“After 48 hours in freezing conditions, Spencer’s Personal Locator Beacon had still failed to bring help. He hiked 55 miles up the river to higher ground, at this point hypothermic, and activated the Breitling Emergency’s Emergency Locator Transmitter. A rescue crew quickly found Spencer and lifted him out safely by Blackhawk helicopter.”
I’ve only purchased watch bands from Holben’s (the eBay seller), but from what I can gather, they seem pretty legit (long-standing member of the NAWCC and all that).
The movement number (19,244,443) is provided, so you can double-check this with Omega’s records to ensure that this model of watch was indeed produced in 1962, which is what the number would indicate. To find the watch model, use the case number or reference number on the inside of your watch’s case back as a guide when doing your research. All this helps to ensure that you don’t buy a “Frankenwatch,” which is the result of when different parts from different watches have been cobbled together to be sold as an “original” watch. Do all your research here on Omega’s vintage portal. Caveat emptor!
This watch seems pretty close to the model being sold, though the case number doesn’t quite foot. Ask the seller as many questions as you need until you feel confident in what you’re buying. If the seller isn’t being transparent with you, just move on.
What a great shot by Tommy Ton.
After my banker duffel finally gave out, I’d looked for the longest time for a replacement I liked and finally settled on this one from Jack Spade after looking at options from Filson to Lands’ End Canvas to Ernest Alexander. If this Supply Brief model is restocked at some point in the future, definitely pick one up!
So my roommate Matt had been planning a proposal for awhile now, and October 9th finally arrived, only for him to find out that a movie was being filmed at Riverside Church’s main sanctuary that evening. Matt’s original plan was for Riverside’s organist to provide a tour of the Gothic Revival sanctuary and play a few pieces as a “special date” with his girlfriend Halley Anne, since she loves organ music. She had no idea it was coming. But in order to execute, it was time for Plan B—Riverside’s inner chapel, where there was another organ!
I rushed around with Riverside’s organist, Christopher Johnson, who Matt had enlisted to play a few of Halley Anne’s favorite Edward Elgar pieces, and I set up to shoot in the balcony of this beautiful chapel.
Chris gives Matt and Halley Anne the grand tour of the chapel and the organ…
…and plays a couple of Elgar pieces, including Salut D’Amour, which was written by Elgar to propose to his own wife, Caroline Alice Roberts.
After Salut D’Amour, Matt busts out his notecards to begin his proposal to Halley Anne… in French!
(Halley Anne is fluent en français, while Matt solamente habla español).
Before you know it, Matt’s down on one knee…
…and she says yes before he slides the engagement ring on her finger!
She loves it!
Finally, my cover is blown as Matt points me out. Look at those radiant smiles!
…because he liked it and then he put a ring on it!
A quick group picture before the newly engaged couple heads off to dinner… at the French restaurant where Matt and Halley Anne had their first date! Hat tip to my tripod for this photo.
I leave you with… the beautiful couple. Congratulations, my friends!!!
All pictures copyright Mark Chou Photography. Please do not use without permission.
A fantastic looking bag. American-made since 1911.
Start saving those pennies!
“Model No.3 Honey Edition is our ultimate all-around city bicycle with an elegant makeover, including a Brooks titanium-rail honey-leather saddle, matching honey grips, and German-made creme tires. Titanium seatpost, badges, and handlebars.”
$2900, so you might be saving for awhile!
For fans of Garance Dore (Scott Schuman’s flame), you’ll be able to see her tonight as well!
SeedStart, run by NYC Seed, an affiliate of the New York City Investment Fund, makes the list!
Had a great time teaching my first @Skillshare class today! (Taken with Instagram at John Allan’s)