In an article today, the raising of the duty free limit is covered. In there, it states that the current Ã¢â€šÂ¬175 is being raised. It also says:
The current limit of Ã¢â€šÂ¬175, set in 1994, has been widely derided in Britain as ridiculously low, being little more than the price of two quality shirts or an ordinary watch.
Ã¢â€šÂ¬175 is £120. A shirt at £60 each ? I could maybe understand that one (at a great big push) but an “ordinary” watch at £120 ? No way. A very quick look at H Samuel shows over 300 watches below £100 and there will be other shops the same, so and “ordinary” watch at that price ? Grief, how the other half live eh ?
(I use a Swatch Skin Chrono. Not over £120)