Origins

DW-5600SLG-7DR

Seven Lucky Gods Collection - Hotei
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G-SHOCK, which has been constantly pushing the limits of timekeeping toughness since 1983, is pleased to announce a new SHICHI-FUKU-JIN (Seven Lucky Gods) Series of special model watches.
This Hotei Model of the seven models in this series is based on the DW-5600, which inherits the form of the very first G-SHOCK. The basic gray color is decorated with images of the staff and sack that Hotei is always carrying, as well as pine tree elements. The band ring is marked with a folding fan, creating a combination of auspicious colors.
Illuminating the display of this watch causes the letter S of the G-SHOCK name to float in the EL backlight glow. Each of the Seven Luck Gods 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.

HOTEI
He had been named Hotei that came from having a big bag with foods etc. in it. He was the only existed person in the Seven Lucky Gods, and the Zen-monk Kaishi in Tang was his model. ‘’Fortune comes to a merry’’, ’’the Marital harmony’’ and ‘’Children’’ are given because he had always been living with a smile.

Tech Specifications
Feature Description
Water Resistant 200 Metres Water Resistant
Accuracy +/- 15 seconds per month
Alarm Function 4 Multi-Function Alarms: 1. Daily Alarm; 2. Monthly Alarm; 3. Alarm for a particular time each day of a particular month; 4. Date Alarm, Hourly time signal: The watch beeps every hour on the hour
Auto Calendar Once set, the automatic calendar always displays the correct date
Band Material Resin
Battery Life Approximately 2 years
Case Material Resin
Countdown Timer Function Countdown Range: 24 hours, Measuring Unit: 1 second
Date and Weekday Display The current date and week day are displayed on the watch face
Date Display The current date is displayed on the watch face
Dimensions 48.9 x 42.8 x 13.4mm
Display Illumination Electro-luminescent: The digital display lights up the at the touch of a button., With afterglow
ISO 200M Water Resistant Suitable for professional diving
Low Temperature Resistant -10 °C/ 14°F
Mineral Glass Hard glass resists scratching
Shock Resistant Patented Hollow Core Guard Structure protects against impact and vibration
Stopwatch Function Measuring Capacity: 24 hours, Measuring Modes: Elapsed time, split time, Measuring Unit: 1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes) 1 second (after 60 minutes)
Total weight 53g