Heuer Easy Rider

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Easy Rider is a wristwatch by Leonidas-Heuer.

Sports chronograph by Leonidas-Heuer (now TAG Heuer); also called: "Jacky Ickx Easy Rider", according to the Belgian Formula 1 racing driver whose lettering is printed on the dial. In 1972 the watch was presented on the Basel watch fair. As inexpensive model it was addressed particularly to young buyers. The low price resulted from the use of a calibre EB 8420 with inexpensive pin-lever escapement (Roskopf movement).

Now sought after as collector's item, the price of this model has become a multiple of the former purchase price.

There was also a kind of "clone" of the watch, this time marketed by the company Sorna and with the same movement. Here, the pushers and the crown were on the unusual position at the upper strap (i.e. at 11 h - 1 h).

Reference:

423.809 (R - red, J - yellow, N - black case)
423.804, model Easy Rider SKIPPER, blue case

Movement:

Manual winding chronograph movement calibre EB 8420 with inexpensive pin-lever escapement, 18,000 A/h
Power reserve 42 h

Case:

Monocoque design (in one piece); case access only via dial
Stainless steel, chromed
Variants: red, yellow, black, blue fiberglass case
Ø 45 mm, H 13 mm
Acrylic glass
Waterproof to 10 atm

Dial:

Red/white or black/white
Two totalisers
Indices and hands with luminous material Tritium

Functions:

Hours, minutes
Small seconds at 6 h
Date at 3 h
Chrono function with 2 counters: central stop seconds and 15 minutes counter at 10 h
Tachymeter

Bracelet:

Black leather strap with tang-type buckle or stainless steel bracelet

Price:

Depending on condition and model approx. 1,000 €