292 entries in Watch
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown La Montre Pilée Dans un Mortier watch is destroyed and restored in a mortar, using assistant and trap table
1784 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
1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 150
Unknown To indicate on the Dial of a Watch the Hour secretly thought of by any of the Company arithmetical procedure
1876 Modern Magic 213
Unknown To Bend a Borrowed Watch Backwards and Forwards optical illusion
1876 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
1876 Modern Magic 215
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Unknown The Watch Box for vanishing a watch
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 219
Unknown The Watch Target pistol shot on target, where watch appears mechanically
Variations 1876 Modern Magic 220
Unknown The Mesmerised Watch To Make any Watch a Repeater, watch answers question with bell sound, featuring sound gimmick
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 222
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 More Magic 185
Prof. Taylor Watch to Bread Loaf
1890 More Magic 192
Devono Watch-bag watch placed in bag and bag swung around to crash watch
Variations 1890 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 watch
Inspired by 1890 More Magic 195
Unknown The Flying Glass, Watch, and Handkerchief the three items travel into isolated hat
1890 More Magic 364
Unknown The new Watch and Card Target pistol shot on target, where card appears minus corner, then corner as well, watch appears there too
Inspired by 1890 More Magic 403
Unknown The Broken Mirror watch fired with pistol on mirror which breaks and reveals watch, two methods
1890 More Magic 416
Unknown 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) 147
Unknown Experimente mit Uhren medium describes watch
Jan. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 7
Carl Willmann Die unsichtbare Wanderung einer Uhr borrowed watch changes into different one, that one vanishes and original one is found in a purse
Mar. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3) 47
Unknown Breast Pocket Ditch as sleeve is pulled up, here with a watch
Mar. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3) 47
E. Joung, Camill Bihler Die verwandelte Uhr "Ein magischer Scherz aus dem Repertoire des Prestidigitateurs E. Joung"
glove, watch and cigarette cases borrowed, glove and watch travel nested into one of the cigarette cases
July 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 7) 109
Unknown Die knarrende Uhr watch sound gimmick
Related to Apr. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 8) 118
Unknown Zur wandernden Uhr watch changes into previously palmed tissue confetti
Aug. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 8) 123
Unknown Gegenstände aus dem Weltausstellungs-Cylinder, dem Tamburin, dem Tuch etc. production items, table clocks
  • Standuhren
Mar. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 7) 103
Carl L. Curiel Die mysteriöse Uhrenscheibe watch appears on disc/target
Nov. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 5) 73
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) 12
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
J. Marcellin Die verunglückte Uhr glass of borrowed watch breaks, it is then restored
Aug. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 120
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
Unknown Watch Vanish in paper cover
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 144
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
Julius Kupka Die verschwundene Uhr watch vanish from handkerchief, ungaffed
Apr. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 4) 58
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Die verschwindende Taschenuhr borrowed watch vanishes in glass of water and reappears inside bread roll
July 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 7) 109
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) 125
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) 44
Carl Willmann Das siebenfache Kästchen nest of boxes with watch
Inspired by
  • Willmann's Salon-Magie, p. 406
Apr. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 4) 55
Carl Willmann Die magische Bonbondüte watch and handkerchief borrowed and put in a box, then both reappear in a paper packet along with candy
Sep. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 9) 135
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 The Modern Conjurer 220
Unknown Die zerstossene Uhr watch destroyed and restored in mortar
Related to Jan. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1) 8
Chung Ling Soo Robinson's Uhrtrick borrowed watch vanishes, then appears again with handkerchief assistance
Feb. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 2) 26
Carl Willmann Die zerstossene Uhr part two
Related to Feb. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 2) 27
Carl Willmann Das Taschentuchkästchen borrowed watch and handkerchief vanish from box/apparatus and reappear inside bread
Apr. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 4) 57
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
C. O. Williams The Paper Bag (Various Kinds) "Methods for Obtaining Secret Possession of a Watch"
watch vanishes in paper bag or cone
1903 Later Magic 134
Unknown Wrapping in Paper wrapping watch in paper to vanish it
1903 Later Magic 138
Professor Ernst Watch Vanish in Flash Paper
Related to 1903 Later Magic 140
Unknown The Alpaca Bag for vanishing a watch, a bit like an egg bag
1903 Later Magic 140
Unknown "Exchanging" a Watch various methods, with props or pull
1903 Later Magic 142
Unknown The American Vanisher for vanishing a watch
1903 Later Magic 145
P. T. Selbit, Professor Hoffmann A New "Palm" for Watches
1903 Later Magic 146
Unknown The Noisy Watch-Winder
1903 Later Magic 148
