As the world begins to re-emerge from lockdown, so does our awareness of the days. Where in past weeks, Friday has come and gone in a haze of homeschooling and housebound weekends that blur into weekdays, suddenly there's an ever-so-slight sense of TGIF. And that's a pretty sweet feeling for us. So, as we do return to a new normal, blinking in the glare of office lights after so many work from home days, and having to remember to top up long expired public transport cards, the question is: what kind of world are we returning to? We can say, for example, that it's one with 12 fewer Swiss Made watch brands in it, with a projected 50 more Swiss Made brands to declare bankruptcy in the coming weeks and months. It is a world where retailers are open, but, in Australia anyway, the CBD streets are still largely deserted, so the five customers in the shop rule at one time is not exactly being challenged by hordes at the door. And it's a world where, thanks to the lack of SIHH/Watches & Wonders and Baselworld, it feels like just a smattering of watches have been released. Which is why,…

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