US 2249550 A
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WRIST WATCH" PRQTECTOR Filed July 26. 1959 Inventor ZI 6*. Jill/Z1002? 4/ A ttorneys Patented July 15, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Application July 26, 1939, Serial No. 286,731
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in wrist watch protectors and has for its primary object to provide, in a manher as hereinafter set forth, a device of this character which is adapted to effectively protect the watch as well as its strap or bracelet against dirt, water, etc., while it is being worn.
Another very important object of the invention is to provide a wrist watch and bracelet protector of the aforementioned character which may be expeditiously put on and taken off.
Other objects of .the invention are to provide a wrist watch and bracelet protector of the character described which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, highly efficient and reliable in use, compact, light in weight and which may be manufactured at low cost.
All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view, showing a protector constructed in accordance with the present invention in use.
Figure 2 is a view in vertical longitudinal section through the device.
Figure 3 is a view in vertical longitudinal section through a slightly modified form of the device.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that the reference numeral I designates a substantially bulbous tube of suitable resilient material. As seen in Fig. 1 of the drawing, the tube I is adapted to be drawn on the wrist 2 in a manner to completely cover a wrist watch I thereon and its strap or bracelet 4.
The tube I has formed on its ends comparatively thick, restricted bands 5 which are adapted to encircle the wrist 2 under suiiicient tension to seal the tube I against the entrance of water, dirt, etc.
It is thought that the manner in which the protector functions will be readily apparent from a consideration of the foregoing. Of course, the device is sufliciently resilient to be drawn over the hand 6. The tube I is preferably of rubber which is sufllciently thin and transparent to permit the time indicated by the wrist watch 3 to be observed therethrough.
In the slightly modified form of the invention illustrated in Fig. 3 of the drawing, the reference numeral I designates generally a wrist encircling tube of suitable resilient material, preferably transparent rubber, comprising an enlarged or substantially bulbous intermediate portion 8 adapted to accommodate the watch 3 and the strap or bracelet I. The tube 1 terminates in reduced or restricted end portions 9 which are adapted to encircle the wrist under tension in a manner to seal said tube against the entrance of water, dirt, etc.
It is believed that the many advantages of a wrist watch and bracelet protector constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood and although preferred embodiments of the article are as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that further modifications and changes in the details of construction may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed is:
As a new article of manufacture, a wrist watch protector comprising a resilient substantially transparent rubber tube of preformed substantially bulbous construction such that it will not be in a stretched condition when it is in position on a wrist and enclosing a watch thereon, and flat, resilient bands of substantial width extending longitudinally from and integral with the ends of the tube and adapted to encircle the wrist under tension for closing and sealing said ends of said tube.
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