I buy this belt. It looks OK. The blasted thing lasts only about 2 weeks. It wasn't mistreated in any way -- just normal usage.
It didn't come apart in just one place. It was coming apart in several places. It became useless when the "leather" separated from the hardware.
Now, I only paid I think $10 or so for the blasted thing, but come on. Two blasted weeks is all it lasted. What a total piece of junk.
I don't believe this was a defect with this particular belt. I think that these belts are just made extremely poorly and cheaply.