100 entries in Watch / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Mesmerised Watch To Make any Watch a Repeater, watch answers question with bell sound, featuring sound gimmick
Related toVariations 1876 Modern Magic 222
Unknown Experimente mit Uhren medium describes watch
Jan. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 7
Unknown Die knarrende Uhr watch sound gimmick
Related to Apr. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 8) 118
Carl Willmann Die knarrende Uhr watch sound gimmick
Related to May 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 5) 78
Carl Willmann Die knarrende Uhr part two, applications for the watch sound gimmick
Related to June 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6) 89
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
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 63
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die behexte Taschenuhr No. 24, borrowed pocket watch stops and continues at command, electric magnet
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 72
Francis King Wie Francis King eine Uhr vertauscht switching a borrowed watch in course of "one watch routine"
Mar. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 3) 41
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XV. Was kostet der Spass?
  • 1. Die biegsame Taschenuhr (apparently bending a pocket watch)
  • 2. Der neue gordische Knoten (pocket watch penetrates ribbon)
  • 3. Die badende Taschenuhr (pocket watch vanishes from glass and appears in wallet)
1902 Moderne Magie 159
Professor Hoffmann Chapter V - Tricks with Watches chapter intro
1903 Later Magic 134
Unknown "Exchanging" a Watch various methods, with props or pull
1903 Later Magic 142
P. T. Selbit, Professor Hoffmann A New "Palm" for Watches
1903 Later Magic 146
Joseph Michael Hartz An Improved "Repeater" watch answers question with bell sound, featuring sound gimmick
Related to 1903 Later Magic 149
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Das Geheimnis der Uhr. No. 11, pocket watch placed under silk, contains prediction of name, selected card and total of numbers
1926 Magische Miniaturen 39
Oswald Rae Passing a Watch Through a Handkerchief with pocket watch
1927 Wizardry With Watches 10
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 Wizardry With Watches 11
Laurie Ireland Surprise Finish for the Alarm Clock Production
1937 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1937) 12
Martin Gardner Watchistry spectator calculates number from hours on watch, divined by performer
Variations 1938 The Jinx (Issue 51) 357
Shaman The Postman's Dream marked stamp travels from paper to inside watch
1940 The Jinx (Issue 107) 639
Unknown Swallowing a Watch
1940 The Jinx (Issue 113) 672
Harry Bertall Une attrape gag, asking spectator how his watch is designed, arabic or roman numbers, how does number four look like
Mar. 1941 La Baguette Magique (Issue 3) 4
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)
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 34
Eddie Joseph Anything You Say watch and finger ring are placed inside pocket, one is named and appears in hand
1952 Tricks for Informal Occasions 6
Howard Brooks The Babblings of Brooks ideas and jokes by Brooks
  • watch chain gag
  • wind up teeth
  • way to add a key ring
Variations 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 305) 17
Roy Benson The Capsule watch chain gag idea
Inspired by 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 308) 32
Lane Bateman Grant Plus Karrell Fox routine for Grant's Dial X, divination of a number on a dial
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 26
Walter Slasor New Routines for Your Shelved Magic different trick combinations, ideas
  • 1. Tricky Tumbler (Grant), Vanishing Wand (Walsh)
  • 2. The Handkerchief Pedestal
  • 3. Drawer Box, Spring Rabbit, Dot's A Dandy (Allen)
  • 4. Comedy Pump (Ireland)
  • 5. Devil's Handkerchief, Menge Tricky Tumbler
  • 6. Saltsation (Grant)
  • 7. Rubber Egg (Weller), Milk in Hat (Grant)
  • 8. Comedy Silks (Fox)
  • 9. Temple Screen (Grant)
  • 10. P&L Candlestick coin holder
  • 11. Magic Funnel, Slate
  • 12. Magic Funnel
  • 13. Breakaway Fan, Bang Gun
  • 14. Dial X (Grant), Wrist Watch Tape Measure (Tannen)
  • 15. German Milk Glass (Grant), Confetti Cannister (Grant)
  • 16. Ceylon Strip (Torsberg), Hypnotic Card Box
  • 17. Ghost Glass (Grant)
  • 18. Tricky Tumbler, Color Book (Windsor)
  • 19. Stiff Rope (Grant)
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 29
Dr. William E. Belanger Exit Gag for Performer or M.C. with a big watch
1962 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
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 379) 345
Ernesto "Ernest" Pracchia Otro Gags para el Mago
  • gag with watch and measuring tape
  • lighter changes to matchbox
  • cigarette starts to burn quicker than usual
