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Houdini's Watch by Wayne Dobson and Alan Wong - Trick

Houdini's Watch by Wayne Dobson and Alan Wong - Trick

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The effect depends on a devilish principle that Pat Page taught Wayne when they were working together on Wayne's ITV series "A Kind of Magic".

Here is the plot:

"Houdini was the first modern style of magical performer to court publicity, and he got more newspaper coverage than perhaps any other magician since. He always made sure he dressed immaculately, looking every inch the prosperous businessman, and he always had something special to show newspaper reporters. This was Houdini's favourite trick with his pocket watch for using with journalists to get publicity."

"Houdini would ask the journalist to think of one of the numbers on the watch and would unfailingly get his chosen hour."

You try to recreate Houdini's trick as the story is told. You show the spectator's chosen time that you have drawn on Houdini's business card, look a bit bashful at getting it wrong. Wait a beat, then turn the card over to show Houdini predicted you would be 'One hour off'.

Despite the freedom of the choice made by the spectator, and the cleanliness of the handling, this is devilishly simple to perform.

You will receive a real classic pocket watch, custom printed cards (consumables and you can print your own later) plus written pdf instructions by Wayne Dobson.

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Customer Reviews

Ronald Wood

Received Houdini’s Watch this morning. What a beautiful little effect, in EVERY way! The Watch itself is worth more than the price of the effect in the fact that it is a great talking piece, and it will certainly be a great ‘ice breaker’ when approaching a table or when someone asks to “show me a trick”, when we all get back to a normal performing routine! The Houdini Business cards are also a beautiful sight. Hopefully in the future we can buy refills of these, but until then I’ll only be giving these out on SPECIAL occasions and using Wayne’s idea of using Double Blank Business cards as giveaways when showing this! So! Enough about the props! As for the effect itself, this will totally floor your lay audience! No one will ever work out how you knew their thought of hour because the method is so diabolically simple! Definitely only a crafty mind like Pat Page’s could have come up with this idea. Totally brilliant. Buy this! Trust me. You will not be disappointed. Actually. Don’t! Because I want to be the only one using this when horrid Lockdown is finally over!

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