I’ve been spotting a lot of Facebook watches these days and this one definitely caught my eye. Rather than being a three-hander that looks like a Daniel Wellington with brain damage, Echo/Neutra (awful name, btw) has come up with something a little cooler.

Called the Cortina 1956, this watch runs a Sellita SW510M hand-wound movement with running seconds, elapsed hours, and central seconds. It’s a fairly standard aviator-style chrono and looks a lot like Hemel, a company that is doing amazing things with these movements. The styling is retro with a cute painted seconds hand and, unfortunately, the massive Echo/Neutra logo at twelve o’clock.

That said I really like the style and intention and at $1,590 you could probably do worse. If you don’t mind the name it might be a nice alternative to more expensive aviator chronos.

ByJohn Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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