Swiss Customs advice

Oct 09, 2019,08:17 AM

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?

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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 (Alex) : 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


 By: mahesh : 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... 


 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.