Men’s Bulova Moonwatch 96B258 £263.98 from Amazon US
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Men’s Bulova Moonwatch 96B258 £263.98 from Amazon US

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Found 16th Apr
Import fees included in price. Good price for this from what I have seen. It has been marginally cheaper but still not bad.

Find a look of unparalleled history and brilliance with the Moon watch from Bulova®! The Moon watch is a replica from the Bulova watch worn on the moon during Apollo 15’s space mission in 1971. Bulova was partnered with NASA from the 1950’s into the 1970’s and engineered many of the timing devices on board 46 board NASA missions. The original was worn by the 7th man to ever walk on the moon and was created to withstand lunar and anti gravity conditions, and was used to ensure safe re-entry back into the earth’s atmosphere. Today’s replica also includes anti-reflective sapphire glass, a tool for easy strap removal and interchangeability, and Bulova’s proprietary high-frequency movement with unparalleled accuracy. Stainless steel case. Stainless steel bracelet with fold-over, double push-button release. Round face. Three-hand analog display with quartz movement. Black dial features white-tone hands and hour markers, three subdials, date display window, minute track, and Bulova detailing. Chronograph functionality. Water resistant 165 feet. Display case included. Imported. Your Bulova watch is covered by Bulova’s 3-Year Global Warranty.
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Importing a watch from US.
I will get my coat.
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HSG15 m ago

Importing a watch from US. I will get my coat.


Import fees are included in the price. Nothing more to pay.
great find just ordered
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nice watch, i have a precisionist 262khz watch with the same movement

good review here review here

Bulova is owned by Citizen

ordered thanks - great price
Edited by: "yoshi" 16th Apr
Great price and I'm very tempted but really it's too big for my taste.
thought it was the Omege speedmaster MK2, before I enlarged the picture.
Excellent, I ended up paying £259.52 including delivery.
Bought to replace the 96B258 I ordered from Amazon UK well over a month ago for £290 that still hasn't been dispatched... immediate £30 saving.

Thanks OP.
Edited by: "mikeyfive" 17th Apr
steve_b_3339 h, 36 m ago

Import fees are included in the price. Nothing more to pay.


Yeah, id be careful with that, so many times ive seen that mentioned and then found a letter from TNT etc to say its being held and they want 20% off you and a document fee, too risky - once they have your cash your pretty much in the hands of the gods....
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philjstephenson16 m ago

Yeah, id be careful with that, so many times ive seen that mentioned and …Yeah, id be careful with that, so many times ive seen that mentioned and then found a letter from TNT etc to say its being held and they want 20% off you and a document fee, too risky - once they have your cash your pretty much in the hands of the gods....


Never had this with amazon
steve_b_33348 m ago

Never had this with amazon


Your ordering from a non UK retailer, dont matter if its Amazon or not its still open to vat and customs duties upon entering the UK...ive seen it before and it cost me a good 30% on top of the original price to resolve it!
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philjstephenson21 m ago

Your ordering from a non UK retailer, dont matter if its Amazon or not its …Your ordering from a non UK retailer, dont matter if its Amazon or not its still open to vat and customs duties upon entering the UK...ive seen it before and it cost me a good 30% on top of the original price to resolve it!


That is true but in this case import duty fees are included in the extra postage you are paying. It doesn’t matter that’s it’s cheap. With amazon if you pay for the import fees in advance then nothing extra to pay.
Mine's been dispatched.
Re. The last post, you pay the duty upfront when you order... It was £47.
Then they pay it and that's guaranteed, there are no further charges.
mikeyfive12 h, 47 m ago

Excellent, I ended up paying £259.52 including delivery.Bought to replace …Excellent, I ended up paying £259.52 including delivery.Bought to replace the 96B258 I ordered from Amazon UK well over a month ago for £290 that still hasn't been dispatched... immediate £30 saving.Thanks OP.


i did the same thing i cancelled my amazon uk order of the same watch that was not dispatched ..good savings too
Edited by: "goody" 17th Apr
goody2 h, 4 m ago

i did the same thing i cancelled my amazon uk order of the same watch that …i did the same thing i cancelled my amazon uk order of the same watch that was not dispatched ..good savings too


Yep. Seems odd that I kept getting emails from Amazon apologising for the delay saying they're still trying to find stock, then Amazon US can ship me one, immediately, with all taxes paid for £30 less.
Maybe Amazon UK could have bought the US stock and supplied us! Not that I'm complaining, obviously.
Edited by: "mikeyfive" 17th Apr
mikeyfive1 h, 46 m ago

