Shinola unveils city clock in front of Cobo Center - Dallas News |

Shinola unveils city clock in front of Cobo Center

Posted: Updated:

DETROIT (WJBK) -- Detroit luxury goods maker Shinola unveiled the first of four city clocks Friday in front of Cobo Center.

The clock stands nearly 13 feet tall and 38 inches in diameter. It is based on Shinola's pocket-watch design, which will be released later this year as the second watch in Shinola's Great Americans Series.

"It's our contribution to Detroit to help in the beautification process and also to encourage meeting places around the city," said Bridget Russo, Shinola's marketing director.

Russo says three more clocks will be unveiled around the city before daylight savings time begins on March 9. The locations will include Detroit's Eastern Market, in front of the company's headquarters on Baltimore and Cass and at W. Canfield and Cass, where a dog park will open in June.

To celebrate the unveilings, Shinola reps will hand out free Great Lakes coffee in front of the Eastern Market clock on Saturday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Also See:
Shinola manufacturing watches and more in Detroit
Shinola encouraging all to buy American-made

Shinola has received recent acclaim for its Detroit-made watches, bicycles and leather goods.

Copyright 2014 by All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps

  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices