Updated: We received confirmation from Huawei's representatives that the watch does not have NFC.
For a few hours, it seemed that Huawei Watch owners had hit the jackpot. It was reported that the company was exploring ways to turn on a dormant NFC chip following the Android Wear 2.0 update, thus making it the only first-generation watch to support Android Pay. But it seems as though that's not the case.
A report from Ausdroid indicated that the original Huawei Watch, one of the bright spots in the first crop of wearables, secretly included an NFC chip inside, it's just disabled. And the company was exploring ways to enable the chip for Android Wear 2.0. According to a statement from Huawei provided to the Australian-based site, Android Pay functionality on the original watch was currently being testing by Google’s engineers.