The clock was a gift from the Elgin Watch Company. Father Time was their logo. They had an office in the building.
ABOUT THE JEWELERS BUILDING
Aside from the fact that it's a beautiful building with a fancy dome on top of it, it has a very cool history. Construction started in 1925 and was completed in 1927.
Movies love this building. It's the Gotham City Courthouse in "Batman Begins," and in one scene Batman sits on one of the turrets. In the movie "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" there's a giant robot battle on top of the building.
Compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D.