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Topic: Learning the watch steal
Message: Posted by: NCR (Aug 24, 2005 12:23AM)
Any recomendations for books/dvds or videos that contain good advice on learning the watch steal?
Message: Posted by: graemesd (Aug 24, 2005 08:11AM)
Just do it
then go change your underwear
Message: Posted by: blueboy7948 (Aug 24, 2005 12:23PM)
NCR
There is a watch steal in the classic Stars of Magic. I don't have my copy to hand right now and I cant remember who the routine belongs to.
Message: Posted by: dark kard (Aug 24, 2005 12:36PM)
The Watch Steal Video DVD is probly a good beat. Scott Hitchcock is a exceptional watch stealer.
Message: Posted by: dragonchaos91 (Aug 24, 2005 12:58PM)
Blueboy, the watchsteal belongs to Francis Carlyle. Gregory Wilson also teaches it in his infamous impromptu magic dvd, On the Spot.
Message: Posted by: NCR (Aug 24, 2005 02:03PM)
I'll look into one(or more) of these. Thank you!
Message: Posted by: Mustang (Aug 24, 2005 05:18PM)
I would strongly encourage you to get hold of Chappy Brazil's video, that will get you on track.
Message: Posted by: LordPH (Dec 30, 2005 10:04AM)
On Greg Wilson´s "On The Spot" you can find a really good way to steal watches, or you can simply buy Chappy Brazil´s - "Watch Steal DVD"
Message: Posted by: TKE (Dec 30, 2005 10:40AM)
I second Chappy Brazil. Simply THEE BEST
Message: Posted by: Cory Gallupe (Dec 30, 2005 10:52AM)
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On 2005-08-24 13:58, dragonchaos91 wrote:
Blueboy, the watchsteal belongs to Francis Carlyle. Gregory Wilson also teaches it in his infamous impromptu magic dvd, On the Spot.
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How good does Greg teach it on the video?
Message: Posted by: Cory Gallupe (Dec 30, 2005 10:54AM)
TKE, I didn't know that you were a magician.. Do some magic on you next Gotti show!

PS, it is supposed to be a picture of YOU!! :)
Message: Posted by: Magicrules22311 (Dec 30, 2005 11:41PM)
I would NOT recomend Mastering the Art of Watch Stealing. The DVD more "shows off" Coats ability to steal watches.
Message: Posted by: Cory Gallupe (Dec 31, 2005 10:10AM)
That's what I heard too.
Message: Posted by: TKE (Dec 31, 2005 01:14PM)
MagicBoy Greg goes over the watch steal fairly briefly..But if you get On The Spot youre also getting a bunch of more powerful impromptu effects along with it..I'd say get chappys vid. he goes in depth and spends the whole time dedicated to that one effect.

PS- I'm disregarding the gotti comment because I saw your website & you look you're 12 ...have a club soda on me kid

Cheers ;D
Message: Posted by: Thoughtreader (Dec 31, 2005 01:24PM)
The best way to practice it is very similar to practicing the classic force - Just keep doing it when it is not an integral part of a routine, just try to do it and if you can - great, if not, no biggie.

PSIncerely Yours,
Paul Alberstat
Message: Posted by: Cory Gallupe (Dec 31, 2005 02:27PM)
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On 2005-12-31 14:14, TKE wrote:
MagicBoy Greg goes over the watch steal fairly briefly..But if you get On The Spot youre also getting a bunch of more powerful impromptu effects along with it..I'd say get chappys vid. he goes in depth and spends the whole time dedicated to that one effect.

PS- I'm disregarding the gotti comment because I saw your website & you look you're 12 ...have a club soda on me kid

Cheers ;D
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I am 14. And I don't like club soda... Is that really a picture of you, or IS it a gotti? If its you, then your pretty hot! ;)

NO I DO NOT SWING THAT WAY IN CASE YOU ARE INTERSTED!!!!!
Message: Posted by: TKE (Dec 31, 2005 03:17PM)
Alright this isn't the cupidcafe..my picture is really me and if you're serious about learning the watchsteal know it takes heart and balls the first couple of times you attempt it..good luck with it
Message: Posted by: Cory Gallupe (Dec 31, 2005 03:53PM)
I don't do the watch steal. Im afraid someone will kick my butt. But I might try learning it so I can do it for family and friends.
Message: Posted by: toolman22 (Dec 31, 2005 04:00PM)
Great advice by thought reader.
Message: Posted by: Roland (May 24, 2009 12:03AM)
Perhaps the easiest watch steal is preshowing for it. You get the same reaction, it's super clean, and don't have to worry about getting beaten up. I've fooled even pickpockets. There's nothing to catch!

Roland
http://www.danceofillusion.com
Message: Posted by: MattMagician (Jul 5, 2009 07:35PM)
I want to do it but I don't want to mess up in front of an audience. how should I practice?

Matt
Message: Posted by: Kukushka (Jul 6, 2009 08:50AM)
Hi!

There is a lot of good information how you can practise watch steal in this forum. :)
First wrap some rag around the broom and use that as a fake hand and practise your technique(s).
Then borrow your friend and you can try how your misdirection and watch steal actually work. If it don't work... Well then your friend can tell what went wrong and you can add some changes.

Practise and practise a lot and you become good in your business...

-Käki