2020: Tips for Choosing Best Gifts for Men

Gifts make life and friendships beautiful. Nevertheless, when it comes to giving the people in your life gifts, you could quickly get a little confused over what would make an ideal gift. This is particularly true when it comes to predicting items that would be perfect gifts for men.

Unlike women, gift items for men do not allow a wide range of options. However, even everyday things like wristwatches – when chosen carefully – can be a perfect gift idea for that man in your life. Watches may be simple, but they can be stylish, and come in designs that would be loved by men of different tastes ad preferences. Some men may use their cellphones for telling time, but well designed wristwatches can help men make a great statement in their life and work.

To save you the stress of racking your head over what choice of watch to buy, below are a few tips you can follow to conveniently get your man a perfect watch.

Gift According to His Taste

Gifting a man who is stylish and showy, a sports watch would seem entirely out of place. So, before you run off to package the wrong gift, consider the taste of the receiver.

If you’re not too close to the man in question, then you can get a little inspiration from his fashion sense, the kind of car he drives, and the type of accessories he wears. If he is into luxurious accessories, then the Sangamon Lincoln’s River Collection men watches would be ideal for him. On the other hand, if he prefers minimalist items, then the Omaha Beach Collection should be perfect for him.

Look for Plain but Classy Designs

When it comes to choosing watches as a gift for men, it is best to go for classy ones with fewer features. Men prefer that their watches are versatile and can be worn on different occasions.

To purchase a classy but straightforward wristwatch for the man in your life, any of the Sangamon watch collections should make a good option.

Look Into Your Pockets

You’ll definitely not want to run into debts because you want to give someone a gift. You’ll want to get a gift that matches your budget.

If you’re on a low budget, simply opt for watches like the Omaha Beach Collection watches for men. But if you’ve got a few extra dollars to spare, then the high-end automatic Lincoln’s River Collection would make an ideal gift item.

Find Out His Watch Habits

Besides knowing the taste of the man you want to gift, you should also know his watch habits. What kind of watch does he wear every day? What is his daily routine? And what kind of outfit is regular for him?

If your man is usually engaged in casual, tedious work, you may want to gift him a watch that can withstand pressure and shock without getting damaged. But if he is a white collar person, and is usually kitted in suits, then high-end classy watches like the Lincoln’s River collections should be your best bet. Gifting a man a watch shouldn’t be a problem at all. At Sangamon Watches, there is a watch for every man and every occasion. Our watches speak loudly of American history as well as our commitment to provide you the best timepieces.

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New Video Released for Omaha Beach Historic Watches

Sangamon Watches released a new YouTube video for social media platforms. Omaha Beach Collection is a watch inspired by the brave soldiers who fought for freedom during WWII.

Omaha Beach is inspired by the brave soldiers who fought for liberty during one of the bloodiest battles of the 20th century. The engraved backside of the watch depicts a courageous soldier storming the beach during the most significant victory of World War II. There are 24 stars to represent the roughly 2400 American casualties at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, as estimated by the United States European Command. This is a limited edition model of only 500 watches.

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Recreating American History in Every Timeless Piece

When Brian Su inherited the Swiss-made Roamer watch from his father, the one he had owned since his 20s, it kindled a passion in Brian for mechanical watches. His 83-year-old father was a mechanical engineer for his entire life, this mechanical watch was his most prized possession. Brian knew the weight of the piece he wore, and before long, Brian’s love for craftsmanship and history made him acquire over 60 watches during his two years’ journey overseas. Together with his friend, Tyler McKay, who also loved historical pieces, they began their hunt for authentic watches. This set the foundation for Sangamon Watches.

“One day, Tyler and I were talking about a watch I bought in Israel,” Brian said, “then our coworker, Mark Bennett, told us that Springfield, Illinois had once been home to one of the finest watchmakers in the United States – the Illinois Watch Company.”

“On investigation, we found that the former watch company had operated for 61 years, building nearly six million watches at its peak with a technology used by railroads across the world”. Motivated by this local history, Tyler McKay and Brian Su decided to build their own watch company to build on the legacy of Illinois watchmaking. Their brand, Sangamon Watch Company, was founded to retrace the footsteps of the old Illinois Watch Company. They named it after the Sangamon River because Brian and Tyler had always been inspired by the life of America’s most iconic President, Abraham Lincoln.

“What sets us apart,” said Tyler McKay, “is that every collection we design and produce recreates the memories of an event or person in America’s great history.” Their first series was appropriately titled “New Beginnings,” with only 500 “Lincoln’s River Collection” watches, follows the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln during his youthful years in Central Illinois. Brian literally followed the footsteps of Lincoln to find inspiration for their pieces by walking on the Lincoln trails and the river in the past few years.

According to Tyler McKay, “Sangamon’s New Beginnings are potential collectibles that can be worn every day. The engraved backside of these watches illustrates the moment in1831 when young Lincoln navigated down the Sangamon River, eventually getting his flatboat stuck on a mill dam at New Salem. Lincoln showed ingenuity and leadership skills in maneuvering around the dam, impressing many of the locals, gathered around to watch.”

Their second product release is also sensationally inspired. The new series is titled “Freedom,” it follows the heartfelt battle for liberty at the Omaha Beach in France, which was one of the bloodiest battles of the 20th Century. Engraved on the back of the watch is a courageous American soldier storming the Omaha Beach, and all 24 stars represented roughly 2400 American casualties at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.

“The quality and design of the Sangamon Watch Company’s products make a worthysuccessor to the old Illinois Watch Company,” said McKay. “We are headquartered right here in Springfield, but we have a global team and are firmly dedicated to quality over quantity. We work with trusted professional manufacturers, and our small product series yields precision and reliability”.

Their journey together did not begin overnight. “I came to America in the late 1980s right after Tiananmen massacre occurred in Beijing,” Brian Su explained, “but was drawn to the stories about Abraham Lincoln, his courageous life and honesty, so I moved here to Springfield and have been here ever since.” Brian Su studied as a graduate student at Sangamon State University now the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS), and has spent the last three decades working and traveling around the world. Still, his heart and home remain here in Springfield.

Tyler McKay is a proud father of two lovely kids and a six-generation farmer from a small farming village in Central Illinois. His midwestern values, while raising livestock during his growing years, ignited his desire for entrepreneurship. Together, he and Brian did some international business consulting for the last 10 years. Now, they established the Sangamon Watch Company, which happened while McKay was pursuing his MBA program at the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana (UIUC). While their brand new startup venture has faced a rocky road, especially during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is efficiently weathering the storm. Already one year old, the Sangamon Watch Company is celebrating its anniversary with a third product series titled “Spirit.” Spirt Series’s first collection Mother Road is inspired by the iconic and historic Route 66, one of the famous roads in the world connecting Chicago to Los Angeles. “Iconic Route 66 is also fondly called Mother Road,” McKay explained, “It is a symbol of the classic Americana, in search of a greater adventure.” The Spirit Series Mother Road Collection is a limited edition of only 310 watches and available for pre-order in late July 2020. “The engraved backside of the watch” McKay continues “highlights the famous Route 66 road sign in front of a checkered flag”.

Brian Su and Tyler McKay are very particular about the stories they narrate in every stunning product. Their brand Sangamon Watches is an exceptional example of the global movement called “microbrands.” Their unique flair for sharing America’s rich history upon classic creations of stunning wrist watches is phenomenal. With their uniquely designed watches, they don’t just tell fascinating stories but help Americans retrace and showcase their pride in history.

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Sangamon Watches Donate to Fundraising Event to Support UK Homes 4 Heroes Pride & Passion

Sangamon Watch Company is honored to join Aquacy Watches, Oceaneva Extraordinary Dive Watches, Tsao Baltimore, Straton Watch Co., Gravithin, Detroit Mint, Hauve and Venturo Watches by Gruppo Gamma to put together an awesome 9 watch bundle with an estimated value of over £2,000 to support a fundraising event hosted by Wrist Check Ltd.

All the monies raised from the sale of the lottery will be donated to UK Homes 4 Heroes Pride & Passion Registered Charity #1138073.

UK Homes 4 Heroes, not only also focuses on helping ex-service personal finding a permanent home through social housing and assisting them with their application but also have fantastic outreach projects including helping ex-service personnel with food, clothing and advice. In addition to this, UK Homes 4 Heroes provides a counseling service to assist with a host of psychological disorders including PTSD.

Donations from Sangamon Watch Co.

Tickets will be available from 13th July – 21st August 2020. Ticket sales will close on 21st August 2020 at 11:59pm and a live draw will be held at an exclusive UK Watch Traders Meet held in London on the 31st August 2020, where there will also be a small cheque presentation ceremony. Buy ticket online!

This is a great cause, so please please please dig deep and make sure you’re in for a chance to win this great selection of watches and apparel. Wrist Check Ltd will cover worldwide shipping at no cost to the winner or the charity.

Sangamon Watches: Who is the Winner?

Sangamon Watch Company wants to thank everyone for entering the June 2020 Watch Giveaway! Winner has been confirmed and we were lucky enough to have him stop by our office to pick up his free Omaha Beach Collection watch and Sangmaon Watches T-shirt and baseball hat!