate on the Dial of a Watch the Hour secretly thought of by any of the Company arithmetical procedure Modern Magic 213
Unknown To Bend a Borrowed Watch Backwards and Forwards optical illusion Modern Magic 214
Unknown The Watch-mortar and the Magic Pistol parts of crushed watch are placed in handkerchief and shot from pistol to loaf of bread, restoration Modern Magic 215
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Unknown The Watch Box for vanishing a watchRelated to Modern Magic 219
Unknown The new Watch and Card Target pistol shot on target, where card appears minus corner, then corner as well, watch appears there tooInspired by More Magic 403
Professor Hoffmann A Smashed Watch borrowed watch placed in paper bag, performer steps on it by mistake, watch crushed further in mortar, then shot on flower pot and it reappears in roots, with variation More Magic 185
Prof. Taylor Watch to Bread Loaf More Magic 192
Unknown The Flying Glass, Watch, and Handkerchief the three items travel into isolated hat More Magic 364
Unknown The Broken Mirror watch fired with pistol on mirror which breaks and reveals watch, two methods More Magic 416
Devono Watch-bag watch placed in bag and bag swung around to crash watchVariations More Magic 193
Professor Hoffmann Watch-Stocking lady's stocking produced from spectator, watch placed in lady's socking which is swung around to crash watchInspired by More Magic 195
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Uhr und Photographie No. 20, spectators write famous poets on billets, one chosen, a photograph of the person appears underneath glass of borrowed watch Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 63
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die behexte Taschenuhr No. 24, borrowed pocket watch stops and continues at command, electric magnet Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 72
Unknown Watch Vanish in paper cover Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 144
Frank Kennard The Watch, Handkerchief, and Glass borrowed watch smashed and vanishes from handkerchief in glass, then handkerchief and glass vanish, all reproduced from hat The Modern Conjurer 220
Professor Hoffmann Chapter V - Tricks with Watches chapter intro Later Magic 134
Unknown "Exchanging" a Watch various methods, with props or pull Later Magic 142
P. T. Selbit, Professor Hoffmann A New "Palm" for Watches Later Magic 146
Joseph Michael Hartz An Improved "Repeater" watch answers question with bell sound, featuring sound gimmickRelated to Later Magic 149
Hamley Brothers A Borrowed Watch Changed to a Lemon fake lemon with ticking clockwork Later Magic 156
Unknown To Reproduce a Borrowed Watch in Any One Selected of a Number of Boxes several boxes are in cigar box, in chosen one the borrowed watch reappears Later Magic 150
Unknown A Lost Watch Found in the Performer's Purse Later Magic 152
Imro Fox Another Method watch in handkerchief, banged on table, vanishes and travels to purse Later Magic 154
Professor Hoffmann A Borrowed Watch Reproduced from a Glass of Milk watch vanishes, milk poured from one glass to another, then watch taken out of milk, dry and functioning, two presentations Later Magic 157
Unknown A Watch Fired from a Pistol, and Attaching Itself to a Borrowed Hat Later Magic 162
P. T. Selbit, Howard Thurston A Novel Watch Trick borrowed watch wrapped in paper, travels into hatAlso published here
  • "The Magician's Handbook" (Selbit)
Later Magic 163
P. T. Selbit Watch It! watch travels around body, "one watch routine", hook watchRelated toAlso published here
  • "The Magician's Handbook" (Selbit, p. 58)
Later Magic 165
G. W. Hunter Watch It! (Another Method) watch travels around body, "one watch routine", thread and hook watchRelated to Later Magic 167
Professor Hoffmann, Joseph Michael Hartz, Professor De Vere The Locked and Corded Boxes nest of boxes
- The Old Method
- The Writer's Own Method
- The Hartz Method
- The De Vere Method
Later Magic 172
Professor Hoffmann The Flight of Time routine with watch, sight gags, watch vanishes from box, apparently shot with pistol into spectator, wand pushed into spectatorRelated to Later Magic 183
C. O. Williams The Paper Bag (Various Kinds) "Methods for Obtaining Secret Possession of a Watch"
watch vanishes in paper bag or cone
Later Magic 134
Unknown Wrapping in Paper wrapping watch in paper to vanish it Later Magic 138
Professor Ernst Watch Vanish in Flash Paper Later Magic 140
Unknown The Alpaca Bag for vanishing a watch, a bit like an egg bag Later Magic 140
