Multiple Watches Overseas and returningCustoms

We're going on a trip overseas to the Baltic, Scandanavia and Russia, and I plan on taking two everyday watches (VC Overseas and Harbring2 Felix) and two dress watches (VC MCMLXXII and L. Leroy Grande Osmior Mécanique Extra-Plate)--3 watches in my travel case and wearing 1. My wife will have her JLC Reverso mechanical and a Locman quartz.

My question is, especially for those who travel with multiple watches, is what should I do about customs? Do I declare all of the watches before I leave or will my travel case be sufficient. The  L. Leroy Grande Osmior Mécanique and Harbring2 Felix are pretty new, but my Overseas and  MCMLXXII are both over 10 yrs old. My wife's Reverso is new also.

Any tips appreciated.

Re: Multiple Watches Overseas and returningCustoms
06/12/2016 - 04:38

I've taken multiple watches on occassion during international trips.  I haven't been stopped yet by Customs, but that doesn't mean it can't happen.

To play it safe, I have digital copies of my watch invoices, receipts and/or service documents on my tablet and phone.  I use pdf files, but I'm sure pictures are just as good.  So if I ever get questioned, I can show proof that I've had these watches for awhile and bought them while I was in the US.  i.e.  I did not purchase any of them during this overseas trip and try to bring them into the country without declaring.

Thanks Dan, that's exactly what I needed to know
06/12/2016 - 12:11

That's a great idea--and brilliant in its simplicity. Now to dig up my receipts!

Re: Re: Multiple Watches Overseas and returningCustoms
06/13/2016 - 15:52

Thanks Dan for a very good idea yes