FIVE WAYS HI-FIDELITY LTD
FINE TECHNICAL PRODUCTS SINCE 1972

MECHANICAL WATCHES ARE OUR PASSION. Our wrist watches and chronographs are all either Swiss or German. We specialize in Swiss watches and German watches which are not commonplace. We bring interesting and unusual watches to Birmingham and the West Midlands and cover the whole of the UK by mail order.
Four popular Archimede models are featured below. Please use the list on the left for other models and makes.
GLYCINE

ORFINA

HANHART

ARCHIMEDE

LIMES

REVUE THOMMEN

TEMPTION

MUHLE
GLASHUTTE

1940s WATCHES

INFORMATION

RECOMMENDATIONS

SWISS ARMY KNIVES

ZEISS BINOCULARS

MAGLITE TORCHES

ROBERTS RADIO

CONWAY STEWART

HERITAGE

AVI & HI-FI

CONTACT

ARCHIMEDE
PILOT 42H BRONZE


ARCHIMEDE
DECK WATCH

ARCHIMEDE OUTDOOR

ARCHIMEDE KLASSIK

ABOUT US: Our shop is in Birmingham, UK. Our background is in technical products rather than jewellery. The watches we sell are not only of the functional or instrument type. We also sell some interesting dress watches. All our watches are mechanical. GLYCINE, ORFINA and REVUE THOMMEN are Swiss. HANHART, LIMES, ARCHIMEDE, TEMPTION and MUHLE are German. All eight brands were carefully selected and provide very good value for money at their respective price levels. Unlike the high profile brands, where so often the brand is more important than the watch, these eight spend little on promoting brand awareness. This is reflected in the value they provide. All eight brands are well known to watch enthusiasts. Choosing a watch from outside the mainstream can be very rewarding in respect of value, quality and design.

This internet site is a shop window for our very real retail shop (visitors welcome Tuesday-Friday 10.30 until 6.00 and Saturday 10.30-5.00. Any variations are given on our "CONTACT" page). We are an officially appointed retailer for each of the brands we stock. We do not offer active "on line" ordering. This is not only in deference to the wishes of some of our suppliers but also our choice. We are, of course, pleased to supply by mail order to customers who contact the shop in the normal ways. Most of our orders seem to require dialogues before they are placed so please feel free to make contact by e-mail or telephone. Our watches may be bought with the confidence that they are new, genuine and carry full manufacturers' guarantees. Please ask if you need help.

We have added some new items to the site. The extras include: Swiss army knives, Zeiss binoculars, Maglite torches and Roberts radios. These are all world class products.

Customers should note that we are no longer at Five Ways, Edgbaston. We re-located to a new shop in 2004. The new address and telephone details are under "CONTACT" together with our e-mail address which is unchanged.

All prices are in GBP and include UK VAT (Value Added Tax). Further details and export information are given under "DEALING WITH US", below.

ABOUT THIS SITE: The site works best with resolution 768 x 1024. We have tried to make the new site as simple, quick and easy to use as possible and at the same time provide adequate information. The pictures on the individual brand pages are intended to give a first impression of the watches we offer. Enlarged versions (where available) of these pictures are produced by clicking on each one. The watch pictures are not to scale so please refer to the actual dimensions. The site was last updated on December 7th. 2014.
DEALING WITH US: Ordering from us is very straightforward for both UK and overseas customers. Our prices are clearly indicated in GBP (£) and any special discounts are clearly described. All the prices given on the site include UK VAT (Value Added Tax) and consequently apply in the UK and other EEC countries. Customers outside the EEC are entitled to buy tax free, that is with the VAT removed. The VAT may be removed from our prices by deducting 16.7% (i.e. 20 parts in 120 - the VAT rate being 20% from January 4th.2011). This gives the export prices for countries outside the EEC. Shipping is free to UK addresses so mail order customers pay no more than visitors to the shop. We charge for shipping outside the UK but the cost is usually small, typically £12 - £15. Some non-EEC overseas countries charge import duty and possibly customs clearance charges. Again this is very straightforward. These charges are almost invariably collected as a by-product of the delivery system. We keep data on import duties for most countries and can help with information although ultimately settling the duty is the customer's responsibility. Mail order payment is usually by VISA / MASTERCARD or direct payment into our bank account. Other methods are possible. Please note that at the manufacturers' requests some of our watches are not available for export.

If you deal with us you will be dealing with a real, bricks and mortar, visitable shop and a business which has existed for 32 years. You will not be dealing with an "on line" trader of indeterminate location. As we are not an "on line" trader you will not find an impersonal order form, which can't answer questions, on our site. We are very approachable by telephone, Fax, e-mail or personal visit (very good parking) and are happy to discuss watch issues with potential customers. There is a lot of helpful information available which we do not (perhaps dare not) put on the web site. We have our own watch maker as well as facilities for returning watches to their respective manufacturers.

We try to ensure that our prices are reasonable bearing in mind the service and support we provide as an authorized dealer. Where we can pass on savings to customers we say so on the site.

CONWAY STEWART pens have been writing history for 100 years. Current models are hand crafted and quintessentially British with their restrained good taste. They range from every day pens to luxurious limited editions.

All new pens carry a 100 year guarantee.

GLYCINE ORFINA HANHART ARCHIMEDE REVUE THOMMEN TEMPTION LIMES MUHLE INFORMATION
1940s WATCHES RECOMMENDATIONS SWISS ARMY KNIVES ZEISS BINOCULARS MAGLITE TORCHES ROBERTS RADIO CONWAY STEWART HERITAGE AVI & HI-FI CONTACT
LINKS TO OUR MANUFACTURERS' SITES ARE GIVEN ON THE RESPECTIVE BRAND PAGES
ORDER LINE: 0121 427 4740 Click on the number for more details