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Irreplaceable antique pocket watch: Wear it or lock it up?

My grandmother recently gave me a beautiful and valuable antique pocket watch. My question is ultimately: Should I get a safe deposit box and keep it locked away, or should I wear it? More inside. [more inside]
posted by firemonkey on Mar 13, 2016 - 25 answers

Annotating online content + read later: new app solutions?

I read a lot of content from articles/essays I save online. Sometimes I want to annotate these articles and organise them for research purposes. At the moment the best way to do this is Evernote, but I find the iPad / Android app clunky for reading and highlighting. The interface is designed for writing, and is a constant frustration. Are there any better solutions? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Nov 6, 2015 - 8 answers

Exporting Pocket articles to one PDf or EPUB to print or read on Nook

I have quite a bit of articles saved to Pocket. I want to compile them in one "book", preferrably with working links in EPUB but am okay with PDF to print. [more inside]
posted by chicaboom on Sep 11, 2015 - 4 answers

Pocket Projectors: latest and greatest

I've had no luck finding a pocket projector with 1200 ANSI lumens and Bluetooth. Does it exist? If not, what do you love to use when you travel that comes close?
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on May 19, 2015 - 1 answer

I basically want clothing slash library

I'm looking for a decent three season men's warm up jacket with a large inside pocket that can fit a decent sized book (two paperbacks or a larger hardcover). Does anyone make this? I carry a book with me everywhere and I don't always want to carry a bag, but many lighter jackets don't have pockets big enough. Can I find this anywhere?
posted by history is a weapon on Mar 10, 2015 - 9 answers

Durable carpenter jeans?

Can anyone recommend carpenter jeans that last more than six months? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Jan 28, 2015 - 15 answers

App for adding highlights/notes to articles on my iPad/smartphone

I am looking for an app that allows me to add highlights and notes to articles I have saved to 'read later' on my iPad and/or smartphone. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 16, 2014 - 3 answers

Something like Instapaper, but for email threads?

Is there an equivalent of Instapaper or Pocket, but more or less optimized for saving and decluttering (long) email threads? (Gmail, specifically?) [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Feb 26, 2014 - 1 answer

Hard clamshell eyeglass case with a pocket clip.

Can you help me find a clamshell eyeglass case with a pocket clip? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Dec 1, 2013 - 2 answers

Pocket clip for DIY knife sheath

I am making a small felt sleeve for an antique pocket knife, to protect it from car-keys and loose change. Easy enough. I'd like to add a clip to it so it can discretely ride at the top of my front pants pocket or shirt pocket for quick access, like some eyeglasses cases have. Insanely difficult. Are such clips sold anywhere for crafters, or am I stuck cutting, bending and polishing my own from sheet metal? How do I even go about attaching such a thing to a felt sheath?
posted by Slap*Happy on Aug 17, 2013 - 8 answers

love pochin' #9

Is there such thing as an English-language, available in the US, version of "livres de poche" (pocket-sized books)? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jul 23, 2013 - 13 answers

tool to reblog and share a collection of web pages?

Is there a tool that will let me store/archive web pages or parts of web pages, and then create a little mini library of reblogged content along with navigation links? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on May 21, 2013 - 6 answers

A durable blood glucose meter to carry in my pocket?

What blood glucose meter can be reliably carried in a pocket, handle the wear of being jostled around, and avoid being activated when not actually in use? [more inside]
posted by scottreynen on May 18, 2013 - 11 answers

Mechanical Pocket Watch

I browsed pocket watches on amazon.com and I noticed that nearly all mechanical ones show the skeleton movement (gears) inside. And it is not pleasant on the eyes. Why do manufacturers not hide the inner workings with cover, like the old times? Do they try to say implicitly "Look, we said mechanical and you see it yourself, no battery inside" ? Or is there some other reason for producing these ugly watches?
posted by raphael19 on Apr 21, 2013 - 9 answers

What is this? A book for ants?

I just re-discovered my copy of this edition of Heart of Darkness, which I bought a couple years ago. Help me find more tiny books. [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Dec 30, 2012 - 15 answers

Pill Pocket replacement.

We need an affordable and hypoallergenic Pill Pocket replacement for feeding pills to our dog. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Nov 1, 2012 - 35 answers

pocket pen!

