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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