EP1715771B1 - Watch case including a strap clasp - Google Patents

Watch case including a strap clasp Download PDF

Info

Publication number
EP1715771B1
EP1715771B1 EP20050701599 EP05701599A EP1715771B1 EP 1715771 B1 EP1715771 B1 EP 1715771B1 EP 20050701599 EP20050701599 EP 20050701599 EP 05701599 A EP05701599 A EP 05701599A EP 1715771 B1 EP1715771 B1 EP 1715771B1
Authority
EP
European Patent Office
Prior art keywords
watch case
case according
strap
base plate
folded
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Active
Application number
EP20050701599
Other languages
German (de)
French (fr)
Other versions
EP1715771A1 (en
Inventor
Ross Lovegrove
Pascal Turuani
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
TAG Heuer SA
Original Assignee
TAG Heuer SA
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Priority to CH00240/04A priority Critical patent/CH701103B1/en
Application filed by TAG Heuer SA filed Critical TAG Heuer SA
Priority to PCT/EP2005/050297 priority patent/WO2005089584A1/en
Publication of EP1715771A1 publication Critical patent/EP1715771A1/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of EP1715771B1 publication Critical patent/EP1715771B1/en
Application status is Active legal-status Critical
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A44HABERDASHERY; JEWELLERY
    • A44CJEWELLERY; BRACELETS; OTHER PERSONAL ADORNMENTS; COINS
    • A44C5/00Bracelets; Wrist-watch straps; Fastenings for bracelets or wrist-watch straps
    • A44C5/18Fasteners for straps, chains or the like
    • A44C5/22Fasteners for straps, chains or the like for closed straps
    • A44C5/24Fasteners for straps, chains or the like for closed straps with folding devices
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A44HABERDASHERY; JEWELLERY
    • A44CJEWELLERY; BRACELETS; OTHER PERSONAL ADORNMENTS; COINS
    • A44C15/00Other forms of jewellery
    • A44C15/0025Reversible or double face jewellery
    • GPHYSICS
    • G04HOROLOGY
    • G04BMECHANICALLY-DRIVEN CLOCKS OR WATCHES; MECHANICAL PARTS OF CLOCKS OR WATCHES IN GENERAL; TIME PIECES USING THE POSITION OF THE SUN, MOON OR STARS
    • G04B37/00Cases
    • G04B37/14Suspending devices, supports or stands for time-pieces insofar as they form part of the case
    • G04B37/1486Arrangements for fixing to a bracelet
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/21Strap tighteners
    • Y10T24/2143Strap-attached folding lever
    • Y10T24/2155Jewelry-watch straps

Abstract

The invention relates to a watch case comprising an unfolding clasp for a flexible strap, said unfolding clasp comprising a face (1), connected to a first end of the strap, a base (3), connected to the second end of the strap, an extension (2), connected by joints to the face (1) and the base (3), the joints (20, 21) between the face (1) and the extension (2) and between the base (3) and the extension (2) being embodied such as to permit the superposition of the face, the extension and the base in the folded position and the juxtaposition thereof in the unfolded state. An adjustment cam (34) is provided to hold the strap against the base by compression and/or by friction, said cam being able to be hinged to increase or reduce in a reversible manner the length of the folded position of the strap.

