The local distributor said they don't have the equipment to do the replacement and have to send it to Taiwan. And it will cost $95.00 for the replacement and another $60.00 for the service. And it will take 3 - 4 weeks. And the friendly guy on the phone has the cheek to tell me it is more worthwhile to get a new watch!
I think it is a shame that the local distributor does not see the need to invest in the equipment to service the local market considering that Garmin is the most popular running GPS watch here. They have taken us runners for granted.
Me. I took the guy advice and promptly went a buy a new GPS watch - but not a Garmin. A Timex!