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Chess Clock on Shabbat


Rabbi Elchanan Lewis

5 Av 5764
May a wind-up mechanical chess clock be used on Shabbat if it is fully wound up before Shabbat?
There is a prohibition to measure on Shabbat if not for Mitzvah purposes. Therefore this chess watch is Muktze as it is used for measuring play time and should not be used on Shabbat.
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