Imagine yourself walking into a room, and you see a pocketwatch on the table, you pick it up, look closely at it, perhaps open it up. Maybe it's one of those see through kind, so you can see some of the gears in it. You look very closely at it.
What's the word for this?
- Inspect gives the implication that I'm looking for flaws. I don't want that implication.
- Examine seems good, but doesn't give the hands-on feel I'm looking for.
Is there a word for something like this?