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Feb. 8, 1949.
A. J. TRUXELL ATTACHING MEANS FOR WATCHES Filed April 20, 1945 AIZJZQWJ 75:11:57 My .5 B, Mywwy A Attorneys Patented Feb. 8, 1949 UNITED, STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,461,095 ATTACHING MEANS FOR WATCHES Andrew J. Truxell, Washington, D. 0.
Application April 20, 1945, Serial No. 589,400
1 Claim. 1
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in watches and more particularly to attaching means for the Watch case whereby the watch may be used either as a wrist watch or suspended from a chain, pin, clasp or the like for either carrying in the pocket of a person or for use as a lapel watch.
An important object of the present invention is to provide means formed as a part of each end of the watch case adapted for easily and quickly attaching a resilient metal wrist attaching band thereto for using the watch as a wrist watch and also by means of which a snap hook may be attached to either end of the watch case for suspending the Watch from a chain, pin or the like when it is desired to carry the watch in the pocket of a person or attach the watch to the lapel of a garment.
A still further object is to provide a device of this character of simple and practical construction, which is neat and attractive in appearance, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.
Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure 1 is a front elevational view showing the watch used as a wrist watch.
Figure 2 is an enlarged side elevational view with parts broken away and shown in section.
Figure 3 is a fragmentary side elevational view showing one end attached to the snap hook of a lapel pin, and
Figure 4 is a side elevational view of the snap hook attached to the end of a watch chain.
Referring now to the drawings in detail wherein for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of the invention, the numeral 5 designates a watch case including end portions 6 and 1 projecting outwardly from opposite sides of the case, the end portions having a recess 8 at the underside thereof and in which is formed a transversely extending bar 9.
As shown to advantage in Figure 2 of the drawings the end portions 6 and 7 of the watch case overlie the bars 9 positioned in the recesses thereof.
The watch case 5 is adapted for positioning against the fiat intermediate portion [9 of a split resilient metal wrist band II, the ends of which are adapted to grip the wrist of a person.
Tongues l2 are struck outwardly adjacent the ends of the flat intermediate portion IU of the band with the ends of the tongues projecting inwardly toward each other to form hooks adapted for engaging the bars 9 at the ends of the watch case.
The hooks or tongues l2 extend partly into the resilient end portions I l of the wrist band so that upon a contracting movement of the end portions of the band into the position as shown by the dotted lines in Figure 2 of the drawings, the hooks or tongues [2 will be moved outwardly from engagement with the bars 9 whereby to detach the watch case from the band.
Accordingly, the watch case may be removed from the band only when the band is removed from the wrist of a person so as to permit inward flexing movement of the end portions l l thereof.
When it is desired to carry the watch on a watch chain l3 a snap hook I4 is provided having its bill portion I5 inserted in the recess 8 behind the bar 9 and if desired a safety pin l6 may be formed as a part of the snap hook M or attached to the back thereof as illustrated in Figure 3 of the drawings and by means of which the hook may be attached to the lapel or other portion of a persons garment for carrying the watch. When the hook I4 is used as a lapel pin the same may be suitably ornamented as indicated at IT.
From the foregoing itwill be apparent that the watch case 5 may be interchangeably used either as a wrist watch, or as a pocket or lapel watch.
In view of the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings it is believed that a clear understanding of the construction, operation and advantages of the device will be quite apparent to those skilled in this art. A more detailed description is accordingly deemed unnecessary.
It is to be understood, however, that even though there is herein shown and described a preferred embodiment of the invention the same is susceptible to certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention as herein described and the scope of the appended claim.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim is:
A wrist watch comprising in combination a watch case having recesses with top walls in the end portions thereof at the underside of the case, transversely extending bars in said recesses, a resilient wrist attaching band including an intermediate portion adapted for positioning against the back of the watch case and outwardly struck 3 4 tongues on said band forming hooks projecting REFERENCES CITED toward each other and inserted in said recesses between said bars and walls to secure the case The win r f renc s are of record in the to said band, said band having flexible wrist enfile Of this Datentl gaging portions extending from said inte-rme- 5 UNITED STATES PATENTS diate portion, and said hooks being movable out of said recesses clear of said bars by flexing of Number Name Date said wrist engaging portions of said band toward 2,284,582 Langer May 1942 each other,v whereby said band and watch may FQREIGNPATENTS. be disconnected by flexing of said wrist-engaging 10 1 1 p portions 'of said band together when said'band Number Country Date is from wri t France 451,911 Great Britain Aug. 13 1936 AND E J. XEL
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