I read the stickied thread on reversing the display but I had no idea a solar atomic GW5600J-1 would be a completely different beast than the garden variety DW5600 that the tutorial referenced. First there is a hard wired ribbon cable that I just got informed is the atomic time antenna.
Second I found the polarizing film is not peeling off even using an exacto or razor blade. All it is doing is scraping the film and trying to get underneath it the LCD starts bleeding and I'm afraid of putting too much pressure on it fearing of irreperable damage. Also hard to get any leverage since the ribbon cable is taught and I do not want to strain it and it is hanging out of the case and hard to do this without say a third hand, but still the film does not come off.
I have the watch apart now and will keep it open until I hear an answer as I already have the film and would really like to reverse the display of this well worn and well loved watch. I did the Buzzbait stealth of the bezel and the negative display would complete the look I am going for. Anyone that has successfully done this mod, please post here with exact details. Thanks.