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    Overdue?

    Anybody else sweating out the late delivery of an expensive timepiece this Christmas shipping season?

    Found out the USPS is swamped when my domestically shipped watch, which was sent Priority mail, went 3 days without a tracking update, only to resurface today on the tracking website. Whew!

    It will have taken nearly a week for a Priority package, if it is delivered this Monday.

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    I feel your pain , but it's the busiest time of the year for parcel and everything delivery.

    Be patient my child, good things will come.

    I've just ordered one and I think it will be Jan before I see it - hey ho.

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    Yep. I'm waiting on mine (hopefully) coming from Germany. If it doesn't turn up before Christmas Day - No biggie; it just means you lot will have to wait for pictures a little longer.
    Wrestling with my conscience a bit, anyway: If it were to arrive on time, should I wear it ? Would others feel their gifts to be belittled if I were to sport an expensive (self purchased) watch on the day ?
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crownpuller View Post
    Yep. I'm waiting on mine (hopefully) coming from Germany. If it doesn't turn up before Christmas Day - No biggie; it just means you lot will have to wait for pictures a little longer.
    Wrestling with my conscience a bit, anyway: If it were to arrive on time, should I wear it ? Would others feel their gifts to be belittled if I were to sport an expensive (self purchased) watch on the day ?
    I understand your predicament. Mine is just a modification by a friend, swapping out hands and bezel to create a MilSub, so will probably wear it as it won't attract much attention among non-WIS.

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    Yes, just had a watch coming from PA to MN take 7 days, while the band for the watch coming from Australia during the same period took 8 days.

    The issue with high value items is that they are locked cage to locked cage handled and can only be handled by a limited number of postal workers. Whenever they are off loaded at a postal center they go into a lock cage for security. This special handling compounds delays during busy periods.

    I had a watch coming from Chicago to Minneapolis take 5 business days once during a low volume period. It went through several intermediate cities and was delayed due to the locked cage special handling it received at each intermediate city.

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    I have 1 coming across the pond, it's still sitting in the waiting room ...I'm sure January will be the landing, no biggie...I've got some custom straps due here this week.

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    Waiting on a Fortis to arrive for me and handling the purchase of a Hamilton for a friend. The Hamilton was scheduled to arrive on Saturday but no watch and tracking hasn't been updated. I assumed it was just a busy time... hoping my Fortis arrives as expected tomorrow.

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    I have two scheduled to arrive on Tuesday.

    The first, from Germany, is currently with FedEx at Stansted airport. The second, from Yorkshire, is a re-delivery (I didn't hear the door bell), which I've re-directed to the Post Office a hundred yards down the road. Try telling the Post Office they were out...

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    Strap coming from Germany. 2 Ebels coming Fedex from separate Movado Stores (hoping to get at least 1 before Xmas). Does anyone know if FedEx delivers on Xmas Eve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WWII70 View Post
    Strap coming from Germany. 2 Ebels coming Fedex from separate Movado Stores (hoping to get at least 1 before Xmas). Does anyone know if FedEx delivers on Xmas Eve?

    Looks like delivery on Xmas eve but no pickup.

    http://images.fedex.com/us/services/...aySchedule.pdf

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