A few words of acknowledgement to Duncan...

That bespoke piece presented today on HL got my mind set on the path of reminiscing the past HL experiences.

And Duncan came to mind...

Trotting back I realized it was exactly a year ago that our dear friend, an exquisite watch collector, a genuine person, a crazy foodie, and a vivid and passionate Hour Lounge fellow passed on...  

I miss you, Duncan. Your posts full of watch passion that you so eagerly used to share with us all. Your expertise knowledge  on all horologerie matters you so kindly used to include in your reports (God how I envied you the very first QdI on HL...). Your sense of humor that used to crack us all up here. You used to be an HL experience in your very own way.

You used to be. And still are a part of this comunity.

Radek

   
I second your thoughtful post Radek and
08/25/2010 - 23:52
raise my glass to Duncan's'memory. A Lounger, a good man and a friend.
Duncan was the most passionate watch collector I have ever met
08/26/2010 - 04:07
and had the great privelege to call a "fellow collector". I am so greatful to this forum and the tapestry it has become with Duncan's threads forever woven in the living fabric we all contribute to and call "The Hour Lounge". Duncan had a very big impact on my "taste" in watches, something I can not explain nor elaborate upon, but undeniably true. Thanks to Radek and Alex and all the Loungers for this great place and remembering our amazing friend Duncan K. Wang. Best to you all, Tim Timerider Hour Lounger
Re: A few words of acknowledgement to Duncan...
08/26/2010 - 13:50

I only knew Duncan from our lounge but the news of his death last year shocked me and saddened me. He was not only a true watch enthusiast but even more importantly a real gentleman. It is not wired that our small community still remembers him. I hope his family and friends are well.

Great post, Radek. It's always good to...
08/26/2010 - 16:53
...remember those who have touched our lives before passing on. As I'm only new(ish) to the Lounge, I didn't know Duncan at all but he sounds great fun. Alex, could you point out any of his best posts so newer members could have a read?
my favorite posts from Duncan
08/27/2010 - 11:41
Quai de l'Ile ownership report:http://www.thehourlounge.com/thread/view/quai-de-l-ile-ownership-report-and-new-pix_25548_25548.html Some thoughts on VC:http://www.thehourlounge.com/thread/view/some-thoughts-about-vacheron-constantin_18144_18144.html The Singapore QDI launch event:http://www.thehourlounge.com/thread/view/singapore-qdi-launch-event-warning-massive-major-modem-destroyer_28484_28484.html Do not click on the link below if you're on a diet:http://www.thehourlounge.com/index.php?module=Thread&action=view&threadid=24216&id=24216 These are some examples of all of Duncan's post, not only was he extremely knowledgable and passionate but often had a good eye for things and situations
Really interesting articles - thanks (nt)
08/27/2010 - 18:15
nt
Re: A few words of acknowledgement to Duncan...
08/26/2010 - 18:47
Thanks for this post Radek! My thoughts go to Duncan as well!  He was always so friendly and I am sorry I never got to meet him in person.... Best regards JAMES
Thank you for this nice post
08/27/2010 - 11:10
Even though I did not met personally Duncan, he was defintely a true gentleman. We will remember him. All the best to my fellow loungers, Berny
a true gentelman and a great Lounger, may he rest in peace
08/27/2010 - 15:23
nt
Lovely post, Radek. Truer words have never been said.
08/27/2010 - 16:16
I got a glimpse of Duncan (at least I think it was him) during my visit to SIHH 2008 but failed to get to meet him personally...something that I really regret. Like everyone, I really miss his contributions to the Lounge which were not only filled with information but also spiced with good-natured humor that only Duncan could deliver. I am sure that he is wearing an Atelier Cabinotiers piece up there... after all, why would they call it heaven?! All the best Kazumi
Re: A few words of acknowledgement to Duncan...
08/27/2010 - 20:51
A wonderful guy, Radek. I miss him too. Thanks for putting the thoughts of many of us on "paper" JB
Let's salute Duncan once more.
08/27/2010 - 21:28
A true wis and humanitarian...I am glad I ever had a conversation with him.
Well done Radek, well done!
09/06/2010 - 06:10
I've been away for a couple of months trying to improve this year's business results, so sorry about being late to this tribute. But what a worthwhile tribute it is to a true gentleman with a passion for life.  Duncan, you are most surely missed and NOT forgotten. Best wishes to his family. Best Regards, Dan