Mr. Brian Su, co-founder of Sangamon Watch Company, spoke with Ms. Beatrice Bonner of NPR Illinois 91.9 UIS about the history of Illinois watch making and the watch collections sold at Sangamon Watches, which draw inspiration from American history. You can listen to the interview by click here.
UIS Today magazine (winter edition) recently published a story of founders of Sangamon Watch Co., you can click to read the Class Notes Profile – Watch Men
Mr. Su has been on the evening shows of WMAY in November and December, also was on a news report by WCIA. For more information about media interviews, please contact us at brian@SangamonWatches.com.
After almost two years social isolation due to the Pandemic, we are hosting 2022 Microbrand Watch Business Open Forum & Networking Event on January 29! This is the first Zoom business networking conference for microbrand watch owners and other stakeholders in the new year. If you are a microbrand watch brand owner/operator, brand startups, microbrand watch media promoter, and industry stakeholders, this event is for you. This is an OPEN FORUM, everyone is encouraged and welcome to share their experiences, knowledge and expertise in the discussion. Register at http://microbrandforum2022.eventbrite.com
Specifications: Case Size: 43mm Case Material: Brushed 316L Stainless Steel Case Thickness: 12mm Dial Color: White with Red Numerals Glass: Sapphire Crystal with Anti-Reflective Coating Band: Black Genuine Leather Band Width: 22mm Movement: Seiko VD78 Quartz Crown: Push/Pull Water Resistance: 5 ATM Case Lug-to-Lug: 53.0 mm Case Back: Omaha Beach Solider Deeply Laser Engraved Picture Packaging: Premium Black Cardboard Box with Story Card, Collector’s Coin and Dog Tags. 2 Metal Cards Included: Sangamon Dock Membership & 2-Year Int’l Warranty.
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.
There are many microbrand watches in the market, price ranges from $500 to $2000. Offering both unique design and great function at incredibly affordable prices, Sangamon Watches, a Springfield Illinois company, is a brand that offers great value propositions. The startup company was established in 2019, currently have released “Lincoln’s River Collection”, “Omaha Beach Collection”,”Mother Road Collection” Clara Barton Collection” and “761st Tank Battalion Collection”. All of them are priced from $149 to $379 depending on the watch movements, watches are offered at quite good discount rates in holidays and promotional offers. All of Sangamon watches feature high quality Japan quartz and/or automatic mechanical movements and 316L surgical steel, and every watch comes with a complete high end packaging set.
Sangamon Watches was started in America’s heartland by two University of Illnois graduates who are also long time international business travelers. They wanted to combine their passions of history and high-quality watches. Using their business expertise, Sangamon Watches designe and produce stunning dress and sport watches for men and women around meaningful American historical stories. “Sangamon Watches is designed to combine quality craftsmanship and historic inspiration in each of our unique timepieces. Every collection will be designed around a special inspirational story and come with a story card to further connect our customers with the story depicted by the watch,” said Tyler McKay, Founder & CEO of Sangamon Watch Company.
Sangamon Watch Company is named after the Sangamon River, which runs from Central Illinois and feeds into the Mississippi River. The river was loved by Abraham Lincoln, whose family settled along the river when he was a young man. The Sangamon region was also home to one of the finest watchmakers in the United States- the Illinois Watch Company. Sangamon Watch Company’s employees work in the long shadow of President Lincoln feeling inspired by the region’s rich history. Their name, Sangamon, is proud to honor this tradition of excellence.
Sangamon Watch Company makes a donation of 1000 face masks to Salvation Army in Springfield Illinois. Sangmaon Watch Company have donated over 10,000 face masks and other PPEs to veteran homes, nursing homes and other organizations since 2020.