Thanks for the feedback Serra Moz. I can get the original down here in CT for around R550-R599, but was just wondering if there is a after market strap available for cheaper at all. Seems new original can't be avoided.
No worries bro, that's the price... much like a Casio watch strap, for an original Casio watch strap you pay just about the same price as for a new Casio (entry level), referring to the offshore / working type Casios we use... your typical R 200 - 300 type. of course with Suunto it's different.