US T936004 I4
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PUDLiSHED JULY 1, 1975 1936.004 SOLlD STATE WATCH DISPLAY Alon E. Willis, 122 Berrian Road,
tamford, 01m. 06%2 Filed .luiy 1, 1974-, Ser. No. 484,481 lint. Cl. (394!) 19/30 US. Cl. 58-50 R 1 Sheet Drawing. 9 Pages Specification A solid state watch display comprises a display mounted to the sloping face of a solid state watch. The display includes a reflector mounted along the sloping face of the watch, a triangular prism with the hypotenuse of the triangle adjacent to the reflector, a polarizing filter adjaccnt to the vertical face of the prism and a liquid crystal celi between said polarizing filter and an outer polarizing filter. The light enters the prism through the upper horizontal face thereof, and is reflected outwardly through the vertical face of the prism. The light passes twice through polarizers in contrast to the four passes generally required by conventional front illuminated displays. Thus, there is considerably less loss of light with the subject display.