The Higher Price Of A Garmin Leather Strap Is Definitely Justifiable Especially With A ‘Metal’ Body.
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Yes, this Garmin leather strap is on my MARQ Expedition.
Yes, it comes with its own leather strap. But, that is a rather special, EXPENSIVE strap.
Though Garmin says that the strap will AGE with grace, I rather not wear in 24×7 and get it wet more than it needs to.
Yes, the MARQ also comes with its own, special — bigger shouldered — silicone strap (in black).
But, I prefer a leather strap on the MARQ.
I tried two CHEAP leather straps from Amazon. Big mistake.
The brown one chafed against the titanium body and also scratched easily.
The black one has a metal fitting that rubs against the body.
So, I learned. The Garmin costs more, BUT you get a much, much, much better leather strap. Yes, I have already showered with it and it dries in minutes.