The Time Traveling Watch Trick
Street Magic

The Time Traveling watch trick is performed by David Blaine on a TV special. It is Pure street Magic at its best.

A Spectator is asked to remove his watch and a Magician borrows it...The Magician does not carry anything!

He then shows the wrist watch to some spectators nearby who mentally note the time of the watch,

The magician places the wrist watch face down in the Volunteer's hand. The Volunteer then makes a fist with the hand holding the watch, so it is hidden from view..

The magician does not touch the watch again. The magician then asks the Volunteer to think of and call out a number and then to concentrate on that number and the watch.

He opens his hand, turns over the watch and sees that the hands of the watch have moved that many minutes !

The Props needed: The volunteer needs to be wearing an analogue watch. One with an long stem that's easy to manipulate quickly. SEIKO watches are the best for this.

The 3 Week Diet

Time traveling Watch trick Preparation: You need to set your own watch to the wrong time.

Method: Ask your Volunteer for his watch "I think my time is wrong, may I see yours for a second?" is a great excuse to start the illusion. Ask him to remove it.

Now hold the watch for a minute and examine it, look at it, state what time it has, and ask, "Is this the correct time, I need to know."

Quickly glance at the time on your own watch, and draw the volunteers attention to it by setting its time.

While they are looking at you setting the time on your watch, at the same time your other hand is moving the stem on their watch so that the time on their watch is moved forward 25 minutes.

Now have the volunteer place their watch between their hands and ask them to pick a number from 10 through to 30. Most people will pick 25.

If they pick 20, they won't notice it's off by five minutes when you reveal that the hands of their watch have moved forward in time....

If they pick something below that number, tell them to make it harder for you, and pick a higher number.

It gets them every single time... Try to remember to come up with some great patter when doing this trick, it will help it move along with the misdirection.

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I love magic I wish to be a magican

who wheres a watch anymore? 
Great trick but who wears analogue watches these days??

i use this Not rated yet
love this effect and i always where an analogue watch to perform this effect.. it works everytime

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