Shortly after this thread became active, I headed out to Colorado to attend a wedding.
So, of course, I ended up compulsively noting the presence or absence of clocks in the three airports I used. Thanks, Forum.
Madison and Milwaukee were both very good. Far better than most in my recent travels.
The arrival/departure boards show the type, but instead of hiding it in mouse type at the bottom of the board, it's big and red, and in the upper right corner of the screen.
At each gate, there's a 2-inch red LED clock at the top of the little wall behind the gate counter. I don't know that I've seen that in other airports I've visited, but it's in an excellent position to see even as you're hurrying down the concourse toward your own gate.
Milwaukee (Concourse D, Midwest/Frontier):
Arrival/Departure boards and screens behind the gate agents show the time in nondescript small type, but other clocks more than make up for them.
The "crossroads" of the concourse has a very large, old-timey-looking, four-sided analog clock
, and clocks with 2-inch red LED displays jut out from the concourse walls at reasonable intervals. (You can see one glowing in the background in the photo linked above, just to the left of the big clock's post.)
Definitely lacking, as the OP noticed. The arr/dep boards show the time, but in stop-and-squint type down at the bottom. I don't think the gate counters had time displays at all. But unlike MKE, DEN doesn't do much to make up for them elsewhere.
I guess the cost overruns on the extraterrestrial-run, underground detention camps
must have required them to cut back on the clock budget.