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    How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    My new 40mm Marine Classic was picked up from Stowa Land by Fed Ex last Thursday and taken to Karlsruhe, Germany. It left Karlsruhe the next evening and landed in Koeln, Germany in the early morning hours of Saturday. About 24 hours later, it arrived in Memphis, Tennessee. That was early Sunday morning.

    Where it has sat ever since.

    I'm sure the holidays don't help, but is this normal? It's been in "Clearance Delay - Import" status for almost 72 hours.

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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    I've had stuff sit there over a week.


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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    Thanks for that.

    I just checked again. No action. It's now into Day 4.

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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    Mine just sat in Memphis specifically because of lack of documentation. I called Stowa and they said that Customs sometimes does spot checks so they sent over the documentation again and it was released.
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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    Interesting...I just received my Stowa a week ago and it was in Memphis for less than a day. Maybe I just got lucky but it's worth giving Stowa an email or FedEx a call just to check on things.

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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    Looks like the watch is finally on the move again after spending nearly five days in Memphis.

    The status was changed from "Clearance Delay - Import" to "In Transit" last night as of 11:57 pm Memphis time. I don't think that means it's actually departed Memphis, just that it presumably cleared Customs and is now eligible to be shipped out.

    It would be cool to receive it on Friday so I would have the weekend to play with it, but my guess is that it will more likely arrive on Monday. I had it sent to my office so someone would be there to sign for it, but we're closed on Saturdays. I am going to look into having Fed Ex hold it for me if it means I can pick it up on Saturday.
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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    Good luck.

    Delivery times do vary depending on the movement of Customs, so hopefully you will get it sooner than later.
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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    Uh oh. As it turns out, the watch didn't clear Customs after all. Instead, they apparently kicked it back to Fed Ex, which just sent me an email notifying me that "International clearance of your shipment has been delayed."

    I am further advised that the "Importer" must provide instructions in order to clear the shipment.

    I assume I'm the "Importer" but of course have no clue what to do.

    Looks like I'll be emailing Stowa in the morning.

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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    Two weeks before Christmas doesn’t help the situation
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    Re: How long does US Customs get to play with my new watch?

    That is a drag...have had four International transactions..longest in customs was through LA - four days.

    Good luck.

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