Casio Watches Will Never Go Out of Style — the Best Timepieces Over the Years
While Swiss watchmakers are often looked at as the standard for quality watches, it’s impossible to not acknowledge Casio as one of the most popular and important watch brands in the world.
The Japanese company was founded in the mid-1940s and specialized in computer technology and calculators. Years later, Casio used its tech expertise to create watches that were innovative for the time and affordable. It was one of the first brands to use Quartz movements — a much more affordable alternative to mechanical and automatic movements that were commonly used on Swiss watches.
For generations, Casio has served as the go-to brand for entry-level and durable watches — and if you want a watch that’s simply cool and interesting, they’ve got that, too.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest old-school and new-school Casio watches you can buy. Whether you want an 80s-inspired calculator watch, a rugged G-Shock or Baby-G (yep, those are Casios!), or a classic analog watch, you’ll find it here.
Best vintage-style watches
In the 1980s, Casio was immensely popular for its innovative, yet affordable, digital watches. Today, many of those once-groundbreaking designs are simply cool pieces of nostalgia. With smartphones in everyone’s pockets, nobody needs a calculator or a world clock on their wrist, but if you’re looking for a novelty style inspired by the past, you’ll want to add one of these to your watch collection.
Best Casio G-Shock Watches
Casio was one of the most popular watch brands of the 1980s, but its product offering lacked durable and rugged timepieces. The brand set out to fill that void and the G-Shock officially launched in 1983. Designed to be shock-resistant, waterproof, and shatterproof, the watches appealed to athletes, military personnel, and outdoor adventurers. Over its nearly 40 years of existence, Casio has released countless G-Shock models, including limited-edition collaborations and colorways.
Best Casio Baby-G Watches
By the mid-90s it was clear that G-Shock was a major success. To many people, the G-Shock brand was bigger and more well-known than Casio itself. But with such big and bulky watch styles, the G-Shock brand didn’t appeal to most women or those interested in more feminine styles. Casio launched the Baby-G brand in 1994 as its women’s line of rugged watches. They featured the same level of durability, but with slightly smaller faces and more feminine color combinations.
Best Analog Watches
Although Casio is best known for its digital watches, the brand does have analog watches for more traditional watch wearers. The Analog Stain Steel Bezel is available in several color combos for a simple but personal way to accessorize.