Description

  • The present invention relates to a watch case including a bracelet clasp, in particular a folding clasp for a flexible bracelet.
  • Wristwatches generally include a watch case including the movement, a bracelet and a bracelet clasp to open and close the bracelet to put on or remove the watch. The clasp is most often arranged at 180 ° of the box along the bracelet. There are many types of clasps for flexible or rigid wristbands; it is admitted, however, that clasps with folding clasp, which allow to vary the length of the bracelet without separating the two strands, provide greater security.
  • The clasps with folding clasp generally comprise several metal blades superimposed in the folded position. If the curvature of the blades does not match the diameter of the wrist, these clasps can be uncomfortable. On the other hand, contact with metal both on the upper face of the wrist and on the underside increases the risk of nickel allergies, for example.
  • There are also known watches in which the clasp is integrated in the box. The box comprises in this case several folding blades which are superimposed on or under the casing in the folded position. US4748604 , US2429950 and the utility model DE-U-752 757 describe examples of such a clasp.
  • CH156174 describes another wristwatch combined with a three-blade clasp. The middle part is mounted on the intermediate blade of the clasp while the upper blade is shaped as a frame folding over this middle part. This construction is complex and expands the watch. The three parts of the clasp are clearly visible when the clasp is folded. When the clasp is fully unfolded, the dial is turned down, which may scratch the ice against the surface of the table. In addition, the dial is read through a first mirror closing the middle part and a second case linked to the frame; these two superimposed mirrors make the reading unreadable, increase the thickness of the watch and its cost. The length of the bracelet can be adjusted and adopt several discrete positions defined by holes to engage the strap of the bracelet; a finer setting, continuously, is not possible.
    a middle is closed by a first mirror while the upper frame
  • The present invention relates to an improvement to watch cases including a folding clasp.
  • The present invention aims in particular to improve the possibilities of custom adjustment of the length of the flexible bracelet with a clasp.
  • The present invention also aims to provide an alternative construction of a watch case incorporating a clasp.
  • The present invention therefore proposes a watch case comprising a folding clasp for flexible bracelet advantageous thanks to the following characteristics:
    • a middle linked to a first strand of the bracelet,
    • a base comprising a first end hingeably connected to the second strand of the bracelet,
    • an extension connected in an articulated manner to the middle and the base,
    • the joints being arranged so as to allow the superposition of the middle, the extension and the base in the folded position, and the juxtaposition of the middle part, the extension and the base in the deployed position,
    • a cam or adjustment member for compressively and / or frictionally holding the bracelet against the base, which member can be tilted, moved or pivoted to reversibly increase or decrease the length in the folded position of the bracelet.
  • The invention starts from the new finding that the watch cases combined with a clasp of known type do not allow to adjust the length of the bracelet completely satisfactory. The bracelet length adjustment means are often impractical, or require a bracelet formed with a particular profile, expensive to inject and impossible to achieve with certain materials. Often, the length of the bracelet can only be adjusted by cutting the bracelet, which is irreversible, impossible to perform without additional tools, and not suitable for textile bracelets or leathers for example whose end tends to unravel if they are cut. Other bracelets can only be adjusted using an additional tool needed to remove a pin for example. Finally, there are also known watches with a folding clasp near the middle and a separate clasp, allowing a length adjustment, between the two ends of the strands of the bracelet opposite to the middle part. These watches greatly reduce the benefits that can be expected from box-clasps.
  • According to a preferred variant of the present invention, the bracelet consists of a single strand having two ends, conventionally having the shape of a band. It may be made of a material usually used for watch bracelets, such as leather, a textile or preferably an extensible material, in particular an elastomer. According to this preferred embodiment, one of the two ends of the bracelet is linked to the middle part of the watch case, while the second end is connected to the base.
  • Advantageously, the aforementioned adjusting element comprises a locking element acting by blocking or pressing a selectable portion of the bracelet. It can thus be implemented with any type of bracelet, without requiring a particular profile of the bracelet. However, this does not exclude the presence of such a particular profile to enhance the locking effect, such as a raised stripes, depending in particular on the nature of the material used for the bracelet, preferably in the case of an elastomer.
  • The range of length adjustment of the bracelet is preferably important, for example of the order of the length of the watch case.
  • The particular construction proposed is therefore an advantageous alternative to the constructions of the prior art.
  • The present invention will be better understood with the aid of the appended figures which show:
    • The figure 1 a perspective view of a watch case comprising a folding clasp in the folded position.
    • The figure 2 a perspective view of a watch case comprising a folding clasp in the partially deployed position.
    • The figure 3 a perspective view of a watch case comprising an unfolding clasp in the intermediate position.
