G-SHOCK, which has been constantly pushing the limits of timekeeping toughness since 1983, is pleased to announce a new SHICHI-FUKU-JIN (Seven Deities of Good Fortune) Series of special model watches.
The Daikokuten Model of the seven models in this series is based on the GX-56, which is designed and engineered to stand up to impact from any direction. A two-step urethane bezel combined with an inner protector for the ultimate in shock resistant construction. The inner protector also has αGEL at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock, for outstanding shock resistance. This structure ensures that impact is blocked at multiple layers so it even if it is transmitted into the case, it does not reach the module itself.
The design of this model is robust and intrepid, molded into a powerful looking form. Basic black coloring is decorated with khaki accents that further accent a look of power. The band is decorated with an uchide no kozuchi (mallet of fortune) and mouse, while the band ring is imprinted with koban (oval gold coins), which are images of the god of prosperity.
Function-wise, this model features a Tough Solar power system and a host of practical features and functions.
Illuminating the display causes the letter O of the G-SHOCK name to float in the EL backlight glow. Each of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune models displays a different character that together spell out the name G-SHOCK.
Seven Lucky Gods Origin
The Seven Lucky Gods represent a blend of indigenous Japanese religion and Buddhism into a uniquely Japanese belief. This divine group consists of the seven gods named Ebisu, Hotei, Benzaiten, Bishamonten, Daikokuten, Jurojin, and Fukurokuju. These deities have their origins in ancient gods of fortune in Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Shinto, and other sources. According to the Humane King Sutra (Humane King State-Protection Perfection of Wisdom Sutra), paying homage to these deities will serve to avoid seven misfortunes and be bless with seven fortunes. This belief began around the end of Japan’s Muromachi Period. It became popular among common people during the Edo Period, and has been handed down to modern times.
* Seven misfortunes: solar and lunar abnormalities, planetary abnormalities, wind damage, water damage, fire, drought, theft. Seven fortunes: long life, prosperity, popularity, integrity, influence, love and respect, abundance.
Daikokuten is called a Shiva incarnation of Hinduism, and made a syncretic fusion of Shintoism and Buddhism with Ohkuninushi-no-Mikoto in Edo era. He has a big bag on his back, a mallet of fortune in his hand and put a hood on, and such his style is generally well known. He has faith widely as the God of fertility who holds the earth and foods.
- Case / bezel material: Resin
- Resin Band
- Mud Resistant
- Shock Resistant
- Mineral Glass
- 200-meter water resistance
- Electro-luminescent backlight
Full auto EL light, selectable illumination duration(1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow
- Solar powered
- World time
31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off
- 1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99”
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
- Countdown timer
Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 24 hours
Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
- 5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)
- Hourly time signal
- Battery level indicator
- Power Saving (display goes blank to save power when the watch is left in the dark.)
- Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
- 12/24-hour format
- Button operation tone on/off
- Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day
- Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
- Approx. battery operating time:
11 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after charge)
27 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)