Two New Retro Casio Baby-G Watches:
Holy Nostalgia Wave, Batman!

By: Kaz Mirza

I’m gonna be real with you guys here – I had no idea Casio was still making Baby-G Watches, but they totally are! They just added two new pieces to the current retro Baby-G BG169R Line.

When I was in 7th and 8th grade basically everyone had one of these retro Baby-G watches. Just seeing them here brings back fond but misguided memories of collectible card games, PlayStation 2, and my old AIM screen name/away message. When I saw that Casio released these two new colors (BG169R-2C and BG169R-4E), I also found that there were a whole bunch of other options that have apparently just always existed… Behold!


I’m not sure if this was the case for the original Baby-Gs we all know and love, but these new Retro ones have some pretty cool features:

  • 200 Meter Water Resistance
  • Classic G-Shock durability and shock resistance
  • EL Backlight
  • World Time (29 different Time Zones and 30 Cities)
  • 5 Daily Alarms
  • 1/100th Second Stopwatch
  • Countdown Timer
  • Accuracy: +/- 30 seconds per month

Can I just say how much of a badass you’d be if you dived 200M with one of these things? Tangling with giant squid and nose-punching sharks like a Norse Saga legend with a touch of nostalgia on your wrist. Of these two new colors released, I think the BG169R-2C Translucent blue with orange accents appeals to me more. However, after looking through all the models Casio offers, I stumbled upon the BG169R-8B translucent grey with teal accents, which has really caught my attention.

Pricing for all the Baby-G BG169R pieces is consistent at $79 MSRP (a bit more for certain models). However, you can find great prices on Amazon for them. The new BG169R-2C and BG169R-4E Baby-G models aren’t on Amazon yet. But when they are I’ll be sure to update this page so everyone can check them out. In the mean time the BG169R-8B that I’m interested in IS on Amazon for an incredible price*… I may have finally found the G-Shock for me!

What do you guys think? Were these Baby-G watches a part of anyone else’s childhood too? Are there any pieces in the current offerings that are speaking to you? Be sure to check out the Baby-G BG169R page on the main site.

Full Casio BG169R Press Release (Photo Credit)

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