    • The figure 4 an enlarged partial perspective view of a watch case comprising an unfolding clasp in the intermediate position, illustrating in particular the hinges and the locking mechanism of the middle part on the base.
    • The figure 5 another enlarged partial perspective view of a watch case comprising an unfolding clasp in the intermediate position, illustrating in particular the locking mechanism and the notch for the crown.
    • The figure 6 another enlarged partial perspective view of the base, illustrating the adjustment element in the open position.
    • The figure 7 corresponds to the view of the figure 6 , the adjustment element appearing in the closed position.
  • The wristwatch of the invention comprises a middle part 1 in which is housed a watch movement. A ring 10 is connected to a not shown crown rod and makes it possible to put the watch movement on time and / or to set other functions.
  • The bracelet 4 of the watch consists of a single strand whose two ends 40 and 41 are attached to the watch case. The end 41 is thus fixed, for example by means of a spring pin or other means, to the upper face at 6 o'clock of the middle part 1. The other end 40 is fixed at 12 o'clock on a base 3 of clasp described below. The bracelet is advantageously molded or injected in a flexible and extensible material, for example in a silicone-based material, in order to adapt perfectly to the diameter of the wrist of the wearer. A profiling 45 is preferably provided on the inner face of the bracelet to improve the breathing of the skin and reduce slippage.
  • The watch case further comprises a clasp extender 2. One end of the extension is connected by a first hinge 20 ( figure 4 ) at the underside of the middle at 12 o'clock, while the other end of the extension is articulated by means of a second hinge 21 with the clasp base 3 to 6 hours. According to an advantageous variant, the pivoting joint 20 is a hinge designed to be easily disassembled, in order to easily isolate the middle part of the other parts of the wristwatch. This is particularly useful for performing various operations, such as casing movement, dial and hands, or for performing various tests, such as leak tests, or to facilitate various repair interventions, if any. For this purpose, the hinge 20 comprises a removable bar 22, visible on the figure 4 .
  • In the preferred example illustrated, the extension is formed of a hollow metal frame (stirrup), which in particular makes it possible to reduce the weight of the watch case and to accommodate the bottom of the middle part 1 if this bottom is prominent. Preferably, as is clearly visible in particular on the figure 2 , the extension 2 has the shape of an open stirrup, whose base is articulated with the base 3 by means of the hinge 21. Thus, this particular form of extension further facilitates the housing of the end 40 of the bracelet under the caseband 1. However, a clasp extender in the form of a solid blade or formed itself of an elastic material may also be considered within the scope of the invention. Furthermore, it is also possible in the context of the invention to use clasp extensions in several elements to further increase the elongation of the clasp when opening the clasp, or to improve the comfort of opening. Clasps integrated in the butterfly type box can thus be used.
  • The base 3 is intended to bear against the wrist when the watch is worn. The middle block 1 - base 3 preferably forms a set of monolithic appearance when the clasp is closed. For this purpose, the base 3 and the middle part 1 fit one against the other without threshold at the junction.
  • The base 3 has a recess 30 sufficiently wide and deep to accommodate the entire extension 2 in the folded position. The extension 2 is hidden between the base and the middle when the watch is worn.
  • As we see in particular on the figure 3 , the recess 30 also accommodates the end 40 of the wristband 4. The depth of engagement of the strand 40 in the recess 30 can be adjusted to adjust the useful length of the wristband depending on the size of the wrist. In the illustrated embodiment, the bracelet 4 is held in the base 3 by a two-position eccentric cam 34, which can pivot parallel to the 3 o'clock-9 o'clock axis between a position in which the bracelet is wedged between the cam 34 and the base 3, and a non-illustrated adjustment position in which the gap between the cam 34 and the base 3 is sufficient to slide the bracelet 4. The bracelet is thus maintained by compression of an arbitrary portion of one of its upper or lower faces, and / or friction against the elements 3 and 34. As already mentioned, the bracelet is preferably made of an elastic material, so that it resumes its shape when the pressure of the cam 34 is released.
  • The cam 34 may preferably be released only when the clasp 1, 2, 3 is open; when the watch is closed, the box 1 blocks the rotation of the cam, thus preventing accidental disturbance of the length of the bracelet. The cam 34 is preferably arranged so as not to be pivotally disengaged without some resistance, even when the clasp is open, so as to allow the opening of the clasp without the risk of accidentally disrupting the length of the bracelet. The resistance to pivoting of the cam 34 may for example be caused by an increased compression of the bracelet during the rotation of the cam.
  • In a variant not shown, the cam 34 can be released only by acting on an additional control member, for example a push button, or by lifting one of the portions of the bracelet. The cam 34 may also consist of several elements. The visible portion of the cam 34 preferably has the same shape and the same visual appearance as the end 400 of the bracelet linked to the other face of the box, and is thus engaged between two horns 13 of the middle part.
