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 Mother Road: A watch that Defies Categorization

We want to thank Split Second Watch for reviewing our Mother Road Collection watch. Please watch this wonderful review and subscribe the channel! Mother Road Collection is inspired by the iconic Route 66, one of the most famous roads in the world connecting Chicago to Los Angeles. The Mother Road became a symbol of classic Americana throughout the years, paving the way for greater adventure and mobility. The engraved backside of the watch highlights the famous Route 66 road sign in front of a checkered flag. The backside also highlights one of the nicknames of Route 66 with a “Main Street of America” header and the official commissioned dates of 1926-1985 underneath the sign.

Will you get your kicks on Route 66 with the Mother Road? Check it out at http://www.SangamonWatches.com

Get Yir Kicks With This Route 66 Watch From Sangamon

A full review by Mirrly on Time! Thanks for checking out the channel! Please subscribe if you haven’t yet and follow him on Instagram @mirrlyontime

Get your own Mother Road Collection watch at SangamonWatches.com today!

Another Unboxing “Mother Road Watch” by The Watch Corner

Enjoy this YouTube video by The Watch Corner! Steve of The Watch Corner recently bought a Mother Road Collection white dial watch, he really loves it, so he made this program after he received the package today. A week ago he did an unboxing on a Mother Road Collection black dial watch. He truly loves our watches.

It is always fun to see Sangamon watches on YouTube channels from all over the US, UK, Mexico and Canada. We really appreciate the watch reviewers’ work and contribution to the microbrand watch community.

If you are a watch YouTuber or Blogger, please feel free to contact us at brian@SangamonWatches.com, we would love to work with your program.

FREE – 2021 Summer Sangamon Watches Giveaway!

The 4th of July is coming, it is time for fun and our seasonal free raffle event! July 2021 Sangamon Watch Giveaway is happening now. Sign up by 7/15/2021 to win our best selling Mother Road Collection Brown Watch. The event is hosted by Sangamon Watch Company in Springfield Illinois.

Winner will be selected by using Random.org. Register at Sangamon Watch Company website’s FREE WATCH page by clicking this link. FREE WATCH! Best of luck!l

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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)

UK’s Watch Specialists “Watch Junky” Review the Mother Road Collection of Sangamon Watches

Sangamon Watches’ Route 66 Mother Road Collection has recently been reviewed by watch review website Watch Junky in UK. Overall the review for the Mother Road is very positive. We appreciate their kind review and help for our brand awareness in UK and Europe. Sangamon Watches have been selling watches to many European countries such as UK, Ireland, Germany, Turkey, Spain, Denmark, etc. Many European fans of US Old Route 66 and Abe Lincoln have been traveling through the Land of Lincoln Springfield Illinois before the pandemic.

In 2021, Sangamon Watch Company will continue international marketing efforts to target overseas buyers.

You can review Watch Junky’s full review here. (photo credit: Watch Junky)