Yep. Seems odd that I kept getting emails from Amazon apologising for the …Yep. Seems odd that I kept getting emails from Amazon apologising for the delay saying they're still trying to find stock, then Amazon US can ship me one, immediately, with all taxes paid for £30 less.Maybe Amazon UK could have bought the US stock and supplied us! Not that I'm complaining, obviously.


same here ..good thing i always check hotukdeals i saw it i bought it immediately.. i was one of the first to buy it ..i nearly bought one secondhand £200 odd for the leather strap from ebay.. i am glad i waited.
The bracelet is pretty good if we do decide to sell it on we can easily get what we paid for it it is a popular watch
Edited by: "goody" 17th Apr
philjstephenson17th Apr

Yeah, id be careful with that, so many times ive seen that mentioned and …Yeah, id be careful with that, so many times ive seen that mentioned and then found a letter from TNT etc to say its being held and they want 20% off you and a document fee, too risky - once they have your cash your pretty much in the hands of the gods....


incorrect, with amazon you pay the duties at the time of purchase. They are shown at the checkout stage so there is never any additional duties to pay from amazon US. You will not get a letter from TNT or anyone else as amazon logistics handle the shipping and they have already charged you up front all the customs, tax and shipping costs. Youir right others its a gamble like creation watches as they don't include the customs tax in their price so you may see additional charges from other providers but never from amazon, you cannot avoid paying the tax's up front.
yoshi2 h, 22 m ago

incorrect, with amazon you pay the duties at the time of purchase. They …incorrect, with amazon you pay the duties at the time of purchase. They are shown at the checkout stage so there is never any additional duties to pay from amazon US. You will not get a letter from TNT or anyone else as amazon logistics handle the shipping and they have already charged you up front all the customs, tax and shipping costs. Youir right others its a gamble like creation watches as they don't include the customs tax in their price so you may see additional charges from other providers but never from amazon, you cannot avoid paying the tax's up front.


not so when buying form outside the UK, not with any seller, once it hits the UK border you are subject to "local" taxes and "charges"....run over the the gov.uk website its in black and white mate
philjstephenson1 h, 49 m ago

not so when buying form outside the UK, not with any seller, once it hits …not so when buying form outside the UK, not with any seller, once it hits the UK border you are subject to "local" taxes and "charges"....run over the the gov.uk website its in black and white mate



philjstephenson1 h, 49 m ago

not so when buying form outside the UK, not with any seller, once it hits …not so when buying form outside the UK, not with any seller, once it hits the UK border you are subject to "local" taxes and "charges"....run over the the gov.uk website its in black and white mate


you have already paid the local (when i say local i mean local to the country the goods are being shipped too not the country of origin) taxes with amazon including UK vat, UK excise duty etc - they collect this from you at the time of purchase and use it to pay all import and local taxes to the country the goods are being shipped too. They know what the item they are shipping is and the know where its going so they know in advance all the VAT/Excise and any other local costs and they are added to the purchase price but they show these as a separate charge at checkout which is not optional (in the case of the watch its around £50 to cover all this). Have you ever actually bought anything from amazon US? i'm guessing not - or perhaps you could elaborate on what the other local taxes might be? as i have never had an issue with Amazon US shipments to the UK having additional taxes, as there are none, and i purchase from the regularly. Amazon are unusual in this respect as most other companies selling from abroad don't include taxes, import duties etc and you need to pay them when the goods are received.

You are right that goods are subject to local taxes, duties etc but in this case they are paid at source when the item is purchased.
Edited by: "yoshi" 18th Apr
You don't pay any further taxes.

From Amazon US:

About Import Fees DepositAmazon Global and Amazon Global Store offer customers customs duties, taxes and fees ("Import Fees") estimation during checkout and customs clearance on your behalf for certain eligible countries.


When you buy products sold and shipped from outside your country, you or the recipient are responsible for paying import taxes and duties based on the laws of the country into which the products are being delivered. With your authorisation, Amazon will estimate the Import Fees Deposit from you. The carrier or another agent will then use this to pay the Import Fees on your behalf (or the recipient's behalf) to the appropriate customs and tax authorities of the destination country.

The Import Fees Deposit is an estimation of the taxes and duties that may apply and isn't an actual calculation of the taxes and duties. Customs regulations and tax rates applicable to certain goods may change between the order date and the date of entry. In addition, classification of goods in various countries and regions may be different.

