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The holiday season is approaching upon us even faster during Covid-19. Many small business owners are struggling to keep their stores and restaurants open and survive. With the gift-giving season is right at the corner, people shall start thinking about your holiday purchases.

Last few days, the founders of Sangamon Watch Company have been visiting stores and restaurants in downtown Springfield Illinois. I bought great flavored Kentucky Bourbon Black Tea and tea pot, and Tyler got peach flavored tea from Whimsy Tea Company store, grabbed delicious lunch (my order J Bird all day breakfast was amazing!) at Cafe Moxo. I even got a Tattoo from Benny of Good Heart Tattoo store. Oh, my god, first time to have a tattoo on me, what an awesome experience, Benny is a great artist! You will see my beautiful tattoo with our Sangamon watches soon!

Well, I think everyone can imagine how hard it is for many small businesses around the country, with executive orders from state governments, many city downtown areas saw rare foot traffic! We urge everyone who sees this blog to support and shop with small businesses, either online or in person. Please order your lunch or dinner carry-outs with locally owned restaurants who need the help the most during the pandemic. Help them out, remember, almost all small businesses offer holiday discounts for their products and services! You will save big too!

Here are a few reasons to support small business owners this year:

Local Small Business Create More Jobs

In the US, small business owners have created over 8 million jobs that benefit directly to local families and area economy.

Money Spent at Small Business Goes Back to the Local Community

Small business owners seek out many suppliers and professional services locally, helping to support other small businesses in their region. If you are able to use local services and save money, why not!

Small Businesses Always Support Local Charities

Small business owners live in the same community you live in. They are more willing to support local charities and school events than big corporations. There are many small business owners donating goods or profits to support local communities (Just like us!).

Small Businesses Listen and Care

Many small business owners form special relationships with their customers and local communities. When customer service issues are raised, small business owners usually get personally involved, as they are more concerned about their business and personal reputations.

If your company or family need new products or service, try to consider locally owned businesses first. Local small business owners can easily and flexibly accommodate your needs and pricing requirements. Wondering when you need to place your order for the holiday season?

The team of Sangamon Watch Company is fully committed to our local community and our customers around the country. We need your help as well.

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Sangamon Watch Company Enters into Partnership With Timepiece Monthly

Sangamon Watch Company have again reiterated their goal of making premium quality watches available to as many people as possible at relatively affordable prices with the recent partnership deal with Timepiece Monthly. The coming together of two firms who truly believe in the microbrand watch movement, as Sangamon Watch Company agrees to supply Timepiece Monthly their range of uniquely crafted watches.

We are very excited to establish a long term business relationship with Timepiece Monthly, a Premier Worldwide Watch Subscription Service. We are confident that the collaboration will ensure that members of Timepiece Monthly get high quality and uniquely designed wristwatches at very competitive prices,” said Tyler McKay, CEO of Sangamon Watch Company.

As a leading membership subscription service for watch collectors and enthusiasts around the globe, we are always looking for reputable and trustworthy microbrand watch companies to work with, Sangamon Watch Company is a highly respected startup company in the microbrand watch community. We are very excited to work with them,” said Alex Fleck co-founder of Timepiece Monthly.

Over past years, the Sangamon Watch team has stayed true to their goal of combining quality craftsmanship and historic inspiration to deliver collections of unique timepieces for men and women. In a similar vein, the Springfield Illinois based American heritage watch brand has regularly updated their inventory with state-of-the-art collections for small business owners, white-collar executives, and lovers of unique microbrand watches.

The recent partnership with Timepiece Monthly will ensure that people adorn their hands with fantastic timepieces made available at remarkably affordable rates.

Sangamon Watch Company currently has the “Lincoln’s River Collection” about young Lincoln working on Sangamon River in central Illinois, “Omaha Beach Collection” (about Omaha Beach battle during D-Day Invasion WWII), and “Mother Road Collection” (inspired by historic Route 66). The brand also plans to introduce their first female collection – the Clara Harlowe Barton Collection in 2021.

For more information about Sangamon Watch Company and their collections, please visit – Sangamon Watch Company can also be found across social media, including Facebook and Vimeo.

Mother Road Collection a Big Hit in Route 66 Community

After successfully launching Lincoln’s River and Omaha Beach Collection, Sangamon Watch Company is happy to introduce their newest watch called Mother Road Collection. Mother Road Collection is inspired by the iconic U.S. 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 Mother Road Collection is a limited edition launch of only 310 watches. Production of the watch was finished in August and the watches were shipped ahead of schedule to our early backers. The current price is $299, roughly 30% Off MSRP of $429.

“We are excited to launch a Route 66 inspired watch as we live along the route and love the history and spirit it has contributed to our country. We are overwhelmed by the large support for these watches across the Route 66 community from Facebook groups to blogs” says co-founder and CEO Tyler McKay.

Sangamon is proud to craft custom designed watches that are fashion statements but also are inspired by the history behind the collection. The Mother Road dial immediately jumps out to the customers designed around the classic Torq Thrust American Racing Wheel. The chapter ring is inspired by the classic speedometer while the bezel provides the functionality needed to be able to tell time. Sangamon’s S-logo, designed around their local river, pops out as a sharp, applied marker contributing to the different depths of the watch.

The engraved backside of the watch highlights the famous Route 66 road sign in front of a checkered flag. The “Main Street of America” header and the official commissioned dates of 1926-1985 are engraved underneath the sign. The brushed 316L stainless steel case fits the overall theme of the watch along with the rustic engraved crown, domed sapphire crystal, crown guards, and slightly frosted cutouts on the lugs. The large 44mm dial is a perfect combination with the short lugs giving it an overall lug-to-lug of 53mm. The watch is powered by the reliable Japanese Seiko NH35 Automatic Movement with 24 jewels and a power reserve of 41 hours.

There are 5 color options (Black, Brown, White, Navy and Tie-Dye) designed around the theme, from the Harley Davidson inspired black dial to the extremely limited model (only 20) Tie-Dye dial inspired by famous Cadillac Ranch. The watch band is a thick and durable genuine leather Rally Racing 3-Hole with a brushed stainless steel oversized buckle.

Every Sangamon watch comes with a story card to further connect the customer with the history and design of the watch. The Mother Road Collection also includes a keychain with the iconic Route 66 logo, a custom Mother Road Patch and two metal cards for Sangamon Dock Membership and 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.  Mother Road Collection is part of the Spirit Series. The Spirit Series represents an empowerment of inner peace and the awakening of your soul. The Spirit Series is an icon for freedom and conveys an optimistic outlook on life.

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100% American Handmade Travel Watch Rolls Available

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Leather goods are 100% handmade in Springfield, IL. Products are one-of-a-kind and each leather good may have unique markings or imperfections. Products come with a 30 day Return policy and 2 year warranty.

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