Sector dials: Longines vs Omega CK859. Which one do you prefer?

Nov 19, 2022,13:43 PM

After getting the Longines sector dial yesterday, Nico suggested to see both the Longines and the CK859 side by side.  When I first got the CK859 earlier this year, I thought these two reference were too similar to get them both.  However I could not get the Longines out of my head even after getting the CK859 so finally decided to also add the Longines.  I find both very different.  Of course the movement on the Omega is much nicer, but both have silicon spring, and both performs as superb chronometers (within 2 sec/day)!

Similar, yet so different!  Which one do you prefer?


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Very cool indeed that contrast!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-14:21

I like the omega

 By: TeutonicCarFan : November 19th, 2022-14:10
I like the vintage omega logo and recessed sub seconds and the shape of the hands. Everytime one gets posted I start making justification in my head 🤣 Longines is cool in its own but prefer the omega in this duo. Longines with milanese bracelet is slick. ... 

Ah yes i agree for the bracelet! Like this:

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-14:19

Oooohhh! More info on that bracelet please! -John

 By: John-E-Mac : November 19th, 2022-14:33
Edit: Hodinkee Special Edition?

Thanks! I saw the black dial w/bracelet on Longines website, but not the silver.

 By: John-E-Mac : November 19th, 2022-16:57
That is an awesome combo. Enjoy!

I am a big fan of Omega, not as much of Longines

 By: andrea~ : November 19th, 2022-14:13
But the dial on the Longines is too good! I'd go for that one, maybe in black.

Big congrats on your new addition to your collection dear friend Yacomino. Not easy to choose one or another as though both have a sector dial they are different. I like the flat bezel of the Longines so much.

 By: Subexplorer : November 19th, 2022-14:22
In this dilema of not being an easy choice I feel the best solution is go for your move: own both! Lol! Enjoy them so much my friend and in the best of good health! Cheers! Abel

Ha ha ha! You are welcome my friend!! I can well understand you!

 By: Subexplorer : November 19th, 2022-15:50
Enjoy them so much!! Two beautiful pieces!! Cheers! Abel

I would choose the Longines for more attractive dial, slightly thinner and much more affordable. Though the Omega is technically more sophisticated.

 By: BigAppleBill : November 19th, 2022-14:32
Another handsome sector dial to consider that’s closer to the CK859 in price is the (now discontinued) JLC Master Control Sector Dial. It’s significantly thinner, but it does have a date window that is a turn off for some. Or own all three for the sector ... 

I prefer the Omega

 By: Weems@8 : November 19th, 2022-14:45
More expensive, more technology and high finishing.

Thanks. 5-3 for the Longines...

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-15:05

Both very nice. Both different and difficult to compare. Both have their pros and cons.

 By: MCG (Markus) : November 19th, 2022-15:02
Personally I‘d go for the Omega - simply because of the case shape and the more harmonic length of the lugs (I have small wrists)…

Omega !

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 19th, 2022-15:17

Thank you Captain! The Omega does have a lot of character!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-15:29

I would be proud to own either or both …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 19th, 2022-15:34
Beautiful watches with a vintage vibe. Enjoy !


 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-15:50

Omega for me, here.

 By: amanico : November 19th, 2022-15:26

Thank you Nicolas! This brings us to a tie! 6-6!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-15:32
The Omega does transpire a bit more vintage vibe I find...

Ala Winbledon, of course!

 By: amanico : November 19th, 2022-15:48

Wimbledon it is then! :-))

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-15:50


 By: amanico : November 19th, 2022-21:57

LOL, my cheesy friend.

 By: amanico : November 19th, 2022-23:03

And wine! 🤣🤣🤣

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-23:10

Also. ;)

 By: amanico : November 19th, 2022-23:11

Well in that case here is another temptation

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-16:38

Close call…

 By: myles721 : November 19th, 2022-15:41
Omega for the win.. 1. Prefer the crown. 2. Prefer the lugs. 3. Prefer the hands. For me the Longines is too “mass” but still very nice.

Both great choices!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-15:45

Omega over Longines because

 By: jiggerly-cool : November 19th, 2022-16:03
There is no half-eaten number showing There is a proper “3” and not a buttocks

Thanks for commenting!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-16:39

Remember this

 By: Andy_Mac : November 19th, 2022-16:44
….just to add some fuel to the 🔥 ...  

😱 beautiful!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-16:47

yes but not mine 😆 unfortunately

 By: Andy_Mac : November 19th, 2022-17:02
I’ll say it’s a draw between the Omega and the Longines dial wise. It was the Longines that reminded me of the Habring/Massena colab. Both very nice 👏 HAGWE 👊🍻

Cool! HAGWE!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-17:03

No contest here.

