Is there any problem with lifnei iver (giving bad information) in having an inaccurate clock that someone else will look at?

I'll examine a few cases here.

  1. The clock is a few minutes off. I don't think this is a problem -- people who need super accurate clocks will have their own (rocket scientists).
  2. The clock is totally dead, not moving at all. It should be clear enough after a minute or two that the clock is dead.
  3. Clock is moving slowly. Say, it only changes one minute every two minutes. This is probably harder to notice at first.
  4. Clock is totally off. It keeps time alright, but is 3 hours and 10 minutes slow.

A related case: is rounding to the nearest round number related to any of these?

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    If you have two clocks, does it violate having two sets of weights? Dec 29, 2014 at 20:31
  • @CharlesKoppelman, if so, I'm sure that we're all chayav. Dec 29, 2014 at 20:34
  • @NoachmiFrankfurt what if you're a lawyer or consultant or another person who charges by the hour/six-minute? Maybe this is a new question, but not one I'm sufficiently interested in to ask. Dec 29, 2014 at 20:37
  • @Charles, I think you're right, that should be a separate question. Dec 29, 2014 at 20:42
  • related on the second case: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/16883/… Dec 29, 2014 at 20:42


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