I have a GW-5000 and I find the buttons so hard to push. I was at a place today and needed to use the timer for the parking meter because tickets are highly enforced. It was such a pain to set the timer with this hard buttons to push. I have read some people have the GW-5000 and the buttons are easy to push. Are these maybe newer models? Is there a way to determine when my watch was produced (I have had it a long time) and maybe newer ones have buttons easier to push? The batch number says: 201D312C (how do you decode the numbers, I know I have seen it somewhere before but can't find it). Is it maybe 312th day of 2013 = November 8, 2013
How are the buttons on yours?