Joseph Michael Hartz An Improved "Repeater" watch answers question with bell sound, featuring sound gimmick
Related to 1903 Later Magic 149
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
1903 Later Magic 150
Unknown A Lost Watch Found in the Performer's Purse
1903 Later Magic 152
Imro Fox Another Method watch in handkerchief, banged on table, vanishes and travels to purse
1903 Later Magic 154
Hamley Brothers A Borrowed Watch Changed to a Lemon fake lemon with ticking clockwork
1903 Later Magic 156
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
1903 Later Magic 157
Unknown A Watch Fired from a Pistol, and Attaching Itself to a Borrowed Hat
1903 Later Magic 162
P. T. Selbit, Howard Thurston A Novel Watch Trick borrowed watch wrapped in paper, travels into hat
Also published here
  • "The Magician's Handbook" (Selbit)
1903 Later Magic 163
P. T. Selbit Watch It! watch travels around body, "one watch routine", hook watch
Related toAlso published here
  • "The Magician's Handbook" (Selbit, p. 58)
1903 Later Magic 165
G. W. Hunter Watch It! (Another Method) watch travels around body, "one watch routine", thread and hook watch
Related to 1903 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
1903 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 spectator
Related to 1903 Later Magic 183
Emil Clauß Die Zauberpalme feather palm appears in pot, at root appears a previously vanished borrowed watch, hollow spade
July 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 7) 106
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) 119
H. Dersy Eine Illusion "Black and White", white dog vanishes from box, then black dog appears in the box, then one dog collects watches from the audience with a basket which travel to basket held in mouth of other dog
Related to Jan. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 1) 13
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Conradi's Uhr- und Kartentrick borrowed watch vanishes, card selected, both reappear in frame on a stand
Mar. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 3) 36
Unknown Eine Ueberraschung borrowed watch and handkerchief put in tube, things travel into gift package on table
Aug. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 8) 130
H. F. C. Suhr Der australische Uhrenbaum borrowed watch put in paper cone, paper unrolled and watch vanishes, reappears at root of small tree that is pulled out of its pot
Feb. 1905 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 3) 37
Charles T. Jordan The Mesmerized Alarm Clock No. 1, alarm clock set at any time by spectator and covered with napkin, hour divined
1920 Ten New Pocket Tricks 3
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 Watch Production Stand production of several pocket watches, manipulation style with shells and stand
1927 Wizardry With Watches 5
Oswald Rae Production from a Handkerchief several pocket watches are produced from handkerchief, nesting type watches
1927 Wizardry With Watches 6
Oswald Rae Handkerchief to Watch to pocket watch
1927 Wizardry With Watches 7
Oswald Rae Patter and Presentation for Production of 4 Watches at Fingertips humorous patter for pocket watches routine, nesting type
1927 Wizardry With Watches 7
Oswald Rae Instantaneous Production of Six Watches on a Slender Wand six pocket watches appear on wand, nesting type
1927 Wizardry With Watches 8
Oswald Rae Wandering Watches pocket watches vanish and appear on stand, covered with handkerchief, nesting type
1927 Wizardry With Watches 9
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
Lu Brent Watch - Ho!! Pocket watch manipulation routine, production of pocket watches, uses black art stand, glove gimmick
1932 Novel Magic 29
Theodore Annemann Impromptu Frame Ups feeling time behind back, knowing what is drawn on slate, instant stooge
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 6) 22
Laurie Ireland Surprise Finish for the Alarm Clock Production
1937 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1937) 12
Dr. Edward G. Ervin One-Hand Watch Production thin imitation watches from edge grip, see previous item
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 25
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Telling the Time on a Watch time on wrapped watch divined
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 53
Martin Gardner Watchistry spectator calculates number from hours on watch, divined by performer
Variations 1938 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 51) 357
Franklin M. Chapman Watch-In-Loaf watch is apparently smashed and reappears in loaf of bread
1938 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 5) 2
Shaman The Postman's Dream marked stamp travels from paper to inside watch
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 107) 639
Unknown Swallowing a Watch
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 113) 672
Grace Hartman, Paul Hartman It's a Miracle? mutilated parasol combined with borrowed watch
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 116) 683
Eddie Joseph The Boy and the Watch borrowed watch changes to egg and egg to chicken, watch appears inside lady's slipper attached to back of spectator
1940 ca. Original Tricks 4
Unknown Crystal Cutup Broken and Repaired Watch
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 123) 716
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 La Baguette Magique (Issue 2) 3
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
Unknown Gaglet borrowed watch is seemingly thrown away
1943 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
Jan. 1944 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
1945 My Best 232
William H. Wilson Watch and Nest of Boxes Without Assistent watch in present (nest of boxes)
1945 My Best 339
George Blake Time Will Tell with Full Hunter Pocket Watch, gaffed
Related to 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 144) 578
George Blake How' the Time?
