Terms and Conditions

Terms of Sale Agreement

WatchRepair.net is the provider of a service on behalf of its clientele. By the customer (“you”) sending in your watch to WatchRepair.net (“us” or “we”), you are agreeing to all of the terms and conditions set forth herein. These terms, together with applicable additional terms and conditions, are terms of a legal agreement between you and WatchRepair.net, and are collectively referred to herein as the “Agreement”.

Initial Engagement

By offering our FREE Pelican WatchRepairPak®, we take much of the worry and effort out of packing up and sending your watch off for repair and service. Request your FREE UPS® Express specially-designed protective Pelican WatchRepairPak® for you to safely ship your valuable time piece in for repair. Your Pelican WatchRepairPak® will arrive inside a USPS Priority Mail pak in 2 business days.

Your Pelican WatchRepairPak® will include instructions on how to package your watch for shipping. This is absolutely the safest and the most convenient way to ship your watch in for repair! Then simply drop it off at any UPS® location at no charge, compliments of WatchRepair.net. It will already have a prepaid UPS Express® shipping label so all you will need to do is drop it off and ask for a receipt. We will contact you either by email or by phone to let you know that your watch has arrived safely.

Once our Master Timekeeper has had a chance to inspect your watch and diagnose the problem(s), we will contact you to confirm the estimate. (There is never a charge for the estimate, and if for any reason you decide not to proceed with the repair, WatchRepair.net will ship you back your watch. WatchRepair.net will ship you back your watch. Return shipping is only $29.95, plus $8.00 per thousand for insurance)

Pricing

Prices discussed by phone prior to customer sending in their watch are subject to change once the watch has been received and fully examined. Prices listed on our site do not apply to Chronograph and vintage watches.

Privacy Policy

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for WatchRepair.net, LLC.

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or by phone from you. We will never sell or rent this information to anyone. We will use your information to respond to you, regarding watch repair service, as well as buying and selling watches.Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:We take all necesary precautions to protect your information.If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 888-876-9282 or via email: Support@watchrepair.net.

Credit Card Authorization

Payment / Refund Policy

Upon receipt of your watch, WatchRepair.net will expeditiously contact you with the estimated cost for the repairs. Upon your acceptance of our repair estimate, written or verbal, you will be required to pay in full for the repairs with a credit card. Any estimate provided by WatchRepair.net is subject to change depending on variables such as the unforeseen difficulty and complexity of the repair that needs to be done, obtaining missing parts, etc. Once payment is received, our watchmakers shall commence their work immediately as the decision to proceed is considered final. Vintage watches are not warranted against moisture unless expressly indicated when the watch is returned. WatchRepair.net does not guarantee that it can repair your watch.

Length of repair time

WatchRepair.net, LLC and its affiliates will do our best to completed work within 30 days. However, this estimated time of completion cannot be guaranteed due to the potential of parts being on backorder or the need to be located. Customer understands the length of repair time is not guaranteed, and will not hold WatchRepair.net, LLC responsible for any delays.
certain conditions such as the possibility of completion within this time frame is not guaranteed as certain conditions such as backordered parts or the precise length of repair time.
WatchRepair.net provides estimates based on average repair times for similar type timepieces and procedures.

Return Shipment

Prior to shipping your watch back to you, WatchRepair.net will attempt to contact you to confirm the physical address to which you would like us to ship it to. The vast majority of the packages we send out deliberately require a signature at the time of receipt to ensure the safety and security of your watch. It is your responsibility to ensure that someone will be at that address to accept the package. Because packages delivered per release signature are considered delivered, it is imperative that your address does not have a Release Signature Status with the courier, which allows packages to be dropped off unattended and unsigned. It is your responsibility either to alert WatchRepair.net to this issue or to resolve it on your own with the courier.

WatchRepair.net is not responsible for:

  1. Items delivered to incorrect addresses supplied by the sender;
  2. Unsuccessful deliveries arising from the recipient not being present at time of delivery at the address supplied by the sender;
  3. Delays or mishaps in delivery due to the fault of the delivery service contracted (UPS, etc.).

