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Old 18 December 2017, 07:10 AM   #1
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What do you do when you go overseas?

Iím flying overseas and plan to take three of my rolexes. Do I need to take receipts or proof of purchase from the US with me so that when Iím reentering back in the US they donít ask to collect customs?

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Old 18 December 2017, 07:13 AM   #2
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I never carry receipts and they’ve never asked.
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Old 18 December 2017, 07:14 AM   #3
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Iím flying overseas and plan to take three of my rolexes. Do I need to take receipts or proof of purchase from the US with me so that when Iím reentering back in the US they donít ask to collect customs?

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If you are worried, then just snap a pic of your receipts and forget about it unless you get asked, then open the pic for proof... recommended by my AD.
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Old 18 December 2017, 07:14 AM   #4
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Never take any receipts, etc. Never been stopped or asked.
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Old 18 December 2017, 07:33 AM   #5
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Why risk taking 3 watches. Personally I would take one or none.
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Old 18 December 2017, 07:38 AM   #6
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Never been asked to provide receipts. As a matter of fact, never been asked about any item I carry. Just make sure to place high value items in your carry-on luggage and be cognizant of keeping an eye as your bag goes thru the scanner.
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Old 18 December 2017, 07:39 AM   #7
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Why risk taking 3 watches. Personally I would take one or none.
Probably because he wants to.

Phone pics of the receipts sounds like good advice. Take a pic of your passport while you're at it.
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Old 18 December 2017, 08:24 AM   #8
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Now that you mentioned why not make a copy of your receipts, couldn't hurt.
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Old 18 December 2017, 08:30 AM   #9
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I have photos of the receipts and my family’s passports on my phone. I only have the watch I’m wearing though.
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Old 18 December 2017, 08:38 AM   #10
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Customs has a form you can fill out before you leave which makes the return entrance a breeze.
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Old 18 December 2017, 08:53 AM   #11
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You can take your watches to a US Customs office along with the serial numbers and they will issue a form showing prior ownership. If you are questioned by Customs upon reentry into the US, the form will prove you owned the watches prior to your trip. Without the form, Customs can seize the watches and hold them until you show them proof of prior ownership. I’ve never been questioned on watches. Other items, yes.
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Old 18 December 2017, 09:03 AM   #12
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Why risk taking 3 watches. Personally I would take one or none.
Why would you take none? Is the world so scary outside your own country?
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Old 18 December 2017, 09:13 AM   #13
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Like said above.
I would carry the watches with me obviously.( not in checked lug.)
And just take a pic of the receipt with the watch next to it if you like...and if the receipt has serial number it s a bonus...
I would not declare them as they are yours and were not purchase overseas.
I think if you tell them you have 3 watches they gonna start digging.
I travel with 2 watches all the time and Don t bring receipt. ..but usually one is a beater .


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Old 18 December 2017, 12:06 PM   #14
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I never carry receipts and theyíve never asked.
This. Iím sure you have your reasons for taking three but consider if you really want to worry about keeping three high end watches secure. Only option would be hotel safe, not the crappy in room safes.
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Old 18 December 2017, 12:13 PM   #15
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Customs has a form you can fill out before you leave which makes the return entrance a breeze.
I have done this. You may never get asked, but there is always a first time...
https://www.cbp.gov/document/forms/f...s-taken-abroad
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Old 18 December 2017, 12:44 PM   #16
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I never carry receipts and theyíve never asked.
Same here.
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Old 18 December 2017, 12:57 PM   #17
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i carry mine in my carry on.. ive been asked a couple of times, told them they are my personal watches and they travel with me as i dont feel safe leaving them behind.
None are brand new and i emphasize that and i tell them ive had them for years....

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Old 18 December 2017, 01:04 PM   #18
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for me, depends on what country, but, I may take 2 at the most.
went to Cancun last year, and coming back, never got asked. I only took one, and i should have taken more..:)
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Old 18 December 2017, 01:10 PM   #19
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Snap a pic of the warranty card. My AD also sends me electronic copies of the appraisal so that's always in my email.
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Old 18 December 2017, 01:21 PM   #20
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Why would you take none? Is the world so scary outside your own country?
Iíd take one, but not three - for the practical reason that my insurance only covers my watches when they are on my wrist or locked away (and a security lock on a carry-on doesnít count)
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Old 18 December 2017, 01:23 PM   #21
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never had an issue, however I wore one and took the other in my laptop bag.
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Old 18 December 2017, 02:05 PM   #22
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I just bought an Orient blue ray Il and put on a super oyster II bracelet for my vacation travels, no worries total investment 270. all done.
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Old 18 December 2017, 02:16 PM   #23
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Always have a pic of every watch next to the warranty card and proof of purchase (receipt).

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Old 18 December 2017, 03:01 PM   #24
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Old 18 December 2017, 03:07 PM   #25
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+1 I take none. There is always a possibility to come back with one though
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Old 18 December 2017, 03:12 PM   #26
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All that hassle over a watch? Just wear one
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Old 18 December 2017, 03:14 PM   #27
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I generally fly or take a boat when going overseas. Iíd wear the one my wrist and leave the rest home.


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Old 18 December 2017, 03:15 PM   #28
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I usually either wear only one nice watch or carry a digital watch with me on my travels.

Why do you want to bring three watches with you when you have to deal with the hassle of your luggage, delays, TSA/US Customs?
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Old 18 December 2017, 04:42 PM   #29
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i just wear one, a all rounder watch, would seem risky to leave it in a hotel safe everyone can open in reality
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Old 18 December 2017, 05:57 PM   #30
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I also make pics of the warranty cards, so the custom officer could see that everything is fine. However, I have never been asked about my watch(es).
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