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 146) 587
Charles-Emile "Prof. Rex" Sauty Une grande illusion doves and watch to nest of boxes, followed by german translation "Eine grosse Illusion"
Aug. 1948 La Baguette Magique (Issue 22) 3
Ed Reno Watch and Geranium borrowed watch reappears tied to roots of a potted geranium plant
1948/27 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)
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 34
U. F. Grant Slate-of-Clock alarm clock set to any time by spectator, chalk clock face on slate becomes the same time
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 10
Eugene Gloye Build It Yourself Nest of Boxes parcel, with a watch
1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 14
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
Fay Smith Routine for the Ireland Multiplying Watches pocket watches, manipulation
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 13
Unknown Ein Uhr Mysterium watch vanishes and appears in orange which was inside a bag and a box
Also published here
  • in "Magikeren"
1953 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 4) 127
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
Karrell Fox The Watchwinder twelve gags with a watchwinder gimmick
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 39
Unknown Die Armbanduhr watch vanishes from handkerchief and appears back on arm, basically Oswald Williams' "Watch your Watch"
1954 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 15 No. 4) 216
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
Paul Stadelman Western Union watch is destroyed and appears restored with telegram
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 71
Don Nielson Clocks spectator sets his watch to any time which is then divined
Related to
  • p. 71 for Diaconis idea
Nov. 1966 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 watch
Related to Nov. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 66
The Amazing Maurice Time Force
Related to Feb. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 82
Sandy Vogel Clocks Variation
Inspired by Feb. 1967 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
Aug. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 118
Bert Douglas Make Safety Your Watchword watch vanishes from handkerchief and appears on wrist, safety presentation
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 53
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
Nov. 1968 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 wallet
Related toAlso published here 1970 My Kind of Magic 14
Alan Shaxon, Tommy Scott The Watch in Bottle! coin in bottle, then watch to nest of boxes
Related to 1970 My Kind of Magic 33
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 8) 529
Paul Siegel In Good Time times set with watches, prediction
1972 Doorway to Delusion 27
Steve Skomp Watch Out time from a watch in a magazine commercial is divined
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 88) 440
Walter B. Gibson, Joseph Dunninger Time Will Tell prediction of drawn time, handles of performer's watch are set correctly
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 90) 447
Theo "Okito" Bamberg, Joe Berg Nest of Boxes ring in nest of boxes, two methods
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 61
Ace Gorham Uhren-Glas-Seidentuch-Wanderung borrowed watch wrapped in handkerchief and put in glass, glass vanishes and reappears in hat
Also published here
  • Magic and Spells Quarterly
July 1973 Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 1) 7
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 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 Oct. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 12) 1059
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 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 146) 728
Ronnie Gann It's About Time! time is set behind back and put in envelope, time is divined
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 147) 733
Frederick M. Shields Coincidence prediction with kitchen timer, two timers ring at the same time
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 166) 829
Karrell Fox A Real "Gem" pill-watch filled with (plastic) gem stones, gag
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 37
Unknown Watch-Vanish Drawer Box similar mechanism than the Changing Coin Slide
1976 Classic Magic with Apparatus 126
Unknown Magic Looking-Glass magician shoots at mirror and in the glass shatters the spectator's watch is discovered
Related to 1976 Classic Magic with Apparatus 150
Tommy Wonder The Auction watch is destroyed and found unharmed inside a box
Inspired by
  • Jean Hugard's "5. The Auction" in "Modern Magic Manual", 1939.
