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In 1866 Girard retired from the company. Schild as sole owner introduced the mechanical watch production with great difficulty and commuted the company into then Präzisionsuhren-Fabrik Gebrüder Schild (Precision Watches Factory Brothers Schild).
Since 1875 the watches were signed Eterna on the dial. From 1878 on one produced also one's own cases and dials. After the death of Schild in 1888 his brother Adolph Schild and his widow and his sons, Max and Theodor, took over the company.
In 1932 the Eterna plants were separated into Eterna S.A. - production of precision watches, and ETA S.A. - production of raw movements. In the 1930's Eterna became part of the holding trust ASUAG. The company belongs to the pioneers of wristwatches with automatical winding and in 1948 introduced the central rotor with miniature ball bearing …
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