Casio Baby-G 25th Anniversary Edition BGD-525: Singapore Price And ReviewWritten by Alvin Wong
The OG Baby-G makes a comeback.
Hot on the heels of the wildly successful G-Shock’s 35th anniversary commemorative models from 2018, which included the smoking hot ‘Full Metal’ limited edition in homage of the original DW-5000 but clad in full steel or gold-plated steel, comes its equally coveted sibling, the Baby-G.
For those who are unfamiliar, Casio launched the Baby-G collection in 1994 as a companion line to the G-Shock. The first Baby-G was christened the DW-520 and flaunted a profile not unlike the iconic DW-5000, albeit in a smaller dimension with more pared down design. Despite coming in a smaller size and more vibrant colours, the Baby-G retained the same ultra-tough qualities as the G-Shock. And though ostensibly favoured by young teenage girls at its inception, the Baby-G evolved to include a variety of styles and themed collections, and soon garnered popularity among the boys as well.
The Baby-G 25th Anniversary Edition BGD-525 pays homage to the 1994 original in unabashed fashion, recreating the translucent white resin case and strap, as well as the case design, dimensions and colour accents. For an extra 1990s touch, the watch even comes with a case protector that was widely used during the time. Interestingly, the new BGD-525 bears the ‘Baby-G’ name on the case, while the original featured the ‘G-Shock’ name. (It was only in 1995, with the release of the BG-100 model, that the Baby-G name was used on the collection.)
Though diminutive compared to the G-Shock, the Baby-G BGD-525 rocks with a full suite of digital watch features to accompany its characteristic toughness. They include 200m water resistance, 29-city world time display, 1/100th second stopwatch, five daily alarms, and full-automatic calendar, amongst others. This baby sure packs a punch.
|44.7mm × 40mm × 12.5mm|
|Hours, minutes, seconds, 29 time zones, 1/100-second stopwatch, five daily alarms, full-auto calendar|
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