  • According to a preferred variant, at least one stop 35 cooperates with the cam 34 in order to limit the rotation thereof around its axis. Preferably, the rotation angle of the cam will be limited to a value less than 90 °. As a visible example on the Figures 6 and 7 at least one stop 35 is carried by the cam 34 projecting from at least one of its ends. As we see on the figure 6 when the cam 34 is in the open position, the stop 35, coming into contact with the portion 37 of the horn 37 of the base, blocks the rotation of the cam. In this position, the end 40 of the bracelet can slide freely. under the cam. In the closed position of the cam 34, shown in FIG. figure 7 , the stop 35 comes into contact with the outer rim 38 of the base 3, while the cam 34 immobilizes by compression the end 40 of the bracelet. Note that the maximum opening of the rotation angle of the cam can be adjusted by adjusting the dimensions of the stop.
  • The length of the recess 30 is preferably maximum, that is to say that it is equal to the length of the base 3 minus a thickness of the edge of the recess. The cam 34 is arranged so as to bear as far as possible from the end of the recess closest to the hinge 21. This particular arrangement makes it possible to increase the distance between the cam 34 and the bottom of the hinge. recess near the hinge 21, and therefore to maximize the length adjustment range of the bracelet. The bracelet 4 is engaged under the extension 2 in the base 3; it is thus far from the bottom of the middle part 1, which can be prominent according to the thickness of the movement employed. Thus, the bottom of the watch / movement does not interfere with the engagement of the bracelet.
  • Furthermore, the cam 34 is arranged to exert a significant pressure over the entire width of the bracelet. In this way, the risk of sliding of the bracelet out of the recess when only a short length of bracelet is engaged in the clasp can be minimized. By distributing the holding force of the cam 34 over the entire width of the bracelet, it also reduces the local pressure and therefore the risk of permanently marking the surface of the bracelet. The bearing surface of the base 3 on the underside of the bracelet is preferably less than the contact surface between the cam 34 and the upper face of the bracelet. This particular arrangement makes it possible to hold the bracelet firmly thanks to the significant pressure on the lower face, while minimizing the risk of marking the upper face of the bracelet.
  • The maintenance of the bracelet by friction and / or compression allows the use of the watch case of the invention with any type of flexible bracelet, including leather or textile bracelets in which it would be difficult to provide grooves or fixing ribs. Stop means, for example abutments cooperating on the box and on the bracelet, or a barb engaged in a hole through the bracelet, may however also be used.
  • The end 40 of the bracelet 4 is linked to the base of the watch case. The traction of this end is therefore along a straight line substantially in the main plane of the base. Thus, the tilting torque on the box is minimal, and the underside at 12 hours of it will not lift even if the bracelet is worn very tight. The end 41 of the bracelet attached to the box is preferably bent with a step 400, so that the pulling force of this end is also exerted along a line close to the wrist and substantially contained in the main plane of the base 3. The underside of the bracelet 4 is as close as possible to the wrist skin over its entire length, which is more aesthetic, more comfortable and improves the maintenance of the watch even during sudden movements.
  • The watch case 1 comprises a mechanical locking device for locking the clasp in the folded position. Said mechanical locking device can, as in the example shown in FIG. figure 4 , comprising two push buttons 11 and 12 capable of acting on elastically deformable elements. As can be seen on the figure 4 , the push-buttons 11 and 12 are placed on the two lateral faces of the middle part 1. It can be seen that the push-button 12 makes it possible to actuate a mobile hook 120 connected to the middle part 1 and cooperating with an abutment 33 on the base ( figure 5 ). The pushbutton 12 may be pressed against the action of a spring or a blade, not shown, to disengage the hook 120 from the stop and thus open the clasp. A similar but symmetrical arrangement is found on the other side of the box. The clasp can preferably only be opened by simultaneously pressing the two push buttons 11, 12 and then lifting the middle part 1 relative to the base 3. The movable hook 120 advantageously comprises a bevelled face 121, visible on the figure 4 , allowing to close the box-clasp and to push the hook 120 without pressing the push-button 12. A symmetrical beveled face, not shown, is also found on the hook 11.
  • The arrangement of the push buttons on the middle part 1, rather than on the base 3, makes it possible to move them away from the wrist and thus to reduce the risk of injury to the wearer. The crown 10 is accessible even when the clasp is folded, so that it is not necessary to open it to set the time. According to a preferred variant of the invention, the ring 10 is arranged at 9 o'clock so that in no way it can come into contact with the back of the user's hand.
  • A lock of the caseband 1 on the extension 2, or base 3 on the extension, is also conceivable within the scope of the invention. The locking of the base on the middle case illustrated, however, has the advantage of keeping the entire box 1, 2, 3 firmly in the folded position.
  • The base 3 has a semicircular notch 32 placed opposite the ring 10 in the folded position. In the same way, the push-buttons 11 and 12 preferably rest in notches 31 or 36 of the base, respectively. This particular arrangement makes it possible to arrange the crown and the push buttons 11 and 12 close to the junction line between the base and the middle part, and thus to partially conceal this line, or in any case to make it less visible.
  • The watch case object of the present invention will be particularly suitable for people practicing certain sports, such as golf in particular.

