Been wanting to try this for a while Got the nerve to take my G-2300 apart and away we go.... :-D
In case you forgot what the G-2300 looked like
Before I started I thought I'd see what would happen if I put my camera polarizer in front of the G...
Lets rotate the polarizer, black display but the numbers are gone...
Lets stop foolin' around and get to business. First I take the case back off...
Then the movement comes out. If you look very carefully you can see the edge of the polarizer. It's glued to the display with something like rubber cement. BTW Nice size movement...
Next we take the display out. It's snapped onto the plastic movement ring. It's a little tricky getting it out. Take your time and go very slow! The white panel is the EL panel. There is a clear plastic sheet over it. You can sandwich your custom logos/graphics here :-D
Next I using an x-atco blade to remove the polarizer, left of the movement. I had to dragged the blade along the edge where the polarize meets the display panel. The polarizer feels and looks like plastic. Notice the polarizer is tinted gray which you didn't see when it was on the display panel.
I placed the display panel back onto the plastic movement ring. I just finished removing the rubber cement off of the polarizer with Goo Gone.
There's the numbers! :-D The watch was running all this time. Very interesting how the polarizer turns clear when it's over the LCD.
And the trick to get a reverse display is turning/rotating the polarizer 90 degrees! That's it! :-D In this shot the EL is turned on.
EL off. It's kind of difficult to read the time with the EL off I would think if the numbers were bigger it wouldn't be so bad.
The polarizer doesn't have to touch the LCD for it to display the numbers/text. COOL!
Lets take a look at the polarizer again...
Finally received the polarizer film from Edumund Industrails Optics. The film is pretty thick. I was worried it won't fit in between the crystal and movement.
Before cutting make sure the polarizer is in the right position. Here you can see the polarizer with it's protective covering still on. I'm just about to trace the shape of the original polarizer onto the new sheet.
Cut to size and ready to test the new polarizer. The protective covering is still on the polarizer. BTW You can see a hint of my custom stealth logo under the display panel :-D I had to remove it cause you won't see it on the reverse display I'll have to try the custom logo on another G :-D
Everything fits! Protective covering still on polarizer.
Protective covering is OFF! :-D Looking GOOD!
Looks great in direct light, not so good in low light condition I think the problem is the thick polarizer. Lets hope a thinner polarizer film will work better
Now I have to figure out how to remove the paint off of the text to create a stealth G :-D :-S :-D Thanks for looking!