Dear watch friends,

It is with great sadness that the family of Duncan Wang announce that on August 11th, 2009, Duncan passed away peacefully due to heart failure.

Duncan was a passionate watch collector, but more importantly a man of exceptional generosity and compassion.

We know that Duncan would want us to celebrate his life rather than mourn his passing, and that's exactly what we intend to do. But that won't stop us from missing you terribly  buddy.... We are proud you called us your friends.

Larry Wee, KokChoon Tay and VC Team Singapore
08/16/2009 - 05:38
I never knew Duncan outside of this forum.  His contributions, knowledge and participation have always been very informative and smartly written - obviously a very intelligent and articulate individual with a great willingness to share what he could with others. I send Duncan's family my deepest sympathies.  Just knowing how much he will be missed on this lounge, I'm sure his family and close friends will miss him immeasurably more. RIP to a true gentleman. Best Regards, Dan
Deepest Condolences
08/16/2009 - 08:30
I am really shocked to hear of Duncan's passing!  In fact, I was only thinking of him recently, as I was planning a trip via Singapore sad I will never have the chance to meet him in person... Well, my thoughts are with him and his family.  His love for VC will live on for many years to come in his many contributions to this forum.  JAMES
Goodbye, friend...
08/16/2009 - 09:53
A true VC and watch aficionado will be missed here immensely. Thanks for all your passion and contributions shared with the rest of your fellow Loungers. You have been and always will be a great addition to this forum. Rest in peace, friend! Radek
A very very sad news. Here's a story showing what a great person
08/16/2009 - 10:30
Duncan was. At a charity auction where VC had offered a special unique Jubilee 1755, Duncan had set himself a budget for that watch, he won the auction but the watch was sold under the limit he had set himself and he actually offered the whole amount and not just the sale price to the charity. Duncan you were a true gentleman and a great person. May you rest in peace.
08/16/2009 - 16:54
I am truly sorry to hear this news. Duncan was a wonderful contributor to this forum, and as Alex has pointed out a most generous individual. I too, am sorry that I will never have the opportunity to meet him. I will miss you my friend! My sincere condolences to the entire family for their loss. With sadness, Joseph
HUH??? Duncan passed away???
08/16/2009 - 18:54
I am...speechless. What a sad news to all of us. A generous person and a gentleman. Spoke to him during a watch event and I was really impressed with his personality.  Good bye Duncan! You will certainly be missed...
Giving Thanks
08/16/2009 - 19:50
I've just spent some time reading Duncan's old posts and was struck by his positive attitude and ever helpful manner.  Last Thanksgiving he left us this post in which he gave thanks for the friendships made on the forum.  Thank-you Duncan Very well said Tacha... (View entire thread) November 27, 08 10:43 and I would echo most of your sentiments, though I might balk at the "living with the man of my life" part and admittedly, Singapore is not necessarily known for its appreciation of free speech (just ask the WSJ). However, there is so much to be thankful for and by the mere fact that we are participants and members of the THL community, we are far more fortunate than many others. Last night was another occasion for which I was thankful as it was an evening spent with good friends (including a couple of gentlemen from Geneva), enjoying some delicious food and appreciating fine watches (QDI workshop). Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and for those in the US, enjoy your turkey and football! And Tacha, I am sure that your VC will be on your wrist someday soon. Cheers, Duncan
Just a note in what will be a symphony of farwells to a great watch
08/16/2009 - 22:15
afficianado, Hour Lounger and watch Buddy. After many emails back and forth and our mutual passion for The Hour Lounge and all things V&C, Duncan and I were able to meet last September in Singapore. The meeting was just a few hours, with both of us stretching our schedules in every direction to make sure we did get to see one another, sit and enjoy some food and talk watches non-stop--of course. It was simply one of the greatest afternoons of my life. When you get the opportunity to sit with a kindred soul and explore how life has unfolded in such amazingly different paths to a similar shared place and passion, the experience is nothing less than transendent. Duncan and I were meeting right before the premier Formula 1 event in Singapore and there was excitement in the air everywhere, it actually fueled our conversation of watches, as the major watch houses were all sponsoring F1 events. We planned that our next get together would be over dinner in Singapore or California, whichever presented itself first. My schedule started to loosen up just recently and I had the strongest sense of Duncan and sent him the usual email in early August to find out how his schedule looked for September, my email was never answered--now understood. I do believe that we should all celebrate Duncan's life and in this place, his watch passion.  