I got my Riseman (GW-9200-1) yesterday. Bought it online from a reputed store overseas.
From less than half a day of usage I have noticed that the MODE button has issues registering the button press. It's not that it's hard to press. It's just that most of the times it does not register the button press.
Last evening, for example, I was stuck in stopwatch mode. Unable to get out of the mode for about 15 minutes until the button press registered in those 5 - 10% of times. After that I checked the baro/thermo readings and was unable to get out of that mode for about 15-20 minutes. Then while switching the hourly time signal ON, I was stuck in that mode for another 15-20 minutes. During this time I was constantly pressing the mode button in an attempt to get back to timekeeping mode.
All this makes it very difficult to use the functions. Also, using the mode button while wearing the watch on your wrist is out of question.
Plus this morning I woke up with a sore thumb and a slightly sore index finger. (Not that sore finger/thumb are a problem but the watch isn't very usable like this)
I have seen and used this model in person (G-9200, though; not the atomic one) and I did not notice this phenomenon of MODE button not registering. I have seen Mudmen (9000s) and I agree that Mudman buttons are hard to press... but this MODE button on Riseman is a different story altogether.
May I please ask fellow members if they have ever had any such issues with their GW-9200s? Do you think this watch may be defective? (Well it was well packed and it's a G-Shock after all; I seriously doubt that something happened to it during shipping.)
Also, what is my recourse in such a scenario? Send the watch back and get a replacement? Or will the local Casio honour the warranty on this online (overseas) purchase and issue a replacement or at least repair the button?
For troubleshooting purposes:
* The battery charge indicator is on H (High).
* Also, the watch wasn't busy performing any other operations (e.g. while it was in stopwatch mode and while it was in SIG mode).
* The other three buttons (or four if count the Alti button too) work fine and register the button press with a slight push of the button.
I would really appreciate some inputs on this.