Claims (28)

  1. Watch case comprising a deployment clasp for a flexible strap, said deployment clasp comprising:
    a middle (1) connected to a first part (41) of the strap (4),
    a base plate (3) connected to the second part (40) of the strap (4),
    an extension piece (2) articulated to the middle (1) and to the base plate (3),
    wherein the joints (20, 21) between the middle (1) and the extension piece (2) and between the base plate (3) and the extension piece (2) are arranged such that the middle, the extension piece and the base plate are superposed in the folded-up position and juxtaposed in the deployed position,
    characterized by one or more adjustment elements (34) for reversibly and continuously increasing or reducing the length of said strap as measured when the clasp is in the folded-up position.
  2. Watch case according to Claim 1, wherein a variable length of said strap is inserted between the base plate (3) and the extension piece (2) in the folded-up position.
  3. Watch case according to either of Claims 1 and 2, wherein the part of the strap with adjustable length is joined to said case without a bar.
  4. Watch case according to one of Claims 1 to 3, wherein the part of the strap with adjustable length is held in said case by the application of a force perpendicular to the plane of said part.
  5. Watch case according to one of Claims 1 to 4, wherein said strap consists of a single part, a first end (41) of the strap is joined to said middle and the second end (40) of the strap is joined to said base plate.
  6. Watch case according to one of Claims 1 to 5, wherein the extension piece (2) is formed from an open metallic stirrup, the base of which is articulated to the base plate (3).
  7. Watch case according to one of Claims 1 to 6, wherein said adjustment elements (34) are arranged on said base plate (3).
  8. Watch case according to one of Claims 1 to 7, wherein the extension piece (2) is concealed between the base plate (3) and the middle (1) in the folded-up position.
  9. Watch case according to any one of Claims 1 to 8, wherein the assembly of middle (1) and base plate (3) has an integral appearance.
  10. Watch case according to one of Claims 1 to 9, wherein the second end (40) of the strap (4) is inserted into said watch case (1, 2, 3) in the folded-up position.
  11. Watch case according to Claim 10, wherein the second end (40) of the strap (4) is inserted into the base plate (3) in the folded-up position.
  12. Watch case according to either of Claims 10 and 11, wherein said strap (4) is held by compression of an arbitrary portion of its surface against a predefined portion of said case (1, 2, 3).
  13. Watch case according to one of Claims 1 to 12, wherein said length adjustment elements comprise a movable element (34) joined to said case (1, 2, 3) which is pressed against the strap (4) in the closed position.
  14. Watch case according to Claim 13, wherein the movable element (34) of said adjustment elements is a two-position eccentric cam.
  15. Watch case according to Claim 14, wherein at least one stop (35) engages with the cam (34) in order to limit the angle of rotation of said cam about its axis, preferably to less than 90°.
  16. Watch case according to one of Claims 1 to 15, wherein said length adjustment elements are immobilized when said clasp is folded up.
  17. Watch case according to one of Claims 1 to 16, which comprises a mechanical locking device (11, 12) for locking the clasp in the folded-up position.
  18. Watch case according to Claim 17, wherein said mechanical locking device comprises at least one push button (11, 12) and at least one elastically deformable element.
  19. Watch case according to Claim 18, wherein said at least one push button (11, 12) can be operated counter to the action of a spring and allows coupling elements (120, 33) joined to the middle (1) and the base plate (3) to be inserted or removed.
  20. Watch case according to either of Claims 18 and 19, which has two push buttons (11, 12), one on either side of said case.
  21. Watch case according to Claim 20, wherein said push buttons (11, 12) are joined to the middle (1).
  22. Watch case according to one of Claims 1 to 21, in which the upper face of the base plate (3) has a recess (30) in which said extension piece (2) is housed in the folded-up position.
  23. Watch case according to one of Claims 1 to 22, in which the upper face of the base plate (3) has a recess (30) in which said second end (40) of the strap is housed in the folded-up position, wherein the adjustment range of said strap can be approximately the same as the length of said recess.
  24. Watch case according to one of Claims 1 to 23, wherein, in the folded-up position, the parts are in the following order of superposition:
    1) base plate (3),
    2) end (40) of the strap (4),
    3) extension piece (2),
    4) middle (1).
  25. Watch case according to one of Claims 1 to 24, wherein the middle (1) has a crown (10), preferably in the 9 o'clock position, the base plate (3) having a notch (32) adjacent to said crown when the clasp is folded up.
  26. Watch case according to one of Claims 18 to 25, wherein the base plate (3) has at least one notch (31, 36) for at least one said push button when the clasp is folded up.
  27. Watch case according to one of Claims 1 to 26, wherein the two ends (40, 41) of the strap (4) are pulled along two straight lines approximately in the main plane of said base plate.
  28. Watch case according to one of Claims 1 to 27, wherein said strap is made of an extendable material.
EP20050701599 2004-02-17 2005-01-24 Watch case including a strap clasp Active EP1715771B1 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
CH00240/04A CH701103B1 (en) 2004-02-17 2004-02-17 watchcase including a bracelet clasp.
PCT/EP2005/050297 WO2005089584A1 (en) 2004-02-17 2005-01-24 Watch case including a strap clasp

Publications (2)

Publication Number Publication Date
EP1715771A1 EP1715771A1 (en) 2006-11-02
EP1715771B1 true EP1715771B1 (en) 2008-11-12

