Patent Number: 6,310,836

Title: Timepiece

Abstract: The present invention provides a timepiece having a light-receptive/emitting device such as a solar cell and an EL device in which a parting portion can be set freely and the timepiece can be adapted to various design requests. The timepiece has a dial for displaying a time, a timepiece movement incorporating driving units, a light-receptive/emitting device provided between the timepiece movement and the dial, and an armoring member for housing the timepiece movement, in which a portion or a whole of the dial is formed to have a light-transmitting property so as to supply outside light to the light-receptive/emitting device or to allow the light-receptive/emitting device to emit light to an outside, the light-receptive/emitting device is fixed to one side of the timepiece movement, and the dial is mounted to the armoring member by engaging a first portion formed at the dial with a second portion formed at the armoring member.

Inventors: Fujii; Teruhiko (Tanashi, JP), Fukuda; Masami (Tanashi, JP), Kashikie; Junsuke (Tanashi, JP), Murata; Toshio (Tanashi, JP)

Assignee: Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G04B 19/12 (20060101); G04B 19/06 (20060101); G04B 19/30 (20060101); G04C 3/00 (20060101); G04B 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018