Heuer Skipper

Since the end of the 60s the HEUER SKIPPER was build in the case of Carrera, in the manual-winding Autavia-Compressor-Case and the cases of the automatic Autavia.

Here are the differences of all SKIPPER. (You know something better? – please give me a feedback to keep the facts clean!)

Skipper Grid
Skipper7754 SKIPPER7764 SKIPPER 73464 SKIPPER1564 SKIPPER15640 Blue SKIPPER15640 Black SKIPPER15640 Later Easy-Rider Skipper 423.804
Case Series Carrera Autavia(compressor) Autavia Autavia Autavia Autavia Autavia LeonidasEasy Rider
Case Ref. 7753 7736 73463 1163V11036 ??? 15640 (early)11630 (later) 11630 1564011630
Material Steel Steel Steel Steel Steel Steel Steel Fibreglass
Back screw snap screw screw screw screw screw monobloc
waterresistant 100 m 100 m 330 ft 100 m 100 m 100 m
Dimension 35,5 x 13,0 mm 40,5 x 14,0 mm 42,5×15,6 mm 42,5×15,6 42,5×15,6 45x40x13
Movement Valjoux 7730 Valjoux 7730 Valjoux 7734 Caliber 15 modified(special Minutewheel for Regattatimer)

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Caliber 15 modified(special Minutewheel for Regattatimer) Caliber 15 modified(special Minutewheel for Regattatimer) Caliber 15 modified(special Minutewheel for Regattatimer) EB 8420 modified Pin-Pallet from Ebauches Bettlach
winding manual manual manual automatic automatic automatic automatic manual
Date no no yes yes yes yes yes no
Production time 1968 1969 1971-73 1971-73 1972-77 1978-81 1983-86 1971-75
Glass Plexi Plexi Plexi Plexi Mineral Mineral Mineral Plexi
Dial “Skipper” over Heuer Logo under 12 ” Skipper” named over Heuer Logo under 12 ” Skipper” named over Date over 6 ” Skipper” named under left Subdial (Seconds-Cross) ” Skipper” named under left Subdial (Seconds-Cross) ” Skipper” named under left Subdial (Seconds-Cross) ” Skipper” named under left Subdial (Seconds-Cross) ” Easy-Rider Skipper” namedon the right under Leonidas-Shield
Color blue black blue blue blue black black blue
leftSubdial blue, 20-40-60 different styles, 20-40-60 Dialcolor, 20-40-60 Dialcolor orCross, 20-40-60 Cross with Skipper claim under Cross with Skipper claim under Cross with Skipper claim under

White-Blue-Red with 5-0-10 register (!)

Green-Blue-White 0-5-10

(just in a Catalog, never seen live)

rightSubdialnormal types
Green-Blue-Orange with
10-5-0 register

Red-White-Blue with 10-5-0 register

Red-White-Blue with
10-5-0 register


Red-White-Blue with 10-5-0 register

Red-White-Blue with 10-5-0 register

White-Blue-Red with 5-4-3-2-1-0 register
White-Blue-Red with 5-4-3-2-1-0 register over 6 small second white with small red hand
rightSubdial

normal types


White-Blue-Red with 3x 5-4-3-2-1-0 register

White-Blue-Red with 3x 5-4-3-2-1-0 register
rightSubdial

special types


Green-Blue-Orange like 7754 (!) from Heuer-Catalog (Prototyp, not on the market) *(1)bigger then left one 

 

Service Dial with 5-0-10 register and normal Heuershield on dial

(credit: OTD/Shaun)
 

Green-White-Blue with 0-5-10 ! register from Heuer-Catalog! (Prototyp, not on the market) *(1)

 

rightSubdial

special types



Service Dial with 5-0-10 register and overprinted bigger Heuershield on dial
Hands H/min polished steel polished steel (like 2446) orange orange orange white white white with red inlay and red top
Hand sec orange white or red orange orange orange white white red
Bezel none rotating MH (Minute Hour) 0-60 & 0-12

rotating blue MH (Minute Hour) 0-60 & 0-12 early bezel without dot

rotating blue MH (Minute Hour) 0-60 & 0-12with luminous dot on 12 rotating MH (Minute Hour) 0-60 & 0-12 with luminous dot on 12 rotating MH (Minute Hour) 0-60 & 0-12 rotating MH (Minute Hour) 0-60 & 0-12 metal, 60 min division

later bezel with luminous dot on 12

knownSerials 107xxx108xxx 133xxx134xxx 263xxx 277xxx278xxx – 279xxx

(1564 which came in a 1163V case)

313xxx360xxx 376xxx no serials stamped
Bracelet GF Bead of Rice GF Bead of Rice GF Bead of Rice GF Bead of Rice GF Bead of Rice Oyster aka plated Jubilee with TAG-HEUER buckle none
Endings HLB HLF / HLD HLF / HLD HLF Oyster not stamped
Straps Corfam Corfam Corfam Corfam Corfam Tropic black rubber Tropic black rubberLeather Tropic blue rubber
Value estimated without bracelet (*2013) > 6 k€ 3 – 4.5 k€ 1.8-2.2 k€ 2-2.5 k€ 1.8-2 k€ 1.7-2 k€ 1.7-1.9 k€ 600-900 €
Known as Skippereraor Skipperra
*(1): Jack Heuer told me, that mostly the Catalogs was made with Prototypes and at begin of the production changed something (Dial, Hands, Bezel)

 

Caliber 15 modification

Heuer Caliber 15 normal Minutewheel for Subdial right Heuer Caliber 15 special Minutewheel for Subdial right – two pins for the regatta-Countdown 15 min (Credit: heuertime.com)

Bracelets

The GF Beads of Rice Bracelet (GF = well-known Producer of Solid Steel bracelets and jewelery Gay Freres) with HLF stamped Links. Used for 1564 and 15640 Skipper.

The Oyster Bracelet or so-called Plated Bracelet with unstamped Endlinks. Used for 15640 Skipper.

Difference of the endlinks GF and plated bracelet

The last Skipper (Black late) was originaly delivered with a Jubilee steel bracelet with Tag-Heuer buckle.

Bracelet with Tag-Heuer buckle for late black Skipper credit: Anthony Receveur

Bracelet with Tag-Heuer buckle for late black Skipper
credit: Anthony Receveur