How to pack and ship watches overseas

Either as a gift, a sale, or when relocating, both individuals and businesses often need to ship watches internationally by courier. Take advantage of our experience in logistics and learn from experts how to properly pack a watch for shipping. Book the service with us, and we will find the best way to ship low price or expensive watches stress-free.

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How to send watches overseas

When it comes to shipping expensive watches internationally, it is of utmost importance to pick the right shipping method and logistics partner for your transport.

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What to consider before shipping watches internationally?

Before you send your watch by courier, consider the steps below to assure a smooth delivery:

Estimate the time of delivery using our digital tool to make sure you are present during pick-up and delivery.

Read the confirmation e-mails to verify whether you need to print and attach the label to your package.

How to pack a watch for shipping by courier or post

Follow these easy instructions if you are looking for the best way to ship a watch:


Use bubble wrap to protect the watch and secure it with tape.


Put the watch in its original packaging or a small cardboard box, previously padded.


Put this box into a larger one, also previously padded.


After making sure items are still inside the packaging, seal and label the parcel (if needed).


How much does it cost to ship a watch?

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Most common situations for shipping a watch

  • Buying a watch online. Benefit from our affordable and reliable shipping services when buying expensive watches internationally on certified stores.
  • Selling a watch online. Use Eurosender to offer your customers international shipping services when selling watches on eBay or Chrono24.
  • Sending a watch to repair. Your timepiece deserves the best care possible. Ship your watch domestically or overseas directly to your chosen repairer.
  • Sending an expensive watch as a gift. Surprise that special someone – buy online and send him/her a luxurious watch as a gift.


Shipping watches internationally by courier or mail services

Is it possible to ship smartwatches such as an Apple or Samsung watch?

Smartwatches are considered electronic items and can, therefore, be shipped internationally with courier services. Always keep the original invoice of the equipment and adequately pack your watch for shipping – the best way of doing so is keeping the original packaging.

Is it allowed to ship valuable watches such as a Rolex, Patek Philippe or Omega overseas?

Shipping luxury watches is considered restricted by most courier companies since they are valuable items. Individuals who decide to send luxury watches, will do so at their own risk as the shipping insurance is not valid for restricted or prohibited items.

Can I send a watch as a gift by courier?

Watches can be shipped as a gift by individuals or by licensed watch stores or resellers. However, please have in mind that the package will still go through customs procedures when shipping outside the EU and that respective taxes may apply. To make sure your watch is released as quickly as possible, besides properly packing your watch for shipping as a gift, do not forget to also attach the required documents for customs clearance.

Is it possible to send a watch overseas without the original packaging?

We strongly recommend packing your timepiece on its original packaging for greater protection, especially when shipping expensive or delicate watches. However, if you no longer have the original packaging, you can use another cardboard box for packing it. The best solution is to use a box that is slightly bigger than the item, with enough extra space for you to add cushioning to protect it, according to our instructions above.

Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping watches. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. In case you decide to ship a watch, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.