Replacing a GW-2500BD LED with a GW-2500B LCD - Doable?

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    Replacing a GW-2500BD LED with a GW-2500B LCD - Doable?

    Total Newbie to G-shocks. Old hand at Seiko Divers and the like. I have an ana-digi GW2500BD and as we all know the LED is very hard to read. I love the watch and it is the best travel watch I have come across in my opinion. I ordered from pac parts the LCD displays of the GW2500B. My normal watch repair guy who has some but not a lot of G-Shock experience thinks the swap may work. Thoughts? IF so, any recommended repairers out there? Sorry if I should have searched before asking. I did spend some time looking around and did not come across this. Finally, I'm looking to pop in some sapphire while I have it in the shop. Doable? EDIT. SORRY. I MAY HAVE BEEN INCORRECT IN THE TITLE SAYING THE 2500BD IS LED, IT MAY JUST BE COLORED LCD OR SOMETHING. I KNOW SOME OF YOU GUYS GET PARTICULAR ABOUT THIS KIND OF THING. LETS JUST SAY CRAPPY RED BLACK DISPLAY WITH REGULAR LCD DISPLAY.
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    Re: Replacing a GW-2500BD LED with a GW-2500B LCD - Doable?

    It might be much cheaper to just reverse the display. It looks like it's a standard negative display LCD, and any LCD can be reversed by detaching the polarizing layer and fixing a new one that is turned 90°. I have never done this, but there are some threads around here about doing it, with a great tutorial for the DW-5600.
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    Re: Replacing a GW-2500BD LED with a GW-2500B LCD - Doable?

    But this might be pretty involved on an Ana-digi. I dunno.
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    Re: Replacing a GW-2500BD LED with a GW-2500B LCD - Doable?

    First of all, thanks so much the reply. The parts were actually pretty cheap from pacific parts - Like $18 shipped or something. Ordered and should be on their way soonish. I will look into the process of reversing the polarizing layer too.

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    Re: Replacing a GW-2500BD LED with a GW-2500B LCD - Doable?

    Quote Originally Posted by BB-SF View Post
    First of all, thanks so much the reply. The parts were actually pretty cheap from pacific parts - Like $18 shipped or something. Ordered and should be on their way soonish. I will look into the process of reversing the polarizing layer too.
    You're welcome. Wish I could provide more assistance. I'm sure there's someone around here who has done some mods on an Ana-digi who can provide more help.
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