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Topic: Idea for producing the stolen watch
Message: Posted by: Matze (Apr 27, 2010 11:06AM)
I had this idea last night when I was thinking about what to do with a stolen watch... I mean,pulling it of your pocket is okay,but why not go a little further with this?
You came a long way of practise and failure to finally be able to steal a watch without anyone noticing,thats a powerful position to be in...so use it.

My idea:

Perform "a pot of jam" by james brown (you can find it on his great dvd "still fancy a pot of jam")


but instead of producing the pot of jam,simply produce the watch (you have to roll it up a little bit before,but it should work just fine)

what dou you think?
its just one of many things you could do, I guess...but I d like to here some idea from you guys =)
Message: Posted by: Nechto (Jun 3, 2010 07:28AM)
There is a great promo video for Fred Razon and he produces the watch with a coin vanish, so the coin turns into the watch. I personally have been known to load a watch into an envelope in my wallet. If you are in a social situation employ a friend to put it somewhere impossible or to wear it themselves (however the acting would have to be strong enough to get a GREAT impossible reaction!).

There are many different possiblities, you have just got my brain started!

Message: Posted by: lisheng (Oct 5, 2010 02:52AM)
Might be slightly off-topic, but I seeing "producing stolen watch" reminded me a recent Norm Barnhart lecture, where he pretended to "steal" a person's watch for a comedic effect. He effectively did a fake watch steal move while taking out his own watch from his own pocket!
Message: Posted by: parmenion (Oct 5, 2010 11:03AM)
On 2010-10-05 03:52, lisheng wrote:
Might be slightly off-topic, but I seeing "producing stolen watch" reminded me a recent Norm Barnhart lecture, where he pretended to "steal" a person's watch for a comedic effect. He effectively did a fake watch steal move while taking out his own watch from his own pocket!
This gag is perhaps as old as the magic itself ! :)
Nothing new under the sun.
Message: Posted by: mago.niko (Jan 19, 2011 06:29AM)
I think that the Sylvester pitch is one of the best ways to produce a stolen watch.. Steel it first and move on to the next routine..
When I'm done with stealing their watch, or their mobile phone or whatever they have in their pocketsi put it in mine and start a coin routine using the Sylvester pitch.. At the end of the routine their watch appears to my empty hand..
This is from Gregory Wilson's "On the spot" dvd..
Message: Posted by: jlevey (Jan 19, 2011 09:46PM)
For my friendly but (at times) mischievous character, pulling it out of another spectator's inside coat pocket (whether watch, wallet, glasses, etc.) is a great way to produce the stolen item. Create laughs and amazement = high entertainment value and is very memorable. Of course as yo pull the stolen item out of the unsuspecting spectators inside coat, you are secretly pulling out his very own wallet, iPhone, pen, etc. and produce it from... the first vol's inside coat --the performer can go back and forth like this forever! As long as their are objects on the "victims'" body to lift. Lots of fun, lots of laughs --takes skills in timing ti all as the exchange happens rather rapidly and in flashes or burst of productions.

If you've never tried this, do so.. but watch out --it can become addictive! ')



PS: This same style of interactions works well for "put-pocketing other objects as well (ie. silverware and other comedic /visual gag objects).
Message: Posted by: Gustavo Vierini (Feb 16, 2011 06:06PM)
Hi guys,

Firstly, hello and nice to meet everyone,lol.

I'm new here on the Magic Café and I hope to share my magical experiences with all of you.

So, for the appears watch has many ideas, for example using a flash paper (with a drawing watch in) or in own wrist. But I like one way so interesting that I use many times...doing a sponge ball routine (or coin across) when you do the balls back to your hand (one in my pocket, one in my hand and the third in my pocket) every time the three balls reappear in the hand but in the last time where generally the balls disappear, you change into the watch.

In the most part of my show I do the flash with the watch stolen behind the spectator's back, but if you don't...you can steal and put in your pocket or box wherever ( nobody knows that you stolen the watch)...and after this you can ask to the robbed spectator "What time is it", but don't focus in his watch, in the most times he will believe that is without watch, and you ask to him that imagine that will take his watch in his home or omething like this and then you make the watch reappear in the box or with the flash paper... BELIEVE that's incredible effect in the audience.

PS. Sorry for my english!

PS.2 The last idea I learned in a conference that I was here in Brazil.

Hugh's and greetings from Brazil,

Gustavo Vierini
Message: Posted by: ksalaz1 (Mar 6, 2011 10:46PM)
Gregory Wilson's "on the spot" is perfect for ideas with this.
Message: Posted by: ksalaz1 (Mar 17, 2011 06:44PM)
Oh...and I get the greatest reactions from putting his watch on and pretending to do a "slow motion" watch steal with it appearing on my wrist.
Message: Posted by: Bondy (May 4, 2011 06:38PM)
I like placing there stolen watch on my wrist, and then fist bump each others fists together, and show their watch magically jumps from thier wrist to mine.