Description:  1948 His Excellency

Model Name

His Excellency

Case Date


Case Serial


Signature Locations

Inside case, outside case, movement, dial

Case Signature Format

Inside - "Bulova, Fifth Ave, New York"

Outside - "Bulova"


7AK, 21 Jewels, no adjustments indicated

Movement Date Code


Case Material Description

14K Gold Filled (pink)

Case Dimensions

39mm lug to lug x 21.3mm without crown

(38.5mm without lugs)

Case Type

Snap back, rectangular

Crystal Specifications

21.6mm x 17.6mm, rectangular (G-S CMX326-35)

Other Details


NOTES:  The case on this watch is a match for the His Excellency GG, which is shown in the 1948 ad below.  However, the dial differs from the ad, so it may not actually be considered the "GG" variant.  The ad shown below does state that it was available in pink gold, like the subject watch.

This case style got a lot of play in the late 1940s.  Two ads datad 1946 show it as the Ambassador, but with markers on the dial in place of some numbers.  Also in 1946, it is seen as the Tuxedo--but only in solid 14K gold with matching 14K bracelet--and the Craftsman--but only in solid 14K gold with a leather band.  Then, in 1948, it appears as a variation of the His Excellency line.

1948 His Excellency GG