So I need some help/advice of shipping my 856 UTC to Sinn in Germany for service/repair. I checked the forum, read all of the posts on Sinn service in Germany, downloaded and filled out the service form from the Sinn website, etc. Then I went to the post office....that's where I ran into a snag. I had put the watch into a "international priority flat rate small box." So the post office guy tells me that they recently did away with the "small priority box" for international shipments. So okay, I can put it in a "medium" box....no big deal. Then he tells me that priority international shipments to Germany can only be insured up to $500 (I was going to insure it for $1000) and there would be no tracking. He suggests sending it International Express instead because I can use the small box (putting it inside an envelope), there will be tracking and I can insure it for the whole amount. Great....so I fill out more paperwork (including customs declaration), but when I get back to the counter, he tells me that in looking further international express specifically prohibits watches and jewelry. So for the postal service, I'm stuck with either only being insured for $500 with no tracking, or lying on the customs declaration and saying its something other than a watch for int'l express.
What have members here done? UPS/FedEx/DHL???? Thanks for any help you guys can give.