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Publication numberUS1740427 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 17, 1929
Filing dateAug 20, 1926
Publication numberUS 1740427 A, US 1740427A, US-A-1740427, US1740427 A, US1740427A
InventorsJoseph B. Kislinger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1740427 A
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Dec- 17 1929. J. B. KISLINGER WATCH CONSTRUCTION Filed Aug- 20, 192e .5. Z7 32 l ,0 3 ZZ 32g ferent color or material.



WATCH CONSTRUCTION Application tiled August 20, 1926. Serial lNo. 130,448.

The main object is to provide a highly ornamental pendant watch which is practical to make and repair and which is durable and reliable.

The watch movement is mounted in a body formed partly or wholly ,of ornamental Inaterial such as rock crystal, precious or semiprecious stones, pearl shell, onyx or glass which may be colored or shaped to represent precious stones. The body is held by a metal band or rim which partially protects it against injury and yet facilitates removal of the body and replacement incase of accident` or when it is desired to employ a body of dif- The lwatch movement is enclosed in the usual metal case which in turn fits snugly; withinA the outer body and reinforces it. It also involves improve.

ments in the body ensuring more perfect pieces when made of pressed materialsuch as glass, Celluloid, or the like. A

The details of theA preferred form and some of the modifications which I consider embody features of my invention will be found illustrated and .described herein.

Fig. 1 is a Afront viewof one form of watch embodying my invention, part being broken awav.

Fig. 2 is a side or edge view ofthe watch.

Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view and plan of one form.v

Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional detail view of the clampand pendant on the plane of line 5 5 Fig. 2. i

Fig. 5 is a horizontal section of the same on the plane of line 6--6 Fig. 4.

Fig. 6 is a vertical section of another modification.

Fig. 7 is an enlarged form-of band.

The watch movement 9 may be of any style or shape suitable for the purpose desired, for instance, round, oval, or rectangular.

This movement is'enclosed in a metallic case 10 having a dial 11 and a back plate l2 held in place in any suitable manner. The winding stem 13 has a removable tubular extension and a crown 14 adapted to be screwed on to the outer end.

.\s shown in Fig. 3 the body may consist section of a modified of two plates or parts 15 and 1G which are identical, and hence interchangeable. Each Yplate has a recess or cavity to accommodate partof the Watch case and movement. Each recess has a peripheral shoulder such as l1' and 18 to position the dial 11 and case pla-te 12 respectively. The difference between the thickness of the dial 11 and the case plate l2 is sufficient to leave room enough for the free movement of the hands 19 of the watch and to providea recess around the edge of the dial in which luminous paint may be placed for illuminating the-hands. A groove, passage or channel 20 is provided for the stem 13 and its Atubular extension. Each of the parts of the body preferably has a central transparent lens portion-22 which projects outwardly and is bounded by a shoulder 23 of approximately the same diameter as the inner shoulder 18. This not only clearly defines the location of the'lens but ensuresa uniform pressing action and consequent uniform product when the plates are made of glass or other pressed material. Y

The outer facesvof the plates 15 and 16 are preferably ornamented or provided with facets 24 and inclined toward the edges which are bevelled at 25. The dial 11 and back case plate 12 may be ornamented or engraved if desired. So, also, the inner faces'26 may be ornalnented or marked as desired, for instance, with monograms or other legends, symbols, or emblems. The face of the dial may be illuminated, for instance, with luminous paint at 11 either on the dial or on the inner surfaces of the lens 22 around the edges of the recess at 19'.

The rim or band 27 is of V-shaped section metal which fits the bevelled edges 25. The ends 28 and 29 are parallel and shaped to form a bearing for the swivel sleeve 30 which holds the ends together with the band clamped on the body of the case.

A screw socket 31 is provided between the ends and secured to one of the ends so as to prevent withdrawal. The locking screw 32 has a threaded engagement in this socket between the ends so as to eliminate the necessity for a nut. The head of the screw 32 may be lai-'ge enough tooverstand the upper edge of the .sleeve 30 or a separate washer 33 may be interposed, if desired. The bow 34 is anchored or pivoted in the walls of the sleeve 30.

The means for seeming the parts of the frame together is claimed in my Patent 1,600,- S89.

Preferablythegenclosng body is`..tapere d,at;V its upper cud and the outline` of the outer ed e is continuousiyv convex so that the bandi-2tn 1111.15' be clampedsmoothly-in place. l

In the form shown in Fig. the bodwfv is formed of two plates, the front platevrtlbefing thicker than the rear plate 5l. In this case the crystal or lens SlisI formed sep'azrately` and the groove 53 for the winding stem 54 is formedentirely inthe ,bacleof .the-.main fron@ niet@ 0f thabQdy The bandfbflwldsrthe Parts tagsber...

The, outer bandI o r. rim may. `lmsplitv in two pieces such as (thandl) nghiclnare,adapted. to snap one. within the edge Qfxtheothenas is` shonirin Fiyi'. These twofmme piecesit,r around thel outer. edgesof tl'ieouteipbody soI that when the pieces ,60 andk 61: are interloclted tbc frame ishsfld- LLPlaCf.

