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 Post subject: Watch Stealing
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:25 pm 
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Is watch stealing hard to learn, or can it easily be done by someone of any age?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2003 11:39 pm 
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With lots of practice, you can get down the technique. Around a few months. It may be hard if you don't have anyone to practice on. if you get Chappy Brazil's Watch Steal video, it teaches you not only how to remove a watch, but also practice techniques, how to present the watch steal in several different ways, and much more.

Age doesn't matter... just the amount of effort you put in to learn it.

Gregory Wilson's On teh Spot teaches a "simplified" watch steal which makes use of a very unorthodox handling...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 12:06 am 
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okay, thank you for clearing that up for me. is there a particular video that you think is better than the rest?

Thanks!!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 6:27 am 
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Standing out from the crowd is DEFINITELY Chappy Brazil's Watch Steal video... and I can bet that many many other people will agree with me. It is the one resource to learn watch stealing, alogn with "Theatrical Pickpocketing" (a book). Whatever you do, avoid James Coat's watch steal DVD, which was horrible. Another DVD called "Stealing the Show" is coming out soon at well and I hear that it is going to be pretty good.

But you cannot miss out on Chappy Brazil's video. It is the most useful, comprehensive video on the watch steal. You wont' go wrong with it.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 10:00 am 
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About how long is Chappy Brazil's video?


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 Post subject: Very True
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 9:21 pm 
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I agree. I also have the Chappy Brazil video and although he doesn't go into extensive detail about the mechanics of watch stealing, it is the best video on the subject out there. To be very honest, any video that teaches you the technique is a good resource becuase the hardest part is really up to you. Having the best watch steal video is not going to make you better at stealing watches. It is all about technique, timing, misdirection and direction. The best help you can possibly have is to get a friend to wear different watches and let you take them from their wrist. Practice Practice Practice and just when you thought you had it down Practice some more. Good luck!!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2003 2:16 am 
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jordan_b88 wrote:
About how long is Chappy Brazil's video?


it is around 1 hour long, I believe, or slightly shorter than that.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 10:37 am 
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avoid James Coat's watch steal DVD, which was horrible

To ifkwee

well, i planned to buy James Coat's pickpocket DVD because apparently it is the only recommended DVD or what so ever?

so, what do you reckon for pick pocket or watch stealing ?

by the way, which part of Singapore are you staying, i am from Malaysia!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 8:14 pm 
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Wait for "Stealing the Show" to come out. It's going to be a great pickpocketing DVD. Or buy the book "theatrical Pickpocketing" which is also great.

For watch stealing, like I said, Chappy Brazil's video gets my vote.

I'm staying around the Bukit Timah area if that makes any sense to you....


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 8:48 pm 
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to IFKWEE,
Thanks for the advices, so what sort magic are you keen on beside pickpoket.(apparently you are so into pickpocket and watch stealing)
Did you actually try the watch stealing or pickpocket on someone ?
cause i tried once and i didn't make it and then this horrible experience haunted me since that!!
i rather perform some other cool magic like mentalism, card magic, coin magic, money magic and lots more. Hence i think i will just take this (watch stealing) as part of my magic's "foreplay" if only i manage to misdirect the audience!
recently i just held a magic show and it wasn't too bad (it was my virgin show), and the most important thing is that i didnt' make any mistake!
By the way, i 've been to Bukit Timah before, it means the "hill of pewter"!as most of the Singaporean dont' know about the meaning of Malay word!
so is that your real face on the display picture?( just out of curiosity ,wondering you are Singaporean or not?)
can i add you to my MSN messenger?
it's been so nice to meet you here!


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 Post subject: pickpocketing
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 12:26 pm 
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jordan do u no where i can find a cheap but good video or dvd


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 3:07 am 
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The video's length is about 50 minutes, but IT'S DEFINITELY WORTH THE PRICE
I've got it too and I Luuuuuuuv that vid


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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2004 8:14 am 
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but they don't have it on penguin do they?


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 Post subject: Picking pockets instead of your nose :D
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 3:33 pm 
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Chappy Brazil's video is a great source to learn from. Stealing the Show by James Freedman is also good and not just for watch steals, but is mostly catered to well dressed gentlemen. I would avoid buying Mastering the Art of Pickpocketing by James Coats, but if you are in some kind of magic club that happens to have a copy in their vault might as well watch it. It is like a thugish like art. If you live in New Orleans or Vegas you have great access to pickpockets, problem is it can be dangerous :wink: . Too bad I was not around during Bora's time. Would have loved to sit down with the man. Bob Arno is also great.


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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2004 6:18 am 
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i find though that it is defenetely easier to do the watch steal with bigger hands, then you can just move the watch more without using your whole hand.


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