I suggest you call the Swiss Federal Customs Administration directly and ask them. I am not joking, I have called them before and they are friendly and helpful!

Oct 09, 2019,08:31 AM
 

They once helped me when I wanted to reclaim Swiss VAT when I returned a watch back abroad. 


www.ezv.admin.ch .html#customs_contact_cent__content_ezv_en_home_die-ezv_kontakt_jcr_content_par_tabs

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https://www.ezv.admin.ch/ezv/en/home/kontakt/contact-private-individuals.html

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Swiss Customs advice

 
 By: T Spoon : October 9th, 2019-08:17
Shortly I will be traveling to Geneva from the US and plan to being a couple of watches for service by the manufacturer. Can anyone provide advice on how to properly declare them upon entry?

I suggest you call the Swiss Federal Customs Administration directly and ask them. I am not joking, I have called them before and they are friendly and helpful!

 
 By: LX : October 9th, 2019-08:31
They once helped me when I wanted to reclaim Swiss VAT when I returned a watch back abroad. .html#customs_contact_cent__content_ezv_en_home_die-ezv_kontakt_jcr_content_par_tabs or

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 By: maverickmahesh : October 9th, 2019-12:46
the best way to avoid surprises

Thank you for the advice

 
 By: T Spoon : October 10th, 2019-23:19
I contacted the FCA and they are recommending that I hire a professional firm to complete the paperwork since I plan to hand carry the watches to the maker, but may have them returned via a carrier. They indicated that 8-10% of the value will have to be p... 

Yikes!

 
 By: T Spoon : October 10th, 2019-23:21
This story makes me want to invest in a hobby other than wristwatches and just use my iPhone to keep track of time.....

Watch is by an Independent maker

 
 By: T Spoon : October 13th, 2019-07:50
So no US service facility. I am not interested in having a general watch service center work on them either.