Well, it seems that this is getting to be a more common occurrence these days, as can be attested by the many posts in this forum regarding how the watches go missing. There is a very good reason why, and this is it:
For some strange reason, the 3 major shipping companies, the Post Office, UPS, and FEDEX, all require that the sender tell them what is in the package and what the value of the contents is. Now, there is a major flaw using this model.
That flaw is that they plaster that information all over the package. When the unscrupulous worker sees" There is a $1000.00 watch in this package", things tend to go missing rather quickly. It only takes a minute to open the package, take the watch, and then reseal it.
Why does the sensitive information need to be placed right on the package? I don't know. But all the shipping company's need to do is to stop placing that information on the package.
Since almost all expensive watches are shipped with tracking information, why can't they just add that information as part of the tracking info, and not have it on the package itself?
Then the only people who would have access to that sensitive information would be those who have no physical access to the package. Make sure that the information is blocked from anyone who has physical access to the package.
This would lower the insistence of theft in transit immensely. Why the shipping companies haven't already implemented this strategy is very strange.