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Casio G-Shock's new Manekineko themed watches hope to bring the wearer good luck

By Kenny Yeo - on 11 Feb 2020, 9:00am

Casio G-Shock's new Manekineko themed watches hope to bring the wearer good luck

The Casio G-Shock Maneki-neko Series (Image source: Casio)

One of the reasons for G-Shock's continued success is how it takes inspiration from various cultures to create new versions of its existing watches.

This is the new G-Shock Manekineko Japanese Lucky Charm Limited Edition series. And it's inspired by the Japanese manekineko, which translates to "beckoning cat."

It's so-called because the cat is often pictured with its right paw in a beckoning action. They are often found at the entrances of Japanese shops and businesses and are believed to bring customers, and therefore, good luck.

The series consists of three watches, two based on the popular DW-5600 square G-Shock, and a third based on the GA-100 digi-analog G-Shock.

The two watches based on the DW-5600 are the DW-5600TMN-1DR (black) and the DW-5600TMN-7DR (white). The former comes with a black bezel and band, while the latter has a white bezel and red band.

Oval gold coins decorate the dial and white the backlight is activated, the wearer can see a backdrop that features a manekineko.

(Image source: Casio)

The third watch is the GA-100TMN-1DR and it features a black case and black band, along with a gold dial that's decorated with gold coins. Additionally, a manekineko motif is used for one of the subdial hands.

The special packaging desigend by Japanese streetwear label BlackEyePatch. (Image source: Casio)

Finally, the keeper on the bands of all three watches will also feature a cut-out in the shape of a cat's head. They will also come with a special manekineko-themed box that has been designed by Japanese streetwear label BlackEyePatch.

The Casio G-Shock Manekineko Japanese Lucky Charm Limited Edition series will go on sale on 15 February 2020. The DW-5600TMN-1DR and DW-5600TMN-7DR are priced at S$159 while the GA-100TMN-1DR is priced at S$209.