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Why don’t you just agree this is a good prop, and works for many of us? I understand everyone have an opinion but pushing it like you do is too much in my opinion. Yes, the remote is making some noise, no, it’s not a problem for most of us who have actually performed with it.
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Ustaad,

Thank you for such a well articulated and nobly written reply. Your points above are all right on. This is opinion and you have a unit. You are one class act and I appreciate your participation so much. Having performed on Cruise Ships for a decade, and been a pro for 30 years and a semi-pro for 10 more, my verdict on the unit I have is that is is a practical worker in all circumstances, though I do wish it was quieter, I can handle it. As a dealer I will sell it with a good recommendation to my clients, all of whom I know and come to me directly for my validation or rejection of "what is new and good" after I've seen and real world tested it. I fully respect your opinion and choices Ustaad! Thank you Sir!

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Ustaad,

Before your friend says that the watch is malfunctioning tell him to see the instructions well before saying my product is not working.

IN FACT I know exactly why your friend watch is going to another time when he inputs the time on the remote.

He just needs to CALIBRATE it.

I will even make things easier for him: orders@joaomiranda.com

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Joao - As a top 100 Murphy's Dealer I want to thank you for appearing here, and talking straight and clearly with the members. I love The Watch and I have recommended all your 2018 creations to my customers. Your support is legendary. Your integrity and care for the customer is beyond excellent. Showing up here takes guts as it is not a loving environment, sadly. Know that your appearance, and involvement means something to the brotherhood and I for one will sell more of your products because you are present on the Café and responsive. Good work Sir! Deep respect!

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Star Manager how perfectly put , I have pmed Joao on these boards and he always answers quickly about any questions I always have .
His customer service is way above and beyond the most highest of standards , I can only echo your comments bravo Gaz 🙂
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@ Jonathan: Thank you once again for the kind words. Smile

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On May 15, 2019, Alex DLF wrote:

I understand everyone have an opinion but pushing it like you do is too much in my opinion.


@ Alex DLF: Appreciate your advise. I will certainly keep that in mind. Smile

@ Joao Miranda: My friend put the watch through the Calibration process and all seems to work good now. Smile He conveys his thanks and regards.

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For those interested in another review of "The Watch", Dave Penn covers the item on the Wizard Product Review in detail.

Please check out the link below...

https://youtu.be/C6DAJx5QxsM
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So getting back to actual magic related things regarding The Watch, earlier in this thread Al Desmond was generous enough to share his routine for this effect which I thought was great.
The biggest takeaway for me in Al's routine was having the spectator momentarily distracted by having to perform an action while the magician did the dirty work for the watch.
In Al's routine he had them write down the name of a city or place while he operated the remote. Al used a prop which is no longer available (not to mention very expensive) but it got me thinking that there are probably hundreds of ways that you could accomplish a very similar thing.

So here's a challenge to all of you highly creative individuals on this forum...what ways can you think of (and share) that could keep a spectator engaged or busy for a few seconds or so while you operate the remote?

Of course this could apply to all kinds of other routines as well, not just the watch.

The first thought I had was you could recreate Al's basic routine by using a SvenPad for the second part and while the spec is looking at the pad, you input the time you have already been given. Now Al's method did allow you to get the time the spec selects without their knowledge and this does add another layer of deception, but even if they tell you the time outright the effect can still be quite amazing IMO.

BTW, I'm not saying the watch REQUIRES any misdirection, but it never hurts.

I'm curious what other ways people could come up with to misdirect the spec while you are inputting the time, or doing any other dirty work in another effect?
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Your best bet is to not discuss things publically on here but to use the hidden sections of this forum...
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P.S. I would advise all those who purchase any kind of electronic based Hi-Tech prop(s), should first go through the teaching instructions and must pay close attention to the Do's-n-Dont's as advised the the creator. This will save you from a lot of unnecessary hassle when using the prop.

Principle also known as RTFM. Smile
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Your best bet is to not discuss things publically on here but to use the hidden sections of this forum...


IAIN you are absolutely right and I completely agree.
I have copied it to the Secret Sessions where it belongs.
Please post your ideas there.

Here is the link:
https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......forum=37
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Just got my 2 watches (a black one and a white one). One is charging right now ... it is a thing of Terrifying Beauty. So far one word: "WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!".
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I'm live with Joao right now over on the Murphy's Facebook page talking all about The Watch! https://www.facebook.com/MurphysMagicSup......64102487
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I'm live with Joao right now over on the Murphy's Facebook page talking all about The Watch! https://www.facebook.com/MurphysMagicSup......64102487

Ah, sorry I missed it. Very interesting. Thank you.
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Just got my 2 watches (a black one and a white one). One is charging right now ... it is a thing of Terrifying Beauty. So far one word: "WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!".


Did your kits come with the black battery or the green battery, for the watch?
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On May 15, 2019, Luke Dancy wrote:
I'm live with Joao right now over on the Murphy's Facebook page talking all about The Watch! https://www.facebook.com/MurphysMagicSup......64102487

Ah, sorry I missed it. Very interesting. Thank you.


The good news is you can catch the replay from the beginning here: https://www.facebook.com/MurphysMagicSup......7/?t=298

As a heads up we do a live show on Facebook every Wednesday at noon pacific (Menny Lindenfeld is live with me next week) so make sure to turn on your notifications or 'follow' that page so you never miss one.

Thanks again to Joao for his time today, I hope you guys enjoyed the interview!

All the best,

Luke
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I saw that, but I guess I can't ask him questions now Smile
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You can always email or PM Joao with any questions.
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Just got my 2 watches (a black one and a white one). One is charging right now ... it is a thing of Terrifying Beauty. So far one word: "WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!".


Did your kits come with the black battery or the green battery, for the watch?


Not sure what you mean. I’ve seen 3 of these watch batteries and they have all been essentially identical, and none of them were black or green.
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On May 15, 2019, Al Desmond wrote:
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On May 15, 2019, TheAmazingSteveo wrote:
Just got my 2 watches (a black one and a white one). One is charging right now ... it is a thing of Terrifying Beauty. So far one word: "WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!".


Did your kits come with the black battery or the green battery, for the watch?


Not sure what you mean. I’ve seen 3 of these watch batteries and they have all been essentially identical, and none of them were black or green.



He is charging is black and white watch ... 🤔🤔🥃🥃
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