Family

ID=34960124

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
EP20050701599 Active EP1715771B1 (en) 2004-02-17 2005-01-24 Watch case including a strap clasp

Country Status (12)

Country Link
US (1) US7591581B2 (en)
EP (1) EP1715771B1 (en)
JP (1) JP4824585B2 (en)
KR (1) KR100972950B1 (en)
CN (1) CN1921781B (en)
AT (1) AT413825T (en)
CH (1) CH701103B1 (en)
DE (1) DE602005010976D1 (en)
HK (1) HK1098312A1 (en)
RU (1) RU2358630C2 (en)
TW (1) TWI334768B (en)
WO (1) WO2005089584A1 (en)

Families Citing this family (42)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20090274015A1 (en) * 2007-09-28 2009-11-05 Advance Watch Company, Ltd, D/B/A, Geneva Watch Group Watch having a watch strap with a multi-prong closure tongue
EP2309349B1 (en) * 2009-10-12 2013-07-24 Bovet Fleurier SA Case for a timepiece with multiple configurations
EP2555676B1 (en) * 2010-02-05 2015-10-14 Biovotion AG Wearable sensor device
EP2702891B1 (en) * 2012-09-04 2015-11-18 Omega SA Clasp for watch strap or garment belt
CN103251181B (en) * 2012-11-23 2016-03-02 裘里斯杨 Wrist-watch and table are buckled
USD735068S1 (en) * 2013-09-18 2015-07-28 Arturo Garcia Pla Bracelet
US9833048B2 (en) 2014-01-07 2017-12-05 Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. Tool having interconnected links that form at least a portion of a wearable accessory
US9282179B2 (en) * 2014-06-04 2016-03-08 Alexey Leonidovich Ushakov Accessory for mobile electronic device
US9152129B2 (en) 2014-06-25 2015-10-06 Dilshan Thilina Modaragamage Electronic watch clasp systems and methods
US20160004222A1 (en) * 2014-07-03 2016-01-07 Everest Horology Products End links for use in coupling watch straps to bases of watches, and related methods
USD737157S1 (en) 2014-08-11 2015-08-25 Apple Inc. Wearable device
USD778912S1 (en) 2014-08-11 2017-02-14 Apple Inc. Crown for electronic device
USD739780S1 (en) 2014-08-11 2015-09-29 Apple Inc. Band
USD737156S1 (en) 2014-08-11 2015-08-25 Apple Inc. Wearable device
USD731346S1 (en) 2014-08-11 2015-06-09 Apple Inc. Band
USD766752S1 (en) 2014-08-11 2016-09-20 Apple Inc. Wearable device
USD727197S1 (en) 2014-08-11 2015-04-21 Apple Inc. Band
USD724469S1 (en) 2014-08-11 2015-03-17 Apple Inc. Band
USD859201S1 (en) 2014-08-11 2019-09-10 Apple Inc. Band
USD737158S1 (en) 2014-08-11 2015-08-25 Apple Inc. Wearable device
JP1539662S (en) 2014-08-29 2015-12-07
USD771035S1 (en) 2014-08-11 2016-11-08 Apple Inc. Wearable device
USD759011S1 (en) 2014-08-11 2016-06-14 Apple Inc. Electronic device
USD771036S1 (en) 2014-08-11 2016-11-08 Apple Inc. Wearable device
USD755295S1 (en) 2014-09-05 2016-05-03 Apple Inc. Label
USD755298S1 (en) 2014-09-05 2016-05-03 Apple Inc. Label
USD737159S1 (en) 2014-09-08 2015-08-25 Apple Inc. Wearable device
USD741726S1 (en) * 2014-09-08 2015-10-27 Apple Inc. Electronic device
USD744356S1 (en) * 2014-09-08 2015-12-01 Apple Inc. Wearable device
USD746707S1 (en) * 2014-09-08 2016-01-05 Apple Inc. Wearable device
USD745421S1 (en) * 2014-09-08 2015-12-15 Apple Inc. Wearable device
KR20160035412A (en) * 2014-09-23 2016-03-31 삼성전자주식회사 Buckle apparatus for a wearable device
USD754793S1 (en) 2015-02-13 2016-04-26 Apple Inc. Label
USD762671S1 (en) 2015-03-06 2016-08-02 Apple Inc. Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface
KR101555489B1 (en) * 2015-07-03 2015-10-06 (주)거노코퍼레이션 Watch tightening and releasing device
USD757722S1 (en) 2015-08-24 2016-05-31 Apple Inc. Wearable device
CH711811A1 (en) * 2015-11-26 2017-05-31 G Et F Châtelain Sa Wristwatch with a clasp tied to the box.
JP6172341B2 (en) * 2016-01-04 2017-08-02 オムロンヘルスケア株式会社 Biological information measuring device
RU174837U1 (en) * 2017-06-27 2017-11-03 Общество С Ограниченной Ответственностью "Часовой Завод Ника" Wristwatch
RU2664741C1 (en) * 2017-06-27 2018-08-22 Общество С Ограниченной Ответственностью "Часовой Завод Ника" Wrist watch
USD859412S1 (en) * 2017-08-18 2019-09-10 Practech, Inc. Wearable or handheld hybrid smart barcode scanner
USD837082S1 (en) 2017-09-07 2019-01-01 Apple Inc. Band

