It would be interesting to know 100% fact as to where the cases are made. The practice of fakes coming from factories where the "brand" manufacturer has contracted work out to, has been proven in other instances. It would be wrong to point the finger at anyone without irrefutable proof however, and I am not doing so. A BBC consumer program followed the trail from retailer back to manufacturer of fakes, which turned of to be the brands (handbags) manufacturer based in China, and the difference in quality, if at all, was negligible. I'm not saying the same goes for watches (quality), it doesn't, but anyone outsourcing work to countries for the one purpose, CHEAP LABOUR, runs the risk of this practice.