Global Patent Index - EP 1040389 A1

EP 1040389 A1 2000-10-04 - WATCH WITH A 24-HOUR WATCH FACE

Title (en)

WATCH WITH A 24-HOUR WATCH FACE

Title (de)

UHR MIT EINEM GANZTAGS-ZIFFERNBLATT

Title (fr)

MONTRE A CADRAN DE 24 HEURES

Publication

EP 1040389 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 98964492 A

Priority

  • DE 19757722 A
  • DE 19826017 A
  • EP 9807950 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: US6359839B1] A watch having a watch face comprising an analog 12-hour display which displays a 24-hour day in an ambiguous manner using an hour hand and a minute hand, and an additional display which is used to determine the time indicated by the hour and minute hands and has two distinguishable symbols which are visible in said additional display separately from each other and change approximately every 12 hours. The invention is characterized in that the distinguishable symbols are configured as day and night symbols in such a way that they can be unambiguously interpreted as such by anyone and that the change-over from the night symbol to the day symbol occurs at 6 a.m. and the change-over from the day symbol to the night symbol at 6 p.m. either suddenly and precise to the second or over a period of time which can be observed dynamically so that there is never any doubt as to the time being shown.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G04C 17/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G04B 19/26 (2006.01); G04C 17/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G04C 17/00 (2013.01); G04B 19/26 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9934265A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT CH DE FR GB IT LI

EPO simple patent family

US 6359839 B1 20020319; AU 2246899 A 19990719; EP 1040389 A1 20001004; WO 9934265 A1 19990708

INPADOC legal status


2004-03-03 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030815

2003-02-05 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

- Free text: NATURAL 24-HOUR WATCH FACE

2002-04-24 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020308

2000-10-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000721

2000-10-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT CH DE FR GB IT LI