25 entries in Watch / Vanish
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, The Watch Box for vanishing a watch
Related to 1876 219
Die verschwundene Uhr newspaper on table, watch put on top and covered with handkerchief vanishes, piece of dummy newspaper on thread is pulled to the back into servante
Oct. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Breast Pocket Ditch as sleeve is pulled up, here with a watch
Mar. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Professor Ernst Das Verschwinden eines Gegenstandes item like borrowed watch wrapped into flash paper, it vanishes from there
Related to Jan. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 1)
Watch Vanish in paper cover
1899 144
Julius Kupka Die verschwundene Uhr watch vanish from handkerchief, ungaffed
Apr. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 4)
Robert Nordström Die aus der Hand verschwindende Uhr pocket watch vanishes, wire loop to hang it on thumb
Mar. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3)
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
Chung Ling Soo Robinson's Uhrtrick borrowed watch vanishes, then appears again with handkerchief assistance
Feb. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 2)
C. O. Williams The Paper Bag (Various Kinds) "Methods for Obtaining Secret Possession of a Watch"
watch vanishes in paper bag or cone
1903 134
Wrapping in Paper wrapping watch in paper to vanish it
1903 138
Professor Ernst Watch Vanish in Flash Paper
Related to 1903 140
The Alpaca Bag for vanishing a watch, a bit like an egg bag
1903 140
The American Vanisher for vanishing a watch
1903 145
Carl Willmann Bald hier, bald dort "Ein kleines Handkunststück"
watch borrowed, wrapped in silk and put in glass, watch vanishes, silk vanishes, then glass wrapped in newspaper vanishes, all item reappear in borrowed hat
Aug. 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 8)
Oswald Rae Some Suggestions on pocket watch routines, nesting type gimmick
  • Vanish a Quantity of Watches
  • Vanish of Watches from the Finger Tips
  • Instantaneous Production of Watches
  • Production of One or Two Watches from an Envelope
  • Vanish from an Envelope
  • Watches from Lemon
  • Watches Produced or Vanishes by Cloth Bag
1927 11
Swallowing a Watch
The Jinx (Issue 113)
Dr. Henry R. Evans The Watch, Glass and Handkerchief watch, glass and handkerchief disappear and appear again one by one in a tophat
1945 232
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. 585
Inspired 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)
June 1972 529
Watch-Vanish Drawer Box similar mechanism than the Changing Coin Slide
1976 126
Sid Fleischman The Longest Card Trick stop watch vanishes with gag presentation
1993 60
T. Nelson Night Watch pocket watch is on fingers, two bracelets are put over it and watch becomes invisible, then another watch appears
Discoverie (Issue 3)
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)
John Gaughan The Watch Box
  • The Chamber of Secrets
box from which a watch can be stollen
Oct. 2013
Genii (Vol. 76 No. 10)