That's interesting. Of all the issues I've had, the battery last forever. Sometimes I forget to turn it off for weeks at a time, and it still lasts forever. It should turn itself off after a period of inactivity, IMO.
This is for woodworking machinery- a pattern Makers mill so the scales have to be dust tolerant.
Yes, that is the Mitutoyo I have. You can see how tiny the buttons are. The reset button is recessed, hard to push, and finicky. Another aspect I don't like (I suspect it applies to any make) is the display is also small and doesn't read that well from an angle, so I'm kinda bending down and putting my face closer to the work than I like.View attachment 328473