Hello, everyone. My watchmaker gave me, in payment of a debt, a vintage chronograph, supposedly from the thirties, branded Aurea. Since it was revised and in good condition, I accepted it. It's on my wrist now, working very well. I tested the chrono function and it is equally working.
Dial was remade, as you'll be able to see from the pictures below. Original caseback was replaced by a transparent crystal. My watchmaker told me the previous owner had this crystal caseback made because he liked to see the movement working. Besides, one can notice that the minute accumulator hand, usually shaped as an arrow in chronos from that time, has been placed on the seconds subdial, while the seconds hand, needdle-shaped, is placed on the minute counter.
I'd like some help to identify this movement. It's a column wheel, one pusher movement, with a six columns pillar. Since it showcases a chronograph bridge shaped as a wishbone, I suspect it could be a Lemania specimen.
Additionally, I'd apppreciate some opinions about the redial. Does it seem well made to you? Anyway, I can say it looks quite better in person. Style-wise, does it seem a thirties specimen? To me, it's more like early forties...
Finally, can you tell me some about this Aurea company? I've seen some specimens for sale online branded Aurea, none of them a chronograph.