1977 Jos Bema — Lecture 2
Robert Cassidy An Experiment with Time watches are collected and placed inside a bag, later they are found that all handles have moved and they don't show actual time anymore
1977 Pseudo-Mentally Yours 20
Roy Johnson None But the Brave two numbers chosen, they correspond to time of pocket watch
Inspired by 1977 Third Dimension 68
Roy Johnson Time Bomb spectator changes time on pocket watch, performer divines it, repeat with prediction
Variations 1977 Third Dimension 84
Slydini Slydini Kills Time! borrowed watch transforms into keys as it is smashed on table
Mar. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 25
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 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 197) 983
Leslie Anderson, Harry Anderson Time Warp divination of set time of a pocket watch
Related to 1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 202) 1007
Karroll Priest Karroll's Watch Thing! two borrowed watches, performer predicts set time on one watch, gimmick
Variations 1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 204) 1017
Todd Karr Karr Watch two borrowed watches, set time is predicted, gimmick
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 209) 1042
Dan Tong Time-X set time is matched
Inspired by 1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 212) 1058
Unknown The Card and Watch Frame selection and pocket watch appear in metal frame
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 64
Unknown Nest of Boxes detailed overview, watch or ring to nest of boxes
  • No-Assistant Nest of Boxes (9 methods, Okito, John Pomeroy, Hughes, Himber)
  • Assistant Nest of Boxes (2 mehods, Martinka,
  • The Tabaret Loading Table
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 179
Unknown Magic Looking Glass magician shoots at mirror and in the glass shatters the spectator's watch is discovered
Related to 1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 228
Trevor Lewis Time Flies coin to watch
Aug. 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 8) 720
Karrell Fox Time Killer borrowed watch in handkerchief is pounded on table, yet comes out unharmed
Related to 1979 Another Book 37
Karrell Fox Much Ado About Knotting borrowed watch tossed into knot
1979 Another Book 255
Ted Karmilovich Time-ZAP handles of watch vanish
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 225) 1122
David (Foote) Drake Watch It! divining an appointment and a time, written down on paper
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 231) 1153
Leslie Anderson Time Warp numbers are noted and one selected, matches set time by spectator on watch
Variations 1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 246) 1227
Unknown Time Will Tell No. 37, medium divines the time set on spectator's watch and the card he stopped at
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 59
Karl Fulves The Time Pool No. 41, spectator's watch apparently speeded up when dipped into special glass
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 66
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
1980 El Duco's Lecture Notes 15
Sandy Spillman Watch It! matching of set time, special model wrist watch
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 251) 1252
Ken De Courcy With the Card Watch name of card appears as text on digital watch
1980 The World's Fastest Card Trick 17
Danny Korem Stull-ess Watch Stunner spectator makes time out of numbers written by spectators, watch set by spectator, times match
Inspired by 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 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
Peter McDonald Clocks No. 50, two watches, set time match
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 62
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
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 89
Stephen Tucker Christmas Time time on watch changes, unusual method
Also published here 1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 8) 135
John Kennedy Watch coin vanishes and reappears beneath tables napkin, changes into wrist watch
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 43
Leslie Anderson Time Piece "chosen" time appears on watch which was set unseen by spectator
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 133
Jay Sankey Time Is Money pocket watch into coins
Variations 1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 12) 106
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
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 1
Hervé Pigny Money Is Time watchwork appears in Okito Box, coin in wrist watch
Jan. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 875
Thomas Alan Waters Chronologic two phased routine with pocket watch, first selected time is divined, then predicted
Inspired by 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 628
Thomas Alan Waters Chronogram Koran medallion with a pocket watch, initials on the watch
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 632
Michael Weber Swatch This spectator sets a watch, time is predicted, using property of swatch brand
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 252
Danny Korem Wrist Watch Steal
1985 Korem without Limits 86
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
Karrell Fox "Watch-It" broken and restored wristwatch
Related to 1986 For My Next Trick... 104
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
1986 Contemporary Rope Magic — Part I 25
John Kennedy Watch Transposition your watch transposes with the spectator's, idea
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 5&6) 29
Karl Fulves Holdup valuables vanish from folded handkerchief (ungaffed) and appear from paper bag
Related toAlso published here 1987 Contemporary Handkerchief Magic — Part One 19
Steve Beam Time Pieces watch destroyed in plain view, watch switch, a lot of presentational ideas and gags
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 18) 297
Scotty York The Card in Watch (with Watch Works Transposition) folded card in pocket watch, watch works in zipper purse, credit information of signed coin into pocket watch
Also published here 1988 A Rumor in Their Own Time 8
David Harkey Goldrush Ring through "Watch"
Also published here June 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 6) 1652
Unknown The Second Watch Steal by "Keith ???"
