My parents bought me a watch on a trip to Europe many years ago. I think it was during the sixties, I was about 12 at the time. It was a very special gift to me. I wore it to death diving and everyday till the stainless band broke. Then I put it away, Eventually it quit.
I still have it and would like to know about it if anybody can help me. They used to tell me it was a "good" watch and to take care of it. I have carried it with me all these years and now want to have it put back in working order and have it restored.
The face of the watch says Bucherer and has a shield emblem. It also says automatic and swiss made. It is a stainless steel, black face, diver watch with a black bezel and date (no day). The back has six notches, I assume for a tool to unscrew it, and the knob on the side adjusts the time and day separately depending on how far you pull it out. It also screws down (to seal and keep out water?).
There are circular markings on the back that state "tested 20 atmospheres waterproof", "Swiss made", and "antimagnetic". In the center of the back it reads "stainless steel" and below that is the number "6992".
What, if anything can anybody tell me about it, if not here, where should I go to find out about it, and where should I send it for restoration.