Experience Timeless Elegance: Sangamon Watches, the Premier Attraction on Historic Route 66

Nestled in the heart of Springfield, Illinois, Sangamon Watches has become a top attraction for travelers exploring the iconic Route 66. Situated in downtown Springfield on 6th Street, opposite the City’s Visitors Center, Sangamon Watches is the only locally created and owned watch brand along the historic highway.

Since its inauguration in October 2021, Sangamon Watches has enjoyed remarkable business success and has greeted visitors from all around the world. Enthusiastic travelers have prioritized stopping at this exceptional shop to admire the exquisite timepieces, engage with the welcoming staff, and explore the extensive array of Route 66 souvenirs. Local television and radio outlets have helped showcase the shop’s distinctive and genuine products and services to a global audience.

Founders Brian Su and Tyler Mckay dreamed of a watch company that would uphold the heritage and history of wristwatch design while incorporating contemporary technology. Their passion for local and national history is reflected in every facet of their enterprise, from the timepieces themselves to the ambiance of the store.

Sangamon Watches honors the legacy of the once-famous Illinois Watch Company by situating its headquarters in Springfield. The brand name originates from the Sangamon River, which is linked to Abraham Lincoln’s formative years.

In the face of the pandemic’s challenges, Sangamon Watches persevered and unveiled three watch collections in 2020, with several more releases following. The Mother Road Collection, influenced by the shop’s location on Route 66, offers elegant sports watches of exceptional quality that have captured the attention of travelers and timepiece aficionados alike.

Committed to American history, Brian and Tyler prioritize high-quality, purposefully designed products with unparalleled craftsmanship. Their brick-and-mortar store, located at 206 South 6th Street in downtown Springfield, has emerged as a favorite destination for Route 66 adventurers from Russia, Ireland, the UK, Spain, Canada, China, and Japan.

Sangamon Watches continues to champion local businesses and invest in their community. To date, they have contributed to over fifteen local charities and community events, including the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival. Visitors are invited to stop by the store to peruse the exclusive selection of wristwatches, browse locally crafted gifts, and obtain the popular Mother Road Route 66 passports.

For more information, please visit http://www.sangamonwatches.com
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Plan Your Route 66 Road Trip with the Route 66 Passport from Sangamon Watches

If you’re planning a road trip along Route 66 this summer, be sure to get your hands on the enhanced second edition of the Route 66 Passport, produced by Route 66 Navigation. This passport allows travelers to collect unique stamps at 34 selected locations along Route 66, as well as free souvenirs and discounts. And, if you’re passing through Springfield, Illinois, be sure to stop by Sangamon Watches to get your passport stamped and pick up a Mother Road Collection watch!

At Sangamon Watches, we have just received the 2022-2023 edition of the Mother Road Route 66 passport and made them immediately available for travelers passing through central Illinois. Located just a few minutes away from popular Springfield Route 66 spots like Cozy Dog, Black Route History Museum, Maid Rite, and Rt 66 Motörhead Bar Grill and Museum, our office is the perfect place to stop and collect your stamps.

Not only can you get your passport stamped at our office, but you can also browse and purchase a watch from our Mother Road Collection. And, as a bonus, we’re offering free gifts with the purchase of any watch from our collection. Our showroom is located at 206 South 6th Street, downtown Springfield IL, right across from the Springfield Visitors Center where you can claim your free Route 66 stamp for your passport. We accept all major credit cards, so stop by and make your Route 66 road trip even more memorable with a unique watch from Sangamon Watches.

If you’re unable to stop by our showroom in person, don’t worry. You can also order your Route 66 Passport online prior to your trip and enjoy free shipping within the USA. Just shop online at http://www.SangamonWatches.com (FREE USPS Priority Shipping) and we’ll be happy to assist you. Don’t miss out on the fun and adventure of a Route 66 road trip this summer – get your passport and watch from Sangamon Watches today!

Route 66 Film Festival Coming to Town

It is Friday again. There is a great event this weekend at the Route 66 Hotel and Conference Center in Springfield, Illinois. The 18th Route 66 Film Festival will be a fun event for people of all ages to go. You can find out more information about the two day festival at http://www.route66filmfestival.net.