1967 Toda la Magia Moderna en un Pañuelo 58
Steve Skomp Watch Out time from a watch in a magazine commercial is divined
1973 Magick (Issue 88) 440
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 numbers
Inspired by 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 8
Karl Fulves Variation in Handling
Related to 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 10
Bob Read The Penultimate Cups and Balls humorous routine, three different cups, with smashed watch and wandering tip wand
1974 The Penultimate Cups & Balls 2
Karl Fulves Watch Reel watches build from coins, other uses for it
Related to 1975 Interlocutor (Issue 2) 4
Philip T. Goldstein Watch Time Prediction equivoque
1976 Verbal Control 8
Karl Fulves Watch Reel a source for a half-dollar watch via John Cornelius
Related to 1976 Interlocutor (Issue 8) 30
Dr. Barlow Wagman Alarm! time is set of two watches is turned face down, they match
1976 Magick (Issue 146) 728
Karrell Fox A Real "Gem" pill-watch filled with (plastic) gem stones, gag
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 37
Roy Johnson None But the Brave two numbers chosen, they correspond to time of pocket watch
Inspired by 1977 Third Dimension 68
Karl Fulves Ideas/Problems (B) tattoo of clockface on arm always show correct time, posed as problem
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 24) 93
Stephen Minch Time Will Tell! revealing a number or a word with a digital watch
1978 Magick (Issue 197) 983
Ted Karmilovich Time-ZAP handles of watch vanish
1979 Magick (Issue 225) 1122
David (Foote) Drake Watch It! divining an appointment and a time, written down on paper
1979 Magick (Issue 231) 1153
Karrell Fox Much Ado About Knotting borrowed watch tossed into knot
1979 Another Book 255
Ken De Courcy With the Card Watch name of card appears as text on digital watch
1980 The World's Fastest Card Trick 17
Al Mann The Time Piece named number or card is written in a pocket watch
1981 Phanta-Graphs 6
Karl Fulves Right on Time No. 48, performer pretends to have an accurate mental clock, interval can be stopped precisely
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 59
Prince Thebb Time Gone Wild influencing normal and digital watches
1982 Eff-Oes 11
Hervé Pigny Money Is Time watchwork appears in Okito Box, coin in wrist watch
Jan. 1984 Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 1) 875
Thomas Alan Waters Chronogram Koran medallion with a pocket watch, initials on the watch
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 632
Neil Somerville TIme Piece times are named and noted, chosen one is predicted on watch
Mar. 1984 Magick (Issue 329) 1643
Tieneblas Time Lapse performers stops watch and pulse at the same time
June 1984 Magick (Issue 332) 1658
Ben Harris Psychology Behind the Watch Trick broken watch starts running again
  • The Amazement Factor
  • The Involvement Factor
  • Suspension of Disbelief
  • The Authority Factor
  • The Watch Trick in Effect
  • Geller Starts a Watch
  • In the Spectator's Hands
  • The Progression Trick
1985 Gellerism Revealed 15
Ben Harris, Uri Geller Watch Wizardry
  • Geller Stars a Watch
  • The Snap Move
  • The Touch Down Move
  • In the Spectator's Hands
  • The Watch Progression Trick
  • The Get-Ready
  • The Wind
  • The Revelation
1985 Gellerism Revealed 79
Gaëtan Bloom The Watch Trick Magician able to tell time accurately from a picture of a watch drawn on the wrist
1986 Gaetan Bloom 86 4
J. C. Doty Doty's Ticker gag, instead of pocket watch an hour glass is attached to the chain
1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 13) 221
Ted Karmilovich Glitch hands on watch disappear
July 1986 Magick (Issue 374) 1868
David Harkey Goldrush Ring through "Watch"
Also published here June 1989 Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 6) 1652
Bev Bergeron The Miracle of Synchronous Watches performer and spectator turn stem of wrist watches and stop wherever they want, same time
1989 Predicting Time 17
Unknown Time in a Knot No. 17, wrist watch tied onto rope, is quickly removed behind back
1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 38
Unknown Watch the Watch No. 65, borrowed watch appears on wrist of performer despite him being tied up
1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 138
Felix Farrell Watch the Ring ring onto wrist watch held by spectator on both ends
Inspired by
  • "Ring on Pencil" (Charlie Miller, Magic Video Library, Impromptu 1)
Also published here
1991 Hardcore 142
David Harkey Gold Rush finger ring threaded onto watch band, it penetrates watch and comes off the other side
Also published here 1991 Simply Harkey 185
Scott Robinson Time Travel borrowed ring vanishes and appears on performer's watch band
Variations 1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 43) 761
Larry Becker Crystal-Eyes second spectator sees chosen ESP symbol in wristwatch
Related to 1992 Stunners! 194
