The great thing about hanging around on the beach in the current climate is that people naturally tend to space themselves out. And it’s extremely well-ventilated. It might be a plan to haul this Timex x Finisterre surf watch along on your next trip to die groot dam. You know, just so you make the absolute most of it.
This wristwatch isn’t the most technical piece of gear you’ll ever encounter, but that tends to suit the laid-back lifestyle it’s aimed at. Whether you’re fishing, surfing, or heading out to sea, there’s one thing you need to keep track of. The tide.
Life’s a beach with the Timex x Finisterre
That’s where Timex’s watch comes in. It doesn’t connect to your phone, won’t need charging every day (or even every two weeks), but it will tell you the tide. And that’s no matter where you are in the world, thanks to a repurposed hand that tells you when the mussels are exposed.
Or when your favourite fishing spot is likely to be biting, or that secret spot is firing barrels down the line. The usage is up to you. The Timex x Finisterre is also waterproof to up to 200 metres, so there’s very little you can do to kill it at the seaside short of having a shark eat it.
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The Timex x Finisterre wristwatch is a 41mm stainless steel case. The tide-telling third hand stands out clearly against the ocean-blue face. And then there’s the band, which is made from reclaimed ocean plastic, made by a company called Tide. So it ticks a couple of environmental boxes too.
There is, however, a limit to how many of these wristwatches are being made. There are just 400 being produced, and they’re available from either Finisterre or from Timex directly. If you opt for the latter, then you can pick one up for R5,850 with free international shipping thrown in.