is just one of many great little magic tricks that you can do anywhere at
anytime, using your watch and an ordinary pack of playing cards.
a card "freely" chosen and noted by a member of your audience
and returned to the centre of the pack. You then shuffle the cards so
that it is completely lost somewhere in the pack.
then remove your wrist watch and indicate that it is a magic watch and
can pick out the chosen card just by passing over the cards a few times.
than spread the whole pack of cards, you indicate that you will use
your magic powers to select a few cards that you think may be the chosen
card and then you will pass the watch over these cards.
allow the audience to see the faces of the four cards you are about
to place "face down" on the table and they can clearly see
that none of them is the chosen card. So they are sure you will
indicate that the watch has never failed you and in fact, if the chosen
card does not appear "Under The Watch", then the spectator
who chose the card can keep the watch. - Disaster for you - The Magician!
the audience will be eager to see you fail and lose your magic watch
and in fact, having got a glimpse of the cards on the table, they are
absolutely certain that you will fail.
after passing the watch over the cards, you place it down on top of
one of the cards and say, "I'm sure that the chosen card is under
Will you please now just turn the watch over and check underneath."
. . . . .and "low and behold", there on the bottom of the
watch is the chosen card, Magic!
Impossible! - But that's MAGIC!
been having fun with this for almost 40 years. NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!