SYKYS by Bazar de Magia(c. 2006)
Watches for the Mentalist seem to fall into two main camps: those based on the Stull Watch (invented by Bob Stull c. 1949) and those based upon Collector’s Workshop Perfect Time c. 1989. In the former, the watch is gimmicked in such a way that you can predict what time the watch will stop at when set under cover by a spectator, and in the latter the watch can move quickly to any time chosen once a spectator says the time. Both approaches have their advantages and disadvantages, and to a certain extent it is really personal preference. There is a third type of watch that CW also put out which is the Geneva Prediction Watch, and this is different again, closer to a Stull Watch but a very different (and simpler) method, but this style is not so common.
This new watch from Bazar de Magia falls into the Stull Watch camp. Basically, even though the watch can be freely set to any time when the spectator sets it under cover you know precisely what time it will stop at. From there the rest is presentation. This particular watch rotates through 4 different times so it can be used multiple times to the same audience and also works in a walk around situation. In this sense it is similar to their last watch TimeTrix. However, the one very big difference is this watch not only really works, it is a great looking watch that most people would be more than happy to wear as their every day watch.
Having a watch that actually works really makes a huge difference. It is robust enough and easily good looking enough to wear as your normal watch, so now you are ready at a moments notice to amuse and amaze.
- You can predict four different pre-defined times (not a sequence).
- You perform the illusion while the spectator holds the watch with his own fingers.
- The watch can be examined before and after the performance.
- SYKYS is self contained, nothing else is needed to perform with it.
- No magnets are used.
- Perform 17 routines by Max Maven, Trevor Lewis, Rick Bloch, Fantasio, Tony Binarelli, Anthony Blake and others.
Since it’s a real watch you can wear it as your regular watch. The perfect impromptu-“show-me-a-trick” kind of trick.
Approx. Price: $295.00 (01/2007) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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