Family Cites Families (12)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1383968A (en) * 1921-07-05 Watch belt-bttckle
US1954249A (en) * 1930-12-01 1934-04-10 Howard A Kehl Combination wrist watch
CH156174A (en) * 1931-03-30 1932-07-31 Freres Gay Wristwatch.
US2892304A (en) * 1955-09-19 1959-06-30 James C Eaves Dial setting mechanism
CH512211A (en) * 1970-06-19 1971-09-15 Bambi Kk Clasp bracelet watch
CH628787A5 (en) * 1978-09-18 1982-03-31 Bear & Cie Sa Bracelet
JPS583537Y2 (en) * 1980-03-13 1983-01-21
JPS5720205U (en) * 1980-07-09 1982-02-02
IT1199958B (en) * 1985-03-05 1989-01-05 Class S R L Articulated device for the elongation of the metal strap of a wristwatch and forming the clock support, equipped with a safety catch
DE4303173C2 (en) * 1993-02-04 1999-01-07 Helmut Buehrle Bracelet for a wristwatch
CN1168407C (en) * 1998-03-11 2004-09-29 西铁城钟表股份有限公司 Intermediate clasp for band type ornaments
CN2592002Y (en) 2002-12-27 2003-12-17 肖晋武 Leath belt locating clamp

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date
HK1098312A1 (en) 2011-11-18
KR100972950B1 (en) 2010-07-30
JP2007521934A (en) 2007-08-09
RU2358630C2 (en) 2009-06-20
CH701103B1 (en) 2010-11-30
DE602005010976D1 (en) 2008-12-24
WO2005089584A1 (en) 2005-09-29
US20060272134A1 (en) 2006-12-07
TW200538068A (en) 2005-12-01
US7591581B2 (en) 2009-09-22
CN1921781B (en) 2011-05-18
AT413825T (en) 2008-11-15
TWI334768B (en) 2010-12-21
RU2006133336A (en) 2008-03-27
EP1715771A1 (en) 2006-11-02
KR20060134067A (en) 2006-12-27
CN1921781A (en) 2007-02-28
JP4824585B2 (en) 2011-11-30

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
JP2008533445A (en) Device for attaching a replaceable watch strap to a watch
JP2757263B2 (en) Clasp of the bracelet
US5375434A (en) Removable jewelry stone setting
EP0013791A2 (en) Ornamental jewellery
CN1248618C (en) Length adjustment device of band-shaped ornament
CN100588342C (en) Device for setting the length of a bracelet, bracelet provided with such a device and watch fitted with such a bracelet
US5102023A (en) Clothing accessory
US7146731B2 (en) Snapping and hinging arrangements, watches and associated methods
WO2012094503A2 (en) Electronic device holder
EP0456381A1 (en) Hanging ornaments for spectacles
US8789246B2 (en) Asymmetric butterfly clasp
US20090257323A1 (en) Watch with rotatable case
US2585183A (en) Jewelry
DE4423388C2 (en) Clasp for trinkets
US6701747B2 (en) Decorative articles with interchangeable modules
CN100511036C (en) Wrist fixed type portable device with bracelet type lacing
US3225565A (en) Pearl slide shortener and pin adaptor
US6427487B1 (en) Interchangeable jewelry item
US6328188B1 (en) Adjustable linkage for a watchband
CN1221195C (en) Apparatus for fastening watch strap to watchcase
US20060203621A1 (en) Ornamental article
US20030002394A1 (en) Device for attaching wristband strands to a case
US5794312A (en) Holding device
KR980006334U (en) Belt hook, such as hook and key phaser ornaments
US5133195A (en) Ornamental jewelry system

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
17P Request for examination filed

Effective date: 20060615

AK Designated contracting states

Kind code of ref document: A1

Designated state(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

RAP1 Rights of an application transferred

Owner name: TAG HEUER SA

RAP1 Rights of an application transferred

Owner name: TAG HEUER SA

DAX Request for extension of the european patent (to any country) (deleted)
REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: GB

