Sangamon Watch Company

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 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.

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Website: www.SangamonWatches.com

 

Sangamon Watch Company Mother Road Collection

Sangamon is a US Watch Company focused on the two passions of history and watches.

After successfully launching Lincoln’s River and Omaha Beach Collection, Sangamon Watch Company has recently introduced their newest watch called Mother Road Collection.

Mother Road Collection is inspired by the iconic U.S. 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.

Sangamon Watch Company Mother Road Collection

Sangamon crafts custom designed watches that are fashion statements but also are inspired by the history behind the collection. The Mother Road dial was designed around the classic Torq Thrust American Racing Wheel. The chapter ring is inspired by the classic speedometer while the bezel provides the functionality needed to be able to tell time. Sangamon’s S-logo, designed around their local river, pops out as a sharp, applied marker contributing to the different depths of the watch.

The engraved case-back highlights the famous Route 66 road sign in front of a checkered flag. The “Main Street of America” header and the official commissioned dates of 1926-1985 are engraved underneath the sign.

Sangamon Watch Company Mother Road Collection

The brushed 316L stainless steel case fits the overall theme of the watch along with the rustic engraved crown, domed sapphire crystal, crown guards, and slightly frosted cutouts on the lugs. The large 44mm dial is a perfect combination with the short lugs giving it an overall lug-to-lug of 53mm. The watch is powered by the reliable Japanese Seiko NH35 Automatic Movement with 24 jewels and a power reserve of 41 hours.

There are 5 color options (Black, Brown, White, Navy and Tie-Dye) designed around the theme, from the Harley Davidson inspired black dial to the extremely limited model (only 20) Tie-Dye dial inspired by famous Cadillac Ranch.

Sangamon Watch Company Mother Road Collection

The watch band is a thick and durable genuine leather Rally Racing 3-Hole with a brushed stainless-steel oversized buckle.

Every Sangamon watch comes with a story card to further connect the customer with the history and design of the watch. The Mother Road Collection also includes a keychain with the iconic Route 66 logo, a custom Mother Road Patch and two metal cards for Sangamon Dock Membership and 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.

A part of the Spirit Series by Sangamon, the Mother Road Collection is a limited edition of only 310 watches.

Technical details

Case
Material: Brushed 316L Stainless Steel/ Brushed Rose Gold colored 316L Stainless Steel/ Brushed Bronze colored 316L Stainless Steel
Size: 44mm
Thickness: 12mm
Glass: Domed Sapphire Crystal with Anti-Reflective Coating
Crown: Push/Pull
Case Lug-to-Lug: 53.0 mm
Case Back: Custom Route 66 Deeply Laser Engraved Picture
Water Resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Colors: White, Black, Brown, Navy Blue and Tie-Dye

Movement
Japanese Seiko NH35A (Automatic)
Vibrations: 21,600 bph
Jewels: 24
Power reserve: 41 Hours

Packaging
Premium Black Cardboard Box with Story Card, Route 66 Keychain & Mother Road Patch.
2 Metal Cards Included: Sangamon Dock Membership & 2-Year Int’l Warranty.

Band
Genuine Leather Rally Racing 3-Hole with Oversized Buckle
Band Width: 22mm

Retail price
$299

Sangamon Watch Company Lincoln’s River

Lincoln’s River, the inaugural watch from Sangamon Watch Company, is a symbolic collection inspired by a young Abraham Lincoln’s adventure on the Sangamon River. The inspiring Abe faced many hardships as a child, but the Sangamon River was a passage to a new beginning in his life.

Sangamon Watch Company Lincoln’s River

Lincoln’s River watches are laser engraved on the backside to depict Lincoln courageously guiding his flatboat down the Sangamon River in 1831. Highlights of the watch include a 42mm case made from surgical grade 316L stainless steel with a sapphire crystal glass that contains anti-reflective coating.

Sangamon Watch Company Lincoln’s River

The watch is powered by a Seiko NH35 automatic movement with 24 jewels and a 41-hour power reserve. Available with white, blue or black dial, Lincoln’s River Collection is part of the brand’s New Beginnings Series.

Sangamon Watch Company Lincoln’s River

Technical details

Case
Material: 316L Stainless Steel
Size: 42mm
Thickness: 12mm
Glass: Sapphire Crystal with Anti-Reflective Coating
Crown: Push/Pull
Case Lug-to-Lug: 49.0 mm
Case Back: Lincoln’s River Laser Engraved Picture
Water Resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Color: Blue/ White/ Black

Movement
Japanese Seiko NH35A (Automatic)
Vibrations per Hour: 21,600 bph
Jewels: 24
Power Reserve: 41 Hours

Strap
Brown Genuine Leather
Strap Width: 22mm

Watch Box
Cherry Wood with High Gloss Piano Finish

Retail price
$399.00