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Straps for vintage fixed wire lug trench or officer's wristwatches.



Tracked service

Copyright © David Boettcher 2006 - 2017 all rights reserved.

I don't recommend using a tracked postal service because it is expensive and usually not necessary.

I have posted a lot of these packages over the years and problems with the standard airmail service are extremely rare, although customs delays can make delivery longer than one would expect. I insure the shipment myself so you don't need to worry about it getting lost. All I ask is that you are patient and accept the delays when they occur, in my experience the packet always does get delivered if it correctly addressed, and that the standard service is in fact quicker and more reliable than using a tracked service. On the very rare occasions that I have used a tracked service it has sometimes gone horribly wrong - see the next paragraph.

In December 2012 a customer in New York bought one of my straps with a sterling silver buckle as a Christmas present for his father. Because it was already December he decided to use a "tracked and expedited" service. The package didn't arrive within the advertised three to five days shipping time so we both used the tracking information to see where it was. It had arrived in the mail handling centre at JFK airport in New York the day after I posted it, and it was still there, no doubt waiting for customs clearance. It remained there over Christmas. Naturally my customer was not happy and requested a refund. The US Postal Service eventually delivered the package to my customer at the end of February. No explanation was ever given and I can only assume that the tracked and expedited service had drawn attention which further delayed it - by over two months!

I use a high quality thermal wax transfer printer to print address labels that are clear and don't fade or run if they get wet. In my experience, properly addressed packages always arrive eventually. Make sure your address details are correct, e.g. in your PayPal account, or let me know exactly where you want the package to go.

Postage and packing / shipping and handling

UK Post
First Class

£1.50
Standard Airmail
within Europe

£2.95

Please add one lot of p&p to your cart before you checkout. I don't recommend a tracked service for reasons explained here.


If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me via my Contact me page. Back to the top of the page.

Copyright © David Boettcher 2006 - 2017 all rights reserved. This page updated November 2017. W3CMVS.