Influencers and Content Creators: Help Sangamon Watches Grow!

To celebrate our 3rd anniversary and expand our growing affiliate and ambassador network this month, Sangamon Watches is seeking anyone who has social media presence (such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), blog or website to monetize their traffic and earn great commissions with the least efforts, at the same time, customers will enjoy discount on our products. Local content creators are welcome! Please sign up at Sangamon Watches: Brand Ambassadors and Affiliate Programs

We are also looking for local folks in Springfield Illinois to be our watch models, please contact us at SangamonWatches@yahoo.com.

International Travelers Are Getting Their Kicks at Sangamon Watches on Historic Illinois Route 66

Deep in the heart of Springfield, Illinois, sits one of Route 66’s most sought-after local attractions. Sangamon Watches is located in downtown Springfield on 6th street, across from City’s Visitors Center, it is the only locally created and owned watch brand on Route 66. This phenomenal wristwatch shop opened its downtown location in October 2021. Since its opening, Sangamon Watches has found tremendous business success and met countless friendly faces. People from all over the world have stopped to visit this fantastic shop, reveling at their beautiful watches, friendly staff, and historical residence. Travelers along Route 66 have made it essential to stop at Sangamon Watches and have written blogs and filmed YouTube videos to showcase their shop. Local TV and radio media has helped expose the world to this shop’s unique and authentic products and services.

Brian Su and Tyler Mckay, the founders of Sangamon Watches, had the vision to preserve the tradition and history of the wristwatch’s design while also embracing modern technology. Brian moved to America in the 1980s, coming from a background in international business. Tyler transitioned from his farming background into business and entrepreneurship, studying at the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois. American history was a common interest for the two, which birthed their idea to open their historical shop. Brian and Tyler wanted to create more than just a luxury product. Their love of local and national history can be seen and felt throughout each watch and throughout every layer of their business.

In 2020, while most of the world shut down and business halted, Sangamon Watches overcame these challenges and released three watch collections. Since then, the company has also launched a few other collections. Sangamon Watches’ Mother Road Collection of watches was coined from the shop’s home alongside Route 66. The Mother Road Collection are high-quality, well-made wrist watches with a modern yet classic sports look. You’ll find a color and style that meets your needs throughout the collection. These watches have been sought after by many travelers looking to add a new piece to their collection. These watches are also an excellent souvenir for anyone new to wearing watches and wanting to start with a first-rate piece.

Brian and Tyler have dedicated their business to the history of this country. They value high-quality, intentionally made products with superior craftsmanship. Through their hard work and vision, they successfully overcame this pandemic and launched Sangamon Watches into reality. They’ve proven that even in today’s modern society of fast-made products, superior artistry still reigns supreme. Their mortar and brick shop, located at 206 South 6th Street in downtown Springfield has become a hot spot for Route 66 travelers from across the globe. They’ve met the smiling faces of travelers from Russia, Ireland, the UK, Spain, Canada, China and Japan.

Sangamon Watches still honors local businesses and values investing their success back into their community. Since being in business, they’ve donated to over fifteen local charities and community events including the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival. Stop by the shop and browse their unique collection of wristwatches, locally handcrafted gifts, and route 66 passports. Brian and Tyler have a gift for all route 66 travelers!

Don’t forget to check out http://www.SangamonWatches.com and follow them on Instagram at http://www.Instagram.com/sangamonwatches.

93 Year-Old Reconditioned Ford Tri-Motor Plane Came to Springfield for Public Rides

On May 19, 2022, a dozen people from across Springfield boarded the 93-year-old reconditioned Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B airplane at Springfield Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. The 1200 horsepower plane first flew in 1928. Affectionately known as the “Tin Goose” the first luxury airliner, the Ford Tri-Motor redefined world travel and marked the beginning of commercial flight, it was the largest civilian passenger aircraft of its time. It was pretty exciting for me to get an up-close and personal look at the Ford Tri-Motor. Most planes at the time still relied on wood, Ford’s planes used metal exterior and wood on the interior trim.  The airplane had 3 engines, each putting out over 400 supercharged horsepower.

