Name of trick with watch hands reversed?

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Postby MaxNY » 05/21/12 10:24 AM

I'm trying to find a jeweler in NYC that will reverse the hands of a watch for me, no luck. Nobody wants the job. What is the name of this trick? Does anyone have a used one for sale? Is this still an item I can still find at a dealer?
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Postby Jim Maloney » 05/21/12 10:36 AM

I believe that Barrie Richardson described this in his first book. He might have more info there.

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Postby Joe Pecore » 05/21/12 10:39 AM

I think it's called "Richardson Watch" (after Barrie Richardson as stated above).

Did you think of just cutting the hour hand shorter than minute hand (if you can find a watch with a longish minute hand)?
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Postby Richard Hatch » 05/21/12 11:00 AM

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Postby Joe Pecore » 05/21/12 11:39 AM

Joe Pecore wrote:Did you think of just cutting the hour hand shorter than minute hand (if you can find a watch with a longish minute hand)?

Or rather, cutting the minute hand down to look like an hour hand (duh).
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