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    Best and safest way to ship a watch in the US

    I would appreciate advice from forum members who do this stuff more often than I do.

    It is time for my Credor Moon to go in for service. I need to ship it from DC to Seiko in NJ, who then on ship to Japan for service.

    What is the best and safest way to ship this? Do people use USPS with insurance, or are there other options?

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    Re: Best and safest way to ship a watch in the US

    I always ship USPS with insurance. I haven't had a problem. I prefer USPS Express, insured for watches up to $5,000 (the highest insurable amount for Express). If it's expensive, I also double box it, just in case someone decides to slash the box open and grab what's inside.

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    Re: Best and safest way to ship a watch in the US

    USPS is safe, i would add tracking and insurance and ask Seiko in NJ if you should add Signature request. what they do internally is irrelevant.

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    On a serious note USPS Express would work fine.
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    Re: Best and safest way to ship a watch in the US

    Safest is registered mail, fully insured. But that's not the cheapest and certainly not the fastest. When I sell a watch, I ship it USPS Priority Mail, fully insured, signature required. Two days, on average, door-to-door.
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    Re: Best and safest way to ship a watch in the US

    USPS registered. Little slow, but watch will get there.

    Pretty much only method of insuring up to $25K and they DO insure ANYTHING (including High value Jewelry items/Cash equivalents - bond papers, etc)

    Where as if you read the Fedex agreement carefully, they DO say that items of high value can not be insured - though they will happily sell you the insurance.

    Another way is to send it via Fedex, but use third party insurer like Parcel Pro. (Used them once, pretty painless, no experience with claims process though).
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    Re: Best and safest way to ship a watch in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Memphis1 View Post
    USPS is safe, i would add tracking and insurance and ask Seiko in NJ if you should add Signature request. what they do internally is irrelevant.
    For items of that kind of value, signature request is pretty much required even for USPS.
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    Re: Best and safest way to ship a watch in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by mrkz View Post
    It is time for my Credor Moon to go in for service. I need to ship it from DC to Seiko in NJ, who then on ship to Japan for service.
    Do find out what the service cost is if you get the service done in Japan directly. For my Grand Seiko, I found out that it would have cost me about $200 cheaper if I sent it directly to Japan (though I am not sure whether Seiko Japan will accept the watch directly is a question, but I did not see anything that says that we must send it to NJ).
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    Re: Best and safest way to ship a watch in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by El Cheapacabra View Post
    I always ship USPS with insurance. I haven't had a problem. I prefer USPS Express, insured for watches up to $5,000 (the highest insurable amount for Express). If it's expensive, I also double box it, just in case someone decides to slash the box open and grab what's inside.
    Always insured. Other than that, I usually use the USPS flat rate box. And double boxing sounds like a good idea.

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