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.
This BABY-G Benzaiten model was created to pay homage to the only female deity included among the Seven Deities of Good Fortune. The base model is the popular square design BGD-560, which is being reissued and dressed up in a pink hue that is just the thing for the active woman of today.
The band and case are imprinted with a specially commissioned original design that includes images of items that are part of the Benzaiten identity: biwa, jewels, and coral. The band ring also is decorated with the image of a jewel for an auspicious design.
Illuminating the display of this watch causes the hyphen (-) 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.
- 200-meter water resistance
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.
Benzaiten (Bensaiten) is the only a Female God in Seven Deities of Good Fortune. She was originally the Water God meaning of ‘’The Saint River’’ and has been believed as the God for music and art. After that, the Kisshoten’s personality had been included, and not only music or art, but also she is respected as the God who brings the fortune and the treasure.
- SHICHI-FUKU-JIN Series
- Case / bezel material: Resin
- Resin Band
- Mineral Glass
- Shock Resistant
- 200-meter water resistance
- EL:Blue Green
- Electro-luminescent backlight
Selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow
- World time
29 time zones (48 cities), daylight saving on/off
- 1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 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
- Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
- 12/24-hour format
- Button operation tone on/off
- Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, am/pm, date, day
- Accuracy: ±30 seconds per month
- Approx. battery life: 3 years on CR1616