Unknown The American Vanisher for vanishing a watch Later Magic 145
Unknown The Noisy Watch-Winder Later Magic 148
Charles T. Jordan The Mesmerized Alarm Clock No. 1, alarm clock set at any time by spectator and covered with napkin, hour divined Ten New Pocket Tricks 3
Lu Brent Watch - Ho!! Pocket watch manipulation routine, production of pocket watches, uses black art stand, glove gimmick Novel Magic 29
Theodore Annemann Impromptu Frame Ups feeling time behind back, knowing what is drawn on slate, instant stooge The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 6) 22
Laurie Ireland Surprise Finish for the Alarm Clock Production Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1937) 12
Martin Gardner Watchistry spectator calculates number from hours on watch, divined by performerVariations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 51) 357
Franklin M. Chapman Watch-In-Loaf watch is apparently smashed and reappears in loaf of bread Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1, No. 5) 2
Shaman The Postman's Dream marked stamp travels from paper to inside watch The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 107) 639
Unknown Swallowing a Watch The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 113) 672
Grace Hartman, Paul Hartman It's a Miracle? mutilated parasol combined with borrowed watch The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 116) 683
Unknown Crystal Cutup Broken and Repaired Watch The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 123) 716
Unknown Gaglet borrowed watch is seemingly thrown away The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 111
Jean Hugard Evaporation of a Watch pocket watch vanishes in a hat covered with a handkerchief and appears back in performer's pocket on watchchain Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1, No. 8) 33
Dr. Henry R. Evans The Watch, Glass and Handkerchief watch, glass and handkerchief disappear and appear again one by one in a tophat My Best 232
William H. Wilson Watch and Nest of Boxes Without Assistent watch in present (nest of boxes) My Best 339
George Blake Time Will Tell with Full Hunter Pocket Watch, gaffedRelated to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 144) 578
George Blake How' the Time? The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 146) 587
Ed Reno Watch and Geranium borrowed watch reappears tied to roots of a potted geranium plant Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 72
Hen Fetsch Magical Business - Buzz Watch (gag by Ed Heyel)
- Dad Betcha (tearing a paper in half 9 times)
- Plate Break (biting a plate)
- Candle Out (blowing a candle out through sleeve, gimmicked)
- Three Links (producing bottle from three linked rings)
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 34
Howard Brooks The Babblings of Brooks ideas and jokes by Brooks
- watch chain gag
- wind up teeth
- way to add a key ring
Variations The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 305) 17
Roy Benson The Capsule watch chain gag ideaInspired by The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 308) 32
Karrell Fox The Watchwinder twelve gags with a watchwinder gimmick Kornfidentially Yours 39
Dr. William E. Belanger Exit Gag for Performer or M.C. with a big watch The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 368) 301
Don Tanner Now is the Time selection is revealed by special watch, handles point on suits and values The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 379) 345
Don Nielson Clocks spectator sets his watch to any time which is then divinedRelated to
  • p. 71 for Diaconis idea
Variations
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 1) 66
Karl Fulves Clocks spectator sets his watch to any time, time duplicated on performer's watchRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 1) 66
The Amazing Maurice Time Force Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 4) 82
Sandy Vogel Clocks Variation Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 4) 82
Tony Shiels Curious! turning time backwards so writing vanishes, watch reappears at spectator's wrist The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 10) 118
Don Nielson, Karl Fulves Time Out of Mind medium divines setting on watch in bag in dark room, then actually wears the spectator's watch The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 1) 218
Alan Shaxon, Oswald Rae It's a Hold-Up! ring, watch and bill disappear from handkerchief and reappear at finger, arm and in walletRelated to My Kind of Magic 14
