What is my accessory I cannot live without?
The one shiny, decorative AND functional piece that compliments any outfit, keeps me retro-chic and always (well, sometimes) on time?
My Casio watch!
This gadget knows how to stand the test of time.
I just have to share with you a few nuggets of retro Casio gold that I’ve plundered from my internet research and tell you why I love this wristwear so. My life would not be complete without it, as is sometimes demonstrated when I’ve forgotten to put it on and still check my wrist to find it naked – how shocking!
Now I am a lover of all things 80s and 90s, partly because of the nostalgia of my youth and partly because these times were just so freakin awesome dude! They marked the start of the technological revolution, something that we are so engulfed in today that we either take it for granted or just want it to leave us the fuck alone for one minute…(I just want to sit in a field with my phone buried ten feet under OKAY?) But back then, can you imagine the excitement and hype surrounding the first portable Gameboy, or the neon flashing code blinking back at you from an early computer screen. I can, but I’m getting old. If you can’t, I’m sure you can admire (if in a slightly mocking manor) such history in it’s endearing technological infancy. This watch, in all it’s digital glory, harks back to those rad old times.
You may or may not know that in the 1980s, Casio became well known for it’s innovation in wristwear. Not only did they start selling calculator watches, just check out these amazing Zelda and Super Mario game watches! And, did you know there was a Casio that even stored your phone numbers? That’s just a step away from the Apple Watch…over 30 years ago!
Now, there is more than one reason that this watch is my absolute fave…
I just love how classic Casios transcend gender and can suit anybody. I prefer the androgynous look because it can complement any outfit.
These babies don’t just tell the time. They have stopwatches and alarms, and a cool little light to read the time in the dark.
I just love that you can rock the same watch in a range of colours and styles. My favourites are the gold and black as I love to add some gold to any outfit, and my black rubber one for more grungy looks. The plastic ones come in so many colours and are super affordable.
Now being the tightwad that I was when I was younger, I would buy my Casio (slap on the wrist) from a market vendor in Camden for a diminished price. At this point I was thinking more about the look than the functionality, but when the gaining time got to be too much and I was arriving early all too often (I’m a late person at heart), I decided it was time to take the plunge and get a legit Casio! Low and behold, I discovered that I could have afforded one all along!
Now please don’t be a cheap market fiend like me. Take a look at these Casio’s which are on my wishlist.
Do you remember the early Casios?
What’s your favourite accessory?
Til next time!