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US2527090A
US2527090A US768565A US76856547A US2527090A US 2527090 A US2527090 A US 2527090A US 768565 A US768565 A US 768565A US 76856547 A US76856547 A US 76856547A US 2527090 A US2527090 A US 2527090A
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Oct. 24, 1950 D s, BAUMAN 2,527,090

WATCH MOUNTING Filed Aug. 14, 1947 Ilm! A Patented Oct. 24, 1950 y UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE WATCH MOUNTING Dale S. Bauman, Harvey, Ill. Application August 14, 1947, Serial No. 768,565

The invention relates generally to watches and the like, and more particularly to a watch mounting` therefor'.

The invention has among its objects the production of a watch mounting which, in addition to being ornamental, provides some protection for a Watch and which offers a variety of uses for the watch.

Another object of the invention is the production of such a watch mounting, which may be worn about the wrist if desired, or as a fob or lapel watch, and which is so constructed that it may be self-supporting upon a table or other surface and thus used as a small travelling or desk clock. n

A further object of the invention is the production of such a mounting which when worn as a wrist or lapel type of watch may be protected agalnst'breakage due to the striking of objects therewith.

Many other objects and advantages of the construction herein shown and described will be obvious to those skilled in the art from the disclosure herein given.

To this end my invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement and combination of parts herein shown and described, and more particularly pointed out in the claims.

The present invention contemplates the production of a watch mounting including a band by means of which the watch may be worn on the' wrist, and a clasp member cooperable with the band by means of which the watch may be supported from a garment or other article. The invention also contemplates the provision of a member operatively related to the watch, which member may be utilized, when desired, as a stand for supporting the watch in a. generally upright position on a table or other surface.

Referring to the drawings, wherein like reference characters indicate like or' corresponding parts:

Fig. 1 is a top plan view of a watch mounting embodying the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a sectional view through the mounting taken approximately on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the device illustrated in Figs. l and 2, illustrating the use of the mounting to support the watch in a generally upright position; and

Fig. 4 is a sectional view throughv a modified form of watch receiving member.

Referring to Figs. l and 2, indicates generally a watch case and mechanism of common type, which in the present instance is circular in shape 5 Claims. (Cl. 224-4) and provided with oppositely disposed loops or Yeyes 2 by means of which a band or other element 4may be secured thereto, the watch having the usual face 3, crystal 4 and stem 5. Illustrated in the present instance as encircling the cylindrical side wall S of the watch I is the ring-like member 'l constructed of any suitable material such as plastic, metal or the like, the interior edge 8 of the member 'I being shaped to -correspond to the external shape of the wall 6 of the watch, and having oppositely disposed portions respectively provided with notches or recesses 9 and I I adapted to receive the respective connecting loops 2 extending from the watch. Similarly, a notch or recess I2 is provided for receiving the stem 5 of the watch. Obviously, if the watch is not of the stem winding type the notch I2 may be eliminated.

The watch I is pivotally connected to the ring member 'I by a stirrup member I3, the side portions I4 of which pass through the apertures I5 and I6 in the ring member, the stirrup passing through the adjacent loop 2 on the watch. The opposite portion of the ring 'I adjacent the other loop 2 of the watch is provided with a radially extending aperture I'I through which extends one end of a band indicated generally by the numeral I8, made up in the present instance of a plurality of links with the end of the band extending through the aperture I'I and operatively connected to the loop 2 of the watch. The opposite end of the band I8 terminates in a clip I9 of any suitable construction, of which there are numerous types in the jewelry iield, for connecting the free end or the band to the outer portion 2i of the stirrup i3, whereby the band I8 may be utilized to stra-p the watch to the wrist of the user.

