A late night troll of the 'bay ended with me owning my first Bulova - a vintage Marina Star quartz diver.
I got it mainly because I liked the colors on the dial. When I got it home the good news was that it worked upon insertion of a new battery, the bad news (not really bad news, this is eBay after all) was that the crown was missing a good bit of material and the crystal had a fair number of scratches that were not possible to polish out (must be mineral).
Not sure how it got this way, but about a third of the crown has been completely ground away! Check it out:
I understand from a little bit of online research that the "P8" on the caseback means that the watch is from 1988 but other than that, I am not able to find any more information about the watch online. Can anyone share any wisdom about this particular watch?
I am new to the brand and would love to find out where to source a new crown and crystal.
Interestingly, there is another watch on the 'bay that appears identical but for the brand name "Bucherer" on the dial: VINTAGE 80s BUCHERER DIVER MENS WATCH TAG HEUER BAND | eBay Anyone familiar with the connection?