Larry Becker Witch-Watch cards with names of watches, watch as prediction, programmable watch
1992 Stunners! 195
Unknown Confusing the Mathematician mathematical force using face of a watch
1992/1999 Psychokinetic Time 23
Unknown Tap It thought of number of a watch, tapping on numbers to reveal it
1992/1999 Psychokinetic Time 23
Scotty York The Marked Coin to Pocket Watch signed coin in a bag transforms into works of pocket watch, coin is found in watch
1993 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. 7
Related to
  • "Step Back in Time" (Stephen Tucker, Compendium, 1984)
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 1) 4
Rudolf Braunmüller Übereinstimmung time on watch coincides with forced number
June 1993 Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 1) 33
Joel Givens Easy Time different handling for Scott Robinson's Time Travel
Inspired by 1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 51) 936
David Harkey Nick of Time coin into borrowed wrist watch behind glass
Inspired by
  • handling in Linking Ring Parade, Nov. 1988
1994 Close-Up File 147
Karl Fulves Time Out No. 16, performer says stop after any given interval of multiple of ten seconds, using pulse as secret guide
1995 Easy Magic 21
Karl Fulves Time Further Out No. 17, performer changes time on watch by exactly one hour without looking behind his back
1995 Easy Magic 22
Felix Farrell Watch the Ring finger ring on watch strap, similar to ring on stick
Inspired byAlso published here 1995 Aus dem Effeff... 48
Greg Albright Time Out! stopping a watch
1995 Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 17) 79
Patrik Kuffs Hands of Time two spectators select same time, using watch
1995 Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 6) 110
Barrie Richardson The Reversed-Hands Watch
1999 Theater of the Mind 284
Barrie Richardson The Parking Lot Mystery time also set on watch, using reversed-hands watch
1999 Theater of the Mind 286
Masklyn ye Mage Ye Mage's Timepiece performer can tell the time by looking in a crystal, palmed small LCD clock
Also published here
  • The New Invocation, Dec. 1990
Oct. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 10) 45
Nathan Kranzo Bande Du Soleil tan line of wrist watched is moved to different position on arm
  • Afterthoughts
  • Credits
  • Notes
  • More Ideas from the Tan Man
Also published here 2001 Bande Du Soleil 2
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
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 383
Luke Jermay Stuck in a Moment stopping a watch
2003 Building Blocks 93
Bob King Time Will Tell thought-of hour divined, method uses watch with second hand
Variations 2003 New Magician Foolers 12
Robert Cassidy The Watch pocket watch on chain, switch and ideas, brief
2004 The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy 217
Vanni Bossi, Yank Hoe The Card in the Watch corner of card travels in wrist watch
2005 Vanni Bossi Las Vegas Lecture 3
Richard Feynman Watch Calculation offset on watch to apparently give complicated answers to time queries
2005 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 400
Lewis Jones Yes Men five people either lie or tell the truth, one has a watch hidden, spectator finds watch by asking questions, liar's paradox
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 146
Lewis Jones The Wheel of Fortune selection is found using a watch, using Bob King's idea of comparing the differences of performer's and spectator's watches
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 154
Rajneesh Madhok, Gregory Wilson 'N Synch divination of two thought-of numbers over the phone, method uses watch with second hand
Inspired by 2009 Penumbra (Issue 11) 11
Rajneesh Madhok 'N Synch 2 divination of thought-of number over the phone, method uses watch with second hand
Inspired by 2009 Penumbra (Issue 11) 13
John Born Time to Shine Three glimpses using a shiny surface on a metal watch
2012 Seeking the Bridge 45
John Born Watch Transpo Card slipped under watch changes places with a signed selection
2012 Seeking the Bridge 162
Kiko Pastur Dejazz Vu with Deja Vu presentation, using a watch where handles are always back to zero
2014 El Puente Invisible 120
Marty Kane A Stretch of Time long spread between hands, using a watch
Inspired by 2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 36
Markus Beldig WatchCraft spectators's watches put in five envelopes, one spectator finds his own watch, the rest assigned by performer
2019 The Florida Notes 2019 19
Joaquín Navajas Reloj Fantasma circle is drawn on wrist of performer and wrist held by spectator, time is selected and hands appear inside circle to match chosen time, two methods
2019 Monedas Personales Y Más 102
Max Malini The Mesmerizing Watch routine with mechanical sound gimmick and watch winder, making borrowed watch ring on command
Inspired by 2022 Max Malini 178