I am an Indian citizen and I recently bought two luxury’s watches from US where I live and work. I am travelling to India soon for 2 weeks for a family wedding and want to carry both the watches. Will it be an issue at customs at Mumbai airport? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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No, just say they are for you and family. I had got 4 a few years back.


Do I have to pay customs duty on them?

It depends, I declared them as personal use and went through the green channel. No duty. Unless you carrying a lot of expensive stuff they hardly stop you.


Good luck man... They might keep one watch


Wear one of the watch and take the other out of the new case... Customs is charged only on new items... So make it look like it's for ur use


Definitely carry the receipt, wear one on your wrist and put the other in an used box or sock.
The one that will stay in the box/sock - wear that to some outings in the US and tske pictures that show the watch. Helps to prove you have been using it and are not carrying it with an intent to sell.


Got it! Thank you so much

I don’t know about customs but keep your watches safe in India. My luxury watch was stolen in a family wedding.


You have only two watches. Wear them on both the wrists and you shall have a free pass with the customs.

Yeah if customs asks why you are wearing two watches, tell them one is to see what the time is in the US and one is to see IST


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