We told you this would be fun. After four weeks of voting, you, the Fratelli, have selected the winning Instagram images that have made it through to this, the first semi-final. One more hurdle awaits these champions. Winning his week’s vote guarantees the image a place in December’s final. Better still, it puts the photographer behind the image in the running for a very tasty prize indeed…

Below you can find the winners of the last four rounds’. Some cases were obvious from the start. In other instances, we saw some heavy voting battle between the contestants. However in the end there could only be one winner. Now we need you, dear readers, to decide who will be the winner of the last four rounds. Remember that shot will advance to the finals at the end of the year. The winner will take home the 2020 Fratello Instagram Photo Challange trophy.

The heats

If you want to see the images that didn’t make it this far, you can check out the contestants from round 1, round 2, round 3, and round 4 here.

Also, if you are not familiar with the requirements, let us bring you up to speed.

The rules are simple. Every week we will pick four watch images from Instagram. All you need to do to be eligible for selection is tag your watch shots with #fratellowatches. We will publish these four images here on the Magazine with a bit of a background story. You can vote in the article for your favorite image.

The winner advances to the next round, which will take place every fifth week. The winning image of the previous four weeks’ votes progresses to the final, which will be held in Week 49, 2020. The winner will be announced the following week in Week 50. That means that only five watches will contest the final in 2020. We’ll start anew in January 2021 so we’ll have ten finalists in year two.

So, without further ado, here are the winners of the last four rounds

@wildwristwatch — Tudor Black Bay

 

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“This was the first camera I ever bought and it is what helped me down my photography journey. I love how it bears so many common characteristics with the Tudor Black Bay 58 especially with its unique mix of a vintage-inspired design with modern features under the hood. This really makes for an ideal pair in my opinion.”

@watchingbaseball— Omega Speedmaster MK40

 

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“I have always admired Omegas, as my introduction to mechanical watches started with my Dad’s Seamaster. I knew that one day I wanted to add a Speedmaster to my collection, and since my taste in watches leans towards those with color, this MK40 was a perfect fit for my first Omega.”

@24horiginal — vintage Seiko 6139 Helmet

 

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“As you may know, the 6139 movement is an iconic one, one of the first automatic chronographs ever released. This specific watch, nicknamed the Seiko Helmet for its odd case shape, is from 1978, one of the last production batches of the 6139 series that lasted from 1969 to 1979. I was able to source this watch from a watch shop that specializes in vintage Seiko chronographs. It is all original, except for a replacement crystal, and the case remains unpolished.

Regarding the shot, I wanted to try a flat lay type of photo, keeping it simple. I tried to mix the old (watch and camera lighter) with the new (nato strap and Kindle). The yellow color background is supposed to complement the compass on the lighter. Most importantly, the highlight of the pic is an iconic chronograph watch that takes us back to 1969, a historic year in watchmaking.”

@tailorandwatches — Omega Seamaster 300M

 

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“I bought The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M from a dear friend in snowy December 2018. It was the time when I decided to celebrate a wonderful past year in which I visited a lot of amazing places around Europe, got married to the most beautiful and loving girl in the world, and bought our first shared apartment together. When I came back from the purchase meeting, I was so emotional that I decided to describe my feelings in a diary. Now every time I wear this watch I look at it for a long time and remember this day, that year, which quickly makes me feel better and reminds me of what is important in life. The picture was taken by my wonderful wife at one of these moments.”

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