If the actual Import Fees are less than the deposit amount collected by Amazon on your behalf, you'll automatically be refunded the difference to the payment method you used for the order. You'll receive a notification e-mail to confirm the amount of the refund. The refund process takes up to 60 days from the dispatch date.

For items sold by Amazon EU Sarl or Amazon Export Sales, LLC (Amazon US), you won't be charged any additional fees if the actual Import Fees exceed the Import Fees Deposit amount we estimated. For items sold by other Marketplace Sellers, please check the applicable Seller's policies.
mikeyfive10 h, 31 m ago

You don't pay any further taxes.From Amazon US:About Import Fees …You don't pay any further taxes.From Amazon US:About Import Fees DepositAmazon Global and Amazon Global Store offer customers customs duties, taxes and fees ("Import Fees") estimation during checkout and customs clearance on your behalf for certain eligible countries.When you buy products sold and shipped from outside your country, you or the recipient are responsible for paying import taxes and duties based on the laws of the country into which the products are being delivered. With your authorisation, Amazon will estimate the Import Fees Deposit from you. The carrier or another agent will then use this to pay the Import Fees on your behalf (or the recipient's behalf) to the appropriate customs and tax authorities of the destination country.The Import Fees Deposit is an estimation of the taxes and duties that may apply and isn't an actual calculation of the taxes and duties. Customs regulations and tax rates applicable to certain goods may change between the order date and the date of entry. In addition, classification of goods in various countries and regions may be different.If the actual Import Fees are less than the deposit amount collected by Amazon on your behalf, you'll automatically be refunded the difference to the payment method you used for the order. You'll receive a notification e-mail to confirm the amount of the refund. The refund process takes up to 60 days from the dispatch date.For items sold by Amazon EU Sarl or Amazon Export Sales, LLC (Amazon US), you won't be charged any additional fees if the actual Import Fees exceed the Import Fees Deposit amount we estimated. For items sold by other Marketplace Sellers, please check the applicable Seller's policies.


Exactly and when they say estimate i think that's just covering themselves in case something goes wrong which in my case it never has. Amazon know the duty/tax rules for each country and the fees for different products as it can vary by item type. Amazon know what they are shipping, how its going to be delivered, who is going to deliver it and where its being shipped too (they are one of the largest logistics and fulfilment companies in the world) so their tax/duties fee 'estimate' is always bang on in all the cases i have had or been aware of. There are no additional duties to be paid in the price quoted above.
mine arrived ..no customs paid by the way
goody21st Apr

mine arrived ..no customs paid by the way

Same here. I really like the look of it. Much better than the picture IMHO
Arrived, no customs charges, no drama. Thanks OP
Got mine today, lovely watch with all seals still intact and no customs fees.
mikeyfive24th Apr

Got mine today, lovely watch with all seals still intact and no customs …Got mine today, lovely watch with all seals still intact and no customs fees.


Did yours come in a wooden box with serial no, history leaflet etc?
Gunshow5 h, 28 m ago

Did yours come in a wooden box with serial no, history leaflet etc?


Card box containing an inner leather box with certificate of authenticity and history leaflet and manual. Watch has moon info printed on back plate.
Gunshow9 h, 35 m ago

Did yours come in a wooden box with serial no, history leaflet etc?


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thanks mikey - mine looks like its been refurbed as no proper box, leaflets or serial so annoying!
Gunshow5 h, 3 m ago

thanks mikey - mine looks like its been refurbed as no proper box, …thanks mikey - mine looks like its been refurbed as no proper box, leaflets or serial so annoying!


That's rubbish mate, sorry to hear that.
Are you going to return?
Mine came in a box like that shown above with all materials as far as i can tell
Gunshow29th Apr

thanks mikey - mine looks like its been refurbed as no proper box, …thanks mikey - mine looks like its been refurbed as no proper box, leaflets or serial so annoying!


Hi mate. I bought this watch last month from H Samuel (the new black version) but all boxes and papers are the same. The first one that was delivered to me was also missing paperwork and it wasn’t in the correct box.

The correct box is one mikeyfive has. It should also come with a plastic credit card size warranty card, instruction manual and also a small book about the Lunar mission. Luckily they managed to get hold of another one so I was able to swap it.

Amazon will sort it for you mate. Did it come with tags on and a yellow clip around the crown?
I also ordered a watch from Amazon US last month and I was not charged any extra tax
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