Looking for a sustainable pocket pen solution (for a girl)!-- I need suggests/recommendations/ideas for a pocket pen that is thin in diameter and short. It needs to either be extremely cheap and easily replaceable, or easily refillable (fountain pen ink, pencil lead, or non-proprietary refills). I would ideally like to carry this in my pants pocket, and will probably carry it all the time. I can't spend more than 20 dollars on this, and really, less than 10 is even better. [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Oct 10, 2012 - 24 answers

Need spine and pocket label printer options

The library's decades-old Okidata label printer is on its way out. How does your library print spine and pocket labels? [more inside]
posted by Riverine on Aug 21, 2012 - 12 answers

Looking for EDC suggestions...

Looking for suggestions for Everyday Carry (EDC) items. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Feb 1, 2012 - 37 answers

Pocket Pie n00b Assist

So, we just got a mini filled pie press that can punch out little pocket pies about the size of those sold at the biggest fast food chain. I'm going to head to the store to pick up some frozen pie crusts. What are your favorite sweet or meaty/veg filled pie recipes? [more inside]
posted by Horselover Phattie on Oct 2, 2011 - 24 answers

Japanese WWII mystery balls on chains in pocket

My friend, Hilary asks, "Does anyone have any idea what these are? They were found, strung together like this, in the pocket of a Japanese soldier's overcoat during WWII. My Mother's friend worked for the Red Cross during the war, and found them, and they eventually came to me. I'm guessing they are coral....but what was their use?"
posted by nickyskye on May 26, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I make a massive set of keys more manageable?

I'm sure there are many guys who would love to have this problem, but I assure you it's more of a curse than a blessing. Yes, I have an extraordinarily largeā€¦ keychain. Seriously, though, do you guys have any miraculous tips for making a big set of keys less of a burden? [more inside]
posted by sharding on May 7, 2011 - 25 answers

iPhone in my pocket forgets its a phone

Why does my iPhone forget it has a SIM card when I keep it in my pocket? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on May 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Where do you buy dresses and skirts with pockets?

Where do you buy dresses and skirts with pockets? [more inside]
posted by Ery on Sep 6, 2010 - 32 answers

What's the name of this type of antiquarian book?

What's the name for this type of old book? [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on Aug 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Money In Yer Pocket, You Betcha!

Lately I've been hearing the phrase 'money in your pocket' a lot. I know it's an old expression, but the overuse of it recently seems to point to some real estate/money makin' motivational speaker or program suggesting this particular phrase as some sort of tagline. Can anyone point me to a point of origin for this recent usage? [more inside]
posted by biddeford on Mar 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Pocket Watch

Looking to purchase a handful of reasonably-priced ($100) pocket watches, but would like to see/check them out first, so am hesitant to use eBay. I really like old Molnija watches but I don't see anyway I could get a handful in the next couple of weeks. I also like the Swiss Army pocket watches but don't like that they are close to $200 and don't have plated covers. Where is a good place to go check out some pocket watches (western and central Pennsylvania if possible)? Are they even sold in stores or does one absolutely have to get something like that online? If finding such things in a short window (must be purchased in next week and a half) is going to be an incredibly low-probability event, then does the hive mind have suggestions for other interesting and semi-permanent gifts for men?
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates on Mar 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Simple pocketwatch, either from the fringe or elsewhere

I need/want the pocketwatch shown in this screenshot from Fringe. Where can I find it? Failing that, can you point me to a similar (classy, simple) pocketwatch for under, say, $200? [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Nov 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Text Message Problems

I have a Touch Pro (Fuze) on WinMo 6.5. From my understanding, my text messages are being handled by pocket outlook. Can I use something besides outlook? [more inside]
posted by Zeker on Oct 18, 2009 - 1 answer

Out of pocket or file a claim?

Car scratch costs $500 to fix. Should I pay out of pocket or make an insurance claim? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2009 - 12 answers

How can I fix a broken watch?

The little ball thinger (that's the technical term!) fell out of my pocket watch! Why, and what do I do now? [more inside]
posted by Evil Chicken of Doom on Aug 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Read, Writing, Hood - A Hoodie with a notebook pocket?

Where can I get a light zippered hoodie with a vertical pocket that'd fit a notebook and pen? [more inside]
posted by zamboni on Mar 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Can you identify these pocket games from the early eighties?

