Casio Women’s Baby-G Clear Jelly Shock Resistant Sports Watch #BG169-7V

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Casio Women's Baby-G Clear Jelly Shock Resistant Sports Watch #BG169-7V Product Description
Keep your most important contact information with you while jogging or mountain biking with this Casio Baby-G women’s sport digital watch (model BG169-7V). It features a 20-page databank that allows you to store phone numbers and other valuable contact information (8 characters for name and 12 characters for telephone number). Delightfully stylish with a clear translucent jelly resin case and strap, this shock-resistant watch also offers a 1/100-second stopwatch (up to 24 hours), daily alarm, 12/14-hour formats, world time from 40 cities, and an hourly time signal. You can automatically count down the days from the current date to a target date with the five day counters (each featuring 8 input characters for identification). It will also stand up to the rigors of recreational scuba diving, with water resistance to 200 meters (660 feet). Other features include a scratch-resistant mineral crystal, AfterGlow LED electro-luminescent backlight, and accuracy to +/- 15 seconds per month.

Development of the Timepiece Business
With the launch of its first watch in November 1974, Casio entered the wristwatch market at a time when the watch industry had just discovered digital technology. As a company with cutting-edge electronic technology developed for pocket calculators, Casio entered this field confident that it could develop timepieces that would lead the market.

In developing its own wristwatches Casio began with the basic question, “What is a wristwatch?” Rather than simply making a digital version of the conventional mechanical watch, we thought that the ideal wristwatch should be something that shows all facets of time in a consistent way. Based on this, Casio was able to create a watch that displayed the precise time including the second, minute, hour, day, and month ? not to mention a.m. or p.m., and the day of the week. It was the first watch in the world with a digital automatic calendar function that eliminated the need to reset the calendar due the variation in month length. Rather than using a conventional watch face and hands, a digital liquid crystal display was adopted to better show all the information. This culminated in the 1974 launch of the CASIOTRON, the world?s first digital watch with automatic calendar. The CASIOTRON won acclaim as a groundbreaking product that represented a complete departure from the conventional wristwatch.

Casio transformed the concept of the watch ? from a mere timepiece to an information device for the wrist ? and undertook product planning based on this innovative idea. We developed not only time functions such as global time zone watches, but also other radical new functions using Casio?s own digital technology, including calculator and dictionary functions, as well as a phonebook feature based on memory technology, and even a thermometer function using a built-in sensor. The memory-function watches became our DATA BANK product series, while the sensor watches developed into two unique Casio product lines of today: the Pathfinder series displaying altitude, atmospheric pressure, and compass readings.

In 1983, Casio launched the shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch. This product shattered the notion that a watch is a fragile piece of jewelry that needs to be handled with care, and was the result of Casio engineers taking on the challenge of creating the world?s toughest watch. Using a triple-protection design for the parts, module, and case, the G-SHOCK offered a radical new type of watch that was unaffected by strong impacts or shaking. Its practicality was immediately recognized, and its unique look, which embodied its functionality, became wildly popular, resulting in explosive sales in the early 1990s. The G-SHOCK soon adopted various new sensors, solar-powered radio-controlled technology (described below), and new materials for even better durability. By always employing the latest technology, and continuing to transcend conventional thinking about the watch, the G-SHOCK brand has become Casio?s flagship timepiece product.

Today, Casio is focusing its efforts on solar-powered radio-controlled watches: the built-in solar battery eliminates the nuisance of replacing batteries, and the radio-controlled function means users never have to reset the time. In particular, the radio-controlled function represents a revolution in time-keeping technology similar to the impact created when mechanical watches gave way to quartz technology. Through the further development of high radio-wave sensitivity, miniaturization, and improved energy efficiency, Casio continues to produce a whole range of radio-controlled models.

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13 Comments For This Post

  1. August Says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Watch
    I love this watch. I haven taken the time to figure out all it does yet, but it looks great and it tells the time. :-)

  2. Limon Says:

    As an obsessive watch wearer, who does not take it easy on watches (wear it 24-7, rock climb & take care of 2 kids under 3yrs old who pull at my watch), I have wanted a “baby G” for about 5 or 6 years now. In the past I’ve typically worn a Timex Ironman & Triathlon. While I’ve never had problems with the actual timekeeping components, i can’t make it more than 9-12 months on a watch band. I was hoping that perhaps since G-shocks ‘thing’ is it’s indestructable..ness…it would carry over to the band as well. I’ve only had it a few weeks, so not sure how that will pan out. Seems quite sturdy. I was also pleasantly suprised to find that it doesn’t look or feel as massively large on my wrist as I expected it to (though it is by far the largest watch I’ve ever owned).

    My problems however are as follows & I suppose I should have “read the fine print” a bit more before buying…made too many ‘assumptions’ from being used to Timex.

