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INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY: Three Ancon Watches Thanks To Matt Baily

INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY: Three Ancon Watches Thanks To Matt Baily Giveaways

Are you ready for something new and fun at aBlogtoWatch? It is a fresh type of watch giveaway contest that we think you’ll enjoy. It combines this post page on aBlogtoWatch with the image sharing social media platform Instagram. The giveaway involves two elements, and to participate you will need to have an Instagram account. Further good news is that there are THREE watches we are giving away.

In short, to enter you need to upload a cool watch-related image to Instagram and attach the hashtag #anconatmattbaily to it. You’ll then want to followe both @ablogtowatch and @mattbaily on Instagram. The next part is the actual contest. Look for #anconatmattbaily and vote for your favorite pictures. The top three pictures with the most LIKES win the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes. Stated more clearly…

To enter you must:


Upload the single best original watch-related picture to Instagram and tag it with #AnconAtMattBaily in the description. The picture needs to be related to watches and must be uploaded from your Instagram account DURING THE TIME OF THE CONTEST DEC 2 2013 – JAN 5 2014 (no older images). The image must also be original as well as your own image and not taken from someone else.


Follow @ablogtowatch and @mattbailywatches on Instagram. You’ll not only be doing yourself a watch lover favor, but you’ll also get some cool watch content on your Instagram feed. Don’t have Instagram? Isn’t it about time you did?


Note that to upload images to Instagram you must use their mobile phone app. However, to view and LIKE images you can use your desktop computer.


Search #AnconAtMattBaily on Instagram (or click the hashtag – you can also see the entries below…) to see all the entrant pictures and vote for the ones you like the most by “liking” them. The three pictures with the most likes will win the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes which are…

The Prizes: Ancon Watches

Awesome Ancon watches. Matt Baily in Montreal Canada is an authorized dealer for this new, hip, and affordable mechanical watch brand that combines vintage looks with modern appeal. Ancon watches are large and inspired by classic Rolex dials. With mechanical automatic Japanese movements and a great design, these are going to be some of the most enjoyable sub $1,000 watches of the next few years and we recommend getting them from aBlogtoWatch friend Matt Baily.

First Prize is a bronze-cased Ancon Magnus that comes in a 45mm wide case with a retail price of $899. Second Prize is the PVD black steel-cased Sea-Shadow with a retail price of $699. Third Prize is a steel Ancon Sea-Shadow with a classic California-style dial with a retail price of $659. Each watch contains a Miyota automatic mechanical movement.

The contest ends January 5, 2014 at 11:59pm PST. You may vote for more than one photo, and you don’t have to have an entry to vote, but you may only enter once, so make it your best! Multiple entries from one account will all be disqualified. Photos uploaded before the start of the contest and after the end of the contest are disqualified.

…here are some examples; when you upload yours and tag it, it will show up here (click here to see them all and vote). If you scroll to the bottom of this page, more of the photos will pop in.

(no one can vote for your photos if you are “private”).

[Ed. note: The contest is over, thank you to everyone who participated]

A couple of basic rules. You may enter only once. You must follow all of the rules and instructions and provide a valid e-mail address where you can be reached if requested. You are responsible for providing your contact shipping information if you are chosen. Shipping restrictions to non-North American entrants may apply based on sponsor’s policies. Giveaway watch selection based on sponsor’s inventory and watch availability. All entries made after the end of the giveaway period will not be considered. If you are chosen as a winner, you then have 24 hours to ensure receipt of your full shipping information or an alternative winner will be chosen. For the full terms and conditions, please click here.

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  • Scoottss

    Damn thats an awesum watch

  • Boy, that’s alotta stuff to do but give me just a minute.

  • KevinLau1

    Again, Thanks for the opportunity they look great!

  • DG Cayse

    Sorry, don’t do twitter, facebook, instagram, G+ or any of the hip social networks.
    Nice watches – Good Luck to someone.

  • DG Cayse Geez, you could at least follow the web link and “Like” my holiday bikini girl & Santa watch photo. Be a pal I could use a free watch. 🙂

  • DG Cayse

    MarkCarson DG Cayse Well, for you, I tried. It seems that some sort of “log-in” is required with a password and username for Instagram. I have neither.
    But I will encourage all who do meet the requirements to do the log in and vote for your Santa w/the Bikini Girl !…oh…and the watch photos also…;)

  • Mykamus

    Seems like quite a few people are deliberately ignoring the whole ‘You can only enter once’ thing…


    Mykamus yeah, it’s ok – all of those photos are disqualified – so if you just upload one, you’re golden


    Also, the key here is that you must upload a photo – if your photo was uploaded before the start of the contest it is disqualified.  Those older photos have had time to get likes tat these new photos have not had.  Only photos uploaded during the contest period will be considered.

  • modsupremo

    I must be doing something wrong. I can’t seem to  tag my photo with…


    modsupremo using your smartphone and the Instagram app upload a photo to your account – it’s in the upload process where you can add a tag or tags in your description of the photo. Just type the hashtag symbol and the rest of the tag then upload your photo

  • modsupremo

    Thanks snowkrash! But when I search it says  no users found! That’s strange…


    modsupremo when you search, the “Users” tab is selected by default. Look directly under the search field, select “Hashtags” then do your search.

  • socabaptist

    ok I’ve tried and tried to upload my photo and I’ve just given up. I’ve looked at instagram’s instructions and every time I search for it says no users found. I change the search function from users to hashtags and it pops right up. I leave it on hashtag, go back and try to tag the photo same no user found error. I’ve probably sent the photo to the whole world including ablogtowatch and mattbaily by mistake. I give up. Complete waste of my time good luck to the winner.

  • ChiaChristopher


    Does instagram means photos taken by mobile phones only?

  • Mike_Bookhardt

    Sigh, I uploaded a photo via Instagram, hash tagged it properly and everything. Couldn’t see it show up on a search on #AnconatMattBaily. Shared it on Facebook and my friends could see it just fine. So I deleted it from Instagram, and re uploaded it with the hash tags again, and it showed up. Yay! Today, I see it down below, TWICE.
    Ok, I really didn’t mean to enter twice. So Matt and Ariel, please remove one of my duplicates (the one with the fewest likes please!). Thanks!

  • RafT

    Any Winners announced yet?

    Raf T

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