Stopping a Watch


The magician places a hand over a spectator's watch and summons a great burst of mental power. When the magician's hand is removed, the spectator looks at the watch and it has stopped running!


The magician is wearing a ring that is not really a ring at all but actually a high-capacity capacitor chock full of electricity. When the magician places a hand over the watch, the ring is triggered and some 7,000 joules of electric energy surge into the timepiece, fusing the workings of a mechanical watch or blowing out the circuitry of a digital one.

If the spectator complains about the broken watch after the effect, the magician reminds them -- it's not a broken watch -- it's a souvenir!End of story

The information on this site is intended for use only by those with a sincere desire to learn nothing about magic and is for entertainment purposes only (in other words, don't try this stuff, particularly the dangerous parts). The Magicians Assistance Collective (MAC) frowns upon the use of magic in the formation of religions or to attract a cult following.

Magic is not real. Reality is not magic.

Contents ©2004-2009, Mallusionist