Help me identify a toy! Around 1980 (in the northeastern United States) there was a line of small games contained within sealed plastic boxes approximately five inches long, two and half across, and perhaps half an inch thick (13 x 6 x 1cm, about the size of a pocket calculator back then). Many contained one or more small steel balls. Some, with flippers, took the form of a pinball or basketball game. Others were mazes or other puzzles. Some contained plastic beads floating in fluid. Some involved magnets. I had a bunch of these at one point but I cannot remember who made them or what they were called.
posted by Songdog on Mar 18, 2009 - 11 answers

Which one is the hip pocket?

Is the "hip pocket" the front pocket or the back pocket? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Feb 15, 2009 - 53 answers

There's a Conference Call in my Pants...

I've got a Motorola H500 Bluetooth headset, and the damn thing keeps making phone calls from my pocket. Is there a carrying case that I can rig up that will fit my needs? [more inside]
posted by GamblingBlues on Jan 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Pen + Paper + Pocket = Profit

Best cheap and very pocket-friendly paper/pen solution? [more inside]
posted by nmaster64 on Dec 13, 2008 - 34 answers

Tiny Toy Pocket Elctronic Keyboard of Magical Awesomeness

Help me find this tiny electronic pocket piano from my youth. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Dec 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Help with IPAQ

I have an HP iPAQ 2750. Around the same time it was manufactured, lots of aftermarket hardware and software came out with promises to enhance the device. One of those applications was a GPRS/GSM plug in modem (via the CF Card slot) and software from a company called Enfora. The modem was bundled with software from a company called BVRP. There was other software without a modem which also installed phone tools on the PDA from another company called WebToGo. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Jul 16, 2008 - 3 answers

Pocket organization

How do the guys here creatively and efficiently organize their pockets to carry the three essentials: cell phone, keys, and wallet? [more inside]
posted by comatose on Feb 22, 2008 - 76 answers

Best pocket-sized books to carry in your bag or purse?

What are good "pocket-sized" reference books to carry in your bag/pack/purse, with the best ratio of useful information to page count and size? [more inside]
posted by mrbill on Jan 1, 2008 - 29 answers

Reformat Pocket PC w/ Linux?

I own a HP rz1715 Pocket PC 2003 ed. I would love to use this device to run Linux or something other than Windows. It has a SD expansion slot so I can increase the memory from 32MB to over 1GB if needed. Thoughts?
posted by honorguy7 on Nov 11, 2007 - 1 answer

How to make secure PDA

How can I make my PDA secure? [more inside]
posted by curiousleo on Jun 22, 2007 - 9 answers


I lost my settings on my Start Bar of my pocket pc (a Tmobile MDA). No, not my "settings" to a particular app, but my settings option...it's gone. how do I get it back?
posted by Hands of Manos on Jul 2, 2006 - 3 answers

How to get dust out of my Razr (phone)

I carry my cell phone in my pocket (front right), and they have all suffered from "dust under the screen" syndrome. I thought the problem would be solved by switching to a clam shell (my trusty Razr), but no... it still persists. [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on May 30, 2006 - 13 answers

Pocket PC to sync outlook 'tween two PCs

Using Pocket PC to sync Outlook between two PCs. Wont allow In-box to sync [more inside]
posted by priorpark17 on May 29, 2006 - 4 answers

Good pen for a pocket notebook?

Not to be a total "hipster doofus" (are we still using that one?), but I got a pocket-sized Moleskine for Christmas, and I'd like to get a pen that would be forever with it. Like, hooked onto the cover or something, so that I always have a pen with my notebook. Suggestions?
posted by MrZero on Jan 26, 2006 - 22 answers

got my hand in my pocket

What is that small, long pocket inside the large right hand pocket of jeans for?
posted by stray on Sep 8, 2005 - 33 answers

Reccomendations for good Pocket PC games?

Does anyone have any reccomendations for good Pocket PC games? I think I have finally tired of Yahtzee and Hellfire.
posted by ttrendel on Sep 13, 2004 - 7 answers

What's the best Pocket PC 2003 software out there that will let me sync my Lotus Notes email/contacts/calendar with my Dell Axim X3i?

What's the best Pocket PC 2003 software out there that will let me sync my Lotus Notes email/contacts/calendar with my Dell Axim X3i?? [more inside]
posted by PWA_BadBoy on Jun 3, 2004 - 4 answers

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