1989 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 12) 2006
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
1989 Predicting Time 9
Bev Bergeron The Miracle of A Watch and Paper as before but time divination is made on a piece of paper
1989 Predicting Time 11
Bev Bergeron The Miracle of 'Mental Epic' Prediction time prediction as the third prediction in a Mental Epic routine
1989 Predicting Time 12
Bev Bergeron The Miracle of the Time Machine time machine presentation, original time is set on watch again
1989 Predicting Time 13
Bev Bergeron The Miracle of the Mailed Letter sent prediction beforehand, set time during performance by spectator
1989 Predicting Time 15
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
Mark Sicher, Steve Cohen Quart(er)z Watch
Also published here Apr. 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 4) 1765
Jay Sankey A Fold in Time card folded under watch
1990 100% Sankey 39
Alexander de Cova, Jay Sankey Time is Money pocket watch cleanly transforms into stack of coins, using body servante
Inspired by 1990 Das Buch zur Body-Servante 14
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
Michael Weber Swatch This spectator sets a watch, time is predicted, using property of swatch brand
Related to
  • Heinz Gieppner's "Radarstrahlen" in "Magie" 1950, No. 9.
1991 Life Savers 38
Michael Weber Q-Tip
Inspired by 1991 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
1991 Risque 10
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
Alexander de Cova, Jay Sankey Time is Money pocket watch cleanly transforms into stack of coins, using body servante
Inspired by 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 144
Scott Robinson Time Travel borrowed ring vanishes and appears on performer's watch band
Variations 1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 43) 761
Steve Beam Clocking In watch appears on arm
1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 43) 764
Steve Dusheck Watch This coin travels to pocket, then changes into watch, coin is in watch
1992 Dusheck's Coin Magic 72
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Psychokinetic Time handle on watch is moved by named number
1992/1999 Psychokinetic Time 3
Steve "Banachek" Shaw, Gerry McCambridge McCambridge Stage Routine
1992/1999 Psychokinetic Time 21
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
Dan Harlan From the Labyrinth a watch steal joke, useless illustrations
1993 The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 4) 16
Scotty York The Signed Card in the Watch (With Watch Works Transposition) in pocket watch, watch works in zipper purse, including history of signed coin into pocket watch
Also published here 1993 For Your Eyes Only 31
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
Bill "Dusty" Miller The Watch sponge routine cover for watch steal
Inspired by
  • Johnny Paul performance at Blackpool 1991
1993 Profile (Issue 16) 4
Rudolf Braunmüller Übereinstimmung time on watch coincides with forced number
June 1993 Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 1) 33
Sid Fleischman The Longest Card Trick stop watch vanishes with gag presentation
1993 The Charlatan's Handbook 60
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
Alan Shaxon, Oswald Rae Dies ist ein Überfall! ring, watch and bill disappear from handkerchief and reappear at finger, arm and in wallet
Also published here 1994 Alan Shaxon Lecture 30
Michael Weber Imperfect Time any time selected, pocket watch opened, watch face jumps out on a spring, it has named time on it
1994 Correctors Workshop
Robert Parrish The Nest of Boxes borrowed watch in nest of boxes, linking ring routine woven into structure (but not described)
1995 Great Tricks Revisited 1
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
Felix Farrell Commando Watch presentation for watch steal, announcing the steal and doing it in form of a competition
1995 Aus dem Effeff... 75
Stephen Tucker XMas Time time on watch changes, unusual method
Also published here 1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 3) 106
Tommy Wonder The Ring, the Watch and the Wallet ring, watch and bill disappear from envelope and reappear at finger, arm and in wallet
Related toVariations 1996 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
Inspired byRelated to 1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 2 267
Paul Harris The Late-For-Lunch Miracle Maneuver coincidence with 2 watches that are randomly set, instant stooge
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 275
Boretti, Ted Lesley Perfect Pocket-Watch spectator sets time on closed pocket watch, performer divines it
Also published here 1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 12
Boretti, Ted Lesley Perfect Pocket-Watch spectator sets time on closed pocket watch, performer divines it
Also published here 1997 It's Paramiraculous 17
Steve Beam Wind Up thimbles apparently screwed onto fingers with sound effect, watch winder
1997 Digital Effects 181
Helge Thun Providence '93 signed card changes a couple of time into another card (and back). Climax: Card appears folded under performer's watch.
