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Mind Phantom

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I think that borrowing a watch from a spectator and doing something mystical with it is strong magic. Uri Geller would pick up a broken watch and make it start again, strong stuff IMHO.

These days, most people can get the time on their phones, making a watch obsolete.

Also, there are effects done with watches in which the performer predicts the time on the watch to what was written down.

Time is a very mystical thing indeed, what kind of effects can you do with watches ? And where can you find these items or a routine in a book. This is a subject I know very little about. Point me in the right direction.

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Back in the 90's (I think) there was a trend to stop people's watches.
That had it's moment in the sun and quickly burnt out.
A problem started cropping up where the method used to stop the watch sometimes destroyed the watch.
So now you have an angry spectator.
Not so bad if you just broke a Timex. But what about that guy's Rolex?

A similar reason why a lot of magicians tend to shy away from Ring Flight effects; they don't want to damage someone's property and be held liable.
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Also now most watches are digital. 
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I am with The Evil One. Borrowing someone's watch or phone or whatever is a bad idea. Anything could happen. Anything. If you want to do something with time why not work with the venerable clock trick with playing cards? You could use other items, or build a presentation around how people used to tell time. 
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Ok, I kinda agree with you guys. I just went on the Collectors Workshop site and there watches are way too expensive for me.

There is a clock trick on Jon Tramaine's The Mental Act vhs tape that I have, I'll have to find it and watch it.
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Under the card plot of "time travel" I found in my collection of tapes is Jay Sankey's Back in Time & Darwin Ortiz's Time and Again in the book Cardshark.

I am just going to think out loud here and come up with something decent using my imagination, right now, I want to get away from playing cards but, I am not sure what to use. I'll use this thread to comment on what I come up with.

If you have anything you would like to comment on via, time travel or, effects using time as a plot, I would love to read your post.

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