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TheTrickman
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Hello

I have had a request from a watch company to put watches on clients wrists in a pickpocket fashion during their product launch.
I am not sure whether this is even possible without resorting to a gimmicked(magnet) strap. Does anyone know if this is something that can be done or whether there is any work on this published?
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I've never done it, but Jacques Le Sueur teaches a method for doing so in the PDF that comes with his WATCH video.
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The magnet strap idea... sounds very interesting.
I have been picking up old watches/necklaces at yard sales and second hand store 25 cent bins.
After watching a Coats and Byrd dvd on pickpocketing.. I have wanted to build a training dummy.

Unfortunately... LOL I have 7 daughters... so anytime daddy brings home anything remotely pretty... it gets confinscated by the girls.
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I think that there was an effect on the market years ago that your watch and a spectators traded places. I don't recall the name but I do recall that the performers watch ended on the spectators wrist.
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Years ago I was tipped to a great method for this. I am not sure who originated the idea. It does involve a gimmick but requires less precision to handle than a magnet strap. I don't really follow this area of the forum but I've not seen it published in the literature. TheTrickman feel free to PM me if you don't find another suitable method.
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There's a trick from Sébastien mossiere, with a special watch.
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There is a guy named Gene Turner who does it. Part of his act he switches one person's watch for another on their wrists.

I don't think he would be too forth coming about how to do it though.

Might get some ideas from him though
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