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Ruling on wearing watches made of gold or imitation gold

Can men wear gold plated watches ?.

Praise be to Allaah. 

That is permissible for women, but for men it is not permissible if the watch is gold or gold-plated, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Gold and silk are permitted for the females of my ummah and forbidden for the males.” If it is imitation gold but is not really gold, it is still better for a man not to wear it, to protect his honour against accusations of going against the pure sharee’ah.

From Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah li Samaahat al-Shaykh al-‘Allaamah ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him), p. 99
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