Based in Springfield, IL, Sangamon Watch Company was founded in 2019 by two international business travelers. Co-founders Tyler McKay and Brian Su wanted to combine their passions of watches and history, along with their business expertise, to design historically inspired watches. Every Sangamon watch is hand-assembled in limited quantities and based on a special inspirational story.

Sangamon Watch Company

Sangamon Watch Company successfully launched 3 collections during 2020, specifically Lincoln’s River, Omaha Beach and Mother Road Collections.

Sangamon Watch Company is named after the Sangamon River, which runs from Central Illinois and feeds into the Mississippi River. The river was loved by Abraham Lincoln, whose family settled along the river when he was a young man. The Sangamon region was also home to one of the finest watchmakers in the United States- the Illinois Watch Company.

The brand offers automatic and quartz watches for men and women. Sangamon watches are usually equipped with Japanese movements like Seiko NH35A (automatic with three hands and date), Citizen 2035 (quartz with three hands), Seiko VH64 (quartz with three-hands, day and date) and Seiko VH31 Quartz (three hands).

The flagship collections from the brand are New Beginnings, Freedom, Spirit and Revolution.

The New Beginnings Series offers models like Lincoln’s River, Grand Expedition and First Flight. The Freedom range is comprised of Omaha Beach and 761st Tank Battalion watches. The Spirit Collection includes Mother Road, Clara Harlowe Barton, Route 66 Centennial and 2A models. The Revolution Series offers Independence Collection.

The Sangamon watch price range is $150 to $450.


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