Patent Number: 6,169,708

Title: Timepiece

Abstract: A timepiece with a liquid crystal display panel 40 having at least either of a time display section 40a and a calendar display section 40b, and comprising a TN liquid crystal cell with about 90.degree. twisted nematic liquid crystals sealed in-between a pair of transparent substrates having respective transparent electrodes, a first polarizing film disposed on the visible side of the TN liquid crystal cell, a second polarizing film, a retardation film for circularly polarized light, a cholestric liquid crystal polymer sheet, a translucent light absorbing member and a backlight disposed successively on a side of the TN liquid crystal cell, opposite from the visible side thereof. With such a constitution, time display and calendar display are rendered visible even at night by lighting up the backlight, and colored display in a metallic tone can be indicated.

Inventors: Kaneko; Yasushi (Sayama, JP), Ide; Masafumi (Tokorozawa, JP), Akiyama; Takashi (Sayama, JP)

Assignee: Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G02F 1/13 (20060101); G02F 1/1335 (20060101); G04G 9/00 (20060101); G04C 019/00 (); G02F 001/1333 (); G02F 001/1335 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018