A “Mother” of an Unboxing. The Sangamon Watch Co. Mother Road

This is a fun video to watch, thanks “Split Second Watch” in Puerto Rico for unboxing our Mother Road collection watch. Like the Mother Road? You can pick one (or any other Sangamon watch) up at SangamonWatches.com for 15% off by using discount code: splitsecondwatch15 at checkout.

If you have any questions about the watch review, you can contact Split Second Watch at splitsecondwatch@gmail.com

Sangamon Watches Plans to Attend Watches Whiskey and Wine Event July 24-25th, 2021

Sangamon Watch Company is planning to attend the first Watches Whiskey and Wine exhibition and networking event in Hagerstown MD on July 24-25th, hosted by Maryland Watch Works.

On July 24-25th brand owners, retailers, collectors, enthusiasts, the media and the community will converge on Hagerstown Maryland with the aim of enjoying horology and spirits. This two day event places the customers of the brands and exhibitors at the heart of its focus, allowing customers to get close to watches that are generally only available for purchase online or are retailers overseas. Representatives from each of watch companies will be available to provide the most up to date information on all the latest watch styles and complications. Small local distilleries, wineries and breweries will also be offering hidden gems to sample. In addition, there will be dedicated rooms and tables apart from the main vendor areas where enthusiasts may display their own collections, just like a typical watch get-together, allowing for exchanges, sales, conversation, and networking.  

Open FREE to the public 38 S Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740. To learn more about the event, please log on https://www.watcheswhiskeyandwine.com/

Special Update: LA MicroLUX 2020

Due to COVID-19, LAMICROLUX has been postponed to June 27th and 28th, 2020. LAMicroLUX will take place Saturday, June 27 from 11-7 and Sunday, June 28th from 11-6. Over 30 brands will participate in the event, such as Grand Seiko, Nomos, Bell & Ross, Montblanc, Norqain, Perrelet, MiniMax, Laco, Out of Order, Celeste Watch Co., Twelf-X, Nat by J, Tsao Baltimore and more.

LAmicroLUX  is a two-day long free event featuring a range of micro-brands, independent brands and curated larger brands. The event is designed to bring watches, brands, brand owners, designers and fans together in a fun, approachable and engaging environment.  LAmicroLUX is free and open to the public. The event invites everyone from seasoned collectors, to people considering their first timepiece, to curious passersby to come in, take a look and talk watches. Get your free ticket at https://www.lamicrolux.com/

A Day at microLUX Chicago

Mark Bennett, operation director of Sangamon Watch Company and I drove three hours from Springfield and attended the microLUX CHICAGO exhibition which was a two-day free event and brought together independent and microbrand luxury watch brands, watch enthusiasts and industry insiders. microLUX CHICAGO was held at Artspace 8 in downtown Chicago this weekend. Thanks to the organizer and sponsors, microLUX CHICAGO was free of charge!

We were glad to see more than 30 brands and, in many cases, meeting the founders, designers and owners from all over the US, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland and other countries. We truly enjoyed seeing different designs and had great conversations with company founders and designers. I was very impressed by L&JR watches from Geneva Switzerland and decided to collect one! We also liked C-47 D-Day watches from TOCKR in Austin Texas and Ocean diver watches from TWELF-X in Singapore.

The event was very well organized. Hopefully we will showcase our own Sangamon timepieces at next year’s event.

Sangamon Watch Company is planning the 2020 Microbrand Watches Forum in Las Vegas on March 11, 2020. The Forum will focus on microbrand watch design and creation, branding, marketing, OEM/ODM manufacturing, quality control and compliance, social media influencing, logistics and other important issues.

If you are an owner or founder of microbrand watch company who is interested in participating or sponsoring the 2020 Microbrand Watches Forum, please contact Brian for more information, email at brian@SangamonWatches.com.

District Time Watch Show come to DC October 12-13, 2019

District Time 2019 sponsored by NTH Watches will take place at the District Architecture Center, 427 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC on October 12-13, 2019. The two day watch show will be open free of charge to the public from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm both days.

It is the fourth annual event presented by The Time Bum blog and Maryland watchmaker McDowell Time, featuring very affordable timepieces from around the world. Visitors will discover a wide variety of watches from both emerging watchmakers and established brands, as well as a selection of vintage pieces. Most of the watches on display are usually only available online, so it is a rare opportunity for DC watch fans to get their hands on the real thing before they buy.

The Horological Society of New York will bring their award-winning, 4-hour watchmaking class to the event.

To learn more information about District Time 2019, please log on http://www.DCwatchshow.com