Elgin Pocket Watch Inscribed to Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Major Charles F. Hoffman aka Ernest A. Janson, c. 1889, silver case engraved on the back "CHARLES F. HOFFMAN/M.O.H./JUNE 6, 1918/2ND DIV./U.S.M.C.," marked on the dial "Elgin Natl. Watch Co," marked on the movement "Elgin Natl. Watch Co 3703174/Elgin Ill," dia. 2 3/16 in. Provenance: The collection of Nicholas A. Penachio. Note: Janson received the army and navy medals of honor for his action on June 6, 1918, at Chateau-Thierry, France. He later changed his name to Charles F. Hoffman. Estimate $400-600 In very good condition although the watch needs cleaning to operate. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.