How to add spoiler tags, edit posts, add images etc. How to - a user's guide to the new version of Boards
Mods please check the Moderators Group for an important update on Mod tools. If you do not have access to the group, please PM Niamh. Thanks!

Watch Postage/Shipping dilemma

  • #1
    Registered Users Posts: 1 Changandsword

    Hi all,

    I'm hoping for some advice from someone here that may have encountered this dilemma with postage.

    Back in Feb, I purchased a brand new Junghans Max Bill Automatic (from Montredo) and the crown has fallen clean off after a few months of very light wear. This happened while I was wearing it so it went unnoticed, and I do not have the missing part(s).

    So I got in touch with Junghans directly as there is not authorized dealer here in Ireland and as the watch is in warranty, they have advised I send it to either of their 2 workshops that carry out warranty repairs. Their factory in Germany or a third-party workshop in the UK.

    I'm happy to do this but the problem is I can not find a postal service that provides insured postage. I'm hesitant about sending a 1200eur watch uninsured to either Germany or the UK.

    Has anyone encountered this issue with postage/shipping before? Am I missing something? Any advice/pointers would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.


  • DHL will do insured shipping,m or use an post and a 3rd part insurer like will pay a good portion of the watches value to do so. I have sent many watches registered an post without insurance without an issue, but it depends on your attitude to risk.

  • I sent an uninsured €4k watch to France recently. To Watchfinder who insist on sending it just registered, with no mention of what is inside. The An Post registered post cost an insane €47. I would have been much happier though with an insured option (costing a lot more) and to be honest I was anxious while it was gone - took a full week before Watchfinder acknowledged they received it (a few days after tracking said they did)