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The citation about Niall, based in the East Crossroads, said: “Niall is a Kansas City based brand that brings quality and swagger together through their iconic luxury designs. Their brand communicates a relentless pursuit of perfection along with some good old fashioned patriotism. CEO Michael Wilson credits Niall’s success in onshoring manufacturing to a transparent approach to collaboration. Niall’s watches use American-made cases, dials, hands, crowns, glass, gaskets, screws, straps and buckles. They’ll be as close as you’ll get to wearing a little bit of America on your wrist.”
Wilson also earned national attention when he gave a custom-made, blue-faced Niall watch to Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost to wear after Major League Baseball banned smart watches in dugouts.