Risk-Of-Loss

You remain responsible for the risk-of-loss for your watch(es) until delivery of the same to WatchRepair.net. You are responsible for any damages that may occur to your product while in transit until we inspect and sign for your package. In the event of a claim with the shipping company, you are responsible for providing proof of purchase, and/or appraised value, as well as proof of shipment, in order to collect on insurance. If you do not provide proper documentation, WatchRepair.net will not obtain insurance reimbursement. WatchRepair.net strongly recommends that your timepiece(s) be photographed before shipping.

What shipping insurance does and does not cover 

Shipping insurance is purchased once you have requested our secure Pelican WatchRepairPack and we have agreed to the replacement value of your watch. Cost of insurance is $8.00 per thousand unless otherwise specified. Customer is responsible to pay for the return shipping, $39.95 & insurance, which is $8.00 per thousand, at the time of ordering the WatchRepairPack. As a binder for the total amount of insurance pre-purchased, customer will receive a detailed printed invoice with the WatchRepairPack. It is the customer’s sole responsibility to make sure the proper amount of insurance has been purchased. Any change in the insurance amount needs to be requested in writing in the form of an email or text prior to the package being shipped. Only once we have confirmed and charged for the additional insurance will coverage take effect. 

Once the watch(es) have been shipped, the value of coverage can not be changed until WatchRepair.net LLC and /or one of our independent affiliates have received the watch. At any time after the watch has been checked in and validated, the customer can request in writing an increase in the value of coverage prior to the watch being shipped back.  Any change needs to be requested in writing in the form of an email or text. Only once we have confirmed and charged for the additional insurance will coverage take effect. 

Insurance is in effect during the entire time WatchRepair.net LLC and affiliates are in possession of your watch(es).  If your watch is damaged, lost, stolen, or misplaced while in our care, WatchRepair.net, LLC, as well as our affiliates, are only responsible for the amount that was mutually agreed to and paid for at the time the Pelican WatchRepairPack was initially ordered and paid for, or an increase was requested in writing and accepted in writing. Shipping insurance only covers the amount that has been mutually agreed to at the time of ordering the WatchRepairPack. So, for example, if we agree to insure your watch for $4,000, then this is the agreed upon amount of insurance liability

Just so that it is completely clear, the following example applies: A customer orders one of our signature WatchRepairPacks. We discuss the estimated replacement value of the watch in question. If the customer indicates that the total value of the watch is $4,000, then we would charge $39.95 for the return shipping and $32.00 for the insurance ($8.00 per $1000 of insured value). The customer’s credit card is charged upon ordering the WatchRepairPack and a detailed invoice is included with the shipping materials sent to the customer via USPS Priority Mail. Once the customer’s watch has been packed up and given to UPS, changes can not be made to the insured value of the watch. 

In the event of loss or damage at any time throughout the shipping and the repair process, or while in possession of WatchRepair.net or our appointed affiliates, the maximum value of coverage will be, in the example above, $4,000. In the event of a loss or damage, it is the responsibility of the watch owner to verify value by providing an appraisal, bill of sale and/or pictures so that a value can be established. In the case of the above example, if the current market value or appraised value is discovered to be, for instance, $6,000 WatchRepair.net, LLC is responsible for at most…the $4,000 amount agreed to and purchased at the beginning of this process, not the $6,000.

The value for insurance purposes accounts for the expected replacement cost and does not take into account any sentimental or intangible value. Prior to the repairs being made, the watch is covered for its replacement value minus the cost of repair. After the repairs are made, shipping insurance covers the replacement value of the watch only.

Watchrepair.net and its employees shall be fully indemnified from any financial responsibility beyond the amount agreed to and charged to the customer for return shipping insurance. This applies to while the watch is being shipped as well as while the watch is in the custody of WatchRepair.net, LLC. This financial responsibility ends at the time the customer has received back his watch.

Coverage is limited to the lesser of the amount specified upon signing up and the actual value of the watch.

