The home team's spinners claimed 20 Australian wickets in the first Test in Chennai which India won by eight wickets on Tuesday, and it's reasonable to think a little bit of turn might be part of skipper MS Dhoni's wishlist for the second Test.
Watson played a one-day international at the Rajiv Gandhi venue in November 2009 and scored 93 in Australia's 4-350 which India (347) failed to chase despite Sachin Tendulkar's 175.
The ground has hosted only two Tests.
India played a high-scoring draw against New Zealand in November 2010 and beat the Black Caps by an innings and 115 runs in August 2012.
Ravi Ashwin took 6-31 and 6-54 in last year's New Zealand clash and, having bagged 12 wickets in the Chennai Test against Australia, the offspinner will be the key weapon for India in Hyderabad.
"I've played quite a bit of one-day and Twenty20 cricket here and, in those matches, it's as close as you get to the Gabba around the world," Watson told reporters on Thursday.
"It's a beautiful wicket. There's true pace and bounce in the wicket so I'm not sure if we're going to get that exactly.
"I played a one-dayer here where I think we got 350 when Sachin got a big score as well and it was a beautiful wicket."
Australia's squad -- minus opening batsman David Warner who is still suffering a gastro complaint -- trained at the ground on Thursday and saw a dry-looking pitch already starting to crack at one end.
"That (form of Ashwin) suggests the wicket is not like the one-day and Twenty20 wickets," Watson said.
"There's less chance of it being like the Gabba.
"Like Chennai was, they play very well in those conditions when the ball is turning.
"They've also got the make-up of the side (with three spinners) to be able to make the most of those conditions as well.
"It would not surprise me if the wicket is a bit more conducive to spin bowling than fast bowling."