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.
BE SURE YOUR ACCOUNT IS PUBLIC
(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.