Casio Baby G Solar Fashion Facts and History

So we all know that Casio has been making an array of shock watches, wristbands, databanks, dive watches, and like four or five and half million other things through the years. A new addition to the family is the Casio Baby G Solar watch. They're basically smaller, more stylish versions of the G Shock collection that's so popular with uniformed personnel these days. Then, perhaps due to the increasingly conservative climate in the country, these watches became a kind of fashion accessory found on the wrists of corporate workers, too.

The Baby G Solar went in a different direction than those typically marketed as manly and rugged. They're smaller, more compact and don't as closely resemble a wrist mounted sun dial as other models, making them quite successful among the younger demographic who are more interested in a neat fashion accessory than the tactical tool that wristwatches were initially designed to be.

But for all the variety of styles available with this line, they still tout the same functionality and durability as their bigger brothers, the original G Shocks. Sure, some of the more fashionable colors and deliberately shiny plating render some models a little less than ideal for the typical tactical scenarios that police or military personnel might encounter, but provided that you're not trying to avoid people bent on mutilating you, they should be more than suitable for rather less hostile excursions, like white water rafting or visiting your in-laws. They didn't leave the G Shock moniker on the name just because it looks good.

From the first ever graphing calculator to the first digital camera with an LCD screen, Casio has a long history of making neat stuff, as far back as the Casiotron from 1974 when the industry was just beginning to get its feet wet in the digital technology pool. At the time, wristwatches were little more than vaguely practical pieces of jewelry. Well, they weren't going to stand for that nonsense and since then have altered the popular perception of what a wristwatch should be, with their equally popular Databank and Pathfinder series.

So in a way Casio has sort of backtracked over the cultural perceptions of a wristwatch, the Baby G Solar being their marketing department's idea of a return to more aesthetically pleasing time pieces. As noted, practical applications haven't been totally abandoned. Trendy bars and night spots aren't the most demanding places of tools like altimeters, barometers and compasses, but still, if you absolutely needed to determine the barometric pressure of the place before the next round of mojitos, you could do it. On top of that, one needn't even worry about the threat of shock up to 10-bars or submersion in water below 30 feet, as is often the case during a night on the town. And they still boast shock and water resistance of 10-bars and 10-meters respectively. Also typical is the minimum 10-year battery life. Even despite their increased presence in the less physically demanding world of chic, feminine night-life, the Baby G Solar still retains many of its practical tools and features, making it a lasting mainstay on the wristwatch market.