The switching time zones point is something I like. The date changing isn't. Bleh!I personally love the independent hour hand on the new PO. The watch can easily be used in different time zones without messing with the minutes hand. I love it. I agree its a pain to change the date but I unless there is a way to get both, I like it this way. It reminds me of my old 50th GMT and the Rx GMTII.