The Kansas City Star: Watch this: Timepiece startup Niall is expanding in Kansas City

Michael Wilson believes people want to see the “magic of watchmaking.”

Starting Sept. 30, his company intends to provide that chance in a Niall store on Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza.

Just two years after Niall was founded in the back corner of a building in Kansas City’s East Crossroads, co-founder Wilson plans to put watch assembly on display.

A watchmaker will work in the shop, where in addition to watches Niall-branded wall clocks, personal accessories and watch-themed books will be sold.

This week, chief watchmaker Dominik Maerki was assembling cabinets instead of watches, helping to prepared the 800-square-foot retail space at 612 W. 48th St. to be the company’s flagship operation.


Michael Wilson