Shinola unveils city clocks on Friday in Detroit

Clocks stands nearly 13 feet tall


DETROIT – Detroit-based watchmaker Shinola unveiled a city clock at Cobo Center on Friday.

Shinola will also be placing city clocks in Detroit's Midtown, Eastern Market and at the College for Creative Studies.

The clocks features a pocket watch design and stand at nearly 13 feet tall and 3 feet wide.


In a statement, Shinola said the clocks are mean to create new gathering places in the city.

Slideshow: More pictures of the new Shinola city clock

View: Shinola clock proposal drawing
View: Shinola clock proposal drawing with pole

Eastern Market: A wall-mounted city clock has been installed in Shed 3 of Eastern Market, the largest historic market district in the United States. Once the renovations of the Shed 5 site are complete, the clock will move to a permanent pole-mounted location at the newly developed outdoor plaza.  Eastern Market is a year-round weekly shopping tradition for thousands of metro Detroiters, and also boasts a thriving wholesale market featuring high-quality locally grown produce and also houses some of the region's oldest specialty food and dining businesses.

Midtown Detroit: In one of the city's most vibrant neighborhoods, a pole-mounted city clock now sits at the future Midtown Detroit dog park development site located on the corner Cass Avenue and West Canfield Street, near Shinola's Detroit Flagship store and a growing district of independent retailers including, City Bird, Nest, Run Detroit, Global Detroit Human, Hugh and Nora. More than two million visitors come to Midtown annually to experience the largest concentration of cultural, educational and medical institutions in southeast Michigan.

College for Creative Studies: A pole-mounted city clock is now located outside the home of the world-renowned College for Creative Studies (CCS) and Shinola's Headquarters and Watch Factory. Located at the corner of West Milwaukee Street and Cass Avenue, the clock stands adjacent to the historic Argonaut building, known as the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education.  Shinola has a unique collaboration with CCS and its students participate in Shinola-sponsored workshops, including design courses on watches, bicycles, and leather goods.