Lincoln’s River Collection of Sangamon Watches Reviewed by Aron Dunlap-OFD Watch Channel

We are glad Aron Dunlap-OFD Watch Channel has recently reviewed the Lincoln’s River Collection of Sangamon Watches. You can watch the review by Aron Dunlap-OFD Watch Channel on YouTube.

Sangamon Watches was started in America’s Heartland by two international business travelers who wanted to combine their passions of history and high-quality watches. Using their business expertise, Sangamon designed stunning dress watches for men and women around meaningful American stories. Every Sangamon watch is hand assembled in limited quantities and based on a special inspirational story.

Sangamon Watch Company Donate Face Masks to Chicago

Sangamon Watch Company has donated 1000 disposable face masks to Chicago. We want to thank Illinois Senator Mattie Hunter for passing out these face masks to seniors and needy people.

Senator Mattie Hunter passed out face masks to families at Latanya & The Youth of Englewood’s Youth Activity Bag Giveaway and food pantries serving Englewood, Bronzeville, Woodlawn, Washington Park; Evening Star M.B. Church, Chosen Tabernacle, and the Greater Chicago Food Depository for supporting Chicago families during this difficult time.

Sangamon Watch Company has contributed nearly 3000 disposable face masks to veteran homes, nursing homes and senior care facilities as well as local super market and small business owners in Quincy, Springfield and Chicago Illinois.

TSA: Traveling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Source: Transportation Security Administration) TSA understands that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is on the minds of travelers and the general public. We continue to work with the CDC and state and local health departments to monitor local situations as well as the health and safety of our employees and the traveling public.

While we have seen a drop in travelers, we understand that many still choose to fly for a variety of reasons. Throughout this crisis, our commitment remains to protect the nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. If you choose to fly, or are getting ready to fly in the near future, read below about what TSA is doing to keep you, your family, and your community safe.

Your Health is Paramount

First and foremost, travelers who believe they may have been in contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 should consult with their healthcare provider.

If you choose to fly, follow the guidance issued by the CDC and practice good hygiene, such as washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. We recommend travelers do this before and after the security screening process.

Clean Checkpoints

TSA has issued guidance to frontline employees to conduct routine cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces and security screening equipment at the TSA security checkpoint. TSA is also taking additional efforts to clean bins.

Most importantly, travelers are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines to help stay safe. You may wear a face covering if you choose, but you should be prepared to adjust your mask so that a TSA officer can visually confirm your identity during the checkpoint screening process.

ID Changes

If your driver’s license or state-issued ID expired on or after March 1, 2020, you may still use it as acceptable identification at the checkpoint. TSA will accept expired driver’s licenses or state-issued ID a year after expiration or 120 days after the duration of the emergency, whichever is longer.

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Due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the national emergency declaration, the Department of Homeland Security is extending the REAL ID enforcement deadline by a year. The new deadline for REAL ID enforcement is October 1, 2021. Visit the TSA REAL ID webpage for more information.

Stay Informed

There is no doubt that many continue to have questions about the actions TSA, DHS, and the federal government are taking to protect people during this difficult time. Learn more and stay informed with the following resources:

Omaha Beach Military Watches and D-Day T-Shirts On Sale!

Sangamon Watch Company is now taking PRE-ORDER for upcoming Omaha Beach Military Watch Collection. It will ship once in stock. Expected Shipping Date: Early June, 2020.

SAVE 60%: Order any Omaha Beach Watch and save 60% on any D-Day T-shirt. During checkout, please use PROMO CODE:  DDAYTEE at

Face Shields and Masks Available for Local Small Business Owners

We have recently acquired a small number of face shields and disposable face masks (3-PLY Non sterile, 50 pcs/pack). The face masks are made with non-woven fabric, and they are moisture-proof and breathable, with elastic ear bands and easy to wear and comfort. Face shields (2 pcs/pack) have anti-fog treatment on both sides of the shield, it can be used to prevent fluid splashing or dust. It has foam headband which help release pressure.

They are now available for Springfield area small business owners to purchase in order to soon re-start business operations and protect employees. Only small quantities are available, first come first served! For purchase information and availability, please email:

Note: The face shields and disposable masks are designed for personal use in non-medical settings. They may provide some benefit to health care providers and the general public, however they are not intended for anyone who have direct contact with Covid-19 patients.

Is Illinois Quarantine Coming to an End?

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order has been extended through end of April. The governor, through the Illinois Department of Public Health, has “supreme authority” to declare and enforce quarantine or isolation.

Governor J. B. Pritzker made very clear that health experts don’t really know when the peak in cases will come, how long it will last and what happens after that. The April 30 date for the stay-at-home order is an educated guess based on science, modeling of the Covid-19 virus’ growth and experts’ advice, he said.

As more Illinoisans continue to be infected by Covid-19 mainly in Chicago area, it is very likely another shorter extension will be declared at the end of April.

Sangamon Watch Company Donate Face Masks to Local Mass Transit Passengers and Senior Homes

Springfield City Councilman Shawn Gregory receives 700 disposable face masks on behalf of local Mass Transit passengers. The donation is contributed by Sangamon Watch Company in Springfield Illinois. Sangamon Watch Company has been working with local community leaders and volunteers to fight Corona-virus.

So far care packages and face masks have been donated to Illinois Veterans Home, Heritage Health, Hunan Restaurant and County Market, etc. Next week, over 1000 face masks will be donated to Chicago senior homes.

Tyler McKay and Shawn Gregory