1998 The Book 56
Steve Bedwell Card under Watch Load folded
1998 The Book 59
David Acer Time Flies coin shown in hand, coin pocketed and wrist watch waved over hand to turn back time, coin is back and watch disappears from hand and is back on wrist
Also published here 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 9
Barrie Richardson What Time Is It? several wrist watches with random times collected, one chosen, time and spectator predicted
Also published here
  • Club 71, May 1988
1999 Theater of the Mind 281
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
Barrie Richardson The Test of Time performer and spectator set time on watches, they match, then named hour predicted on watch, using reversed-hands watch
1999 Theater of the Mind 290
Roy Johnson Zeitbombe spectator changes time on pocket watch, performer divines it, repeat with prediction
Inspired by 1999 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 1) 34
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 writing
Related to 2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 91
Simon Lovell Lobster Watch! broken and restored watch, reappears at performer's wrist, comedy prop extravaganza
2000 Son of Simon Says! 175
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
2001 Bande Du Soleil 2
Gregory Wilson Baking Time spectator turns stem of wrist watch to set time, time is predicted as tan line on performer's wrist with watch hands
2001 Bande Du Soleil 7
Eugen Höbel, George Carolly Der zweckentfremdete Eierbeutel spectator's wrist watch vanishes in egg bag, then broken pieces shown, then restored watch
2001 Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 3-5) 129
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
David Berglas Synchro Time spectator selects a time and turns the handles on a clock, performer divines it
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 390
David Berglas Pickpocketing: The Watch Finale pickpocketing routine with several people, watches end up in a box linked together
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 408
David Berglas The Watch Steal while apparently doing a magic trick that fails, watch is stolen twice
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 481
David Berglas The Quizzing Glass selected time and object are predicted and engraved on sculpture
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 494
Reed McClintock Timing three coins appear, vanish, reappear at body, vanish, appear on table, vanish, reappear under three spectators' watches
Inspired by
  • Jim Pace, Tricks From My Lecture Video
  • John Cornelius, Creative Magic Video
2002 Knuckle Busters Vol. 1 8
Pit Hartling High Noon with card under spectator's watch climax, duplicate
Inspired byRelated to 2003 Card Fictions 44
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
Rob Wood Watch Test pulling stem out only one click
Related to 2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 306
Patrik Kuffs Temporal Anomaly two wrist watches borrowed, spectator and performer each set random time behind their backs, times written on notepads, they match
2004 Seven By Patrik Kuffs 12
Al Bertini Drei Münzen copper silver transposition, then third coin travels into spectators hand, watch is stolen during routine
2004 Original Al Bertini 8
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
Trevor Lewis Time Will Tell time set by spectator matches time constructed with number cards
2009 Routines Matter 161
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
2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 473
Román García Cambio Horario watch travels from spectator'r wrist to performer's wrist
2010 Nanomagias 153
David Acer Time Flies coin shown in hand, coin pocketed and wrist watch waved over hand to turn back time, coin is back and watch disappears from hand and is back on wrist
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 35
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
Alberto de Figueiredo El Reloj a spectator writes a time on a business card, second spectator sets watch at that time
2013 Magia Demente 31
Doug Edwards Snap, Crackle, Zing combination of Watch Winder and Joy Buzzer, gag article
2013 Nukes 148
Christian Scherer Der Hellseher und das Geisterschiff prediction of a a selected object and coincidence of set time and year
2014 Schlaglichter 84
Kiko Pastur Dejazz Vu with Deja Vu presentation, using a watch where handles are always back to zero
2014 El Puente Invisible 120
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 wrist
Inspired by 2015 In the Mind of Dr. Alex 4
John Hostler Ubiety card appears folded under performer's watch
2018 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 bills
Inspired by
  • "Two for the Price of One" (131 Magic Tricks for Amateurs, Will Dexter, 1958)
Related to
2018 Repertoire 1
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