The band I8 also passes through apertures 22 and 23 located in a second ring-shaped member 2d, the latter likewise being formed of plastic or other suitable material and having mean s for supporting the band I8 therefrom, such means in the present instance being illustrated in the form of a member 25 having one end extending through a small aperture 26 in the member 24 and brought back upon itself as indicated at 21, Whereby the member 25 is pivotally connected to the member 24 and may be inserted through one of the links of the band I8, thereby retaining the band in position with respect to the member 24, so that the watch and member 'I may be supported from the member 24. The latter is also provided with a suitable pin catch indicated generally by the numeral 28 by means of which the member 24 may be secured to a garment 0r other article. Thus when desired, instead of utilizing the watch as a wrist watch, it may be supported by the member 24 and worn as a lapel or fob type of watch. When so worn the band supports the watch from the top edge thereof, and as the band passes through the aperture Il, the respective elements will be maintained in the positions illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2.

The watch may be readily wound by merely rotating the same about its pivotal connection, out of the plane of the ring member I, at the Same time drawing a portion of the band I8 through the aperture l1. When the watch is not worn on the users person it may be suported in a generally upright position as illustrated in Fig. 3, whereby it may serve as a miniature travelling or desk clock. This is accomplished by rotating the watch rearwardly and outwardly from the plane of the member I, simultaneously drawing additional band through the aperture Il to permit the watch to be rotated through an angle slightly greater than ninety degrees, and engage the watch case with, and support it by the rear portion 29 of the ring member l, the latter being provided with a small recess 3l if necessary to permit the watch to be rotated through the desired number of degrees.

It will be apparent that while I have illustrated the member 'l as being generally shaped in the form of a circular ring, the specic shape of the member l' may be widely varied to accommodate watches of different sizes and shapes, as well as produce a wide variety of novel and ornamental effects. Likewise, while I have illustrated the member 24 as also being in the shape of a ring, this member is also susceptible to a wide range of sizes and shapes to provide varied and novel effects. While the member 24 is illustrated in the present construction as being movable with respect to the band I8, obviously it may be permanently connected to the band if so desii-ed, it being noted that the member 24 may be readily worn with the watch and band when the same is being employed as a wrist watch, the pin clasp 28 being inset lbelow the surface of the member so that it will not engage the wrist of the wearer. However, I prefer to provide an adjustable connection between the band and the member 2li to enable the user to vary the length of the band extending between the members 1 and 24.

Fig. 4 illustrates a mofied form of the invention in which the member '1" is extended completely across the face of the watch as indicated at 3l, the other details of the member 1' being the same as those of the member l illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2. It will be noted that in this construction the member 'l' provides complete protection for the watch insofar as to other objects striking the same, and also may be utilized for producing additional novelty effects. It will be noted that the portion 3l of the member l does not extend outwardly beyond the plane of the ring portion 32 of the member l so that the later may firmly rest upon a flat surface, enabling the watch to be supported in an upright position similar to that shown in Fig. 3, employing the previously described construction.

It will be noted from the above description that I have provided a novel watch mounting which enables the watch to be worn either as a wrist watch or as a lapel or fob watch, as well as permitting its use as a miniature travelling or desk clock, and which may be so designed as to produce novel and highly ornamental effects,

4 at the same time providing a considerable measure of protection to the watch itself insofar as breakage, etc. is concerned. Likewise, while the invention has been illustrated in connection with a ladies watch, obviously the invention may also be employed with mens watches.

Having thus described my invention, it is obvious that various immaterial modiiications may be made in the same without departing from the spirit of my invention; hence, I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the exact form, construction, arrangement and combination of parts herein shown and described, or uses mentioned.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by letters patent is:

1. In a watch mounting, the combination of a watch, having substantially oppositely disposed connecting means thereon extending outwardly from the side edges thereof, a ring-shaped watch receiving member constructed to encircle the side edges of said watch and provided 'with notches to receive said connecting means and the watch stem, means carried by said member engageable with one of the connecting means for pivotally connecting said watch and member to one another, said member having an aperture therein adjacent the other connecting means on said watch, a band freely passing through said aperture and connected to the adjacent connecting means on said watch, cooperating means on the free end of said band and on said member, whereby the free end of said band may be secured to said member adjacent said pivotal connection, said watch being rotatable about said pivotal connection through an angle greater than ninety degrees, whereby said watch may be supported in a generally upright position by said member, a second member having a pair of aligned apertures therein through which said band may pass, means on said second member for securing the band thereto, and further means on said second member for` attaching the same to a garment or other article.

