Customs issues with bringing watches on overseas vacation?

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    Customs issues with bringing watches on overseas vacation?

    I'd like to bring at least one of my nice watches with me when i go on this vacation, but I really don't want to be hit up for duty when I try to bring it/them back home at the end.

    Is there a fairly foolproof way to document upon departure that I'm taking the watch(es) with me, so I won't have an issue when I return?

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    Re: Customs issues with bringing watches on overseas vacation?

    Not a problem. They have never looked at my wrist. Now a suitcase full of watches in boxes would elicit a response I'm sure.

    But if you are still worried here is a form you can fill out- have themsign it on your way out of the country.

    http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/cbp_form_4457.pdf
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    Re: Customs issues with bringing watches on overseas vacation?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Customs issues with bringing watches on overseas vacation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Donf View Post
    Not a problem. They have never looked at my wrist.
    Same here - always wear 1 with 2 in my carry on and never had an issue.

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    Re: Customs issues with bringing watches on overseas vacation?

    I recommend wearing two with one in the carry-on. Less chance of loss. I have taken as many as five watches along. They never look. Mind you, when you are traveling within Europe and going from Switzerland into Austria or Germany, they will really pay attention. And from what I hear they know their stuff.

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    Re: Customs issues with bringing watches on overseas vacation?

    i have taken 2-3watches several times and never an issue- and these are $5000 watxches so dont worry.

    Quote Originally Posted by nocnoc View Post
    I recommend wearing two with one in the carry-on. Less chance of loss. I have taken as many as five watches along. They never look. Mind you, when you are traveling within Europe and going from Switzerland into Austria or Germany, they will really pay attention. And from what I hear they know their stuff.

    Switzerland has a free trade agreement with the EU and trade within the EU is all barrier free ( to any normal person) so no customs
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    Re: Customs issues with bringing watches on overseas vacation?

    Not so sure how that works. I lived in the area until quite recently. Crossed the three borders in any direction. You always get asked whether and what you are bringing in, particularly when you are entering the EU from CH and particularly when you are entering into A. The Germans are much easier. I know there is still a limit on cigars and alcohol for example that goes without taxation. Not sure for watches.

    It might also depend on where the goods have been produced.

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