Watches and Shabbos


can you wear a watch on Shabbos and if so can you take it off at night



  1. In theory, there is no problem with wearing a watch on Shabbos. Some people are stringent and do not do so because of the concern that it might stop working when the wearer is outside in a public space and it posing a potential problem of carrying on Shabbos.

    If the watch works through kinetic energy and talking it off for the night will cause it to stop, it would be forbidden to put it back on in the morning. If, however, taking it off for the night does not cause it to stop telling the time, and it is working fine in the morning, there is problem with taking it off for the night.

    Best wishes from the Team