Hi Guys. No, I am NOT the manufacturer of the Time Machine. I DO sell it in my shop, but I am not part of the manufacturing or marketing of this item. No, it does not say "Fossil" on the face. However, the manufacturer is a very good friend of mine, and he told me who he had make the watch for him. Now, just because he is my friend does NOT make me biased. There are some things that he makes that I do not like, and would not recommend to anyone.
I have seen both watches side by side, and I can say, without reservation, that the Time Machine is far and away the best of the units. I don't know about it being water-proof. I have never tested this.
The ONLY reason that someone might ask, "Is that a 'trick' watch?" is if you do the trick to fast. What I mean by that is if you set the prediction, ask for a time and then BS while the watch "does it's thing". It puts heat on the watch. A lot of guys make the mistake of doing this effect to straight forward.
When I do it, I "set the prediction". Then I ask the spectator to imagine the face of a clock by "drawing" a large circle in the air. I tell them to see the numbers, and then, all of a sudden, the Hour Hand appears. I gesture as if my index finger is the Hour Hand, and I have it pointing straight up at 12:00. AS I am creating this image, I am letting the watch get as close to straight up 12:00 as I can, and then I stop it.
I then tell them to imagine the Hour Hand moving around the clock "past the one...past the two...and then...all of a sudden...(SNAP!) it stops! What HOUR did it stop at?" When I snap my fingers, I do it at about where the 7:00 position would be. Believe it or not MOST people say 7 or 8 o'clock. I then let the watch begin running. After I get the hour, I then go back to the imaginary clock face, and ask them to imagine the Minute Hand. Again, this is done by gesturing with my finger at the 12:00 position. Now the minute hand begins moving around the clock "past the one...past the two... and then...all of a sudden...(SNAP!) it stops! What minute did it stop at? Most people will give a number between 20-40. With the right amount of timing, I can turn the watch around after about 4 seconds after I get the full time. No "stalling".
It is because of my asking them to use their minds, and make several decisions, that the watch is not suspected. All the heat is one the spectator. After all, I was HIS imagination, and HIS choice of time.