This is a great trick that you can incorporate into almost any coin routine. The trick is pretty
easy to do but you really have to be picky on which spectators to perform this for. I learned this
effect a while ago and it's always taken well by spectators. Just to warn you though, when you are
starting out, you will probably get caught a few times before you get it right. Mainly you will need
to watch out for the right kind of watches. You don't want to do one that's too loose, but also one
that isn't tight. As I said, if you don't mind getting caught a few times, pick this one up.
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This trick is simplistic, yet as powerful as something like Extreme Burn. It's methodology is
explained thoroughly as well as multiple methods to do it to keep it fresh. There are a few very
good variations of the trick on the DVD that are well worth learning as well. He also explains
proper recovery from any mess ups you might have.
A few gripes, however, that keep it from
being a 5 star review:
1) Not a lot of people wear watches anymore, which limits the market of
this trick significantly. Most businessmen that wear watches (without giving to much away) might be
angry with the outcome if it scratched up their watch removing it. On top of that, most businessmen
might be a little weary of street magic in the first place. That comes down to setting and is not
directly Oz's fault.
2) You have to be well practiced in various coin manipulation or it
will NOT come close to working right. It's a simple trick with a "complex" and precise lead-in, but
if you can do it it's worth it. Not really meant for beginners.
3) He goes into certain
methods you can apply and then bypasses them. An example: He mentions a card routine with this,
talks about the method a tiny bit for the lead-in, then says "I talk about this on this other DVD of
All in all: Great trick, great DVD, and other than a few minor gripes it's amazing.
On an unrelated side note; the DVD has several instances of him doing this out on the street in
Vegas to passersby. It covers the board from perfect performance, to near mess ups that he recovers
from excellently. There is also a great moment where the coin appears under someones watch and a
kid who looks to be 12 clutching a teddy bear goes wide-eyed and runs off jaw dropped.
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I had a hard time to like "In the beginning there were coins" and I really never liked the way that
DVD was, but THIS IS one of THE best coin magic tricks out there! This isn't just a download, Oz
teaches you in one hour, some really cool routines with coins!
I just love it! The only
"bad" thing is that everyone in the world should wear a watch, cause there are plenty of people I
would like to perform this on, but they don't have a watch.. so I can't. I think Oz should take all
the money he earns and buy everyone in the world a watch, starting in Sweden. ^^ I mean what about
that "WatchMagic" thing? haha!
Anyway, great effect! One hour ID, it takes a while to
download it, but trust me it is worth every minute of your time and every kilobyte on your
THANK YOU, OZ!!!
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I am used to the original, 30+-year-old Greg Wilson version ("Watch, watch"),
I prefer the
original Greg to the new Greg coin under watch currently on download at Penguin.
about Oz'z download?
This Oz version appears to be Penguin's original video on coin/watch.
I wanted to get any new ideas I might have missed since my stay in an insane asylum since 1984.
Hence I got Oz.
His youthful presentation does not match his current calm, mature
demeanor in more recent appearances. He doesn't even make a pass at the gorgeous Russian babe!
But I liked seeing how OZ did it...I mean.... coin and watch. Good moves! I mean, coin and
I am still awaiting delivery of the watch that goes under their deck of cards.
whose coin under watch is better!
COMBINE THE TWO APPROACHES!
That's why I chose
Thank you, Oz...even though you've moved onto mentalism.
curious...were you and Alysia colluding with Putin to ...ah forget it.
Thank you Oz Pearlman... You are one of the best teachers i have come across.. The tricks are great
but u need to choose the right spectator to perform this one... But still its worth a buy if you
wanna get into Coin magic..
Great effect for minimal prep. Work into other routines. Gets great reactions for how simple it is.
Will knock there socks Off, but this will take practice. Not recommended for a beginner.
I really liked coin under watch! Oz Pearlman does a really good job teaching all of the slights step
by step as well as how to preform the actual trick! However some beginners in magic may find this
trick a little daunting because of some of the "moves" and how close you have to get to the
spectator. But i still really love the trick and would definitely recommend it