Li Jingliang to Fight Tony Ferguson for UFC 279 September 10 in Las Vegas

Following the UFC 278 fight, UFC President Dana White confirmed that Chinese born fighter Li Jingliang “The Leech” will face Former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson who will be moving to welterweight to compete for UFC 279 card on September 10, 2022 in Las Vegas.

Li Jingliang, 34, competed on July 16 when he finished Muslim Salikhov with strikes. He’s 2-1 in his most recent three, also including a loss to Khamzat Chimaev and a win over Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Tony Ferguson, 38, will make a four-month turnaround after loss to Michael Chandler. The defeat was his fourth consecutive after three other losses to Justin Gaethje, Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush. 

Li Jingliang is a close friend of Sangamon Watch Company. He spent some fun time with us in Springfield in 2019. He owns a number of Sangamon watches, including Omaha Beach, Mother Road and Grand Expedition collections. We wish him the best with the upcoming fight event in Las Vegas.

Sangamon Watches Kick off Summer Sales Marathon

Summer gift shopping this year is a marathon! Sangamon Watches just kick off its summer discount sales event at its downtown Springfield shop, 206 South 6th Street, the event will last over a month through mid-August. Walk-in customers will enjoy extra savings on most merchandises ranging from leather sleeves for sunglasses, credit card folds, leather watch rolls, passport covers, hats, mugs, leather bands, folding knives, sunglasses, pens, hanks, tea, Rt66 passports, T-shirts, and certainly watches. Many items are not listed on its online shop. $30 off instant savings will apply to most of watch collections. Please come by during regular business hours from Tuesday through Friday (10 am – 3:30 pm).

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.

93 Year-Old Reconditioned Ford Tri-Motor Plane Came to Springfield for Public Rides

On May 19, 2022, a dozen people from across Springfield boarded the 93-year-old reconditioned Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B airplane at Springfield Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. The 1200 horsepower plane first flew in 1928. Affectionately known as the “Tin Goose” the first luxury airliner, the Ford Tri-Motor redefined world travel and marked the beginning of commercial flight, it was the largest civilian passenger aircraft of its time. It was pretty exciting for me to get an up-close and personal look at the Ford Tri-Motor. Most planes at the time still relied on wood, Ford’s planes used metal exterior and wood on the interior trim.  The airplane had 3 engines, each putting out over 400 supercharged horsepower.

With engines roaring and propellors spinning, the Ford Tri-Motor took flight, giving passengers a bird’s-eye view of downtown Springfield and Lake Springfield. I really enjoyed the 15 minutes ride over the sky in Springfield. The “City of Wichita” the aircraft’s official title, is one of fewer than 200 Ford Tri-Motors built from 1926-1933, making it the world’s first mass-produced airliner.

The Experimental Aircraft Association organized a series of flights in Springfield on the historic plane for interested people to experience a flight and see the state capitol and Lake Springfield from the sky. 

Sangamon Watch Company is launching a new aviation watch collection “The First Flight” end of this year, make sure you bookmark this blog to receive future updates.

Sangamon Watch Company Starts Support Ukraine Program!

Over 2 million refugees have been forced to flee and displaced children and families are without vital supplies and shelters. We want to express our love and support to the people of Ukraine and are taking various actions to try and help.  We would like to call on you, our customers and friends, to join us in this humanitarian aid effort.

Support Ukraine Support Sale from 3/7/22-4/4/22. The Clara Barton Collection watches are also marked down 10% during length of sale.  We will donate $50 from every Barton watch sale to support Ukraine humanitarian aid funds through the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC).  The contribution will help ICRC provide food, medical care and emergency support services to refugee families in Ukraine and surrounding countries. Click for details now!

The Clara Harlowe Barton Collection is a tribute to one of America’s greatest humanitarians through Barton’s devotion of helping others from being a nurse in the Civil War to the creation of the American Red Cross. The engraved backside of the watch showcases an impactful collage of words to describe Barton such as Brave, Courageous and Hero. 

The Clara Harlowe Barton Collection is part of the Spirit Series, which represents an awakening of your soul. The Spirit Series creates an intense feeling of pride and is an icon for Americana.

Sangamon Watches Presale Event: Grand Expedition Collection

This is a Pre-Sale Item. Please reserve your Grand Expedition Collection watch now. We will ship as soon as it is available. Expected Shipping: Early May 2022

Specifications:
Case Size: 42mm 
Case Material: Brushed 316L Stainless Steel 
Case Thickness: 12mm
Dial Color: Black or White
Glass: Domed Sapphire Crystal with 5 layers Anti-Reflective Coating 
Bezel: 120-Click Uni-Directional Black Ceramic Bezel
Lume: Swiss BGW9 Super-LumiNova (White in Daylight, Neon Blue at Night)
Band: Brushed/Polished Stainless Steel with additional Quick Release Silicone Band (Black and White Two-Tone)
Band Width: 22mm
Movement: Japanese Seiko NH35A (Automatic)
Crown: Screw-Down with Engraved Logo
Vibrations per Hour: 21,600 bph
Jewels: 24
Power Reserve: 41 Hours
Water Resistance: 20 ATM (200 Meters)
Case Lug-to-Lug: 49.0 mm
Case Back: Lewis and Clark Expedition Deeply Engraved Picture
Packaging: Premium Navy Cardboard Box with Story Card
1-Year International Warranty Metal Card included

Grand Expedition is inspired by the historic adventure of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The engraved backside of the watch showcases the voyage of discovery by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in the new frontier. Every Sangamon timepiece comes with a historic story card to further connect with the inspirational story depicted by the watch. This is a limited edition model of only 150 watches.

Grand Expedition is part of the New Beginnings Series. The New Beginnings Series represents the launch of new endeavors that alters our path down life’s journeys. New Beginnings generates excitement in our spirits and propels us to be our best selves.

Pre-order yours at http://www.SangamonWatches.com

Sangamon Watches Celebrating Black History Month

Sangamon Watches is celebrating Black History Month! 761st Tank Battalion Collection honors African American soldiers in World War II.

The 761st Tank Battalion Collection is inspired by the first African-American tanker unit in American history. The engraved backside of the watch depicts the historic Sherman tank used by the 761st Tank Battalion in WWII as they advanced across Europe. This is a limited edition model of only 100 watches.