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Woman's Rip Curl watch

Date: 2000
Overall: 70 x 28 x 70 mm, 0.08 kg
Medium: Metal, plastic, shell
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Rip Curl Australia Pty Ltd
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Watch
Object No: 00030703
Place Manufactured:Victoria

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    Made in Hong Kong in 2000, this Rip Curl woman's classic ocean atoll surf watch has a stainless steel case and stainless steel linked band. The watch has a green shell face with minute marks and the text 'Rip Curl'.

    SignificanceSurf brands that began making just wetsuits or boards, now have extensive ranges that cover surfing, fashion, and their accessories. This watch is representative of Rip Curl's extension into this broad market.
    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.

    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, surf wear, 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: Woman's Rip Curl watch

    Assigned title: Women's classic ocean atoll surf watch

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