Long story short - received a hand winding Ikarus but had to send it back as there were scuffs on the movement which I couldn't ignore. I sent it back to Stowa to get a new watch / movement replaced but got an email today saying all their hand winding movements have similar issues. Was refunded without asking for a refund (bit odd, maybe offer an alternative first?) so now I am out of pocket due to the transaction fee my credit card charged for paying in Euros through PayPal initially and also the exchange rate is in Stowa's favor as I am UK based. I'll see how much I am out of pocket once the refund hits my account.
Before you order a hand winding movement get in contact with Stowa as their site still allows you to order hand winding movements even though their current stock of hand winding movements have similar issues to the one i received apparently (was stated in email from their support team).
picture of the issue I had below:
Pretty annoyed but maybe I'm not destined for a Stowa?