2. In a watch mounting, the combination of a watch, having substantially oppositely disposed connecting means thereon extending outwardly from the side edges thereof, a watch receiving member constructed to encircle the side edges of said watch and provided with notches to receive said connecting means, means carried by said member engageable with one of the connecting means for pivotally connecting said watch and member to one another, said member having an aperture therein adjacent the other connecting means on said watch, a band freely passing through said aperture and connected to the adjacent connecting means on said watch and cooperating means on the free end of said band and on said member, whereby the free end of said band may be secured to said member adjacent said pivotal connection, said watch being rotatable about said pivotal connection through an angle greater than ninety degrees, whereby said watch may be supported in a generally upright position by said member.

3. In watch mounting, the combination of a watch, having substantially oppositely disposed connecting means thereon adjacent the side edges thereof, a watch receiving member constructed to receive said watch with portions of said mem ber positioned adjacent the respective connecting means on said watch, means carried by one or said portions engageable with the adjacent connecting means for pivotally connecting said watch and member to one another, said other portion of said member having an aperture therein, a band freely passing through said aperture and connected to the adjacent connecting means on said Watch, and cooperating means on the free end of said ban-d and on said member adjacent the first mentioned portion of the latter, whereby the free end of said band may be secured to said member, said watch being rotatable about its pivotal connection with said member through an angle greater than ninety degrees, whereby said watch may be supported in a generally upright position by said member.

4. In a watch mounting, the combination of a ring-shaped watch receiving member constructed to encircle the side edges of a Watch positioned therein, means carried by said member for pivotally connecting such a Iwatch to said member, the latter having an aperture therein, a band freely passing through said aperture and adapted to be connected to such a watch, cooperating means on the free end of said band and on said member, whereby the free end of said band may be secured to said member adjacent said pivotal connection, a second member having an aperture therein through which said band may pass, means on said second member for securing the band thereto, and further means on said second member for attaching the same to a garment or other article.

5. In a watch mounting, the combination of a watch, having substantially oppositely disposed connecting means thereon extending outwardly from the side edges thereof, a watch receiving member constructed to extend across the face, and encircle the side edges of said watch and provided with notches to receive said connecting means, means carried by said member engageable with one of the connecting means for pivotally connecting said watch and member to one another, said member having an aperture therein adjacent the other connecting means on said watch, a band freely passing through said aperture and connected to the adjacent connecting means on said watch, and cooperating means on the free end of said band and on said member, whereby the free end of said band may be secured to said member adjacent said pivotal connection, said watch being rotatable rearwardly and outwardly about said pivotal connection through an angle greater than ninety degrees, whereby said watch may be supported in a generally upright position by said member.

DALE S. BAUMAN.

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US2617249A (en) * 1950-04-11 1952-11-11 Devay Emeric Watch housing
US2908057A (en) * 1956-06-05 1959-10-13 Pauline M Blanco Slide fastener actuator
US3347037A (en) * 1965-12-09 1967-10-17 Klang William Jewelry slide
US4353124A (en) * 1980-07-07 1982-10-05 Eisenstadt Company Ornamental mounting for watch
US5039042A (en) * 1987-05-11 1991-08-13 Eta Sa Fabriques D'ebauches Arrangement for attaching a watch case to a support
US5106004A (en) * 1991-04-10 1992-04-21 Nguyen Tuan D Clothing accessory
US5148689A (en) * 1989-09-29 1992-09-22 Andin International, Inc. Hinge for a necklace
US5478995A (en) * 1986-10-23 1995-12-26 Skidata Computer Gesellschaft M.B.H. Data carrier with disc shaped carrier structure
US5540367A (en) * 1994-06-10 1996-07-30 Loop Loop watch
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US2617249A (en) * 1950-04-11 1952-11-11 Devay Emeric Watch housing
US2908057A (en) * 1956-06-05 1959-10-13 Pauline M Blanco Slide fastener actuator
US3347037A (en) * 1965-12-09 1967-10-17 Klang William Jewelry slide
US4353124A (en) * 1980-07-07 1982-10-05 Eisenstadt Company Ornamental mounting for watch
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