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Old 31 July 2021, 02:39 AM   #1
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How do I ship my 3700?

I am the proud new owner of a 3700, my first ever Patek! - currently working with my dealer to ship it to me - any tips for me regarding how to pack it? I once had a royal oak who’s bracelet wasn’t secured properly and it ended up twisting in a less than ideal way. Want to ensure that doesn’t happen on this one. Should I just ask him to disconnect the bracelet or is there some other way that works best?





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Old 31 July 2021, 03:28 AM   #2
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Can always have them close the bracelet around a piece of foam or tightly wound bubble wrap to keep it supported in transit? Before additional packing of course.

That's how I've always done it.
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Old 31 July 2021, 03:49 AM   #3
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If you're dealing with a good dealer they should have a good way to ship it to you securely. I am sort of confused by the question and worried for you why the dealer would need your input on shipping. Presumably they ship watches all day everyday. This is a bit if a yellow flag I'd say.
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Old 31 July 2021, 11:03 AM   #4
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If you're dealing with a good dealer they should have a good way to ship it to you securely. I am sort of confused by the question and worried for you why the dealer would need your input on shipping. Presumably they ship watches all day everyday. This is a bit if a yellow flag I'd say.

He’s a great guy to deal with, have done many transactions before. I just like to be extra sure that things are done the best way possible, rather not leave it to fate.


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Old 31 July 2021, 03:55 PM   #5
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Have always sent or had sent in a travel box with no problems.


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Old 31 July 2021, 08:22 PM   #6
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I agree with Tinka. For the price of a 3700, have the dealer pack it in a travel case and then pack the travel case.
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Old 1 August 2021, 05:13 AM   #7
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Why risk it? Just fly there and pick up in-person. No reason to risk getting stolen or damaged in transit.
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Old 1 August 2021, 07:38 AM   #8
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Can always have them close the bracelet around a piece of foam or tightly wound bubble wrap to keep it supported in transit? Before additional packing of course.

That's how I've always done it.
big congrats on a wonderful piece
Perhaps that is the best way since that that is how it comes out of the manufacture. close the bracelet around a piece of foam and then wrap it tightly with protective film tape or bubble wrap
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Old 2 August 2021, 01:31 AM   #9
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Please save us all the stress and fly to pick it up… why risk the package being lost.

Congrats btw! I own 2 3700’s and they are incredible!
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OP's screen name is perfect for the worry wart type person
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OP's screen name is perfect for the worry wart type person
Hilarious - op, it will be ok
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Old 2 August 2021, 10:32 AM   #12
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How do I ship my 3700?

The dealer should know best way- it’s his/her job ! And if it arrives broken, then send it back. If you make certain requirements of him/her on how to ship it and something happens, then you may have no recourse.


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That would be the dealers concern. I seriously doubt they will poorly pack a 6 figure watch. Have a drink relax and enjoy your new Patek.
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That would be the dealers concern. I seriously doubt they will poorly pack a 6 figure watch. Have a drink relax and enjoy your new Patek.


This! Congrats!
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