He was the most passionate watch collector I have every met. Bless you Sir Duncan. Your watch Buddy and fellow collector, Tim
The "real" value of this wonderful fourm...
08/17/2009 - 00:43
Without the Hour Lounge I would have never known of Duncan: "Better to have known and lost that to have never known"! Especially with Duncan, whom I never met but greatly admired. My most sincere sympathies to his many friends and family. Duncan, a true Lounger, and will let us know if God wears a VC. My most personal regards, Miki
Sad news ...
08/17/2009 - 08:36
My deepest condolences to his family. I only had the pleasure of meeting him briefly in Hong Kong, but I always appreciated his contributions to the collector's circles. May he rest in peace.
deeply saddened by his demise...
08/17/2009 - 16:46
having known and spoken to this fine soft-spoken gentleman with the heart of gold on a few occasions in Singapore.  my deepest condolences to his family.  
Farewell to a great Lounger
08/17/2009 - 17:13
I am very shocked and saddened to hear of Duncan's passing. He was a great contributor and member of the Lounge and it was always a pleasure to read his posts. He had the rare balance of knowledge, eloquence, fairness, wit, and good judgment which showed in all his posts. The Lounge and the watch-loving community in general has lost a great man.  May he rest in peace. My sincerest condolences to his family. Kazumi
Life is fragile...
08/17/2009 - 20:45
I personally never had the chance to meet Duncan, but it sounds like he was a remarkable individual.  Rest in peace. Carpe diem
I've never met him personally...
08/17/2009 - 21:21
... but I'm sure that He was a good person. Rest in peace. Mariusz
Supporting THL is the best legacy for a fellow watch lover....
08/18/2009 - 01:00
I can only echo Mariusz comments and feel humbled by this fellow HL committment and passion and the best legacy,is to continue on in a spirit he would approved of.
Very sorry to read this.
08/18/2009 - 01:33
That's always the same. We expect everything to be as it is. A very close friend, actually already from schooltime, passed away 2 months ago. It hurts. Life never gets the same, when we lose friends but that's how life is. We all some day disappear. Where to? Hopefully a better world, filled with the most beautiful complications! Farewell Duncan, hope we meet again Doc
Farewell, Duncan
08/18/2009 - 01:56
We will miss you and your posts ! All my sympathies to his family and friends. Berny
You will be missed
08/18/2009 - 05:52
Although I have never met many of you, it seems I know you through your wonderful prose and photos.  Duncan was a wonderful soul that will be missed greatly.  Certainly by the Lounge and most by those closest to him.  My best wishes to his family.  Richard
God bless you, Duncan.
08/18/2009 - 17:24
Thank you for sharing your passion for the things we all love.  Your writings and the testimony from those who met you reflect your life as a gentleman, and a life that was well lived.  Go in peace, friend.  You will not be forgotten. Nicholas
My condolences to Duncan's family
08/19/2009 - 04:00
It is imperative to take care of our health while enjoying our watches. Regards Ling
I had never met Duncan but read with great pleasure his
08/19/2009 - 21:00
posts here on the Lounge. He seemed a true gentleman and scholar. My condolences to his loved ones
Farewell dear Duncan
08/20/2009 - 13:21
This is very sad news indeed. Duncan was a good and kind man, I will miss him. My deepest condolences to Duncan's family. Francois
Farewell dear Duncan
08/20/2009 - 13:23
This is very sad news indeed. Duncan was a good and kind man, I will miss him. My deepest condolences to Duncan's family. Francois
Sad news indeed
08/20/2009 - 17:01
My thoughts go out to Duncans family and his friends, it's always sad when the good guys gets taken from us way too early... RIP Duncan
We've lost a gentleman
08/24/2009 - 16:20

I'm not coming in THL so often, but allways pleased to read his posts. By this way, I had the feeling of a great man. Sad it is. All compassion for his family and friends. Deniz