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Vintage Heuer Discussion Forum
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Hi, I posted last week about a chance to buy what seems to be a Heuer Autavia 1563. I’m starting a new thread since I have better pictures. I ended up buying it for $3500 Canadian dollars here in Toronto (which is the equivalent of $2700 USD or 2200 Euro). Not important, but it was priced at $4500 (but he had a Rolex 16710 K serial for $9000 so I asked if he'd take $1000 off the Heuer if I bought both, so he did), but I got it for $3500. So I am now trying to figure out what exactly I bought and how much it is roughly worth. If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it. The case is stamped “1163” and with what looks to be a “V” underneath the “1163”. This can be seen in the pictures below. It is clearly visible on the case between the lugs. Also the serial# is clearly shown as 277866. When researching the watch I realized that it is a reference 1563, which is the caliber 15 movement version of the Heuer 1163, and that some of these had 1563 on the case and some had 1163 on the case (like this one), even though it is a 1563. I've read on forums that this is true that some of these 1563 actually have "1163" on the case between the lugs. I can't seem to find an exact match or comparison online. I’ve been told that the hands are not correct to the watch. Also it does have a "Heuer" signed crown, and the caseback has a small engraving of “7127” (does anyone know what that means?). Also, the leather band and clasp are generic and not Heuer. I would greatly appreciate any insight from anyone that knows this Heuer Autavia model. The watch is telling accurate time and the crown and both pushers work perfectly. Thank you!