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The more complications I have, the more others want me,

Yet my face is easily read.

I only had to tell you one thing and you’d be fine with me,

These days you look elsewhere for the same.

Thanks to all the jewels I’ve been given,

I’m a little more punctilious when I’m at work.

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It's a mechanical watch.


My hands are moving

Watch hands.

The more complications I have, the more others want me,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complication_%28horology%29

Yet my face is easily read.

Even on a watch with many complications, the time is generally largest and easiest to read.

I only had to tell you one thing and you’d be fine with me,

The time

These days you look elsewhere for the same.

Many other things tell time these days (but could refer to a cell phone?)

Thanks to all the jewels I’ve been given,

I’m a little more punctilious when I’m at work.

Jewel bearings ("jewels") make watches more accurate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewel_bearing

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  • $\begingroup$ This is the answer I was looking for! I'd thought jewels and complications would be a giveaway. $\endgroup$ – itriedacrab Mar 30 '15 at 21:19
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    $\begingroup$ I clicked on the wikipedia link and learned today that clicking on a spoiler toggles it between always show and show on hover. $\endgroup$ – Brian J Mar 31 '15 at 17:54
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How about a:

Quartz Crystal Watch

The more complications I have, the more others want me,

More features/luxuries = more demand

Yet my face is easily read.

It is still just a basic watch

I only had to tell you one thing and you’d be fine with me,

Time

These days you look elsewhere for the same.

Cell phone

Thanks to all the jewels I’ve been given, I’m a little more punctilious when I’m at work.

Quartz Crystals are VERY good at precision time keeping.

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  • $\begingroup$ I was just about to write this up as an answer!! +1, in any event, for writing up much better than I probably would have. Welcome to Puzzling :) $\endgroup$ – Shokhet Mar 30 '15 at 21:07
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My guess is a

watch, potentially one of the new iWatches.

The more complicated I am, the more others want me,
Yet my face is easily read.

Watches are really complicated, and having one can be a source of bragging, also, watches are (should be) easy to read

I only had to tell you one thing and you’d be fine with me,

Just tells time

These days you look elsewhere for the same.

I know I whip out my phone to check the time.

Thanks to all the jewelry I’ve been given,
I’m a little more punctilious when I’m at work.

Not fully sure, watches have been bling'd out? Maybe the cool new watches are on top of all your activities?

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  • $\begingroup$ It's a watch, but it's certainly not an iWatch. The jewelry has a purpose. $\endgroup$ – itriedacrab Mar 30 '15 at 18:39
  • $\begingroup$ @itriedacrab Are you looking for a specific brand of watch? $\endgroup$ – Aggie Kidd Mar 30 '15 at 18:49
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    $\begingroup$ Honestly, for that last line, I've got nothing. $\endgroup$ – JonTheMon Mar 30 '15 at 19:17
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    $\begingroup$ Up until the end, it's fine. It's just the specific knowledge about jewels that's a hiccup. Most people probably think of them as just decorations, but those in the know get that they help with timekeeping. $\endgroup$ – JonTheMon Mar 30 '15 at 21:33
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    $\begingroup$ I'd agree with JonTheMon's statement about specifics, but it's hard to avoid that on a site such as this. Most of the puzzles require some specific knowledge that may or may not be widely known. $\endgroup$ – Aggie Kidd Mar 30 '15 at 21:45
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Surely it's an

analogue watch

The more complications I have, the more others want me,

Complications make watches more expensive/desirable

Yet my face is easily read.

A watch's face is easily read to tell the time

I only had to tell you one thing and you’d be fine with me,

A watch that tells the time is a fine watch

These days you look elsewhere for the same.

People often tell the time using their phones nowadays

Thanks to all the jewels I’ve been given, I’m a little more punctilious when I’m at work

I'm guessing this is about Jewel bearings making a watch run more accurately.

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  • $\begingroup$ This also fits into what I was looking for, but I think Sidnicious answered a little earlier than you did, unless I'm mistaken. $\endgroup$ – itriedacrab Mar 30 '15 at 21:24
  • $\begingroup$ @itriedacrab: You're right - I was beaten to it by just a few seconds! $\endgroup$ – psmears Mar 30 '15 at 22:05
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Try 2:

I think it is a:

Digital Watch

he more complicated I am, the more others want me,

Some digital watches can tell time, set alarms, check the date, change TV channels, be stopwatches, etc.

Yet my face is easily read.

Though an analog clock or watch is not difficult, a digital watch just throws it all out there easy as can be.

I only had to tell you one thing and you’d be fine with me,

You generally only check the time, but you can do a lot of other things.

These days you look elsewhere for the same.

Today we look at phones, wall clocks, other people, computer clocks, etc.

Thanks to all the jewelry I’ve been given,

Watches are now as much jewelry as anything else. So shiny!

I’m a little more punctilious when I’m at work

Your watch can now be used for work items, but also lets you know the exact second meetings should start or end, as well as the workday.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice guess, but not quite what I'm looking for. $\endgroup$ – itriedacrab Mar 30 '15 at 19:34
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My initial guesses matched these other answers, but from the comments I've gone in a slightly different direction.

I guess:

Fitness Tracker - I'm imagining the FitBit Charge, but most meet the criteria

The more complications I have, the more others want me,

The more features they have, the more people want to buy them

Yet my face is easily read.

Most have a simple display

I only had to tell you one thing and you’d be fine with me,

The specific model I mentioned tells the time, but others have a simple display telling you want mode they're in (Jawbone) or how many steps you've taken (FitBit Flex)

These days you look elsewhere for the same.

You can check the time on your phone, and get the fitness information from related smart phone apps.

Thanks to all the jewels I’ve been given,

All the additional sensors

I’m a little more punctilious when I’m at work.

The fitness readings get more and more accurate

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