I’ll admit that Watch Report tends to be a little biased toward men’s watches, but being a pretty big G-Shock fan in general, I have to make the occasional exception for Baby-G’s. If you’re a guy, and you’re about to head off to Google to search for a more manly watch, aren’t you forgetting that it’s almost the holidays, and that Casio Baby-G watches make wonderful and affordable gifts?
As far as I know, these are the first G-Shocks (Baby or otherwise) to appear as anything other than round (or roundish) since the initial square G-Shocks were introduced back in 1983. They rounded out in 1987, and have remained that way until now. Not only are these newest Baby-G’s square, but they’re colorful, sophisticated, and fun. In the words of David Johnson, vice president of Casio’s Timepiece Division:
“Casio’s newest timepieces are trendy, stylish and extremely functional. The Baby-G’s are the perfect accessory for today’s busy lifestyle, matching supreme style with advanced features that make your life easier. The new square Baby-G’s are just the right thing to add a dash of rogue style to the latest spring looks. On the flip side they can add the necessary polish to an outfit for the boardroom. As versatile as they are chic, they’re a sign of the times. It’s hip to be square!”
While I’m pretty sure these words were actually written by someone in PR and/or Marketing as opposed to being uttered by David Johnson himself, I wouldn’t disagree with them. Now let’s have a look at features.
Features of the new Casio Square Baby-G:
- Pre-programmed auto calendar.
- Countdown timer.
- Electro-luminescent backlight.
- Water resistant to 100 meters (10 ATM, 10 BAR, or 330 feet).
- Multi-function alarm (set a date as well as a time — nice!).
- Shock resistant.
All the essential, packaged up in stylish new cases with either leather or resin bands. The new square Baby-G’s can be had for between $79 and $99.