I agree. I'd personally probably use the lumed end. But it depends on the person. Like how they look, but still prefer large seconds hand.The Small Second is a hacking movement so the hand can be stopped at the 12 o-clock position when you come to set the time. On the two ended second hand only half of it is lumed and either end can be used to set the time with just s long as you use the same end when you come to check the timekeeping of your watch or adjust it. As for why the small second hand has two ends I suspect that Oris did it because it looked good. I know some folks think that it was done so that you only have to wait 30 seconds when setting your watch.