Ref legal event code: FG4D

Free format text: NOT ENGLISH

AK Designated contracting states

Kind code of ref document: B1

Designated state(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: CH

Ref legal event code: EP

REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: CH

Ref legal event code: NV

Representative=s name: PATENTS & TECHNOLOGY SURVEYS SA

REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: IE

Ref legal event code: FG4D

Free format text: LANGUAGE OF EP DOCUMENT: FRENCH

REF Corresponds to:

Ref document number: 602005010976

Country of ref document: DE

Date of ref document: 20081224

Kind code of ref document: P

LTIE Lt: invalidation of european patent or patent extension

Effective date: 20081112

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state [announced from national office to epo]

Ref country code: AT

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20081112

Ref country code: LT

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20081112

Ref country code: ES

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20090223

NLV1 Nl: lapsed or annulled due to failure to fulfill the requirements of art. 29p and 29m of the patents act
PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state [announced from national office to epo]

Ref country code: IS

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20090312

Ref country code: SI

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20081112

Ref country code: PL

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20081112

Ref country code: NL

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20081112

Ref country code: FI

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20081112

REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: IE

Ref legal event code: FD4D

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state [announced from national office to epo]

Ref country code: IE

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20081112

Ref country code: RO

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20081112

Ref country code: DK

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20081112

Ref country code: EE

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20081112

Ref country code: BG

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20090212

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state [announced from national office to epo]

Ref country code: CZ

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20081112

Ref country code: SE

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20090212

Ref country code: PT

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20090413

Ref country code: MC

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF NON-PAYMENT OF DUE FEES

Effective date: 20090131

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state [announced from national office to epo]

Ref country code: SK

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20081112

26N No opposition filed

Effective date: 20090813

GBPC Gb: european patent ceased through non-payment of renewal fee

Effective date: 20090212

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state [announced from national office to epo]

Ref country code: BE

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF NON-PAYMENT OF DUE FEES

Effective date: 20090131

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state [announced from national office to epo]

Ref country code: GB

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF NON-PAYMENT OF DUE FEES

Effective date: 20090212

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state [announced from national office to epo]

Ref country code: GR

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20090213

REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: CH

Ref legal event code: PFA

Owner name: LVMH SWISS MANUFACTURES SA

Free format text: TAG HEUER SA#RUE LOUIS-JOSEPH-CHEVROLET 6 A#2300 LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS (CH) -TRANSFER TO- LVMH SWISS MANUFACTURES SA#RUE L.-J. CHEVROLET 6A#2300 LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS (CH)

REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: CH

Ref legal event code: PFA

Owner name: LVMH SWISS MANUFACTURES SA

Free format text: LVMH SWISS MANUFACTURES SA#RUE L.-J. CHEVROLET 6A#2300 LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS (CH) -TRANSFER TO- LVMH SWISS MANUFACTURES SA#RUE L.-J. CHEVROLET 6A#2300 LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS (CH)

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state [announced from national office to epo]

Ref country code: LU

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF NON-PAYMENT OF DUE FEES

Effective date: 20090124

PGFP Annual fee paid to national office [announced from national office to epo]

Ref country code: IT

Payment date: 20110121

Year of fee payment: 7

Ref country code: FR

Payment date: 20110202

Year of fee payment: 7

Ref country code: DE

Payment date: 20110121

Year of fee payment: 7

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state [announced from national office to epo]

Ref country code: HU

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20090513

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state [announced from national office to epo]

Ref country code: TR

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20081112

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state [announced from national office to epo]

Ref country code: CY

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20081112

REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: FR

Ref legal event code: CA

Effective date: 20111219

Ref country code: FR

Ref legal event code: CD

Owner name: LVMH SWISS MANUFACTURES SA, CH

Effective date: 20111219

REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: DE

Ref legal event code: R081

Ref document number: 602005010976

Country of ref document: DE

Owner name: LVMH SWISS MANUFACTURES SA, CH

Free format text: FORMER OWNER: TAG HEUER S.A., LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, CH

Effective date: 20120117

REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: FR

Ref legal event code: ST

Effective date: 20120928

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state [announced from national office to epo]

Ref country code: DE

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF NON-PAYMENT OF DUE FEES

Effective date: 20120801

REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: DE

Ref legal event code: R119

Ref document number: 602005010976

Country of ref document: DE

Effective date: 20120801

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state [announced from national office to epo]

Ref country code: IT

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF NON-PAYMENT OF DUE FEES

Effective date: 20120124

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state [announced from national office to epo]

Ref country code: FR

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF NON-PAYMENT OF DUE FEES

Effective date: 20120131

PGFP Annual fee paid to national office [announced from national office to epo]

Ref country code: CH

Payment date: 20190123

Year of fee payment: 15