Alan Shaxon, Tommy Scott The Watch in Bottle! coin in bottle, then watch to nest of boxesRelated to My Kind of Magic 33
Paul Siegel In Good Time times set with watches, prediction Doorway to Delusion 27
Wilfrid Jonson Swindles comedy patter about swindles, silk vanishes and reappears, paper fold vanish of coin with flash paper, coin reappears in orange, borrowed watch vanishes and does not reappear with gag, see also p. 565 and p. 585Inspired by
  • a monologue by G. W. Hunter in an early Wizard or Magic Wand issue
Also published here
  • "Swindles" (Thayer's Trick Of The Month Club, Series 2, No. 10, April 1933)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 8) 529
Steve Skomp Watch Out time from a watch in a magazine commercial is divined The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 88) 440
Walter B. Gibson, Joseph Dunninger Time Will Tell prediction of drawn time, handles of performer's watch are set correctly The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 90) 447
Karl Fulves Times Two spectator sets a time on a wristwatch and performer behind back, numbers are added and the result told to the performer, who can now name both numbersInspired by Close-Up Mental Magic 8
Karl Fulves Variation in Handling Related to Close-Up Mental Magic 10
Karl Fulves Watch Reel watches build from coins, other uses for itRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 2) 4
Karl Fulves The 12¢ Solution "Math Trix"
twelve pennies, two dice, pocket watch, dice total divined along with dates on chosen coin and setting on watch
Inspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 12) 1059
Philip T. Goldstein Watch Time Prediction equivoque Verbal Control 8
Karl Fulves Watch Reel a source for a half-dollar watch via John CorneliusRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 8) 30
Dr. Barlow Wagman Alarm! time is set of two watches is turned face down, they match The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 146) 728
Karrell Fox A Real "Gem" pill-watch filled with (plastic) gem stones, gag Clever.... Like a Fox 37
Ronnie Gann It's About Time! time is set behind back and put in envelope, time is divined The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 147) 733
Frederick M. Shields Coincidence prediction with kitchen timer, two timers ring at the same time The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 166) 829
Karl Fulves Ideas/Problems (B) tattoo of clockface on arm always show correct time, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 24) 93
Stephen Minch Time Will Tell! revealing a number or a word with a digital watch The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 197) 983
Leslie Anderson, Harry Anderson Time Warp divination of set time of a pocket watch The Compleat Magick - Volume III (Issue 202) 1007
Karroll Priest Karroll's Watch Thing! two borrowed watches, performer predicts set time on one watch, gimmickVariations The Compleat Magick - Volume III (Issue 204) 1017
Todd Karr Karr Watch two borrowed watches, set time is predicted, gimmick The Compleat Magick - Volume III (Issue 209) 1042
Dan Tong Time-X set time is matchedInspired by The Compleat Magick - Volume III (Issue 212) 1058
Slydini Slydini Kills Time! borrowed watch transforms into keys as it is smashed on table Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1, No. 3) 25
Karrell Fox Much Ado About Knotting borrowed watch tossed into knot Another Book 255
Unknown Time Will Tell No. 37, medium divines the time set on spectator's watch and the card he stopped at Self-Working Mental Magic 59
Karl Fulves The Time Pool No. 41, spectator's watch apparently speeded up when dipped into special glass Self-Working Mental Magic 66
Trevor Lewis Time Flies coin to watch Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 8) 720
Karrell Fox Time Killer borrowed watch in handkerchief is pounded on table, yet comes out unharmedRelated to Another Book 37
El Duco Watch your Watch! spectator sets watch to a full hour and puts it in a paper bag, second spectator selects card with same number El Duco's Lecture Notes 15
Al Mann The Time Piece named number or card is written in a pocket watch Phanta-Graphs 6
Karl Fulves Right on Time No. 48, performer pretends to have an accurate mental clock, interval can be stopped precisely Self-Working Table Magic 59
Danny Korem Stull-ess Watch Stunner spectator makes time out of numbers written by spectators, watch set by spectator, times match, based in routine by Leslie (Magick #246) The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 17
