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Publication numberUS2608049 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 26, 1952
Filing dateFeb 8, 1946
Publication numberUS 2608049 A, US 2608049A, US-A-2608049, US2608049 A, US2608049A
InventorsSandor Alexander Wittmayer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination ring watch
US 2608049 A
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Aug. 26, 1952 WITTMAYER 2,608,049

COMBINATION RING WATCH Filed Feb. 8. 1946 5A N004 Alf/(Mm W/ rrMA m7, INVENTOR.

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Patented Aug. 26, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT Sandor Alexander Wittmayer, New York, N. Y. Application February 8, 1946, Serial No. 646,425

This invention particularly relates to rings carrying watches, for an ornament and for useful purposes, and has for its main object to provide a combination jewelry of the type indicated which will have a novel construction and novel aesthetic appearance.

Another object of this invention is to provide a ring with a watch thereon wherein the watch dial normally will be concealed and wherein the same may be exposed for reading it, and again concealed, in an efficient manner.

Still a further object of this invention is to provide a ring watch wherein novel means are provided to normally conceal the winding crown for the Watch, said concealing means being part of the ring design and being adapted to be easily opened when it is desired to wind up the watch.

My invention also relates to jewelry, in general, wherein a container, casing, or compartment is provided, as mentioned hereinbefore relating to a casing for watch, and which container, etc., will have novel, eflicient and attractive means to close or to open it, as desired.

Still other objects of my invention will be apparent as the specification of the same proceeds.

In the drawings forming part of this specification and accompanying thesame:

Fig. 1 is a plan view of the preferred embodiment of my invention as applied to ring-watch, the concealing top cover of the same having been moved into an open position disclosing the watch dial;

Fig. 2 is a side view of my ring-watch in a closed position, the upper part of the same being shown in section;

Fig. 3 is a partly sectional and partly elevational view, as indicated by the line 3-3 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 shows a fragmentary'detail.

Fig. 5 is another plan view showing my device in a closed position; r

Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a modification.

Referring to the drawings more in detail, by characters of reference, the numeral 10 indicates my ring watch, in general, being composed of the ring proper H, the upper part l2 of which is formed into a watch receiving casing wherein is arranged the second part of my device, the watch movement l3. As will be seen by observing the drawings, the upper portion l2 of the ring is of a desired design and has the cylindrical recess l 4 adapted to receive the watch movement l3 which may be secured therein in a movable manner by means well known in this art, or, simply by frictional action.

The watch movement l3 has an upper dial sur- 3 Claims. (01. 58-88) face l5, and the cover 16, in

the embodiment shown being in the form of a spherical segment, is provided for normally concealing the watch movement with its dial and completing the aesthetic design and appearance of the'ring, said cover I 6 being horizontally rotatable or swingable on 'a pin H in the watch casing, as will be understood by those versed in this art.

It will be seen that when it is desired to read the watch in the ring the swingable cover It will be rotated on the pin-11 asgi-ndicated by the arrow l8, and when it is desired to conceal the watch dial, cover IE will be rotated in the reverse direction until it completely covers the watch movement and fits into the general design of the ring, as indicated in Figs. 2 and 5.

To aid in both, the opening and the closing movements, a spring device, generally indicated by the numeral 2|, is arranged within the cover It. In the form shown in the drawing said spring device has a wire spring ZZ-one end 23 of which is secured into the watch casingand it is fixed, in position but rotatable, as by simply placing said end into a hole in the watch casing. The other end 24 is secured to the cover Hi.

The securing of said end to the cover I6 preferably is done in the manner indicated in the drawings, and it is shown more in detail in Fig. 4 which is a fragmentary inside view of the cover I6 at the place of such securing as indicated by the arrow 4 in Fig. 2.

It will be seen that a pin 25 is secured in the cover l6, pointing'inwardly thereof, and a rotatable tube or sleeve 26 is arranged around said pin. A second sleeve or tube 21 is secured on said first sleeve 26 transversely thereof and'the end 24 of the spring 22 willbe drawn through said transverse tube or sleeve 21. The end '24 of the wire spring is slidable in the tubeZl, and an enlargement 28 may beprovided at' its termination outside of the tube 21 whereby a sliding thereof entirely out of the sleeve 21 will be prevented.

Upon observing closely the operation of the spring 22 it will be seen that first the spring will have a tendency to keep the cover [6 closed when in such position. Upon'pushing or sliding the cover sideways out of theclosing position against the resistance of the spring (arrow 18), a certain intermediate neutral position will be reached after which the spring will aid in the opening movement until it will be fully expanded, as shown in Fig. 1.

