This week the order statuses have been changing from “Processing Items” to “Preparing for Shipment.” The first orders were made a few weeks back on Friday April 10 and it has taken around a two weeks to begin shipping. The shipping dates are still around 24/4 to 8/5 for early orders.
The Apple Watch pre-orders began on April 10 and within moments the shipment times slipped to late June and July with some of the more expensive models shipping in May. The earliest date for shipment is April 24 but not may will actually arrive on that day.
As with other Apple products, once the order changes status, customers will then get notification emails from the respected carrier as to the delivery dates.