Picked up this Orient King Diver on E-Bay recently. Seller disclosed that it needed a new battery. I had one put in and it's now working fine. I like the looks of this watch. The case is in good condition as is the bezel and the screw down crown. The movement seems to be running perfectly. The crystal is scratched and dinged----looks like it was indeed used to dive and maybe banged on a few coral reefs! In a strange way, I like that "distressed" quality on this vintage Orient, though I guess I can always have a new crystal installed if I want to restore it. I plan to try "Polywatch" to buff the scratches out, but I'm not holding out hope that it will make things perfect----improvement maybe, but I think some of these are too deep to fully buff out. Speaking of which, the original band is gone, replaced by a Speidel black metal band, which is well used. I thought I would replace the band immediately, but this one is slide adjustable to a perfect
size and comfortable. If the watch continues to keep good time, I do think I will replace this band though, with something better. I'm wondering it I should replace it with a rubber divers band or with a stainless bracelet? I think it's a good candidate for something fun----like bright yellow rubber, which would contrast well with the black watch face, black bezel and stainless. We'll see. I'm open to suggestions. I might even get the rubber band and then upgrade later; still deciding. One thing I will say----it's obvious this watch led an "active" life before coming to my collection. The fact that it's running as well as it is----and that really, the crystal is the only thing on the case that shows obvious wear----is testimony for the quality of Orient timepieces.