Former President Bill Clinton visits Shinola before speech Saturday night

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Former President Bill Clinton is in Michigan Saturday and made a stop at Shinola to meet the workers that assemble the watches.

He toured the factory and newly built leather facility, along with meeting Shinola's watchmakers and craftspeople.

"Shinola is a great example of how we can continue to build and expand America's manufacturing capabilities while creating jobs," Clinton said. "It's exciting to see how the brand is playing its part in the economic revitalization that's happening in the city of Detroit."

Clinton says he has two Runwells, which is a type of Shinola watch. He says he has one with a black band and another with a tan band.

He was wearing the one with the black band during his visit because it ahs a bigger face.

"First of all, at my age, I need a big face and big numbers," Clinton said. "I like it because it was elegant but informal. I also have one with a tan band and I wear them all the time."

Shinola presented Clinton with a new Runwell watch, this time, with the presidential seal on it.

Clinton is in town to speak at the Michigan Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at Cobo Hall on Saturday night.

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