Ring the currier in advance

Apr 02, 2021,23:36 PM
 

Get in touch as soon as the piece starts it’s journey and ask them what documents they think will be required. Sometimes they ask for things from you (for example proof you already own it, if it’s coming back from service) or from the seller etc. 

In my experience, even mainstream, curriers are happy receive such a call -once you’ve waited patiently on the line for a bit - because a delayed/returned to sender shipment costs them time me money too. 

Good luck 

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Why does shipping watches internationally SUCK so badly

 
 By: toowoundup : April 2nd, 2021-17:51
I've been having awful luck lately. Two watches stuck/returned to the dealers I got them from. Any tips for handling this nonsense and shipping in general? For some reason my watch shipments never go smoothly. If its with Ferrari, I get an exorbitant cust...  

It’s the worst

 
 By: ripper444 : April 2nd, 2021-19:17
I have the same issues and sit there refreshing the screen for a status update! Horrible!

Sorry to hear

 
 By: Zeitstuck : April 2nd, 2021-21:09
It is the worst. I’ve been waiting for a watch from oversees that has been in transit for weeks at this point

Could have been worse. I've been waiting for my cell phone battery

 
 By: hoseachandra : April 2nd, 2021-22:02
Shipped from Netherlands to indonesia...it has been 2 months and still not arrived yet. Can you believe it? 2 months just for a small piece of battery. On the other hand, last month I received my order from Amazon (a book). They used DHL, and it came only... 

I’ve never had a problem using DHL.

 
 By: Bounce781 : April 2nd, 2021-22:35
DHL is my go-to shipping courier from Australia to UK, US and Europe

I actually like DHL

 
 By: toowoundup : April 3rd, 2021-04:48
THis was the one time I've had an issue. FedEx on the other hand is utter crap.

Hahaha!

 
 By: chk : April 4th, 2021-20:31
Not funny but funny!

FHL. :)

 
 By: amanico : April 5th, 2021-00:05

Ring the currier in advance

 
 By: mihalis : April 2nd, 2021-23:36
Get in touch as soon as the piece starts it’s journey and ask them what documents they think will be required. Sometimes they ask for things from you (for example proof you already own it, if it’s coming back from service) or from the seller etc. In my ex... 

Similar story here too . Sometimes i get a package from the USA within a few days and other time i need to wait for about 2 weeks from a country next door .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : April 3rd, 2021-00:45
I hate this . Thats why I always pref to pickup my watch or do a face to face deal.

My last shipping

 
 By: Weems@8 : April 3rd, 2021-02:38
I quit shipping. If i want a watch? I call or mail the seller, make an appointment, take my car, and drive to the boutique. Take an espresso, and inform our community of my new watch.

I would if I could!

 
 By: toowoundup : April 3rd, 2021-04:50
Trouble is, can't quite do that with a dealer in Japan or the Canary Islands!

The backyard of watchmaking

 
 By: Weems@8 : April 3rd, 2021-10:51
It is not fair i am living in the backyard of watchmaking. Easy acces to an enormous stock. But yes, Rolex is also here a waiting list situation.

I know of two watches stuck in FedEx for 30 days!

 
 By: patrick_y : April 3rd, 2021-12:08
And FedEx was of no help!

oof.

 
 By: toowoundup : April 3rd, 2021-12:31