Are you bothered by parallax issues enough when reading the seconds that you move your wrist to look more straight on the watch face?
I've not worn an analog watch for as long as I can remember until now, and I find it inconvenient to get a decent seconds reading for timing things without moving my wrist to line up the watch to my eyes.
If the seconds hand is closer to the watch face, then it would decrease my problem. So, it seems from an accurate reading point, the hands should go second-minute-hour from the face. It also would mean the longer hand doesn't cover the shorter one.
But all analog watches I see (and clocks, but parallax aren't usually a problem because I don't think people need very accurate reading there) have the second hand farthest. I'm wondering what is the reason ?