 By: Mr.Gatsby : November 19th, 2022-16:49
The Omega hands down. Best Gatsby

Great choice! Thanks for looking!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-17:24

CK for me

 By: Jp75 : November 19th, 2022-17:27
Thanks for putting together the side-by-side comparison 🙏 Prefer the omega: Dial has no eaten numeral, shorter lugs and better movement. Love the bracelet of the Longines and prefer its second hands too. Though choice but CK wins for me, Cheers, Jerome ... 

Both look good.

 By: George Gently : November 19th, 2022-17:31
I’d take the Omega if I had to choose. Just love that Ag dial.

I'll take the Omega

 By: Gregineugene : November 19th, 2022-17:34
I have to agree with jiggerly-cool and jp75 about the dial. The toppled over 3 doesn't bother me so much but the half-eaten 6...I just don't get it. its sort of like when they were designing the dial they didn't realize that they were going with 6 o'clock... 

12-8 for the Omega then. Thanks for commenting!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-19:47

It's a close call.

 By: lm6 : November 19th, 2022-17:44
Omega takes the win of best case, but Longines dial is a winner. Much cleaner than the almost cluttered dial of the Omega. By a very slight margin the Longines takes the win.

IT is a difficult choice for sure! 12-9 for the Omega!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-19:48

I prefer

 By: GLau : November 19th, 2022-17:54
Longings because the dial is cleaner.

Omega for me!

 By: vallura : November 19th, 2022-18:27

Ok sir! 14-10!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-19:50

These two should never be parted!

 By: KCLQMULKU : November 19th, 2022-18:40
Just a wonderful pair!!! Your newly acquired Longines is very fine indeed, but I am biased by the design of the CK as a previous owner of the 5296 sector (which was the reason why I had to get it based on the first photo I ever saw - which happened to be ...  

I do equally like both, albeit slightly biased. ;)

 By: KCLQMULKU : November 19th, 2022-20:37
For a collector the Longines is not only a wonderful stand alone timepiece, but does go so well with your other pieces!

So true! I nice complement to the collection!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-21:18

Congrats on two amazing sector dials, Yacomino.

 By: Lankysudanese : November 19th, 2022-18:52
The depth and texture of that silver dial, and those voluptuous blue hands, on the CK are to-die-for. I strongly considered the Longines for a very long time, but the lack of alternating polished/brushed surfaces on the case left me feeling cold. I can’t ... 

Thank you for commenting!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-19:54

The race is taken hights

 By: Weems@8 : November 19th, 2022-20:06
Do not count this one. If i open my wallet, i want to spend wats in to the CK. Albeit Longines put on the strap i want to see on the CK how it looks…. I like when Longines put on a flying hourglass on a dial, but i guess it do not fit well on a heritage m...  

Longines here…

 By: massi. : November 19th, 2022-20:49

Thanks Massi! 17-12 for the omega!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-21:11

CK for me

 By: @lberti : November 19th, 2022-21:01
Because i am waiting for mine

Longines by the dial

 By: penfriend : November 19th, 2022-21:08
this Omega dial is simply too busy with all these tracks and dashes. Congrats!!!

Thanks! Clearly both exude different character. But I do love the simpler dial of the Longines…

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-21:14
Any insight on production of the unveiled secret? My AD is no longer sure if we would receive it in 2022…oh well…

Not more than last time

 By: penfriend : November 20th, 2022-00:04
Mine expected to arrive mid December but I will be gone for the season

Ok thanks. Maybe there is hope for 2022 after all!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 20th, 2022-00:06

Very interesting post.

 By: jlux : November 19th, 2022-21:24
I did have the Longines and still have the Omega. Both are winners but there are clear differences: - the Longines has a very attractive dial layout and is without a doubt the price/quality winner - the Omega has a clearly more sophisticated and better fi...  

Great description Gerald! 19-13 for the Omega!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 19th, 2022-21:42
For now anyway they both fit what I like in my collection in terms of style, size, etc…


 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 20th, 2022-00:06

Went for...

 By: bruckner4 : November 20th, 2022-01:45
the Omega. A killer...

You can’t go wrong with the CK! 20-13 got the omega!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 20th, 2022-12:52

Omega CK for me, please.

 By: John-E-Mac : November 20th, 2022-02:28

Two sexy companion John! 21-13 for the CK then!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 20th, 2022-12:53

Thank you Christian! Both nice watch to wear!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 20th, 2022-12:56

 By: caarl_watcher : November 21st, 2022-04:01
WHY NOT BOTH?! (though I vote for Omega~)

The Longines for me but with an *asterisk

 By: YpJ : November 23rd, 2022-23:24
After handling both the Omega and Longines, it's pretty clear why there's such a price difference between the two. I don't mind the busier dial on the Omega but those hands kept bothering me because they're practically identical, not just in appearance, b... 

I vote for Longines.

 By: riverside / Henry : November 24th, 2022-13:07
Simply a personal preference.

Thanks for commenting Henry! Cheers!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 24th, 2022-13:50