Baby-G Japan is launching the the all-new Baby-G G-MS MSG-W350 series, which has an octagonal bezel that resembles the G-Shock GA-2100. The bezel of the GA-2100 itself resembles the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, which earned the GA-2100 the unofficial nickname of the “CasiOak.” Given its popularity, many fans would like (and some expect) to see a metallic version of the GA-2100 at some point, but it looks like Baby-G has decided to go there first. (Casio’s Edifice brand also has octagonal bezels on some of its recent models, and the G-Shock MTG-B2000 has a similar-looking decagonal bezel.) The MSG-W350 is part of the G-MS of refined yet rugged women’s watches made of stainless steel.
The MSG-W350 has a traditional 3-handed full analog display, a stainless steel case and bezel, and a composite band of stainless steel and resin. It is a small watch measuring 38 x 34.4 x 10.6 millimeters and weighing 52 grams. Features include shock resistance, 100-meter water resistance, Tough Solar power, radio wave timekeeping (for Japan and China), and full auto calendar with date display.
The three debut models are the black MSG-W350CG-1AJF, brown MSG-W350CG-5AJF, and the silver and rose gold MSG-W350CSG-7AJF.
Unfortunately, with the radio timekeeping feature limited to the transmitters in Japan and China, it looks like the MSG-W350 series will only be available in those countries. Those in other regions may want to consider the solar-powered MSG-S500 with a circular stainless steel bezel and resin band.
Baby-G G-MS MSG-W350CG-1AJF:
Baby-G G-MS MSG-W350CG-5AJF:
Baby-G G-MS MSG-W350CSG-7AJF: