February 26, 2011 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #595332canineMember
Rav Moshe paskened (Igros Moshe, OC 1:111) that it is forbidden to wear a watch in a reshus harabim on Shabbos. Since I do see some men doing so anyways (in places without an eiruv), I would like to be dan lkaf zchus them. Who is matir?
Secondly, I am wondering why a watch wouldn’t be muktza altogether, even to move in a house, if it has a battery (i.e. digital display, etc.)February 27, 2011 1:43 am at 1:43 am #744617☕️coffee addictParticipant
I’m not sure who, but i remember why!
A watch is considered a tacshit that a person wouldn’t take off to show to a friend (Look in the 5th or 6th perek of Shabbos) so therefore can carry it in a reshus harabbim
:p> mbachur <d:February 27, 2011 2:26 am at 2:26 am #744618real-briskerMember
canine – A battery doesn’t make something muktzah, if it is litzorech gufo oy mikomo.February 27, 2011 3:31 am at 3:31 am #744619Josh31Participant
With everyone having cell phones which display the time, watches are now getting to be used only on Shabbos or Yom Tov.February 27, 2011 5:35 am at 5:35 am #744620☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Rav Moshe paskened (Igros Moshe, OC 1:111) that it is forbidden to wear a watch in a reshus harabim on Shabbos.
Check again.February 27, 2011 6:55 am at 6:55 am #744621mw13Participant
I seem to remember that last time we had a thread like this, the YW Editor himself closed it with the words “Ask your Rov”.February 27, 2011 7:04 am at 7:04 am #744622canineMember
mw, That was about taking medicine on Shabbos. I still don’t understand why. Is there anything wrong with discussing (not paskening) a halachic issue? If so, perhaps no halacha should be discussed here.February 27, 2011 11:42 am at 11:42 am #744625simcha613Participant
I heard one limud zechus is that people wear it more as a form of jewelery than as a tool to tell time. If it’s jewelery, then it’s permitted to wear in the reshus harabim as it is similar to clothing. If it’s a tool, then it would problematic because of carrying. Since most people have a special watch for Shabbos, that might be enough for it to qualify as a jewelery. Though I heard a Rav once say that it’s hard to tell whether it’s more jewelery or tool, and one way to answer up the safek is if the person would be willing to wear his nice Shabbos watch even if it broken and is of no use to tell time.February 27, 2011 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm #744627Y.W. EditorKeymaster
Canine, ask your Rov.
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