Excellent point that SHOULD make sense to ANYONE. Along the same lines, Ickler provides their cases to 3rd party watch brands, and refuses to reveal who those brands are (I only know of two and that was after doing extensive digging). So, answer some folks are looking for or not from Stowa, silence to keep a competitive edge is not an uncommon practice in the industry.Ickler and Damasko make their cases in-house, so they don't need to worry about disclosing a supply chain that competitors could have access to and potentially disrupt. Jorg clearly stated that the supplier will not be revealed, which makes total sense (at least to several of us). He spent a lot of time and money on forging a relationship with a specific supplier, so why offer such info for competitors to take advantage of. He clearly mentioned that he sources outside of Germany if it's of higher quality than what's available in Germany.
I didn't want to get involved in this, but this thread has become a cockroach that won't die! Like others have said, if you're not satisfied with the answer given, then move along.