With engines roaring and propellors spinning, the Ford Tri-Motor took flight, giving passengers a bird’s-eye view of downtown Springfield and Lake Springfield. I really enjoyed the 15 minutes ride over the sky in Springfield. The “City of Wichita” the aircraft’s official title, is one of fewer than 200 Ford Tri-Motors built from 1926-1933, making it the world’s first mass-produced airliner.

The Experimental Aircraft Association organized a series of flights in Springfield on the historic plane for interested people to experience a flight and see the state capitol and Lake Springfield from the sky. 

Sangamon Watch Company is launching a new aviation watch collection “The First Flight” end of this year, make sure you bookmark this blog to receive future updates.

How to Choose a Perfect Gift for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is around the corner! It is the day celebrated in honor of all those who kept the faith and fought for it till the last breath. Let us remember and thank them all. If you are looking for a perfect gift for loved ones, Omaha Beach Collection will help you make an easy and quick choice. Please browse Sangamon Watches’ special online sale event through June 2 at http://www.SangamonWatches.com. FREE UPS shipping within the USA. Please apply our special discount code: memorial35 at the final checkout.

Sangamon Watches Springfield Shop is Becoming a Popular Destination for Rt 66 Bloggers and Travelers

Sangamon Watches store at 206 South 6th Street in downtown Springfield is becoming a popular destination for many Route 66 social media personalities and travelers since its opening in mid October 2021. Sangamon Watches, owned and operated by local entrepreneurs Tyler McKay and Brian Su, is the only watch brand and shop located right on old Illinois Route 66 which now attracts visitors from all over the world. In recent weeks, the shop has been visited by many visitors and social media bloggers from Ireland, UK, Canada and other parts of the country. Sangamon Watches was launched in the Summer of 2019 with the simple goal of designing and producing stunning watches for men and women around meaningful American stories.

Please watch a recent YouTube video posted by Kelly and Brent from Canada, they came by for a great conversation on Springfield and Abe Lincoln history, and they bought a watch!

One of the most popular items is Route 66 passport, a booklet with informative and helpful information that are needed by tourists who are traveling along the route. People who purchased the passports can get a free stamp at Visitor Center right across the street. Mother Road Collection watches are also getting quite few orders. FREE gifts available for international Rt 66 tourists.

Address: 206 S 6th Street, Springfield IL
Website: http://www.SangamonWatches.com
Hours: 10 am – 3 pm (Tuesday-Friday)

Sangamon Watches Support APL’s Donuts and Dogs 5K Fun Run on June 4, 2022

Register for APL (Animal Protective League in Springfield) annual Donuts and Dogs 5K Fun Run on June 4 to benefit the lifesaving work and the animals of the Animal Protective League! Join us June 4th at Southwind Park. Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12.  Registration includes a special race t-shirt! Sangamon Watch Company is one of the event sponsors.

You can race as an individual, a family or create a team and fundraise together! Bring your sociable, well-behaved dog (must be up-to-date on all vaccinations, have proof of a current rabies vaccine and be at least four months of age). This year’s race includes a timed run and a fun run/walk.

Don’t want to race but still want to be involved? You can become a Fundraiser and help to raise money to support our animals without breaking a sweat!  If you want to participate in the run but don’t leave here in town you can participate virtually!  We have special prizes for the fastest virtual time and the farthest run from the shelter. For more information, please log on: http://www.apl-shelter.org/donuts-and-dogs

MicroLUX 2022 is Coming to Chicago


MicroLUX 2022 is coming to Chicago on April 30, 2022. It will take place at 900 North Michigan Avenue, in the heart of downtown Chicago to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of watches. You’ll get to see thousands of watches from over 35 different watch brands and meet the makers behind them. Free cocktails will be served throughout the event. You’ll even have the opportunity to build your own mechanical watch if you sign up for the AWCI Build A Watch Class. The event is free, but the build a watch event does have a fee. Invite your friends and come and join other passionate watch people at a wonderful venue. MicroLUX will be at My Planet Living Center on the 4th floor, Watch Academy will be at ArtSpace8 on the 3rd floor. Register for free at https://www.lamicrolux.com