    1. The indiglo does not allow more than 3 seconds of light. This means that if I forget to set my alarm after I’ve gone to bed, I have to get up & turn on a light to do so. I realize this is to conserve battery power, but it has annoyed me more than I expected (see #3 to know why I would need to ‘reset’ my alarm regularly).

    2. There is no ‘countdown timer’!! How can this be? What kind of sports watch has only a chrono? A G-shock apparently. I use timers incessantly & this is the biggest issue I have & clearly should have checked to make sure before buying.

    3. There is only one alarm option. This is also more annoying than I would have expected. I really got used to the option to be able to set 3 different alarms with my triathlon (morning alarm, “yogurt is done incubating” alarm, “time to get the kids up so you can get to the gym in time” alarm…the list goes on. I’m doing a million things at once & loose track of time easily).

    4. This is not really a problem, but a thought I had so figured I’d share: the address ‘book’? In the age of cell-phones…quite unnecessary. 6yrs ago when I did not have a cell (I was a late adapter), I thought it was an incredibly cool feature. However, I have not even attempted to use it (it would take hours to set that up!).

    5. Another feature I don’t get is the ‘day alarm’ or whatever it’s called. You can set a date (years in advance) for an alarm to go off which you can label. I suppose if i had trouble remembering my anniversary or something??

    Overall, it works fine & looks great, but it does not have the functions I really need (again…sports watch!) & has a few that I really don’t need (who needs their mom’s phone # while jogging?). Perhaps it’s just not marketed to a 29 year old mother of two trying to fit in workout schedules & feeding schedules & using a watch as cooking timer (so I can leave the house while bread is rising & not carry around an egg timer to remind me to get back home!). I’m guessing it’s geared more toward highschool/early college gals who are not training for sports competition? I’m going to try to sell it on craigslist & go back to my beloved triathlon (& deal w/the “weak” bands).

    ***10/9/08 update: I never did get around to selling it & thus have been stuck with the things that annoy me. But thought i’d update on the resilency: It’s been just over a year & i’m just as abusive to this watch as any other i’ve owned & all pieces are still completely intact & showing no signs of wear. However I must add that my husband apparently disagrees on the largness aspect. He thinks it’s massive & is not a fan. ;) hopefully this means i’ll get a timex for christmas ***

  3. Sydney Says:

    This is a great watch. Good looking and has all of the gadgets and gizmo’s that I needed in a watch. The only thing that would make this watch even easier to use is if the button that lights up the time would have a bit of a glow so you can find it easier when looking at it in the middle of the night. Other than that, a fabulous buy!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I love this watch
    I saw this watch in Macy’s before. I really like this white color, compared to other colors. It looks really cute.

  5. Neka Says:

    LOVE THIS WATCH!! I get compliments on this watch everywhere I go. I bought this watch simply because I loved the way it looked. It’s clear so I can wear it nearly everyday. I did not buy this watch because of the technicalities of it. I have all kinds of gadgets and never bought a watch because it can do all kinds of crazy things. I’m pretty sure I don’t even realize half the things my watch can do to this day. All I wanted it to do is tell time and it does that great. A few bonuses I have used this watch for is to look up different time zones while traveling, timing my runs and work outs, and to do a countdown for a vacation. This was a great feature since my vacation was months off, I just plugged the date in, and anytime I wondered how long until PARADISE, I just pushed the button a few times on the watch and it would tell me how many months, days, hours, minutes, and I believe seconds until I would be ON THE BEACH. I have sweat severely on this watch, beat it up, took it out of the country, worn it to the beach, dropped it countless times, etc., and it still looks as brand new as the day I bought it. I could not be happier with this watch.

  6. Xiuhcoatl Says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Cute watch
    A little haed to figure out how to use the options on the watch, but I like it a lot.

  7. Fulk Says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Very Nice Watch
    I bought this watch specifically for my workouts and to be worn as a casual accessory. I use the stopwatch feature and that is about it for now.

  8. Gunesh Says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I love this watch!!
    I just got this watch and I absolutely love it!! I am really hard on watches and jewelry and this can take all the beatings I give it!

  9. Frick Says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Fun watch, but does not quite fit the bill
    This is a cool looking watch and fun to wear, but I was looking for a watch primarily for timing my daily jogs and occasional races. This one does not quite serve the purpose.

  10. Raheem Says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    baby g watch
    LOVE this watch. Great looking, nice size. Very sturdy and I wear it all of the time. Only thing I don’t like is the fact that this clear one turned kind of a pink color once I…

  11. Chris Says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good watch but…
    This is a good watch, just what you would expect from Casio. I have worn Casio watches since I was 11 years old and LOVE THEM!!

  12. Cy Says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    awesome watch
    This watch is awesome because it looks great, very sturdy and I work in a hospital so I can sanitize it. Highly recommend this product.

  13. Durin Says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    My Wife Loves Her Watch!!!
    Casio Women’s Baby G Shock Resistant Clear Sports Watch #BG169-7V
    I am a huge Casio G-Shock fan.

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