An extremely rare and collectible prototype Adolph A. Superb Côtes de Genève fume dial. (also known as ASSA) was an ebauche. Maker operating from the 1890's through the 1970's. Adolph Schild, formerly associated with Eterna.
Began producing watch movements Grenchen. Schild produced many different movements and became one of the largest movement makers in Switzerland by the 1920's. In 1926, ASSA was combined with A. (also of Grenchen) and Fabrique d' Horlogerie de Fontainemelon (FHF).
Each component company maintained independence and branding, but the combined entity was able to weather the difficult economic conditions of the depression and World Wars and rose to dominate Swiss movement manufacturing. Schild would become part of ASUAG. Schild movements were identified by a stamped marking featuring a shield with the letters "AS" inside.Schild movements were used by many manufacturers in the 1950's through 1970's, including such familiar names as Harwood. Of the 1970's hit A. Schild especially hard, as inexpensive Japanese and quartz watches cut into the market for volume-produced three-handed watches.
Schild, was merged with ETA. (also of Grenchen) to survive. ETA had been formed by Eterna.
After the departure of Adolph Schild, so this merger was a historic reunion of Schild family movement-making. Schild movements are greatly respected today for their reliability, and many new old stock pieces remain in use.
Indeed, manufacturers like Alexander Shorokhoff. Schild ebauches in new watches. The item "Extremely rare Adolph A. Schild Prototype AS5008 ALARM vintage eterna swiss watch" is in sale since Monday, August 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Uhren & Schmuck\Uhren, -teile & -zubehör\Armband- & Taschenuhren\Armbanduhren".
The seller is "worldtempus" and is located in Poznan. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.