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reward 1.000.- US to get back this stolen 30T2 and 5 others (UPS loss)

  1. divetime

    divetime May 16, 2019

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    During UPS shipping to IL a UPS enevolpe was opened and the content was stolen.
    Inside the envelope there were:
    - Omega 30T2RG chronometer movement Nr. 10644078
    - Bulova Alarm wrist watch Nr. 450006
    - an early silver Longines pocket watch Nr. 19904
    - a porcelain dialed pocket watch movement Cal 18.68N
    - a porcelain dialed pocket watch movement Cal 21S, Serial 190350, 45,7mm
    - an early Longines pocket watch key
    I will reward the person who help me to get back my property with 1.000.-US $, of course I even would be happy to find back single pieces of this lot and will be happy to reward this as well.
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND YOUR HELP

    - Omega 30T2RG chronometer movement Nr. 10644078
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    Bulova Alarm wristwatch 450006

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    Longines Silver Hunter PW, Nr. 19904

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    Longines pocket watch movement 18.68N

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    Longines enamel dialed pocket watch movement 21S, diameter 45,7 Ser: 190350

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    Longines early pocket watch winding key not exactly this one but similar to it...

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    UPS envelope arrived cute and empty....

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  2. Passover

    Passover May 16, 2019

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    :(

    Hope you will get your watches back!!
     
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  3. snake.doctor

    snake.doctor May 16, 2019

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    Well are you sure it's not the customs who lost your items by not putting back tape correctly ?
     
  4. peterkirk01

    peterkirk01 May 16, 2019

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    Just wondering were you not fully insured by UPS for the value of the contents.
     
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  5. dootcho

    dootcho May 16, 2019

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    Really sorry for this,

    Not sure if you’re active in Instagram but if you are I suggest you check @stolenwatches profile, there are instructions to post pictures of your stolen watch and it will repost to raise awareness, long shot but at least you will be reaching to users also outside the forum

    Good luck
    Dootcho
     
  6. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector May 16, 2019

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    Customs in most countries don’t open or close the parcels, it’s up to UPS to do this.
    I know in Australia the parcels are opened by a UPS employee and tapped back up by the same person. They even have to pay for the tape nowadays ;)
     
  7. asrnj77

    asrnj77 May 16, 2019

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    Is that a picture of the UPS delivery guy bringing you an opened empty envelope? He didn’t think “hmmm there might be a problem here..”
     
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  8. MTROIS

    MTROIS May 16, 2019

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    Very sorry for your loss. At the same time, I must admit that I am really surprised that these watches were only packed in an enveloppe!! ::confused2:::thumbsdown:

    Is this normal?? I have only ever used boxes and lots of protection to send watches... and this is how they were packed when shipped to me.
     
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  9. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. May 16, 2019

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    So am I. The incompetence on display is shocking.
     
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  10. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member May 16, 2019

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    Limits on this with UPS unless arranged with a third party and also looks like watches were declared as broken watches sent for spare parts so I am guessing declared value was low.
     
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  11. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix May 16, 2019

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    Who the sends watches in an envelope? Says right on the envelope for documents only. Shipper is to blame.
     
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  12. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag May 16, 2019

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    Sorry for the losses. Must be gutted.

    This is like a case study in what not to do by parcel Pro
     
  13. Swissmister

    Swissmister May 16, 2019

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    Poor watches. They never had a chance. Is there a society for the prevention of cruelty to watches?

    Three ceramic dials? A non-padded envelope? (Checking to see if this is April 1st)
     
  14. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector May 16, 2019

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    Looks more like they moved and split the tape.

    I would be following the trail of where they went via UPS. Would be surprised if the end up at a dead letter office at UPS somewhere along the line.
     
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  15. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 16, 2019

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    I agree, if you bought this on ebay I would file a claim immediately! This is absolutely poor packing resulting in total loss. Someone at customs may have seen it was watches and opened it up, but that's not on you- the package was way too easy to tamper with.
     
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  16. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix May 16, 2019

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    Needs to be done quickly. UPS puts all these items with no identification into a trailer and auctions them.
     
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  17. Swissmister

    Swissmister May 16, 2019

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    Do they ever put shippers who pack like this in a trailer and auction THEM?
     
  18. padders

    padders May 16, 2019

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    Looking at the text and number formats used by the OP I wonder whether he was in fact the shipper. If so while I share your pain, I can’t help but raise an eyebrow at the packing. The description of broken watches for spares also looks rather suspect. Perhaps customs were involved...
     
  19. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix May 16, 2019

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    One thing to keep in mind is the contents made it to the USA. The envelope would not have passed customs if the watches were missing at that point. The UPS origin location will ensure everything is in order to make sure the item will clear customs. No point in forwarding an item that will just get returned.
     
  20. Toishome

    Toishome May 16, 2019

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    If they were not broken before the shipment I am sure they are now after going into a paper-thin cardboard envelope ::facepalm1::