Artya “Son of a Gun” Watches

    Artya is a watch manufacturing company. The reason why they are interesting for us is that they make a series of gun-themed watches called “Son of a Gun”. What is unique about them is that there are real rimfire cartridges (.22 BB Cap and .22 CB Cap) and bullets inside some of these watches. The company claims that these are the first watches ever to contain real bullets and cartridges. These series of watches are divided into several categories. Let’s take a brief look at these collections.

    Tradition Collection

    Watches within this category are actually those, which contain the BB cap and CB cap cartridges or their projectiles.

    Russian Roulette Collection

    This category is made of watches which have dials styled to look like a revolver cylinder with a single cartridge loaded into it. That explains the name “Russian roulette” – the infamous “game”. Although the company says that these “contain a real bullet”, I am pretty sure that these are just cartridge rims. I bet you all met people referring to all cartridges and cartridge components as bullets, didn’t you?

    Target Collection

    This collection is styled to resemble a scope reticle …no bullets there.

    Werewolf Collection

    Watches in this category have just bullet shaped dial elements.

    All Artya watches are manufactured in Geneva and they have 7 different patents on them. There are more watches within each category besides those shown in the pictures of this post. For more style options, technical information and details, visit Artya’s website.

    Hrachya H

    Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying design, technology and history of guns and ammunition. His knowledge of Russian allows him to translate and make Russian/Soviet/Combloc small arms related information available for the English speaking audience. Hrachya also writes for
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