08 Mar '13, 4pm

Excellent posting from @crownandcaliber explaining why you can't import Rolex watches into the US

Excellent posting from @crownandcaliber explaining why you can't import Rolex watches into the US

This importation restriction has caused many issues and grievances for Rolex owners. However, no cases have ever been presented against these restrictions, so there is no case law to support the restrictions on Rolex watches. But US Customs does not treat these restrictions lightly. There are stories all over the Internet about people’s Rolex watches being confiscated at customs and later being auctioned off. One story that is listed on the US Customs Today site is very interesting and shows the seriousness of these restrictions. A US Customs inspector came across a box from a customs broker that said the box need to be expedited and that it contained three Cartier watches and a Patek Philippe. However, the US Customer inspector did not think that the registered weight was correct, so she inspected the box. Inside, she found 15 Rolex watches that were valued at $141,025 US...

Full article: http://www.crownandcaliber.com/watches/rolex/how-do-you-i...

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