Happy Thanksgiving from Sangamon Watch Company

We wanted to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving and share a special holiday offer from Sangamon Watch Company. We invite you to take advantage of this exclusive online offer, please visit at http://www.SangamonWatches.com and follow us on our social media channels.

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Win a FREE holiday Mystery Box from Sangamon Watch Company, click here to enter by December 4, 2020.

The Meaning of Sangamon

Sangamon Watch Company is named after a local river – Sangamon River which is 15 minutes ride away from our office in Springfield Illinois USA.

Sangamon is a Pottawatomie Indian word meaning the “land of milk and honey.” When Abe Lincoln was 21 year old in 1831, he resided nearby the river in New Salem where he built a flatboat and sailed to New Orleans. The team of Sangamon Watch Company choose the name of Sangamon to honor the rich history of Sangamon River and the region.

Mother Road Collection of Sangamon Watches Reviewed by Avg. Joe Watch Review

Avg. Joe Watch Reviews Mother Road Collection is inspired by the iconic Route 66, one of the most famous roads in the world connecting Chicago to Los Angeles. The Mother Road became a symbol of classic Americana throughout the years, paving the way for greater adventure and mobility. The engraved backside of the watch highlights the famous Route 66 road sign in front of a checkered flag. This is a limited edition model of only 310 watches.

To learn more about Mother Road Collection, please log on http://www.SangamonWatches.com.

Sangamon Watches Donate Facemasks to Local Communities

As the number of Covid-19 cases is going up in Springfield Illinois, Sangamon Watches work closely with Alderman Shawn Gregory and Alderman Andrew Proctor to fight the battle in local community, this week the company donated 4000 facemasks, hope everyone would stay safe and healthy!

Sangamon Watch Company has donated nearly 10,000 facemasks and other protective supplies to individuals, small businesses and charities in Springfield and Chicago areas this year.

Win FREE Holiday Mystery Boxes from Sangamon Watch Co.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Cheer up, the pandemic will not stop us from having fun! Do you want to receive a mystery box for your Christmas?

Win one of the mystery boxes which may include watches, straps, gift cards, t-shirts, watch rolls and more from Sangmaon Watch Company in Springfield Illinois! Deadline to enter is December 4th. Prizes will be sent out immediately (worldwide shipping).

One mystery box will be sent to a lucky Sangamon Dock member. No Signup is required for Sangamon Dock members (owners of our watches). 

Have some holiday fun now, register at Sangmaon Watch Company website or click this link.

Ambler-Becker Texaco Station: Get Your Kicks on Old Route 66 in Dwight Illinois

During a recent trip on my way to Chicago, I stopped by at the Ambler-Becker Texaco Station on old Route 66 in Dwight, Illinois. It is a quite cool place you ought to visit. The old style gas station is recognized as the longest operation Route 66 gas station, with over 60 years of continuous service. It is placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. In June 2006, the Ambler-Becker, as well as the Ambler and Becker families, was named to the Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame.

The gas station was built in 1933 by Jack Shore and his son Paul on the Otto Strufe property. According to the National Register of Historic Places, the station is designed in a “house with canopy” style , a design that “Standard Oil of Ohio developed to create a comfort, homey feel for customers.”

The gas station museum is closed now due to the pandemic, but most of the time, an volunteer is available at the parking lot. I met an old gentleman who was an volunteer and he was kind enough to briefly introduce the history of the gas station. In the area, you can also explore the Pioneer Gothic Church, the Depot and a couple other local historical spots.