“I’m a watch guy – a watch fanatic,” Phelps said when I first asked what was on his wrist in Tokyo (it’s this limited edition Seamaster Diver 300M, by the way), and he doesn’t seem to be exaggerating. Phelps has been partnered with Omega since the earliest days in his career, way before he had all the hardware, and he’s built up quite a nice collection over the years. When asked what he might add to mark the next milestone in his life, he caught me entirely off-guard: “A pocket watch,” he said, without missing a beat. That’s certainly not the answer I expected, but it’s definitely an answer that could only come from a real watch nerd.