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Publication numberUS1378747 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 17, 1921
Filing dateOct 2, 1920
Priority dateOct 2, 1920
Publication numberUS 1378747 A, US 1378747A, US-A-1378747, US1378747 A, US1378747A
InventorsAlbert White
Original AssigneeAlbert White
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Loss-preventing device
US 1378747 A
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1,378,747 I Patented May 171.1921.



Application filed. October 2, 1920.

device of this character for association with r a watch to prevent the latter from accidentally falling from the wearers pocket.

A further object of the invention is to provide a watch attachment which serves as a protector for the watch to exclude dirt and other foreign matter therefrom as well as to obviate the danger of the watch falling from the pocket.

Further, the invention embodies a protector or case for the watch formed of rubber or other pliable matter having the entire area of its outer face formed with outstanding projections which engage in the walls of the wearers pocket and thereby prevent the watch from easily falling therefrom, these projections being so arranged as to constitute a cushion should the watch become accidentally dropped.

With the preceding and other objects and advantages which may become apparent from the following description, the invention consists of the construction and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter enlarged upon, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein,

Figure 1 is a rear elevation of the device associated with a time piece;

Fig. 2 is a view partly in elevation and partly in cross section; and

Fig. 3 is a perspective of the device.

Referring in detail to the drawings, wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, the numeral 5 designates a circular sheet of rubber or other elastic material having its edges curved inwardly upon LOSS-PREVENTING- DEVICE.

Serial No. 414,242.

itself to provide gripping flanges 6 which embrace the sides of the watch designated at 7. An opening 8 is provided in the flange 6 through which the win-ding stem of the watch projects.

The outer face of the protector or holder is provided with outstanding teats 9 over its entire area which engage in the walls of the wearers pocket and thereby prevents the case or protector from moving in the wearers pocket and holds the same against dropping therefrom.

These teats 9 in addition to preventing the watch from riding out of the pocket or dropping therefrom constitutes a shock absorbing surface'should the watch be accidentally dropped on its obverse side.

It is to be understood that the form of my invention herein shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same, and that various changes in the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure and protect by Letters Patent of the United States comprising an elastic casing adapted to hold a time piece therein, the entire area of the outer face of the casing being provided with outstanding pocket engaging elastic teats,

said teats also constituting a shock absorbing surface to prevent breaking of the time piece should the same become accidentally dropped.


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US5442602 *Aug 16, 1994Aug 15, 1995Casio Computer Co., Ltd.Wristwatch case with shock absorbing members on the rear side thereof
EP0640893A1 *Aug 23, 1994Mar 1, 1995Casio Computer Company LimitedWristwatch case
U.S. Classification63/24, 968/300
International ClassificationG04B37/00
Cooperative ClassificationG04B37/005
European ClassificationG04B37/00B6