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|-||The idea of having a neutral position built into pocket watches was used by magicians during the time when such watches were in vogue (and sometime after). ||+||The idea of having a neutral position built into the winding-setting stem of pocket watches was used by magicians during the time when such watches were in vogue (and sometime after). |
|+||Danny Korem discovered that certain watches that display the day and date as well as the time could be used in the same manner, the stem position for setting the calendar serving the same purpose as a neutral stem position. Korem published a trick using this idea, "|
|+||Bev Bergeron, following a similar train of thought, found a cheap and popular brand of watches by Seiko with the required type of crown built in for an alarm feature, and later found the Swatch brand wristwatch could also be used. Bergeron claimed to have run across |