Wally’s Watch Service winding down: Kainaliu shop set to close after 71 years

  • A photo of Wally Nakamoto with his father and grandfather outside the original shop - located just across the street from the current location - hangs above the door of Wally’s Watch Service. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • Wally Nakamoto is all smiles in front of his store. Wally’s Watch Service will end a 71-year run in Kainaliu this year. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

After more than four decades in the watchmaking business, Wally Nakamoto wasn’t sure how to begin the process of retiring.