Within the United Kingdom, we ship by Royal Mail Special Delivery. This next-day service is definitely the most reliable domestic service, tracked all the way from dispatch to delivery. Our own insurance policy covers goods in transit both outbound and inbound, topping-up the Royal Mail's £2500 cap.

Within the rest of the European Union, we ship using FedEx, also an overnight service. We insure these consignments independently to guarantee safe receipt of your goods.

The same FedEx service covers most of the rest of the world, but certain exclusions apply, so please check with us first before committing to buy if you are outside Europe.

Import Duties and VAT

Our watches are all technically previously-owned, even when in Brand New condition, and as such, are exempt from VAT (Value-Added Tax). If you buy a watch from Swap Watch, you will not be charged VAT, and will not, therefore, have anything to reclaim of the item is subsequently exported.

The question of import duty varies depending on the country of final destination. Everywhere within the European Union is exempt from import duties, but other countries definitely have rules regarding this. The United States of America, in particular, has very specific directives relating to the importation of Rolex watches. Please check with your consulate or take other legal counsel in this regard.


English and Scottish law makes specific provision for the consumer who buys goods over the telephone or online, namely that you are entitled to return goods for a refund within fourteen days if purchased unseen, provided the items have not been used and are returned in the same condition as when they were supplied. We always pay for the cost of dispatch within Europe, although we normally require items being returned to be done so at the buyer's expense. We can help to arrange cost-effective shipping.

If you are interested in Selling a watch, please contact us by:

— Visiting Swap Watch -The Hall, Lairgate, Beverley, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU17 8HL

— Telephone for an initial general price guide- 01482 869443

— Send us an email with photos with a full description-

— Send the watch by Royal Mail Special Delivery for a no-obligation offer. If we agree a price, we will pay by return, or alternatively send the watch back to you at our expense.


We pay by the following methods:

— Wire transfer

— Cheque

— Cash

Please be prepared to be asked to positively identify yourself with a current passport, driving license or similar if you plan to sell your watch.

Sending your watch from the UK

The Hall
Beverley, East Yorkshire
HU17 8HL

Swap Watch recommend using the Royal Mail Special Delivery Service, which offers

  • Guaranteed delivery before 1:00pm
  • Guaranteed Saturdays delivery (small surcharge)
  • 99% *UK Coverage
  • Online tracking
  • Electronic proof of delivery
  • Up to £2,500 compensation

Calculate postage now here

 Note: We can also arrange worldwide shipping delivery, please contact us at