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Men's Rip Curl watch

Date: 2000
Overall: 255 x 43 x 13 mm, 0.08 kg
Medium: Metal, plastic
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Rip Curl Australia Pty Ltd
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Watch
Object No: 00030701
Place Manufactured:Victoria

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    Made in Hong Kong in 2000, this men's Rip Curl Classic Oceantide Automatic Tide System digital surf watch features an analogue time detector, together with date and moon phase displays. Waterproof up to 200 meters, this watch can be worn while surfing. The watch has a stainless steel case, with a black rubber band.
    SignificanceThis watch is representative of the types of accessories that have been developed in recent years to assist surfers with information regarding tidal conditions.
    HistoryThe short board revolution of 1967 created a frenzy of experimentation in board design in tool sheds and garages around Australia. In 1969 Doug Warbrick and Brian Singer of Rip Curl joined the ranks of pioneering board makers Gordon Woods and Barry Bennet of Sydney and George Rice of Victoria. Rip Curl began by producing a small number of boards for local conditions at beaches such as Torquay, Bells, Jan Juc, and Lorne. As the business expanded so did the range of products produced. Today Rip Curl produces wetsuits, boardshorts, t-shirts, rashvests, boots, surf watches, sunglasses, street wear, packs and a range of accessories.

    Techonological developements inlcuding Rip Curl's patented Auomatic Tide Sysytem (ATS) and durable, lightweight plastics, allows the watch to be set to thousands of beaches world wide based on lunar cycles and average intervals, and can be worn in the surf to withstand rough ocean conditions.

    Rip Curl has transformed from a small grass roots business into a major force in the Australian and international surfing industry marketing surfing boards, wet suits, surfwear, mountain wear, street wear, and accessories in the USA, France, South Africa, Japan, Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile. It has diversified into other sports such as sail boarding, water skiing and sailing. Rip Curl also sponsors high profile professional surfers and has used surfers such as Wayne Lynch, Michael Peterson, Cheyne Horan and Tom Curren to promote the Rip Curl brand.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Men's Rip Curl watch

    Assigned title: Men's rip curl classic oceantide automatic tide system surf watch

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