Title:
Mounting for wrist watches
United States Patent 2342804


Abstract:
This invention relates to wrist watches and it has particular reference to an attachment for wrist watches adapted to space the same away from the wrist of the wearer, and its principal object resides in the provision of an open frame structure which may be adjustable and adapted to be detachably...



Inventors:
Hiller, Albert W.
Application Number:
US38240941A
Publication Date:
02/29/1944
Filing Date:
03/08/1941
Assignee:
Hiller, Albert W.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
224/169, 224/171, 968/300
International Classes:
G04B37/00
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Description:

This invention relates to wrist watches and it has particular reference to an attachment for wrist watches adapted to space the same away from the wrist of the wearer, and its principal object resides in the provision of an open frame structure which may be adjustable and adapted to be detachably secured to the back of a wrist watch to provide circulation of air between the watch and the wrist or the arm of the wearer and to minimize the metal contact with the flesh.

Another object of the invention resides in the provision of an attachment of the character described capable of being constructed according to standardized patterns and adjusted to wrist watches of diverse shapes and varying lengths designed for both masculine and feminine use.

Broadly, the invention seeks to comprehend the provision of a mounting for a wrist watch capable of being detachably secured thereto and adapted to retain the said watch in properly spaced position away from the wearer's arm, or the device may be fixed integral with the watch case, if desired, to prevent the latter from coming in contact with the wearer's flesh. An object of the invention is manifest in the flexibility of the frame structure by which the invention may be adjusted to watches of different makes, sizes and design.

While the foregoing objects are paramount, other and lesser objects will become manifest as the description proceeds taken in connection with the appended drawing wherein: Figure 1 is a perspective illustration of a form of the invention showing a rigid arrangement of the base portion and illustrating the receptacles on each end receiving the mounting pins of the watch cut out to permit attaching wrist band (not shown) directly to the mounting pins of the watch.

Figure 2 is a perspective illustration of the in- ' vention showing the extensible arrangement of the base portion and illustrating the receptacles on each end receiving the mounting pins of the watch and wrist band.

Figure 3 is a perspective illustration of a form of the invention showing an arrangement of the base portion and illustrating the upturned springs formed to retain and space the watch from the base. Figure 4 is a perspective illustration of a form of the invention showing the extensible arrangement of the base portion and illustrating the receptacles on each end receiving the mounting pins of the watch cut out to permit attaching a wrist band (not shown) directly to mounting pins of the watch.

Figure 5 is a plan view of the form of the invention shown in Figure 2.

Figure 6 is a side elevation view of the invention illustrated in Figures 2 and 5.

Figure 7 exemplifies the invention in another form showing the same rigidly attached to the watch case and depicts the invention in side elevation.

Figure 8 is an inverted plan view of the nonadjustable form of the invention illustrated in 1Figure 7.

Accordingly, therefore, a form of the invention as shown in Figure 1 comprises primarily a pair of mounting brackets 19 and 20 extending at right angles to the main frame 21 which is composed of the members 22 and 23 connected by integral bars 24. The mounting brackets 19 and 20 are integrally attached to the ends of members 22 and 23 of the frame 21.

The mounting brackets 19 and 20 each consist of preferably a single piece of metal formed to define at its upper edge tubular receptacles 25 adapted to receive the mounting pins 10 of the wrist watch as illustrated in Figure 8 and permitting the attachment of the wrist band (not shown) directly to the mounting pin of the wrist watch.

0o Another form of the invention as shown in Figure 3 comprises primarily a base 26 with springs 27, 28 and 29 at right angles and formed to receive and space the watch from the base.

Upright members 30 and 31 are formed to coni, tact the ends of the watch controlling lateral movement. Springs 27, 28 and 29 and upright members 33 and 31 are integrally attached to base 26.

The invention as shown in Figure 2 comprises o primarily a pair of mounting brackets I and 2 extending at right angles to the main frame 3 which is comprised of two parts. One section of the frame structure, comprising a bearing for the wrist watch attached thereto, consists of a 5 pair of tubular members 4 and 5 and connected with integral cross bars 6. The mounting bracket I is integral with the outer ends of the tubular members 4 and 5, as illustrated in Figure 2. The tubular members 4 and 5 are adapted to slidably Sreceive the parallel legs 7 and 8 of the opposite section of the invention and the mounted bracket 2 is integrally attached to the outer ends of these members.

The mounting brackets I and 2 each consist 5 of preferably a single piece of metal formed to define at its upper edge a tubular receptacle 9 adapted to receive the mounting pin 10 of the wrist watch, as illustrated in Figure 8, and an opposingly arranged tubular receptacle 11, formed in its base, to which the wrist band of the watch is attached. The wrist band (not shown) is conventionally attached to the wrist watch through the medium of the mounting pins heretofore mentioned and when the invention, as illustrated in Figure 2, is employed the band is connected to the receptacle 11 in the mounting brackets I and 2.

The invention is provided with the two sections slidably associated, as illustrated in Figures 2, 4, 5 and 6 in order that it may be adjusted to watches of varying lengths and design so that the device may be attached without forming the same integral with the watch case, as illustrated in Figures 7 and 8. In the latter illustrations it will be noted that a frame structure is provided which is adapted to the form of the watch consisting, in this instance, of the circular members 12 and 13 connected by integral bars 14. The circular members 12 and 13 are spaced from the watch by the integral bars and attached to the back cover 16 of the case i7 of the watch 18 by soldering, or the like, making an integral connection.

In each of the forms of the invention illustrated the members (4 and 5 in Figures 2, 4, 5 and 6) (12, 13 and 14 in Figures 7 and 8) (22 and 23 in Figure 1) (base 20 in Figure 3) are disposed to conform to the contour of the wearer's arm and properly spaced from the back cover of the case i7 of the watch providing for the comfortable adjustment of the instrument when attached to the arm. Obviously metal contact with the flesh is minimized and proper aeration of the surface to which the watch is applied is afforded.

Many persons find it disadvantageous to wear a watch in contact with the skin due sometimes to acidity, and other factors, causing the metal in the watch case to be pitted or disfigured, or where the metal sometimes produces a deleterious effect upon the skin, or an itching irritation resulting from the accumulation of the waste products of elimination of the skin under the watch.

It is, of course, also an advantage, especially in hot weather, to permit free circulation of air between the watch and the flesh of the wearer !0 for greater comfort. The minimized tissue contact afforded by the invention, which may be of any material not subject to corrosion or chemical reaction, and yet decorative and attractive in appearance. Obviously, the device is especially desirable for sports wear.

Further advantage is had from the free circulation of air about all surfaces of the watch resulting in better time keeping since one surface of the watch is not in contact with the body temperature while the other surfaces are exposed to the temperature of the surrounding air.

Manifestly, the structure shown and described is capable or considerable modifications and such changes and modifications as may be resorted to from time to time by persons skilled in the art which may be considered as faling within the spirit and intent of the invention may also be considered as falling within the scope of the appended claim.

What is claimed is: In combination with a wrist watch having wrist band mounting pins, a device for spacing the said watch from the arm of the wearer comprising an open frame having means adapted to be secured to the said watch by the said mounting pins, said frame including a longitudinally adjustable base for comfortably contacting the arm and spacing the said watch therefrom and means forming part of the said frame providing for attachment of a wrist band thereto independently of said watch.

ALBERT W. IHILLER.