I have a 9010 Mudman that I bought in 2009, and it was supposed to be my "mountain bike watch". However, because of being not very comfortable on the wrist, and specially because of the awfully hard-to-press buttons, it's one of the watches I wear the least . No, I'm not skinny or arthritic, quite on the contrary, but those buttons are terribly hard to press. With gloves on they're basically impossible to press . The watch looks terrific, and has a FANTASTIC module, but it never got much wrist time in my rotations. I knew I could have boiled the bezel to make the buttons softer, but having so many other options to wear I ended up never getting around to do it. Today I got off my lazy butt, disassembled the watch and boiled the bezel for a full 5 minutes. And I learned two things:
- Water boils here at 95,4º C (I'm at 940 m).
- The buttons ain't softer. Well, they are a bit softer, but still far from what I would deem comfortable .
Everybody raves about the 9300, and I'm even toying with the idea of getting one myself, but if the buttons are as hard to press as with my 9010, I won't go near that watch.
What can you guys tell me about the 9300's buttons ?
PS: Will boiling it longer help?