Niall Is Making Luxury Watches In Kansas City

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When you think of Kansas City a few things come to mind: barbecue, blues, and Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, the first Frenchman to settle the area and his excellent treatise “Exact Description of Louisiana, of Its Harbors, Lands and Rivers, and Names of the Indian Tribes That Occupy It, and the Commerce and Advantages to Be Derived Therefrom for the Establishment of a Colony.” And now, thanks to Niall, you think of luxury watches.

This tiny watchmaking startup uses American-made parts and embeds Swiss movements. Founded by Michael Wilson, a former marketer whose father owned a fabrication shop where he learned how to cut and shape metal on industrial equipment, the company is offering a line of $4,000 automatic watches handmade in the U.S.

“All of this started from a passion for watches paired with a background in manufacturing and entrepreneurship. As we explored what it would…

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