Section: Questions Category: Halacha
TAGS:make b'patish winding
|Halacha - wind up toys|
|Submitted by chaim Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh|
It is permitted. Even thought the Chaye Adam forbids winding a watch on Shabbos because of make b'patish, but there you would ideally like the watch to run forever, where as the toy only serves its purpose by unwinding and stopping. The transient nature of the winding makes it intrinsically not make b'patish.