Peter McDonald Clocks No. 50, two watches, set time match Self-Working Table Magic 62
Stephen Tucker Christmas Time time on watch changes, unusual method Spell-Binder (Vol. 1, No. 8) 135
Slydini Time Flies No. 73, spectator's keys, coins and watch put in handkerchief, which is then slammed on the table, watch vanishes and appears on performer's wrist, MacCarthy fold Self-Working Table Magic 89
John Kennedy Watch coin vanishes and reappears beneath tables napkin, changes into wrist watch The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 43
Leslie Anderson Time Piece "chosen" time appears on watch which was set unseen by spectator The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 133
Martin Breese Playing with Time watch of spectator moves forwards or backwards as wished by spectator, name of card found engraved on performer's watch which also stops Spell-Binder (Vol. 3, No. Special #3) 1
Jay Sankey Time Is Money pocket watch into coinsVariations The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1, No. 12) 106
Hervé Pigny Money Is Time watchwork appears in Okito Box, coin in wrist watch Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 1) 875
Thomas Alan Waters Chronogram Koran medallion with a pocket watch, initials on the watch Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 632
Thomas Alan Waters Chronologic two phased routine with pocket watch, first selected time is divined, then predictedInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 628
Michael Weber Swatch This spectator sets a watch, time is predicted, using property of swatch brand The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3, No. 25, 26 & 27) 252
Danny Korem Wrist Watch Steal Korem without Limits 86
Gaëtan Bloom The Watch Trick Magician able to tell time accurately from a picture of a watch drawn on the wrist Gaetan Bloom 86 4
J. C. Doty Doty's Ticker gag, instead of pocket watch an hour glass is attached to the chain The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 221
Karl Fulves Rope Problem #3 - Close-Up Sub Trunk watch in box with rope around it, spectator's watch borrowed, they change place, also as transposition with two odd-backed signed cards, posed as a problem Contemporary Rope Magic - Part I 25
Karrell Fox "Watch-It" broken and restored wristwatchRelated to For My Next Trick... 104
John Kennedy Watch Transposition your watch transposes with the spectator's, idea Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1, No. 5&6) 29
Karl Fulves Holdup valuables vanish from folded handkerchief (ungaffed) and appear from paper bagRelated toAlso published here Contemporary Handkerchief Magic - Part One 19
Steve Beam Time Pieces watch destroyed in plain view, watch switch, a lot of presentational ideas and gags The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 297
Bev Bergeron The Miracle of Synchronous Watches performer and spectator turn stem of wrist watches and stop wherever they want, same time Predicting Time 17
Bev Bergeron The Miracle of Two Watches stem of a wrist watch is pulled out and handles turned without looking, performer sets the same time on a second wrist watch Predicting Time 9
Bev Bergeron The Miracle of A Watch and Paper as before but time divination is made on a piece of paper Predicting Time 11
Bev Bergeron The Miracle of 'Mental Epic' Prediction time prediction as the third prediction in a Mental Epic routine Predicting Time 12
Bev Bergeron The Miracle of the Time Machine time machine presentation, original time is set on watch again Predicting Time 13
Bev Bergeron The Miracle of the Mailed Letter sent prediction beforehand, set time during performance by spectator Predicting Time 15
Unknown The Second Watch Steal by "Keith ???" Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 12) 2006
Unknown Time in a Knot No. 17, wrist watch tied onto rope, is quickly removed behind back Self-Working Rope Magic 38
Unknown Watch the Watch No. 65, borrowed watch appears on wrist of performer despite him being tied up Self-Working Rope Magic 138
Alexander de Cova, Jay Sankey Time is Money pocket watch cleanly transforms into stack of coins, using body servanteInspired by Das Buch zur Body-Servante 14
Jay Sankey A Fold in Time card folded under watch 100% Sankey 39
Mark Sicher, Steve Cohen Quart(er)z Watch Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13, No. 4) 1765
Michael Weber Swatch This spectator sets a watch, time is predicted, using property of swatch brandRelated to
  • Heinz Gieppner's "Radarstrahlen" in "Magie" 1950, No. 9.