Shipping Policies

To minimize risk to your watch as well as ensuring that the insurance coverage is in the proper amount and is binding, the following packing instructions must be adhered to:

  • All packages must be double boxed. WatchRepair.net will send an extra box for return shipping along with your Pelican WatchRepairPak® for your convenience.
  • The shipment tracking number must appear on the inner box as well as the outer one.
  • All packages must be properly packed and sealed to withstand the course of transit.
  • All packages must be dropped off at a shipper’s location, handed to a carrier staff driver or taken to a carrier staffed location. You must get a receipt from the shipper as proof of shipment. You may not use unmanned drop boxes.
  • Never indicate anything on the air waybill or box that would suggest high value, such as the words watch, clock, or known jewelry/watch retailers, brands or auction houses or any abbreviations such as GIA, GTL, EGL, DIA, etc. “WatchRepair.net” should not appear on the box or label either, simply write “WR.net”.
  • Do not declare a value to the carrier.
  • On packages sent from New York zip codes 10036 and 10017 and Los Angeles zip codes, 90013, 90014, 90015, 90016, 90017, shipper must use an alternate address on the air waybill that is not one of these zip codes.

Limitation of Liability

By sending item(s) for repair, customer agrees that WatchRepair.Net, LLC, its agents and representatives (“WRNet”) are accepting the item(s) solely for the purpose of repair. WRNET shall not be responsible for loss, damage, or theft of the item(s) unless due to WRNET’s sole negligence. Any damage or loss due to WRNET’s sole negligence will be limited to the actual cost to repair or replace the item(s) of comparable value and is not to exceed the sum of $75.00 or such higher value as may be declared by customer in writing in advance. Insurance covers the replacement value of your watch only. Coverage is limited to the dollar amount you agrees to, and is also limited to the actual value of the watch as assessed by industry professionals.

If you are going to value your watch at a specific amount, it is your responsibility to defend this amount with a formal appraisal by a qualified third party and/or with a receipt for the watch when purchased new. The “new” value of your watch may not be allowed as evidence of its current depreciated replacement value.

In no event will WRNET be liable for other damages, including loss of use, or other incidental or consequential damages. All disputes shall be resolved in Broward County, FL. via arbitration.

Owner Responsibility

Prior to shipping back a timepiece to its owner, WatchRepair.net will attempt to contact that owner to confirm the shipping address to where the timepiece should be shipped. We will attempt to repeatedly contact the owner via phone and/or email until the owner is contacted. If after 10 phone calls, 10 emails and one calendar year from the date of the first attempted contact the owner has still not yet successfully contacted us regarding his watch, WatchRepair.net has the right to do with the timepiece as it wishes with no responsibility towards the original owner.

GPS Tracking Device

We may include a Blue Solo5G GPS Tracker as an added level of security when we ship your watch back to you, along with a postage-prepaid yellow envelope to mail it back in. If after 30 days from the time we ship back your watch we have still not received back the GPS Tracker, a $60 charge will be authorized to your credit card. This will be refunded as soon as we receive back the tracker.

 

William Thompson

Life and Times

With an a Master of Fine Arts diploma in one hand and an Anthropology PhD in the other, William Thompson discovered a way to parlay his passion for mountaineering into a fascinating career as a photojournalist – using the camera lens as his ultimate “paintbrush.”

Thompson worked for 12 years with National Geographic, having created the first and only complete aerial coverage of Mt. Everest for the magazine. Other exotic assignments involved traveling via yak train through the Bhutanese Himalaya, living with pygmies in deep of Africa, and photographing the Asian elephant on its tragic path toward extinction.

His commercial image work includes major campaigns for Wells Fargo, Leo Burnett, Starbucks, Marlboro, Boeing, United Airlines, Intel, and Holland America.

Today, Thompson lives in a 90-year old log home near the waters of Puget Sound – and still finds adventure in climbing. Fee free to reach out to William via the following points of contact:

William Thompson Photograph/Film
15566 Sandy Hook Rd. NE
Poulsbo, WA
360-908-2000
williamthompson@aol.com