Don't think all quartz movements require small hands - my CWC quartz diver has the same hands as the auto version (no counterweights either) and they're decently sized. Seems fine with the ETA quartz movement.
Seiko uses high torque movements in the 7C46 Tuna movements. The hands on my tunas are definitely pretty beefy so can see why they want extra torque there.
And there are some quartz movement with sweeping hands but the battery life goes way down. Of course if you want an auto that ticks once per second you need to pay big money!