Yeshiva.org.il - The Torah World Gateway
Ask the rabbi Shabbat and Holidays Other Appliances

Automatic wrist watch on Shabbat

Rabbi Chaim Tabasky5 Tishrei 5767
2898
Question
Can one wear an automatic wrist watch (a watch that winds itself when the wrist is moved) on Shabbos? Is there a difference if the watch is put on before Shabbos fully-wound-or not? Thank you.
Answer
Though most poskim agree that winding a watch that is stopped is forbidden on Shabbat (according to the Chazon Ish, and the Chaye Adam, a Torah prohibition), if the watch is going, many permit winding, even if it is not automatic. The watch does not have to be put on before Shabbat.
More on the topic of Other Appliances

It is not possible to send messages to the Rabbis through replies system.Click here to send your question to rabbi.

את המידע הדפסתי באמצעות אתר yeshiva.org.il