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Vintage Watch Straps

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. On the rare occasions that I have used a tracked service, it has sometimes gone horribly wrong.

In December 2012 a customer 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 started to use the tracking information to see where it was. It was in the mail handling centre at JFK airport in New York, 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 at the end of February.

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

Standard Airmail
within Europe


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 August 2016. W3CMVS.