I bought a GW-300 a few years ago. It worked really fine for a while. Then I put it in storage for a couple of years. I just took it out the other day to start wearing it again. I wore it outside it in the sun for an hour. So I set the time (yesterday) and turned off the receiver (to protect the low charge). I wore it in the sun again today for about an hour. It is still on "low" charge and I can't even use any button within the time mode (such as light or mode change) other than the Adjust button.
If I take it into Adjust mode, THEN the Mode button does work to navigate around the dial to set everything. But the button doesn't work in main mode.
What a shame. Do all of them have this problem after a while? I really like this model and the fact that it was cheaper than most solar/atomic models. I don't even care about the atomic feature, but I did like the solar. But I can't believe that it has quit working after two total hours of sunlight which it seems like should have taken it to a full charge, or at least medium charge.
I don't want to buy another of this model, even though I like the design. Now I'm even hesitant about all their solar models. But I would not mind trying another less expensive solar GShock and finding out the best way to "condition" the battery, assuming that the battery needed some kind of special conditioning.
Thanks for any information or recommendations.