27 entries in Watch / Destroyed & Restored
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
La Montre Pilée Dans un Mortier watch is destroyed and restored in a mortar, using assistant and trap table
1784 56
The Watch-mortar and the Magic Pistol parts of crushed watch are placed in handkerchief and shot from pistol to loaf of bread, restoration
1876 215
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
1890 185
Devono Watch-bag watch placed in bag and bag swung around to crash watch
Variations 1890 193
Professor Hoffmann Watch-Stocking lady's stocking produced from spectator, watch placed in lady's socking which is swung around to crash watch
Inspired by 1890 195
The new Watch and Card Target pistol shot on target, where card appears minus corner, then corner as well, watch appears there too
Inspired byRelated to 1890 403
The Broken Mirror watch fired with pistol on mirror which breaks and reveals watch, two methods
1890 416
J. Marcellin Die verunglückte Uhr glass of borrowed watch breaks, it is then restored
Aug. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8)
Carl Willmann Der Uhrenbeutel watch wrapped in paper and put in bag, drops on floor by accident, is restored
Aug. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 8)
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
1902 220
Die zerstossene Uhr watch destroyed and restored in mortar
Related to Jan. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1)
Carl Willmann Die zerstossene Uhr part two
Related to Feb. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 2)
Grace Hartman, Paul Hartman It's a Miracle? mutilated parasol combined with borrowed watch
The Jinx (Issue 116)
Crystal Cutup Broken and Repaired Watch
The Jinx (Issue 123)
Alban's La Montre Pilée spectator's watch is destroyed and pestled with mortar, rest is shot with pistol and watch found repaired in bag
Feb. 1941 3
Gaglet borrowed watch is seemingly thrown away
Jan. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 27)
Paul Stadelman Western Union watch is destroyed and appears restored with telegram
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66)
Karrell Fox Time Killer borrowed watch in handkerchief is pounded on table, yet comes out unharmed
Related to 1979 37
Karrell Fox "Watch-It" broken and restored wristwatch
Related to 1986 104
Steve Beam Time Pieces watch destroyed in plain view, watch switch, a lot of presentational ideas and gags
1987 297
Chuck Fayne Broken, Restored and Set Watch borrowed watch is broken and restored with previously named time
1993 19
Simon Lovell Lobster Watch! broken and restored watch, reappears at performer's wrist, comedy prop extravaganza
2000 175
Eugen Höbel, George Carolly Der zweckentfremdete Eierbeutel spectator's wrist watch vanishes in egg bag, then broken pieces shown, then restored watch
Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 3-5)
Ross Bertram You Can Do A Lot spectator's pocket watch vanishes from chain and is removed from performer's pocket, its glass is then broken and restored (sound effect with coin)
Mar. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 3)
Charlie Miller Version of Doctor Lynn's "Borrowing A Watch, Smashing It, Then Finding It Fully Restored Inside a Previously Examined Bun or Roll"
Also published here
  • Genii, Mar. 1970
Nov./Dec. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)
John Gaughan The Watch and Card Target
  • The Chamber of Secrets
pistol shot on target, where card appears minus corner, then corner as well, watch appears there too
Related to Feb. 2014
Genii (Vol. 77 No. 2)
John Gaughan The Watch Mortar and Pestle
  • The Chamber of Secrets
borrowed pocket watch is apparently destroyed in mortar
June 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 6)