The Schild family was important to watchmaking in Grenchen from 1856.
Two separate Schild operations were established by 1900
(formerly Dr. Girard and Schild Ebauches
, Präzisionsuhren-Fabrik Gebrüder Schild
, Gebr. Schild & Co.
, and Schild Fréres
) was established in 1856
and was split into two components under ASUAG
Schild & Co was an unrelated company established by Otto Schild of Grenchen in La Chaux-de-Fonds around 1900. It became famous for the Hebdomas 8-day pocket watch movement, which it produced until 1979.