International Travelers Are Getting Their Kicks at Sangamon Watches on Historic Illinois Route 66

Deep in the heart of Springfield, Illinois, sits one of Route 66’s most sought-after local attractions. Sangamon Watches is located in downtown Springfield on 6th street, across from City’s Visitors Center, it is the only locally created and owned watch brand on Route 66. This phenomenal wristwatch shop opened its downtown location in October 2021. Since its opening, Sangamon Watches has found tremendous business success and met countless friendly faces. People from all over the world have stopped to visit this fantastic shop, reveling at their beautiful watches, friendly staff, and historical residence. Travelers along Route 66 have made it essential to stop at Sangamon Watches and have written blogs and filmed YouTube videos to showcase their shop. Local TV and radio media has helped expose the world to this shop’s unique and authentic products and services.

Brian Su and Tyler Mckay, the founders of Sangamon Watches, had the vision to preserve the tradition and history of the wristwatch’s design while also embracing modern technology. Brian moved to America in the 1980s, coming from a background in international business. Tyler transitioned from his farming background into business and entrepreneurship, studying at the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois. American history was a common interest for the two, which birthed their idea to open their historical shop. Brian and Tyler wanted to create more than just a luxury product. Their love of local and national history can be seen and felt throughout each watch and throughout every layer of their business.

In 2020, while most of the world shut down and business halted, Sangamon Watches overcame these challenges and released three watch collections. Since then, the company has also launched a few other collections. Sangamon Watches’ Mother Road Collection of watches was coined from the shop’s home alongside Route 66. The Mother Road Collection are high-quality, well-made wrist watches with a modern yet classic sports look. You’ll find a color and style that meets your needs throughout the collection. These watches have been sought after by many travelers looking to add a new piece to their collection. These watches are also an excellent souvenir for anyone new to wearing watches and wanting to start with a first-rate piece.

Brian and Tyler have dedicated their business to the history of this country. They value high-quality, intentionally made products with superior craftsmanship. Through their hard work and vision, they successfully overcame this pandemic and launched Sangamon Watches into reality. They’ve proven that even in today’s modern society of fast-made products, superior artistry still reigns supreme. Their mortar and brick shop, located at 206 South 6th Street in downtown Springfield has become a hot spot for Route 66 travelers from across the globe. They’ve met the smiling faces of travelers from Russia, Ireland, the UK, Spain, Canada, China and Japan.

Sangamon Watches still honors local businesses and values investing their success back into their community. Since being in business, they’ve donated to over fifteen local charities and community events including the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival. Stop by the shop and browse their unique collection of wristwatches, locally handcrafted gifts, and route 66 passports. Brian and Tyler have a gift for all route 66 travelers!

Don’t forget to check out http://www.SangamonWatches.com and follow them on Instagram at http://www.Instagram.com/sangamonwatches.

Sangamon Watches Springfield Shop is Becoming a Popular Destination for Rt 66 Bloggers and Travelers

Sangamon Watches store at 206 South 6th Street in downtown Springfield is becoming a popular destination for many Route 66 social media personalities and travelers since its opening in mid October 2021. Sangamon Watches, owned and operated by local entrepreneurs Tyler McKay and Brian Su, is the only watch brand and shop located right on old Illinois Route 66 which now attracts visitors from all over the world. In recent weeks, the shop has been visited by many visitors and social media bloggers from Ireland, UK, Canada and other parts of the country. Sangamon Watches was launched in the Summer of 2019 with the simple goal of designing and producing stunning watches for men and women around meaningful American stories.

Please watch a recent YouTube video posted by Kelly and Brent from Canada, they came by for a great conversation on Springfield and Abe Lincoln history, and they bought a watch!

One of the most popular items is Route 66 passport, a booklet with informative and helpful information that are needed by tourists who are traveling along the route. People who purchased the passports can get a free stamp at Visitor Center right across the street. Mother Road Collection watches are also getting quite few orders. FREE gifts available for international Rt 66 tourists.

Address: 206 S 6th Street, Springfield IL
Website: http://www.SangamonWatches.com
Hours: 10 am – 3 pm (Tuesday-Friday)

Get Your Kicks on Route 66 with a Route 66 Passport! Mother Road Route 66 Passports Available in Springfield Illinois

The enhanced second edition of Route 66 Passport, produced by Route 66 Navigation is ready now available for purchase in Springfield Illinois! Passport holders would collect unique stamps at 39 carefully selected locations along Route 66 as well as free souvenirs or discounts. Get stamps, get gifts and get fun! Come to get your passport at 206 South 6th Street, historic downtown Springfield IL

You can also order online prior to your trip, FREE shipping within USA.

While you are here in town, you may even want to browse or purchase a Mother Road Collection watch and claim your free gifts from us!

Our showroom location: 206 South 6th Street, downtown Springfield IL (we are located right across from Springfield Visitors Center)! We accept all major credit cards. We ll even stamp your passport for free! Open on weekdays.

International Route 66 Mother Road Festival Returns Back to Springfield Illinois in 2021

 A popular Route 66 event for classic car lovers is returning once again to Springfield Illinois after the cancellation in 2020 due to the pandemic. The International Route 66 Mother Road Festival was a great success in Downtown Springfield Sept. 24-26.  The three day festival was packed with hundreds of amazing cars, people from all over the country, certainly yummy food and live music!

We want to thank the event promoter Greg Cooper and his team for their great work. Sangamon Watch Company is one of the event sponsor and business participant. We look forward to the 21st annual festival next year.

Where Can I Get a Route 66 Passport? Mother Road Passports Available in Springfield Illinois

Are you ready for a Route 66 driving tour during this summer? Are you wondering where you can get a Mother Road Route 66 passport?

We received these beautiful 2022-2023 edition Mother Road Route 66 passports today and made them immediately available at our Sangamon Watches office in Springfield Illinois! If you are traveling through central Illinois and the city of Springfield on Old Rt 66, please stop by and pick up one, we will stamp it for you! We will share with you some Springfield Rt 66 spots that you may not know. Our office is just a few minutes away from Cozy Dog, Black Route History Museum, Maid Rite and Rt 66 Motörhead Bar Grill and Museum.

The enhanced second edition of Route 66 Passport, produced by Route 66 Navigation, is ready for both international and domestic travelers! Passport holders would collect unique stamps at 34 carefully selected locations along Route 66 as well as free souvenirs or discounts. Get stamps, get gifts and get fun! Come to get your passport at Sangamon Watches in Springfield, Illinois, you can also order online prior to your trip, FREE shipping with USA. Please email us at: brian@sangamonwatches.com.

While you are here in town, you may even want to browse or purchase a Mother Road Collection watch and claim your free gifts from us! Our showroom location at 206 South 6th Street, downtown Springfield IL (we are located right across from Springfield Visitors Center where you can claim your free RT 66 stamp for your passport! We accept all major credit cards.