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levitatingace
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I had practiced for about a month on my leather band watch steal. my mother is a real heckler and always trys to bash my effects. I put a different bill in each of her hands and the the whole "they're going to switch places" bit while taking her watch. so I had it unhooked, just pressed against her wrist with my hand and when I went to pull it off I dropped it. but guess what, SHE didn't HEAR, even thought it made a loud thud. so I just pick it up later for an awsome reveal.
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Ooohh....careful there. People aren't as impressed if you give them their watch back broken. Smile
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LOL well at least it was on your mother and not a spectator....LOL
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Good Job! wow, someday I hope to learn watchstealing.

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Lucky this time, but be careful. I mean, try not to break any of them Smile
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Congratulations on a successful steal!

Luckily I haven't broken any watches yet. One time I thought I broke a band but they said the band was ripped already.

The hardest thing for me to master while doing the watch steal is to ignore the feeling that I've been caught. You know, they'll give you a look. Maybe look at there hand and you'd swear they probably know you're taking there watch. But that usually isn't the case. So if you feel they've caught on to you, keep going at it. They just might not have a clue.

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I love watch steals, it is one of the only effects that still gives me a rush. That feeling when you are not sure a trick is going to go smoothly, then does. Because every watch is different, you may come across a deceptive band. Some expensive watches have a strap that looks like a regular leather strap. But has some kind of catch underneath instead. There are buttons on some expanding clasps now, or double exanders. It feesl like guerilla warfare, rather than a planned attack. And when the watch is off and in my shoe ready for the reveal, I get that kinda warm headrush where you are trying not to smile. Smile

Keep going levitatingace just be confident and all should go well. Keeping eye contact is your best weapon.
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Many years ago Circus Tihany was opening in Houston, TX and I was one of the house magicians at the Magic Island. Just before I had to get to the Island for work, I was asked to perform some strolling magic outside the big top for the media and other patrons during the late afternoon before they entered for Tihany's premiere performance in the U.S. I had practiced the watch steal but it was at that outing that I first actually did it. I remember it as if it was yesterday. I agree with hackmonkey...what a rush. My first time at watch stealing was almost a better rush than my first time at another pleasurable experience Smile

Regretably, I have not performed it since because I'm afraid it won't be as good as the first time. Smile

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