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    Off topic Anyone shipped watches to Italy or Brazil lately?

    I know this isn't really a G question, but related. Previously I had heard so much bad stuff about watches getting stolen en route to the buyer that I just put in there that I don't ship there.

    Anyone have experiences they can share?

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    Neil

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    Re: Anyone shipped watches to Italy or Brazil lately?

    I recently got a watch stolen/lost in the UK...
    I've shipped several watches by registered airmail to Italy without trouble.
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    Re: Anyone shipped watches to Italy or Brazil lately?

    i've recently had my riseman shipped from singapore to italy without any kind of trouble...
    watches are meant to tell times..

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    Re: Anyone shipped watches to Italy or Brazil lately?

    No bad shipping experiences to Italy or Brazil (knock on wood) that I can relate so far. Probably shipped three or four hundred watches all over the world, maybe a couple of dozen to Italy and South America. I use the USPS almost exclusively and have had very few issues.

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    Re: Anyone shipped watches to Italy or Brazil lately?

    Maybe things have gotten better...I remember a bunch of bad stories...

    I use USPS all the time, and have gone to using registered mail so people sign for it and it's trackable.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Anyone shipped watches to Italy or Brazil lately?

    Importing wrist watches into Italy from outside EU is illegal so I would not ship there from the US. Italy has one of the worlds strangest customs ban list I have ever seen. Almost anything is not allowed to import without special licenses. For instance plastic toys and watches are not legal to import incredible!
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    Re: Anyone shipped watches to Italy or Brazil lately?

    Wow, that seems quite bizarre.

    Can you or anyone find a website about it? I'm having trouble with the words I'm using to search.

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    Re: Anyone shipped watches to Italy or Brazil lately?

    This WUS thread by people living in Italy seems pretty knowledgable..

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=194958

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    Re: Anyone shipped watches to Italy or Brazil lately?

    To Italy ship it with tracking number and not declaring as watch (just as document or similar ...). It will arrive safe

    Ciao

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    Re: Anyone shipped watches to Italy or Brazil lately?

    Being on the receiving end of shipping from overseas more times than I care to count -and that includes my profession as well-, I have yet to see a package go astray on me; having said that, my most remarkably bad watch deal ever occurred fully within the US, using USPS, under both their full-insured and signed-for delivery options.

    The watch in question was an Auto-Zilla I paid USD 700 for, shipped to Miami. It never ever got to me, the USPS delivering the package to a Joe Doe that apparently did not know how to sign his own name; and then, after a week of waiting in vain, after having the seller call and extract a "confession" from the USPS that the package was not delivered under the security measures offered by themselves at the usual premium, AND in spite of of such incredibly lax and irresponsible business practices, the USPS' official and final word was that they were NOT going to pay me a single penny as "just" compensation.
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