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Offline rainbowfix01

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Heuer Skipper 73464 Late
« on: March 21, 2020, 01:08:09 PM »
There are several variations to Heuer Skipper, the famed Carrera case Skipper 7754 (TAG Heuer Skipper LE for Hodinkee limited to 125 pcs) , then we have the compressor case Skipper, Autavia case Skipper and finally LeonidasEasy rider Skipper.

This is the Late Autavia case Skipper. Bought this many years back just at the beginning of the Vintage Heuer rise from Ebay.

The story on this one is quite interesting, lost the auction but because the winning bidder didn't pay, I was offered as I am the second highest bidder. One of my longest negotiations I have done to buy a watch. We went back and forth for almost a month.. and finally deal was sealed.  The man who sold the Heuer is the son of John Beery, a yacht sailor, wrote a book on yachting and a yacht builder.

The watch came with a nylon strap, which I believe has been worn for some time as the case has no visible bracelet marks. Case is in very good condition considering that these were made from 1971 to 1973.

It has a manual wind movement inside Valjoux 7734. Metallic blue bezel with hour and minute mark. Dail is blue colour with huge white blue red register at 3 o'clock. The early 73464 Skipper has Red White blue register instead and slightly different case.

Size is 41.7mm wide and 42.4mm tall . Approximately 14.3mm thick. Wears well on the wrist.



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Offline entinggi

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Re: Heuer Skipper 73464 Late
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 07:13:37 AM »
Beautiful piece and story behind the watch

Cheers

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Re: Heuer Skipper 73464 Late
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 07:21:47 AM »
Beautiful piece and story behind the watch

Cheers
Thanks

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Re: Heuer Skipper 73464 Late
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 08:52:32 AM »
That is a very nice looking watch. Certainly not one that you see very often. Thank you for sharing...

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Re: Heuer Skipper 73464 Late
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2020, 07:40:01 PM »
Beautiful watch. Definitely a keeper.

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Re: Heuer Skipper 73464 Late
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2020, 07:15:53 AM »
That is a very nice looking watch. Certainly not one that you see very often. Thank you for sharing...
Thanks bro.

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Re: Heuer Skipper 73464 Late
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2020, 07:35:55 AM »
wow looks damn awesome!

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Re: Heuer Skipper 73464 Late
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2020, 07:38:50 AM »
wow looks damn awesome!
Thanks.. yes it is...

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Re: Heuer Skipper 73464 Late
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2020, 04:42:55 PM »
beautiful skipper. I have the early 73464 red-white-blue variant but with the 3 and 9 oclock lume plots gone.

Another difference I observed between both would be the chrono pushers. Yours is more sunken in whereas mine would be more jutted out. Perhaps due to the case difference?

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Re: Heuer Skipper 73464 Late
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2020, 07:36:17 AM »
beautiful skipper. I have the early 73464 red-white-blue variant but with the 3 and 9 oclock lume plots gone.

Another difference I observed between both would be the chrono pushers. Yours is more sunken in whereas mine would be more jutted out. Perhaps due to the case difference?
Yes, there are 2 different cases for this model. One early n one late. Mine with later case. Yours should be earlier. More info here

https://www.heuerchrono.com/heuer-skipper/new-type-of-skipper-73464/

Cheers. Btw pls post your skipper for all to enjoy.

KK

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Re: Heuer Skipper 73464 Late
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2020, 09:23:29 AM »
Tks for sharing! Love to learn more about Heuer and other vintage watches like brands that fell on hard times during the quartz crisis. This is my 73464



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Re: Heuer Skipper 73464 Late
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2020, 09:31:09 AM »
Tks for sharing! Love to learn more about Heuer and other vintage watches like brands that fell on hard times during the quartz crisis. This is my 73464



Very nice thanks for sharing. Yours is earlier execution.  Condition is still very good too.

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Re: Heuer Skipper 73464 Late
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2020, 10:14:18 AM »
Tks tks, I hope to one day see and hold the legendary 7754 in the flesh. Must be out of this world  :Dancing_banana:

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Re: Heuer Skipper 73464 Late
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2020, 04:51:01 PM »
Beautiful piece, and a great story