Each of; the foregoingl foumshas7 its own advantage forI different. purposesand in dif-.. fc1fcnt-1uaterals Thev shapelandraameuta; tiQn. 111er. be. valibdexsentas, lmitedby the:

= Plain tsl'msbfthe Claims..

Tbedcuble Casina Prbvdedbytba regular.. metallic. realices@ f'ttibgf-sbug1a-wtbn. the.. been 2.12.1550; other.. noazmetallibqdy. Part.. Such 21S 15,16 ab.Ct'40.Servesn9tbaly tekeer.. out dust and eyenytater (whenthe stemuis Pwr-@fly P11kbd -b11ttbe metalnd. glass re.- inforce each other to produce an almost in-r destructible case The external band?? ori 46 also reinforces the outer bod)1 member. These features are of considerable importance especially when it is remembered that the principalfpnrpose is to proyide a practical pendant watch which-is :naturally subjected to very rough usage.

l. A watch case including :1 bodyv member having arecess adapted to at least partiallyr enclose a watch increment and haring a transparent portion adapted to serre as a Ycrystal therefor and having a recess surroundingsaid crystal portionfadapted to receive a luminous material for illuminating the face of the mcvcment. `v

2, Watch case body comprisinga molded part having a. recess with aninner wall and shoulda: for supporting a Wall of :i watch case and haringthe wall opposite thev recess formed to constitute a lenst-he outer edge of which 1s ocated in line. with thel inner shoull der.

i Awtdwbnstructibb umwelt.. 1' metallic. Cassfllosbg Sad. Iller-ansa@ aslassbbdy farmed. O f. tw@ inter.- changeable; parts 4 eachihaviiw a..A recesswconeach part having a thick arched transparent wall opposite said recess, said watch case re inforcing the glass body interiorly and :1n outer band surrounding the edges of the body and protecting the same.

4. Jhavatctin comprisingfametallie casing, a movement Within the casing, :nface external tg'thegcvasing, a pair of non-metallic members, largerr than saidA casing means, for clampingrsaid members about-said casing, including acircumferential metal band adaptejtttoengage. both said members, means for winding said movement extending through saidband tgtheerterior and a supporting ring attached to said band, said winding means. preventing the, rotation of the. ,morementtfwithqn. saith lionfmetallc members..

5.-; A... watch comprising, a-mo vement having a face and hands, a non-metalliebody.. member in. fr9n1z-0tsaid lnmnement1ihaving ...a transrarantrpertbn.Opposite Saidi mammelle a VSecorwhbedr..1m.amber@ back; 0f vSaldi movef mente. a1 metal.; band baring.: Substantiallr Straigbt e-udtp9rti9ns Hattingenacutelangle Witlifeacb @beraad Mentaal;pbrtibntangent; t0. b-Qtb.. offfsadipbbtfibns. Said bedr having.- 1 erphery-bbbbrmibgtb,tbeishapelbtftbesami baadaaad lebens;fbrrlampinasad endl Por; tlonsytogetbar tadraivfsard adaarbund-.Sadr bOdy. whereby Straiaisflinrassd unos Said.. bandire. the dastea.- Ol its.; lengeta. baldiA Seiden-ts -t-abtlm maethenf.

6. Af. watch; ,Casazqomprisina iabbrabina: tion,a.wirbt-members@dented to. begrlaed.

imjuxtaposibioa,.abdbarnaaaaity between.

the juxtaposed faces,y ai: watch. mgjyerrlenty adaptedL tdbefplacged: within? saidi cayity, a

Cbanneln. Said1 iuX.tarios-ed. faces adapted t0. afferd-c0mmunct0n-between Said; Chamber.- and the exterior,i astem` e withim connected to said. movement i andv detachable means for holding said,members,injuxtiapoz. sition comprising a metallic band adapted to. embrace the edgesA of saidmembers, and

means for clamping said band about said members.

7. A watch casecomprising,i1r combina` tion,a pair` of nonfmetallic juxtaposed.mem hers, at least one of said membershayinga recess inthe juxtaposed. faces, a channel affording communication between said recess. and the peripher)7 adapted to receire astem, each of said members having a projection ad.- jacent the juxtaposed faces, a met-.allie band surrounding said peripherT adapted to cn-` gage said projections to retain said members aposcd, and means for. clamping said' inrit hand aboutsaid member.

Referenced by
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US4534660 *Jul 5, 1984Aug 13, 1985Eta S.A., Fabriques D'ebauchesPortable device including a visible mechanism
US7408846 *Mar 11, 2005Aug 5, 2008Fredi BrodmannOrnamental article
U.S. Classification368/285, 968/366
International ClassificationG04B37/00, G04B37/22
Cooperative ClassificationG04B37/225
European ClassificationG04B37/22K