Rip Curl, Oceantide, 2003

I am not sure whether a 60 foot wave
will not untangle that specially designed strap's end. Look just above the "C" of "Copyright": the end is slightly elevated and thicker. It makes closing the strap sure a bit more difficult. Surfers can maybe tell whether it helps to keep the strap closed in strong currents. To me it seems like a nice detail marketed impressively. To be honest, I found the marketing must be targeting younger folks which are maybe less critical. For my taste, the manual contained too much "cult" and "marketing voodoo". As a tennis watch it held up well for the last 2 years though.