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  • Digital surfer's watch with world tide and world time function
  • Surgical grade titanium case that does not rust and is non-corrosive when exposed to a marine environment
  • 200 pre-set beach locations
  • Easily view pre-set tidal information for the next 15 years
  • Water resistant to 660 feet (200 M): suitable for recreational scuba diving

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Watch Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Rip Curl
Model number A1038 - BLK
Part Number A1038 - BLK
Item Shape Round
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog and digital
Clasp Fold-Over Clasp with Double Push-Button Safety
Case material Titanium
Case diameter 44 millimeters
Case Thickness 14 millimeters
Band Material Titanium
Band length Men's Standard
Band width 26 millimeters
Band Color Grey
Dial color Grey
Bezel material Titanium
Bezel function Unidirectional
Calendar Day, date, and moon phase
Special features Light, Timer, Stop watch, dual-Time-display, Chronograph
Item weight 12.96 Ounces
Movement Quartz
Water resistant depth 660 Feet
Warranty type Contact seller of record

Product Description

The year: 1969. A man called Armstrong is about to walk on the moon.

(In fact, the day he does so, Bells Beach is ten foot and near perfect. Two Torquay locals, Charlie Bartlett and Brian Singer, surf their brains out before going home to watch the other momentous event on black and white TV.)

In Australia, surfing is at a curious stage of its development. The “short board revolution” of 1967 has created a frenzy of experimentation in surfboard design and surfing technique.

In the cool climate of Victoria, sanity prevails in design and technique, if not in the temperaments of the surfers. The cold, always a great leveller, has created a hardy breed of surfer who has no time for the hoopla and hype of the glitter beach capitals of the world. And by 1969 these like-minded souls have begun to gravitate towards the equally no-frills seaside town of Torquay, just a couple of kilometers away from Bells Beach, home of some of the most challenging waves in Australia.
And it is into this environment that Doug “Claw” Warbrick and Brian “Sing Ding” Singer decide to pitch their fledgling surf company, Rip Curl. And yes, it will be called Rip Curl.

Rip Curl Surfboards did well in a highly competitive market which had opened up in response to the revolution in design. Pioneers like Gordon Woods and Barry Bennett in Sydney and George Rice in Victoria had been joined by hundreds of wide-eyed hopefuls operating, like Rip Curl, out of garages and tool sheds.

In many cases enthusiasm and innovation overshadowed technical expertise and quality, but Rip Curl concentrated on producing a small number of functional surfcraft for local waves.

In 1970, however, Warbrick and Singer made the decision which changes forever the nature of their fledgling company. Looking at the essential needs of their fellow surfers in cold-water Victoria, they see that one – a board to ride – is being serviced by too many companies, while the other – a wetsuit to keep out the cold – is being serviced by only two, one of whom makes wetsuits for divers and has only a marginal commercial interest in surfing.

Rip Curl took over an old house in Torquay and the partners made a small investment in a pre-World War II sewing machine. They put together a crew of locals and went into production, cutting out the rubber on the floor and handing the pieces to an over-worked and underpaid machinist.

By today’s standards, the prototype Rip Curl wetsuits were primitive, but they differed from others on the market in that they evolved through interaction with surfers.

The people who ran the company were – and still are – the test pilots. There can be no more direct line of communication...

The Ultimate Titanium Tidemaster watch from Rip Curl features a programmable tide mode with 200 pre-programmed beaches, pre-programed moonphase and sunrise/sunset times, a countdown timer, a screw crown with 4 seals, dual time and a light. This watch is made from titanium with a polyurethane band. Titanium is non corrosive in a marine environment for thousands of years. Tested to 200m depth.

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  • ASIN: B0053S2V9W
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 4.5 x 4 inches; 13 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: A1038 - BLK
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,922 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
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