Welcome to The Watchmaker's Daughter A Jewelers and Art Gallery in the heart of historic downtown York City
At The Watchmaker's Daughter, a locally-owned and independent jeweler, we offer a wide variety of modern, traditional, and estate jewelry pieces - from art deco and glass pendants to platinum engagement rings - and take pride in offering a varied selection to meet every style, taste and price point. Our in-house design and repair services make it easy to fulfill all of your jewelry, watch and clock needs.
The Watchmaker's Daughter is also proud to feature local and national artwork to enhance your shopping experience and support the local art community. Pieces include watercolors, photography, oil paintings, glass sculptures and more. Check out our features page for more information.
The Watchmaker's Daughter, the only jewelry store in downtown York, has served the jewelry and watch needs of York County for over sixty years. As a third generation jewelry store, The Watchmaker’s Daughter, originally named Reiss Jewelers, was opened by George Reiss in 1945. The original location, 44 W. Market Street above the Woolworth building, sold watches, grandfather clocks, jewelry and small applicances. George repaired watches and jewelry, his wife Mary kept the books, and they both served their customers cheerfully and knowledgeably for almost fifty years. Their son Max began working at Reiss Jewelers at age 12, and eventually went to Bowman Technical School in Lancaster, PA, also to learn the watch making trade. In 1965 the growing business relocated to 22 N. Beaver Street. The family tradition continued when Max’s daughter, Karen Staub, began at Reiss Jewelers in 1997. Over the years, she has developed her own line, Karen Reiss Designs. Karen is proud to continue the family tradition of quality and integrity that began over sixty years ago with Reiss Jewelers, and to offer her own innovations, as well as those of local artists.
We are proud members of the following associations:
Jewelers Board of Trade Jewelers of America York County Chamber of Commerce York Town Craft Guild Downtown Inc. York Young Professionals