WATCH PAGER WITH FLEX CIRCUIT BAND
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-26
Watches available on the market today contain new functions beside the classic time keeping. Some of the new functions are part of, or are an extension of the watch circuit such as; alarm, chronograph, calendar, etc. Others require a separate circuit, such as; speakers, memory minder, pager, etc. The addition of the electronic circuit(s) makes the watch larger and/or thicker than what is conventionally acceptable. Incorporating these electronic circuits or a portion thereof into the band will provide a higher level of component integration and minimize size while still preserving the required functions. Therefore, the proposed packaging approach results in added functional capability while preserving the acceptable size/volume.