Life Savers 38
Michael Weber Q-Tip Inspired by Life Savers 69
Christoph Borer Wem die Stunde schlägt two spectators can form a time on a cardboard clock, time is predicted on pocket watch Risque 10
Steve Beam Clocking In watch appears on arm The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 43) 764
Scott Robinson Time Travel borrowed ring vanishes and appears on performer's watch bandVariations The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 43) 761
Alexander de Cova, Jay Sankey Time is Money pocket watch cleanly transforms into stack of coins, using body servanteInspired by Ein Profi packt aus... 144
Unknown Confusing the Mathematician mathematical force using face of a watch Psychokinetic Time 23
Unknown Tap It thought of number of a watch, tapping on numbers to reveal it Psychokinetic Time 23
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Psychokinetic Time handle on watch is moved by named number Psychokinetic Time 3
Steve "Banachek" Shaw, Gerry McCambridge McCambridge Stage Routine Psychokinetic Time 21
Scotty York The Marked Coin to Pocket Watch signed coin in a bag transforms into works of pocket watch, coin is found in watch For Your Eyes Only 39
Don Nielsen Kronos force of number five, six or seven with wrist watch procedure, newspaper test application, see note on p. 7Related to
  • "Step Back in Time" (Stephen Tucker, Compendium, 1984)
Rigmarole (Issue 1) 4
Dan Harlan From the Labyrinth a watch steal joke, useless illustrations The Minotaur (Vol. 5, No. 4) 16
Joel Givens Easy Time different handling for Scott Robinson's Time TravelInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 51) 936
Robert Parrish The Nest of Boxes borrowed watch in nest of boxes, linking ring routine woven into structure (but not described) Great Tricks Revisited 1
Paul Harris The Late-For-Lunch Miracle Maneuver coincidence with 2 watches that are randomly set, instant stooge The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 275
Tommy Wonder The Ring, the Watch and the Wallet ring, watch and bill disappear from envelope and reappear at finger, arm and in walletRelated toVariations The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 302
Tommy Wonder The Watch in Nest of Boxes "A Quest for Ideal"
- Method One
- Method Two
- Method Three
Related to The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 267
Steve Bedwell Card under Watch Load folded The Book 59
Helge Thun Providence '93 signed card changes a couple of time into another card (and back). Climax: Card appears folded under performer's watch. The Book 56
Karl Fulves Twin Effect borrowed wrist on wrist, first letter of spectator written on t-shirt under regular shirt, arms tied in crossed condition (sprit tie), then watch is on other wrist and letter on shirt is in mirror writingRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 91
David Berglas Time and Light routines with LED Time Pen, chemical fluid light sticks and Anverdi's die
- spectator names a time interval, then he gets a watch and can say start whenever he wants, the
show continues and the performer suddenly screams stop at the right moment
- Pseudo Psychometry routine
- woman selects one of several men, selection is divined
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 383
David Berglas Synchro Time spectator selects a time and turns the handles on a clock, performer divines it The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 390
David Berglas The Quizzing Glass selected time and object are predicted and engraved on sculpture The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 494
David Berglas Pickpocketing: The Watch Finale pickpocketing routine with several people, watches end up in a box linked together The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 408
David Berglas The Watch Steal while apparently doing a magic trick that fails, watch is stolen twice The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 481
Reed McClintock Timing three coins appear, vanish, reappear at body, vanish, appear on table, vanish, reappear under three spectators' watchesInspired by
  • Jim Pace, Tricks From My Lecture Video
  • John Cornelius, Creative Magic Video
Knuckle Busters Vol. 1 8
Luke Jermay Stuck in a Moment stopping a watch Building Blocks 93
Bob King Time Will Tell thought-of hour divined, method uses watch with second handVariations New Magician Foolers 12
Rob Wood Watch Test pulling stem out only one clickRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 306
Pit Hartling High Noon with card under spectator's watch climax, duplicateInspired byRelated to Card Fictions 44
Vanni Bossi, Yank Hoe The Card in the Watch corner of card travels in wrist watch Vanni Bossi Las Vegas Lecture 3
Richard Feynman Watch Calculation offset on watch to apparently give complicated answers to time queries Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 400
Rajneesh Madhok, Gregory Wilson 'N Synch divination of two thought-of numbers over the phone, method uses watch with second handInspired by Penumbra (Issue 11) 11
Rajneesh Madhok 'N Synch 2 divination of thought-of number over the phone, method uses watch with second handInspired by Penumbra (Issue 11) 13
Karl Fulves Time On My Hands "Unexplained"
spectator sets wrist watch to any time and puts it on performer's wrist, second watch on his other hand predicts time, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 7) 473
Alberto de Figueiredo El Reloj a spectator writes a time on a business card, second spectator sets watch at that time Magia Demente 31
Christian Scherer Der Hellseher und das Geisterschiff prediction of a a selected object and coincidence of set time and year Schlaglichter 84
Alex Ng Hopping Time Hopping Halves routine with time travel premise, coin keeps jumping back to fist to join another coin every time a wrist watch is used to touch the fist. At the end, both coins vanish and appear back in purse, while watch appears back on the wristInspired by In the Mind of Dr. Alex 4
John Hostler Ubiety card appears folded under performer's watch Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 11
Asi Wind Time is Money two bills placed in spectator's hand, one travels underneath his watch, with idea from Nimrod Harel, see also p. 156 for suggestion of using two different billsInspired by
  • "Two for the Price of One" (131 Magic Tricks for Amateurs, Will Dexter, 1958)
Related to
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