From Our Member – Experience of Sangamon Watches

Sangamon Watch Company recently received emails along with a photo from a Florida customer, the lovely communications really encourages our team to worker harder and smarter to introduce more history themed series and collections. We appreciate the feedback and love to share it with you, read below:

Hope this email finds you well. Just a quick note to share my fantastic Sangamon experience with you.  I was looking for a special-and unique-watch for my husband. He is a commercial airline pilot, but I did not want your typical pilot watch. I was looking for something manly and rugged but also meaningful. Turns out your Route 66 watch was exactly what I was looking for in a pilot watch. Let me explain:

Mother Road dial may have been shaped like a car wheel hub, but what I saw was a plane propeller. The bracelet brown leather strap designed to look rally-style with 3 holes and an oversized buckle reminded me of rivets on airplane wings. To me, the bronze color evoked the vintage flair of sepia brown; the one inspired by the earth-colored tones of aviator suits from the early part of the 1900s. But most importantly, Mother Road is a high quality watch with luxury standard components that are made to last. My husband loves it!

After successfully launching this collection, I encourage you to ponder the idea of creating a “Spirit of Aviation” collection. I would imagine the models named after aviation legends: Orville, Wilbur, Lindbergh (who was an air mail pilot serving the St.Louis-Chicago route), and of course, Amelia.

 In my opinion, it would be a great fit to your Spirit Series. A representation of independence, determination and a confident attitude….I’d be happy to test drive it 🙂  Thanks for creating such an unique watch!

Dear Brian,
Thanks for your email. I find your research process interesting and fascinating. All your hard work shows. Sangamon Watches and Mother Road success is the final result of hard work ,learning, studying and most of all love of what you are doing. 

Congratulations on the release of your new series!.  It’s inspiring to know that you have chosen to spotlight  the character of the heroes among us (9/11, healthcare workers), and pioneers (Clara and the Wright brothers), during these uncertain times. A certain reminder of strength and hope.   I am eagerly awaiting for the release of your new collections! I will definitely keep in touch with Sangamon Watches on social media and through your mailing list.  Wishing you continued success! I’ll be your witness in this journey.

Regards,

AB, MS CCC SLP, Regional Clinical Manager, Florida

(Photo credit: from the customer)

Photos of Pontiac Illinois: Must-see Route 66 Shield Mural and More

On my way back from Chicago this morning, I decided to drive by Pontiac Illinois and shoot some photos for our Mother Road Collection watches. Pontiac is about one hour south of Chicago, where most of Route 66 travelers would make a stop to see the Route 66 Shield Mural. This beautiful and gigantic mural is right behind the Illinois Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Route 66 Museum and this is a beautiful spot for photo opportunities!! The building itself has been in the National Register of Historic Places since 1990. Bob Waldmire Road Yellow Yacht is next to the Route 66 shield mural.

The Route 66 Shield Mural is probably the most iconic in town and should be seen when driving the route! The mural was designed by Diaz Sign Art in 2006.

The small town of Pontiac has a lot of fun and well done murals. There are lots to see and do, most of it free! However, due to the pandemic, the Route 66 Museum and War Museum are closed. You can still look around on the street, there are a number of beautiful and well maintained murals. A great way to see Pontiac is to locate every mural it has to offer. I did exactly that today. Most of them are brilliant and it is a fun thing to do. BTW, a few restaurants seem to be open with outside seating.

There are many historic places in Pontiac, which as a city goes back to the 1830s, and through all these years it has gone through a lot of transformations, but it keeps its rich historic heritage. The Pontiac City Hall and the Fire Station building was constructed in Pontiac around 1900.

If you come on Route 66, bring your favorite car or motorcycle so you can get your picture made!

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