In the opening movement of (arrow I8 in Figs. 1 and 5) the moving end 24 of the spring will at first be pressed closer to the fixed end 23 the spring resisting such compression. After said neutral position the spring is permitted to expan aiding the opening movement.

When the cover I 6 is again moved into a, closing position from an open one, and it is being moved horizontally oppositely to the arrow 13, it will be seen that the spring, again, first will oppose such a movement but after a neutral position is passed, the spring will aid in the closing movement and will speed the cover into the closed position indicated in Figs. 2 and 5, the spring again taking up its full normal outline, as shown in Figs. 1 and 5.

In the embodiment of my invention shown in the drawings, I indicate novel attractive means to conceal the winding crown of the watch movement when the cover is closed, and to expose it by opening the cover when it is desired to wind up the watch. As will be seen from the drawings, right hand and left hand enlarged ornamental portions 29 and 39 are arranged at the upper ends of the ring H, and a desired upper portion 29a of the right hand ornament is made separate from the rest of such ornament, and may preferably be secured on the adjacent portion lea of the cover 16 so as to be movable therewith. It will be seen that when the cover or hood is moved into an open position, it will carry the upper portion 29a of the crown concealing ornament with it, exposing the crown 3! of the watch, as shown in Fig.1. I

A depending element 32 may be added on the movable portion 29a of the crown concealing hollow ornament 29, and a'registering recess 33 providedin the fixed portion 29b of said ornament, the engagement of element 32 in said recess serving as a limit for the closing movement of the watch cover Hi.

My experience has been that the spring, when the device is open, will ultimately lean against the pivot pin ll of the cover 16. Said pin inthis manner provides an outer limit for the opening motion of the spring (Fig. 1).

In Fig. 6 a modified'form of my invention is shown. The general arrangement, object, and purpose remain substantially the same as in the embodiment of Figs. 1 to 5, and 'the respective parts have been identified with the same numerals, but in this embodiment a hinged member 40 is used to normally concealthe crown of the watch (not shown). Member 40 is swingable on pin M and in the normal position of it, as shown in Fig. 6, it will conceal the crown of the watch 3 for which purpose it may bemade hollow, as will be understood. v 1 t t However, upon swinging member 49 outwardly, as indicated by the arrow 42, the crown of the watch will be revealed and the watch may be wound up; Member 40, obviously, may be designed as a movable part of the general design of the watch ring, as will be obvious to those versed inthis art.

Member 4-0 also may be used as an inner stop and limit for the movement of the cover or top I6. For this purpose it may have a hole or recess 43, which when the watch is closed, will be engaged by a pin 44 on a stop member 45 secured on the cover 16.

It also will be understood, that while I have shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, changes and variations may be resorted to 4 in the elements, constructions and combinations thereof, and I want to reserve my rights to all such changes and variations which are within the spirit of this specification and the scope of the claims appended.

What I claim as new and want to protect by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. In a piece of jewelry, having a portion formed into a receptacle, and a cover for said receptacle, adapted to be opened from or closed on the same, resilient means having 'a tendency to initially oppose either movement of said cover, when it is being opened or when it is being closed, a pivot for said cover on which it may swing in its plane, said resilient means comprising an arcuate elongated spring in said cover, its inner end being secured on said piece of jewelry and its outer end on said cover, said securing of the outer spring end being in the form of a pin in said cover, a sleeve rotatable on said pin, a second sleeve secured substantially transversely on said first sleeve, said spring end being slidably received in said second sleeve.

2. In a piece of jewelry, having a portion formed into a receptacle, and a cover for said receptacle, adapted to be opened from or closed on the same, resilient means having'a tendency to initially oppose either movements of said cover, when it is being opened or when it is being closed, a pivot for said cover on which it may swing in its plane, said resilient means comprising an arcuate elongated spring in said cover, its inner end being secured on said piece of jewelry and its outer end on said cover, said pivot serving as a limit for the outward opening movement of said spring and cover.

3. In a piece of jewelry, having a portion formed into a receptacle, and a cover for said receptacle, adapted to be opened from or closed on the same, resilient means having a tendency to initially oppose either movements of said cover, when it is being opened or when it is being closed, a pivotfor said cover on which it may swing in its plane, said resilient means comprising an arcuate elongated spring in said cover, its inner end being secured on said piece of jewelry and its outer end on said cover, a depending element on said cover and a recess in said piece of jewelry adapted to receive said element and thereby to serve as the limit-for the inward closing movement of said cover.

SANDOR. ALEXANDER WIT'I'MAYER.

REFERENcEs siren The following references are of record in'the file of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification368/279, 63/15
Cooperative ClassificationG04B37/12